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PRSSA Summit

March 09, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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KU Edwards Campus - Best Conference Center
12600 S. Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66213

Join GKC PRSA for a day filled with great speakers and insight to help you launch your career post-graduation. The 2018 PRSSA Summit is an all-day professional development event for students interested in a career in Public Relations and Marketing Communications on Friday, March 9 at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus.

Students will have the chance to learn brand marketing from a major global company, McDonald’s, engage with new and experienced pros from a variety of industries, and hear from a Kansas City expert on how to choose a city after graduation.

This event will also feature a Human Resources Workshop which includes resume and cover letter review and interview tips sure to help them land the perfect job or internship. The day will conclude with two tours of Kansas City companies and agencies for students to learn the day-to-day operations for PR and Marketing professionals. (Office locations will be assigned to students at check-in).

The cost is $25. Registration deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. If you have questions, contact Kimberly,

PRSSA Summit Schedule of Events
Friday, March 9
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - Check-in

8:50 a.m. - Welcome

9:00 a.m. - Neil Getzlow, U.S. Communications/Field Activation Manager/McDonald’s

9:45 a.m. - New Professionals Panel Discussion:

  • Kelsey Wolf, Account Executive, Fleishman Hillard
  • Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Account Executive, Fleishman Hillard
  • Shannan Henderson, Donor Relations Specialist, UMKC Foundation
  • Kimberly Sanden, Corporate Communications Coordinator, AMC Theatres
  • Jordan Crouch, Social Media Coordinator, AMC Theatres

10:45 a.m. - Jessica Nelson Palm, Managing Director, TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council

11:30 a.m. - Workshop – HR Resume

11:50 - Lunch

Noon - Professionals in crisis

  • Ryan Noonan, Director of Corporate Communications, AMC Theatres
  • Beth Holz, Communication Specialist, Seaboard Foods
  • Sharon Watson, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Johnson County, KS Government
  • John Adams, Senior Communications Manager, H&R Block

12:45 p.m. - Dismissal for office tours

1:30 p.m. - Hallmark or Parris Communications

3:00 p.m. - Sullivan Higdon & Sink or InQuest Marketing

(Office tour sign up at check-in)

Dress is business casual.

The PRSSA Summit is a one-day student conference hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.


$25.00 Ticket

$12.00 Lunch Only Ticket