Mackenzie Schuler on non-profit PR, 10/21/13: RECAPPED

By Megan Newton

As always, our talented and dedicated members filled the seats of Scripps 111 for our weekly PRSSA meeting on Monday, October 21. Thoughts and questions about non-profit PR lingered amongst our PR stars as they waited to hear from Mackenzie Schuler – a marketing specialist for the Ronald McDonald house in Columbus.

And because every meeting has its beginning errands, this one was no different. President Nicole Spears talked about Pumpkin Carving with Ad Club, which will take place on October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Scripps Amphitheater. PR Bootcamp in now complete and was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated – you should be receiving your certificates soon. Finally, if you are interested in attending PRSA Cleveland Student Day on November 8, talk to an exec-board member immediately. Registration is $40.

We also took time to recognize the great work of our talented members. This week’s ImPRessions spotlight was the College Book Store account (@CBS_ImPRessions) and this week’s member spotlight was Mira Kuhar (@MiraKuhar).

Now, more about our guest of honor. Mackenzie Schuler is a PR grad from Capital University and as previously stated, she is currently a marketing specialist for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families to stay in while their seriously ill children are being treated in the nearest hospital.

Mackenzie is a woman full of passion, which is something Scripps PRSSA takes great pride in. She gave great advice about taking the time to look at what you truly care about in life and strategizing ways to incorporate that into your career. Mackenzie always had a desire to help people, and that is what led her to her dream job today. Her most valuable piece of advice from the night? “Don’t be held down by people who aren’t passionate.”

Overall, if you are passionate about helping people, non-profit PR is probably for you. It can be immensely rewarding and presents you with the opportunity to make a difference, large or small.

To contact Mackenzie for further questions, feel free to tweet her @kenzieschuler!

For those of you who are not attending National Conference in Philadelphia this weekend, don’t forget to join PRSSA in Scripps 111 at 6 p.m. Monday to hear from OU celebrity, Logan Paul.

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