Lisa Jablon is the current president of Hofstra’s chapter of PRSSA. PRSSA is PRestige’s umbrella organization. Whether she is building community in her residence hall or selling a bag at Vera Bradley, Lisa is always keeping herself busy!
Where are you from?
I’m from Terryville, CT (right outside of Bristol)
Public Relations major, minoring in Marketing and English
What made you interested in your major?
In high school, I was the director of public relations for the LEO club, which was the junior Lion’s club in my town. We were in charge of a lot of community service activities in the town. Our adviser was the School to Career coordinator in my high school, and she became my mentor throughout school and guided me in my public relations path!
What are you involved in on/off campus?
On campus – I am the president of PRSSA, a resident assistant in the Netherlands leadership house, and a member of WRHU Radio Hofstra University.
Off campus – I am a store associate at Vera Bradley in the Roosevelt Field Mall.
When did you get involved with PRSSA?
I got involved my sophomore year, and became the secretary for my junior year.
How has PRSSA helped you?
PRSSA has helped me learn some amazing hands-on skills that I wouldn’t have been able to learn in the classroom. I have learned how to network, how to plan and actually pitch events, and I have met so many peers and professionals who have been an amazing support system throughout my four years at Hofstra.
What do you plan to do as President? What are your goals for the year?
As President, I hope to learn and understand our members and their needs, because PRSSA is an organization that works for the students. I hope our membership can see how hard our executive board is working this year to make some amazing events, seminars, workshops, and more.
What internship do you have/have you had in the past?
I was the Marketing & Communications Intern for the Central CT Chambers of Commerce for two summers and a winter session. It was a great opportunity and I learned all about the Bristol and surrounding communities and how to successfully market to our membership. This was a paid position, and they even asked me to stay for the second summer and fill in for my supervisor who was on maternity leave.
Where do you see yourself after Hofstra?
I see myself living somewhere on the Island or in a borough, and working in New York City. Ideally I would love to work for a television station or network in an in-house public relations position, but I’m keeping my options open!
What advice do you have for anyone else who wants to be an all-star?
Really take advantage of all the opportunities that Hofstra has to offer. The School of Communication alone has so many different clubs and organizations that you can be involved in and shine through. I think it’s important to work towards your goals and show and help others to achieve them with you.
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