Farewell to Our Seniors

Name: Ariel Collins ariel

Major: Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with Business Foundations

Hometown: Bulverde, Texas

Fun Fact: I was named after the little mermaid because my parents thought I was going to be born with red hair.

Plans after graduation: I would like to get a job working in events and promotions for a non-profit organization.

Advice to PRSSA underclassmen: Take advantage of all of the opportunities that are available to you. Do as many internships as you can to get experience, and have fun while you are in college.

Name: Morgan Douglasmorgan

Major: Public Relations with Business Foundations

Hometown: Duncanville, Texas

Fun fact: I hate to admit this, but I am a PR major who has never watched Scandal. It is at the TOP of my post-graduation Netflix must-watch list, I swear!

Plans after graduation: I will be interning full time with Southwest Airlines in the Social Business Department analyzing and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s communication with its customers. I’m incredibly excited to work in their new state-of-the-art media listening center to enhance the customer experience with the brand!

Advice to PRSSA underclassmen: Your time here at UT flies by quickly. Be sure to take the time to find something you are truly passionate about. For some it might be your major, student organizations, volunteer work, even friends and family. Whatever your passion may be, approach everything you do with authenticity. If you stay true to yourself throughout your time here, you will get so much more value out of everything you do.

Name: Jay Eggerjay

Major: Public Relations

Hometown: McAllen, Texas

Fun fact: I’m really into hip-hop and board games. On my old computer I had over 200GB of hip-hop music. I have all kinds of board games — I’m also down to play with someone!

Plans after graduation: I’m currently interviewing with a few places in Boston. I think it would be a good experience for me to get out of my comfort zone and learn a completely new culture. And of course I’d be getting Red Sox tickets!

Advice to PRSSA underclassmen: Nothing beats a good work ethic. When you’re in college, you’re allowed to switch jobs around and check out the field. In my opinion, it’s better to get several different internships instead of one long one. You might find that you love public affairs and you had no idea! You also might find out you hate it. More than anything, network your butt off. Meet people that you have a real connection to and don’t be afraid to ask them for advice. You’re also probably not tweeting enough! Show off your personal brand (it’s corny, but important) — you’d be surprised at how many doors being a baseball fan or an Alexander McQueen nut can open.

Name: Landon Horan, VP of Special Operations landon

Major: Public Relations; Minor in Government; Global Track Business Foundations Certificate

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Fun Fact: I haven’t eaten a hamburger/steak since I was 12.

Plans after graduation: Go full time at my internship at car2go wile looking for a social impact job.

Advice to PRSSA undergraduates: Reach out to older members and recent alumni for advice about classes and internships! Believe me- I know it seems super intimidating to make the initial contact but we’re actually really excited to share our insight and help you out.

Congratulations to our graduates. Amazing things are ahead. From Texas PRSSA, we wish you all the best of luck. Hook ‘em!