BAY AREA AGENCY PANEL
6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 in DBH 117
Join leading public relations and communications practitioners from top Bay Area agencies for an immersive panel in DBH 117. In addition to networking with light snacks and refreshments, we will be discussing topics for career readiness, including:
- Pros and cons between working at an agency, or in-house at a corporation
- Balancing client needs with agency priorities
- Advice for new grads on landing your first job
- Tips for career growth in the Bay Area
- Insight on working in B2B or B2C communications
Following the panel, there will be opportunities to ask questions and mingle with the professionals listed below. Each agency participating has a variety of internships and entry-level roles available throughout the year: time to get networking!
Hannah Boss, Senior Account Executive
Hannah began her PR journey as a public relations intern. With three years experience, she’s now a Sr. AE at Highwire PR and specializes in Tech! Connect with Hannah on LinkedIn.
Deena Betcher, Senior Director
Deena began her PR journey as a Snow Reporter for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Today, Deena specializes in consumer PR, specifically in outdoor and health/wellness brands. Connect with Deena on LinkedIn!
Ashley Nakano, Director
Ten years ago, Ashely accepted her first job out of college as a multimedia journalist at North State Public Radio. Today, she is the Director of Sterling Communications and specializes in public relations, emerging technology and venture capital. Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn and Twitter!
Melissa Lewelling, Account Manager
After graduating from SJSU, Melissa began working at the Hoffman Agency as an Account Coordinator. Five years later, Melissa is an Account Manager and specializes in telling stories for B2B organizations from downtown San José! Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Juliet Fox, Associate Creative Director
Juliet began her career as a Jr. Copywriter at SpotCo in NYC. Today, she is an Associate Creative Director where she specializes creative concepting for earned media and digital campaign development. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn!