Lynchburg College PRSSA Chapter–Student Professionals

As my previous post stated, I was invited to speak to the Lynchburg College PRSSA Chapter about networking.  I went into the classroom knowing the instructor and one of the students and came away with an incredible impression of the 12+ young professionals that came out on a cold and rainy night to listen to an old guy talk :-)These students are adept at building personal relationships face-to-face; they are now working to build their networks online.  Their goals include connecting with other students, potential employers and community leaders.Let’s show them how we can help  build their network and make connections!  The links below will take you to the public profiles on LinkedIn of some of these young professionals.Joe Bartlett– Treasurer of the Lynchburg College PRSSA Chapter and Sports Editor at The Critograph.Lauren Duguay – Vice President of the Lynchburg College PRSSA and Communications Major.Dana Esposito – Vice President Of Class of 2010 at Student Government Association.  Starting to look for jobs in the Washington, D. C. area.Lindsay Fender – President of Lynchburg College PRSSA Chapter; majoring in Communications, Public Relations with an emphasis on journalism.Courtney Garner – Member of the Lynchburg College PRSSA Chapter, Student majoring in Public Relations and Communications.

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  1. Lindsay Fender says:

    John and everyone else who has added insight about social media, we can’t thank you enough. It is so nice to hear opinions and perspectives from outside of the classroom. John, thanks again for coming and I look forward to having you back this coming semester!

  2. Social Media is such an under-served and under-utilized medium, and I’m glad you are the medium, change agent and communicator of it! Good luck to all those students. Keep inspiring new folks!

  3. Rochelle Veturis says:

    Neat post John. I’m glad you pointed out that these students are “adept at building personal relationships face-to-face,” because many think that those in this age group have lost this skill. In today’s world, it’s just as important to be able to bond with someone online as it is in person. Social networks give people the ability to meet and connect with professionals they would have never had the opportunity to engage otherwise. Those that grasp this win. From newspaper reporters and editors, to television producers, on-air personalities, professors, bloggers, seasoned PR pros and CEOs, the world is your oyster if you put it to your lips, and have a taste.

  4. John Lusher says:

    Thank you very much for your feedback Paul! Happy to help spread the word about the power of connecting!!

  5. John Lusher says:

    Thank you for the feedback Rochelle! You are so right, the ability and skill to connect face-to-face is a vital skill, as in the ability to connecting via social networks. I love the quote about the world is your oyster!!

  6. Rochelle Veturis says:

    Thought you’d like that one John 🙂 #worldisyouroystercomment

  7. Sven Johnston says:

    Honestly if they are good at offline networking they already have the most important tools to succeed online. Most people forget that offline networking takes a lot more skills. My tip for any social media platform is to learn from the best. I re-wrote my LinkedIn profile several times and still do. Every time I see a great profile I check to see if there is something I can apply to my own. I use the same pattern for Twitter & Blogging. I hope this advise will help a little.

  8. John Lusher says:

    Thanks Sven for your comments and feedback. I agree, the face that the students are good at offline networking sets them up for success for online networking too. I appreciate your input!

  9. Lindsay Fender says:

    John and everyone else who has added insight about social media, we can’t thank you enough. It is so nice to hear opinions and perspectives from outside of the classroom. John, thanks again for coming and I look forward to having you back this coming semester!

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