First Annual Student-Professional Shadowing Day

Friday, November 1, 2019

ProAm Day matches public relations students with real-world professionals for a day of job shadowing, providing practical exposure to communications careers, strategies and tactics in a true working environment. Students are paired with participating organizations throughout Central Texas and will attend a midday luncheon, featuring special program.

Become a Professional Host

If your company would like to host a student or students, sign up here! This form is important for our ability to match you with a student. There is no cost to host a student. We do strongly recommend you attend the luncheon with your student. 

Calling all Austin-area students:

Interested in shadowing a PR Pro? ProAm Day allows you to explore a day in the life of a public relations professional, ask questions, gain experience, and make valuable connections. Each student will be assigned to a professional mentor. Complete this questionnaire to secure your spot for ProAm Day! Attendance to the luncheon is not required but strongly recommended to complete your mentoring day.

Deadline to sign up as a Pro Host or Student is October 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Pro-Am Day Timeline

9 - 11 a.m. -- Students meet up with the professional at his/her office location, mentoring and 
shadowing begins (activities designated by organization). Start time can be adjusted as needed. 

11:30 - Noon
 -- Arrive and Networking before luncheon

Noon - 1 p.m.
 -- Pro-Am Day Luncheon Panel (walk-ins welcome to luncheon)

1 p.m.
 -- Optional networking; Close of event

Location of Luncheon:
Better Business Bureau Offices
805 Rutherford Ln #100, Austin, TX 78754
Free Parking

Cost to Attend

Why be a Pro Mentor?

Pro-Am Day offers a unique opportunity to impact the future generation of PR professionals! Your dedicated time will help prepare students for their career path and to achieve their professional goals. It is a great opportunity to give students an outside perspective from one of many experienced public relations professionals in Austin. You would be sharing your knowledge, skills and expertise with a mentee, providing them with a fresh perspective on their profession.

Looking for interns? This is also the perfect opportunity to meet ambitious students who will soon be entering the work force. Don’t miss out on this excellent platform to share your work and influence the future of our profession. And the best part? It is a small commitment of time on your behalf—only half a day to make a huge impact.

Next Steps: Become a Pro-Am Day Mentor. To get started, fill out this form to sign up to host a student on November 1, 2019. Our Committee will follow-up with details and your placement before the date. Participation as a Pro-Mentor will be confirmed by our Committee via email with instructions for next steps.

Questions? Please contact our Committee members Kelsey Heitzmann or Evi Sinopidou at [email protected].