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I was recently accepted into the University of Florida, I am majoring in Public Relations. I wanted to know if joining clubs or even Greek Life benefited you in the long run with internships and/or even job opportunities?

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Lacy’s Answer

Geaux SEC! I would recommend you join your local chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). You'll get to meet other students interested in your field and network with professionals currently working in PR who are usually more than willing to mentor you and help you connect with other professionals. I credit PRSSA with setting me on my career path. I joined my fellow LSU students on a trip to Houston to shadow the Fleishman-Hillard Houston office during Spring Break. I ended up getting a summer internship in that office, and a job offer after I graduated.

I agree with other respondents - joining other extracurricular activities like Greek orgs and other intramural orgs will introduce you to a broader community that you will lean on throughout college and beyond. And one that you will give back to as well. Think about joining an org outside of your comfort zone so you can expand your horizons and meet people different than you. To be a great PR person, it's important that you understand different perspectives.

Best of luck to you!
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Breanna’s Answer

I couldn't agree more with the answer above.


Absolutely. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Join groups, intramural sports, greek, and/or clubs that interest you.


I got involved in many things during my college experience. I joined clubs, did intramural sports, greek life and got involved with volunteer work on campus. I loved it. I believe your experience is what you make of it. The more you get involved with the more well rounded you become, and I also feel that it helps you network. I wouldn't purely do something for the later pay off but rather the here and now. You will be in new environment and probably won't know a lot of people, why not join and get involved on campus to meet people and make friends. You should do what interests you and make the very best memories doing it! You need outlets from books and classes.


I wish you the very best, and congratulations on your acceptance into Florida!


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Lindsay’s Answer

Hi Yanet, congrats on getting accepted to University of Florida! Best of luck! I went to University of Michigan and joined many clubs/Greek Life. These extracurriculars give you experiences to be able to answer questions during interviews. Plus it gives you friends and something besides school work to focus on. My advice would be to find what interests you and join that---don't join a club or Greek Life just because others do but because you want to. Part of college is taking part in university activities, so enjoy it!!!

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