NEW YORK (April 16, 2013)
– With college graduation just around the corner, the Public Relations Society of America
is hosting a free Virtual Career Fair
for students, young professionals and other seeking jobs in public relations. The event will take place on April 23, 2013
, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT.
More than 500 job-seekers have already registered
to take part in this online event, which is open to PRSA and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) members, as well as non-members.
The online job fair promises to connect candidates with employers who are actively recruiting for open positions, through a convenient, easy-to-use web interface. Employers currently scheduled to participate include Coyne PR
, Grey Advertising
, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
, Lutron Electronics
, Stern & Associates
, Susan Magrino Agency
, Trainer Communications
, Wells Fargo
, 5W Public Relations
Virtual Career Fair participants will be able to view each employer’s profile page, which will present information about the company and the career opportunities it currently has available. Candidates then will enter virtual queues to engage in one-on-one chats with recruiters at the companies of their choice, where they will be able to talk about their background and experience, share their resumes, ask questions and agree on next steps.
Up to four candidates will be able to chat with recruiters from a particular company at any given time. Once their virtual interviews have been completed, candidates can then move on to other employers that interest them.
The Virtual Career Fair is sponsored by The Integrated Marketing Communications
(IMC) graduate program at the West Virginia University (WVU) P.I. Reed School of Journalism and Lutron Electronics
“The Virtual Career Fair is a great opportunity for employers to connect with quality candidates at the perfect time of year, and no one has to leave their home or office,” said PRSA Vice President of Business DevelopmentJohn Robinson
. “This is just one way that PRSA is leveraging current technologies to provide valuable new services to our members and other public relations professionals, and the ideal complement to the career advice and resources available through our online Jobcenter.”
For more information and to register — as an employer
or job candidate
— for the PRSA Jobcenter Virtual Career Fair, please visit www.prsa.org/jobcenter/fair
About the Public Relations Society of America
is the largest professional organization serving the U.S. public relations community. With a mission to “advance the profession and the professional,” PRSA provides news and information, thought leadership, continuing education and networking opportunities; sets standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct
; and advocates for the business value of public relations
and greater diversity
among public relations professionals. Based in New York, PRSA comprises 112 local Chapters
; 14 Professional Interest Sections
that focus on specific industries and practice areas; and the Public Relations Student Society of America
(PRSSA), which is active at more than 320 colleges and universities