From a town smaller than the size of her incoming freshman class, Allison Trosper ventured to Illinois State University to meet new people and study public relations. She works at the Student Fitness Center and recently accepted a position as a summer preview guide. She is charismatic and not afraid to take risks—meet this week’s Member Monday, Allison Trosper.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Allison, but everyone knows me as Allie. I’m 19 years old and a freshman at ISU. I am from a little town called Catlin, Ill. There are about 2,100 people in the town, and I graduated with 36 kids in my class. I am outgoing, and love meeting new people and making new friends.
As a freshman, what interested you in the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America?
I became interested in ISU PRSSA through one of my best friends, Bridget Anders. She knew I was an incoming public relations major and encouraged me to attend the first meeting. I love being involved with the Chapter. I have made so many friends, and I am learning many beneficial things that will help me in my future career.
What are you involved in on campus?
Besides my involvement with ISU PRSSA, I am employed at the Student Fitness Center as a fitness floor monitor. When I am not exercising, I am working there. Also, I just accepted a job offer as a preview guide for Preview 2015 this summer. I cannot wait to start this job to help new students become excited about ISU and becoming Redbirds.
Describe your dream job.
My dream job is to work for the Chicago Cubs. I have loved sports ever since I can remember. I think representing a brand that I love would make my career more enjoyable.
What legacy do you want to leave behind at ISU?
I am a very happy and bubbly person. I want to be remembered as someone who was always smiling and friendly. The best feeling in the world is knowing that you made someone smile and made a little part of his or her day brighter.
Where do you find your greatest motivation?
I find my greatest motivation in my mother. She is always encouraging me to try new things outside of my comfort zone. Without her, I would not be who I am or where I am today. I am thankful for everything she has done for me. She could not have done a better job raising me and my little brother and sister.
Questions composed by Kellian Reed
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