Cassidy Graham is a junior at Waynesburg University, as well as a 2013 graduate of nearby Trinity High School. When it came to deciding where to take the next step in her journey, she was attracted to Waynesburg University right away.
“I liked how involved you were as soon as you stepped on the fourth floor of Buhl Hall,” says Graham. Graham also says she noticed there were core classes in the curriculum as soon as her freshman year, not just general education courses. That, according to Graham, was also a major aspect that helped Waynesburg stand out in relation to other programs she had looked at.
Recently, Graham and select others from Waynesburg University’s Chapter of PRSSA, to go to National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This is Graham’s favorite PRSSA memory thus far.
“I got to travel with some of my closest friends from our Chapter, and meet public relations professionals from all around the world,” said Graham.
When it came to planning her future, Graham was always sure of what she wanted to do when it came to her career.
“I have always had a love and passion for event planning,” said Graham, and when deciding what exactly to do with her interest, she turned to course catalogues. Waynesburg had a specific course for event planning. After that sparked her interest, Graham looked at the other courses offered at Waynesburg. She soon realized that she could use the love that she has for writing and event planning in a public relations major.
Now, Graham is a double major; combining her interests in public relations and digital design. She is also pursuing a minor in marketing. And with one and a half years of school left, she is trying harder than ever to figure out what exactly she would like to specialize in.
“Coming into the major as a freshman I was set in fashion public relations, but now, in my third year of studies, I have found that I still do love planning events,” said Graham.
Graham can see herself getting into event planning at an agency, for a non-profit or even in a corporate setting. Right now, Graham does not know where she will end up post graduation, though she would like to stay in the Pittsburgh area. She says that any type of work in public relations would satisfy her. Graham’s dream job, though, would be one where she can combine her love of public relations and design.
When choosing a quote that most closely relates to her experience here at Waynesburg University, and advice that she will take with her after her time here is over, she chose one by Leo Rosten:
“Where was it ever promised to us that life on this earth can ever be easy, free from conflict and uncertainty, devoid of anguish and wonder and pain? The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”
Caroline Brown is a junior english literature major, who is also pursuing a minor in public relations. Caroline is a general body member of WUPRSSA, and is super excited about becoming involved with Chapter. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing post graduation. Caroline is passionate about the Pittsburgh Penguins, reading and spending time with the important people in her life.