Membership Spotlight: William Careri
The third membership spotlight of the spring semester is William Careri, a junior majoring in public relations. This is William’s first year as a member of PRSSA and he is a committed member of our chapter. He transferred to Temple from Northampton Community College in the fall of 2018 and became involved immediately. William can often be found writing blog posts and creating amazing graphics!
Here is a Q&A session with William:
Q: Where are you from? What is your major/minor?
A: I'm from Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, roughly 2.5 hours North of Philadelphia. I'm currently majoring in public relations.
Q: Why do you love PRSSA? What do you hope to get out of it?
A: Before coming to Temple, I hadn't met another person that wanted to work in public relations. I love PRSSA because it just brings together PR majors from all over. Ideally, I just want to continue to work with PRSSA members and help us all grow. Each of us has diverse backgrounds and different future aspirations so it's exciting when we can help each other out in any way that we can.
Q: What committee are you a part of? What have you done with this committee?
A: I'm a member of the Digital Committee where I have mostly written blog posts. One of the blog posts I wrote about improving your LinkedIn page ended up getting me a job in the Klein College Career Center, so that's pretty cool!
Q: What PRSSA events have you participated in?
A: I was able to spend time in the Mentor/Mentee Program during the fall, which I'll do again this semester. I have also attended PRSSA-supported events like Networking 101, which was hosted by PPRA in the fall. I enjoy attending guest speaker events as well, those are always a treat.
Q: What other TU organizations are you a part of?
A: I am a junior account executive at PRowl Public Relations, Temple's student-run public relations firm.
Q: What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
A: In the spring of 2018, I was able to travel to Japan for the first time! I spent time in Tokyo as well as Kyoto. It was mesmerizing and I highly recommend a trip to Japan for anyone.
Q: Favorite social media platform and why?
A: MySpace, of course! (Just kidding) This answer is constantly changing as social media platforms change and evolve. I feel like this is the case for many people, especially in the past year. Where last year many might have said Snapchat, the evolution of Instagram and the de-evolution of Snapchat has changed that. Lately, I've become more encapsulated with Twitter, so I'll say that. Mostly because it's the easiest to interact with other users in a public space. Where Instagram and Facebook have privacy barriers more limiting, Twitter allows users to communicate through hashtags and you don't have to pass that "privacy barrier" to interact.
Q: Dream job?
A: I've been fortunate to work in many public relations settings through internships and shadowing opportunities, and I have to say that working in a large-scale firm focusing on consumer products is where I feel the most comfortable, am the most interested and where I can see myself working after college.
To learn more about William follow him on social media!
This blog post was written by Caitlin Gemmi, Digital Publications Editor & William Careri, General Body Member & Spotlight Recipient.