Annual Student-Professional Shadowing Day

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.

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.

Become a Professional Host

If your company would like to host a student or students.There is no cost to host a 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! 

Deadline to sign up as a Pro Host or Student is TBD

Pro-Am Day Timeline -TBD

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:

Cost to Attend

Questions? Please contact our [email protected].