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K-State Today

March 27, 2015

K-State students learned the 'NASHvantage' of Public Relations Student Society of America at the regional conference at Belmont University

Submitted by Katie Good

From left to right: Alex Lessard, Rafael Ramos, Mattie Sharp, John Seitz, Som Kandlur, Kylie Fairman, Jeremy Davis, Katie Good, Gary Hadachek

Nine students from the K-State Public Relations Student Society of America attended a regional Public Relations Society of America Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, for their spring break.

The Belmont Public Relations Society of America chapter hosted the regional conference from March 20-22 at Belmont University. The conference showed Public Relations Society of America students the "NASHvantage" of entertainment public relations beyond the music industry. With Nashville being the music city, the students learned a lot about the entertainment public relations sector.

Students heard from several speakers and had many opportunities for networking with employers and other Public Relations Society of America students.

"It's terrifying being a senior and worrying about landing that first job," said Jeremy Davis, a senior. "NASHvantage showed me that you truly can launch the career of your dreams after college. There were so many people at the conference who have already seen success in a rewarding job that they love. It was encouraging and inspiring to see that. Despite all the worrying and stress, I now know that it always works out in the end."

Along with Davis, students attending the conference, included seniors Katie Good, Som Kandlur, Mattie Sharp and John Seitz; juniors Kylie Fairman and Rafael Ramos; and sophomores Gary Hadachek and Alex Lessard.

"The Public Relations Student Society of America is a great resource and we have the capability to make it a really powerful tool for networking and developing as professionals," Fairman said.

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