In honor of HAPPO (Help a PR Pro Out) Day #2, I am spotlighting two 2010 graduates who deserve a shout-out and are both graduating this semester looking for jobs in Pittsburgh. The Huffington Post just named the burgh as one of the best cities for the newly graduated, which is no surprise due to our bustling city of health care, tech, academia and green initiatives, to name a few. These ladies have impressed me on Twitter with their enthusiasm for PR, news, social media and interacting with other professionals and are deserving of landing a great gig after graduation. In no particular order:
Bethany Rae Cramer
I first discovered Bethany when she started following me on Twitter (or vise versa, I can’t remember) and her cute headband struck my attention in her avatar. 🙂
Seriously though, Bethany is a Senior Business Administration major at SUNY Geneseo with a passion for PR and social media and is using it to her advantage networking and making connections. You can find her official HAPPO post on the “Life Without Pants” blog. The fact that she’s on Life Without Pants is reason enough to hire this chick! You can find Bethany blogging here.
I met Sam via Twitter (how else do you meet people these days?) on the first HAPPO day as she was enthusiastic about participating and interacting with other students and professionals. You can read my first HAPPO post on Sam here and also check out her blog here. She is a Penn State (almost) graduate with an (almost) degree in PR and a minor in English. So clearly she knows AP Style. Sam is totally bummed about missing today’s event due to moving out of her apartment. I am going to help Sam like folks helped Katie Wall on the last HAPPO day and hope something great comes out of it.
For the rest of the class of 2010, read my past post on getting a job through Twitter here. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck! It’s not just about sending someone a resume or a tweet, GET TO KNOW PEOPLE. Make connections, get coffee, have informational interviews and know it will take time. It took me a year and a half to land my first PR gig after college and I haven’t looked back since.