June 17, 2015

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PRSA-National Capital Chapter to host “The Challenges and Rewards of a Career in Public Affairs” on June 26 (Reston, VA)

PRSA logoThe Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) National Capital Chapter (NCC) will host a special event on Friday, June 26 from 8am-10am.

With the economy getting stronger, jobs in the public sector are starting to open up. In this workshop, you'll hear from a panel of public affairs experts who will tell you about this interesting career choice. Learn how they made the transition from private-sector to public-sector PR and their advice to others seeking a similar position.


8:00 to 8:30am - Networking/Breakfast
8:30 to 10:00am – Program

Bridget Serchak, Chief, Public Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense
David Barnes, Public Affairs Liaison, Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of Treasury
Kyle S. Richardson, Public Affairs Specialist, FirstNet
Lisa-Joy Zgorski, Public Affairs Specialist, National Science Foundation

Moderator:  Robert Deigh, RDC Public Relations LLC

Northern Virginia Community College Reston Center
1831 Wiehle Avenue
Reston, VA 20190
Directions: http://www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/maps.html

Cost: (Open to the public)
$28 PRSA and WWPR Members
$38 Nonmembers
$15 Students
$5 more at the door (space permitting)

For more information, visit here.  (PRSA-NCC)

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