On January 27, sixteen junior and senior UGA PRSSAmembers headed to Atlanta for the day to take part in our annual agency tour. Led by PRSSA advisor, Kim Landrum, students visited Jackson Spalding, MSLGroup and Edelman to learn what the future of public relations looks like.
Hosts Christina Phillips and Rita Izaguirre welcomed students with a tour of the new Jackson Spalding office located at 1100 Peachtree Street NE in midtown. Students were able to engage with JS team members who handle digital strategy, design, photography and videography, content, account management, and human resources.
Grady grad, Kristen Heetland, welcomed students with real world case studies exploring client interaction and social reach. MSL team members also provided useful insight into their internship selection process, an Apprentice style experience geared towards finding the best talent.
Hosts Tia Jackson, Lyschel Hicks and Grady grad, Alexandra Prather, welcomed students with a tour of of the Edelman office on Peachtree in Midtown. The 31st floor offered a spectacular view of Atlanta and set the stage for our visit. Students learned about Edelman’s six month internship program, the work culture and what they envision for the future of public relations.
We are thankful to Jackson Spalding, MSLGroup and Edelman for their time, energy and continued dedication to our program.
Author: Kim Landrum