Nicole Weishaar is a junior at Illinois State University who sets a stellar example of what it means to be involved on campus. This active redbird is a member of several campus committees, aside from being a member of the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Her hard working spirit is countered by a softer side that loves all things Disney.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a junior public relations major. I am 21 years old from a small town near Chicago. I was a computer technology major for two years but switched to public relations because of its creative aspects and diverse career opportunities.
How did you become a member of the ISU Chapter of PRSSA?
I transferred from Purdue University Calumet to ISU this fall. I immediately fell in love with the university and have had many great experiences so far. I was interested in ISU PRSSA because it's a great opportunity to network and gain knowledge about the different aspects of public relations.
What else are you involved in on campus?
In addition to PRSSA, I am a part of the Honors Program and will study abroad in Germany with other honors members this summer. I am also involved in the University Program Board marketing and spirit and traditions committees. This semester, I became a student recruitment ambassador for the ISU School of Communication.
Describe your dream job.
My dream job has always been to work for Disney. Since I was a kid, it has always been an obsession of mine. I would love to work in corporate communications or customer relations for Disney in Orlando, Florida.
What is a fun fact about you?
I played club soccer for eight years of my life. It's my favorite sport to play, and I even coached children in kindergarten for a recreational league last summer. Also, I've re-watched the entire series of "Gossip Girl" on Netflix five times in a row because it's my favorite show.
Where do you find your greatest motivation?
My mom is one of my greatest motivators. She is my best friend and always pushes me to do more in life as well as take any possible opportunities. I want to make her proud and set the highest standard possible for my younger siblings.
Questions composed by Kellian Reed
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