It’s that time of year again! Welcome back to Voices of PRSSA. We’ll start off the revival of this segment with Gloria Robinson, a sophomore and PR major at Boston University. Gloria (Glo for short) is an involved member of BUPRSSA and has a few exciting plans of her own that she expands on during the interview. Robinson is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. Let’s learn more about her personal ambitions and her role in PRSSA!
Why did you join PRSSA?
As a public relations major I wanted to get to know other PR majors, and I wanted to develop my networking skills since PRSSA is a great way to connect with PR professionals and learn more about the industry.
Do you have a favorite class or professor at BU?
I’d say my Intro to PR lecture with Amy Shanler has been a fantastic class. What I really like about it is her presentation style. I also like how relevant and timely her lectures are because I feel like I can apply the skills I’m learning outside of the classroom.
What are your future career and graduation plans?
I have a pretty open mind when it comes to the topic of careers. When it comes to thinking about my long term career plan, I like to explore different career directions, but I don’t have a set career goal. If I had to have a dream job I would want to be a Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, or I could see myself being a Creative Director.
What is your role in PRSSA?
I’m the head of the planning committee in our PRSSA Conference: Pilot Your Future in February. So make sure to go to that! It’s a great networking opportunity. I am also the Creative Director for our BU PRSSA Chapter student run agency PR Unleashed.
How are you contributing to the PR community?
I have a podcast called Go Off! Our first episode will be launching this Friday, November 1st. Make sure to check it out! We are on Spotify, Apple Podcast. You name it, we’re on it. It is called Go Off!, starring me, Glo Robinson, and my co-host Caroline Bohnenberger. Give it a listen to learn about the issues that matter to the Gen-Z perspective.