Julianna Coyle: Social Media Committee Head

By Abigail Clark

Through participation in committees, PRSSA offers students many ways to take involvement to the next level and transform interest into an experience. For students looking to hone their leadership skills, there is also the opportunity to become an executive board member or committee head.

Julianna Coyle, a second-year intended public relations major, will be serving as the Social Media Committee Head this semester. She has been involved in PRSSA since last year and intends to complete Terry’s music business certificate, bringing passion and leadership experience to the table even as an underclassman.

As a freshman, Coyle served as the Event Planning Chair for Tour Stop: Nashville, Grady College’s annual networking event and forum provided for students interested in the music industry.

“Helping to plan Tour Stop last year was a really great introduction to the world of Grady, and I was able to build my experience with leadership positions in my college career early on,” Coyle said.

Coyle intends to translate the networking and time management skills she learned through this experience to her position as Social Media Committee Head. In this role, she will be working with the Executive Board’s Digital Media Director, Lottie Smalley, to produce content for the chapter’s Instagram and Facebook pages, promoting upcoming meetings, events, and opportunities.

“I plan to devote a lot of time to the production of new content, increasing our social media presence and spreading the word about PRSSA by encouraging our members, guest speakers, and faculty to share their stories through our social media posts,” she said.

Coyle’s ambition and pursuit of leadership experience extend beyond Grady College. She serves as an assistant to the Public Relations Vice President for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and plans to work as a campus promoter for Lionsgate Entertainment. She has also taken advantage of a shadowing opportunity in the movie and music entertainment industries.

“I have learned that, especially as a Grady student, you need to be able to say ‘yes.’ In order to make the most out of the amazing opportunities you are given through campus involvement, you have to be willing to be dedicated and engaged,” she said.

It is evident that Coyle’s “say yes” attitude has led her to establish a solid base of experience on which to build her career.  This willingness to take advantage of the opportunities in her path exemplifies PRSSA’s culture of excellence and ambition.