Membership Spotlight: Sophia Rosato
Updated: Oct 23, 2018
The first membership spotlight of the year is Sophia Rosato, a junior from Gwynedd Valley, PA, majoring in strategic communication. This is Sophia’s second semester as a member of PRSSA and she is a committed member of our chapter, always engaging in meetings and attending outside events!
Here is a Q&A session with Sophia:
Q: Why do you love PRSSA? What do you hope to get out of it?
A: I love PRSSA because I am surrounded by people who have similar professional passions to myself, but different interests, so I can learn how to implement what I know about PR to so many different fields. The atmosphere never makes me feel dumb to ask questions and I truly feel like everyone involved genuinely wants to help each other out, which is something I don’t feel like we have enough of in this world.
I hope to get some advice from professionals in the field through agency tours and guest speakers, as well as friendships and connections with other members who I will hopefully work with one day.
Q: What have you done with the PR committee?
A: So far in the PR committee Thatcher has been doing a great job finding us and showing us real examples of the work we will be doing in the field. We have gone over the parts of a press release, media kit and pitch. This has been extremely helpful for me because I have not done much PR writing in many of my classes yet, so I finally feel like I have a base of knowledge of what is expected of a PR professional.
Q: What PRSSA events have you participated in?
A: Last year I went to the TU Invitational, which I personally think was a huge step in the right direction for me. It was my first real networking event and opened my eyes to the array of jobs and companies I could work for one day. I am also enrolled in the PRSSA Mentorship Program which I am excited to participate in. I also recently went on the Braithwaite agency tour which I found to be super helpful. It was very relaxed in the sense that I felt comfortable asking questions and meeting not only the internship coordinators of the agency but the CEO of the company himself. Not to mention the office was gorgeously Instagram-worthy.
Q: What other TU organizations are you a part of?
A: I have been a part of WHIP Radio, Insomnia Theatre, Temple Ad Club, as well as worked for Aramark’s Temple University marketing and social media team.
Q: What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
A: Although Europe was pretty cool to see, I think Washington would have to be my favorite place I have visited. Seattle is definitely one of my favorite cities now.
Q: Favorite social media platform and why?
A: Instagram is definitely my absolute favorite social media platform. I love taking pictures of EVERYTHING. My phone is always out of storage because of all the pictures I hoard. You can ask any of my friends, I am always the one behind the camera snapping pics of everyone and everything at the party or at any event or of everyone’s brunch in center city. Instagram gives me the perfect outlet to show people my life through pictures. I love the use of Instagram as a branding tool, and having done social media work for my family’s business as well as Temple Dining and different class assignments. I could see myself utilizing it as a major skill throughout my career.
Q: Dream job?
A: My dream job would probably be a celebrity event planner. As a very OCD and organized person, I love planning and organizing every aspect of anything. Even parties with my friends I love to put planning effort and décor aspects into, sometimes even themes! If I got to do this for high profile celebrities, think of the unlimited budgets! To throw extravagantly unforgettable events for people would be a dream. I think with anything I end up doing, I always want to make a lasting impression, and leave people with nothing but good memories.
To learn more about Sophia follow her on social media! Instagram: @sophrosato Twitter: @sophrosato
Linkedin/Facebook: Sophia Rosato Website: http://sophiarosato.com/
This blog post was written by Caitlin Gemmi, Digital Publications Editor & Sophia Rosato, General Body Member & Spotlight Recipient.