c3PR Congratulates 38 SJSU Public Relations Graduates

PRSA-SV Mentorship Program Helps Six Graduates Transition into Professional PR Careers

San Jose, CA – July 31, 2013 – c3PR congratulates the 38 students who earned their Bachelor of Science degree in public relations this year from the San Jose State University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Six of those graduates are in Public Relations Society of America Silicon Valley Chapter’s Mentorship Program, of which c3PR Agency Principal Mar Junge is chair:

  • Sonia Wymiarkiewicz (mentored by Atmel Corporation Vice President of Marketing Sander Arts)
  • Megan Brooks (mentored by Edelman Executive Vice President Lisa Auslen)
  • Lisa Kimura (mentored by Oracle Director of Corporate Communications Jessica Moore)
  • Stephanie Sherwood (mentored by Ogilvy PR Global Director Luca Penati)
  • Gladys Rivera (mentored by Facebook Corporate Communications Manager Ashley Zandy)
  • Lucas Hinojosa (mentored by Cisco Director of Corporate Communications David McCulloch)

“In addition to helping their mentees find a job in PR after graduation, PR mentors answer the questions students aren’t comfortable asking their peers, professors, or future bosses,” said PRSA-SV Mentorship Program Chair and c3PR Principal Mar Junge. “Mentors tell us they learn from their mentees, too. Plus, the time and effort they put into mentorship helps strengthen our profession.”

Rene Siegel, president and founder of High Tech Connect and a SJSU PR graduate who delivered the keynote speech at the Convocation said, “In my experience it’s not just the hard work you do, it’s the network that counts. Building a professional network takes work.”

Since the Mentorship Program was re-launched in 2010, close to 40 mentees have expanded their network by being matched with a mentor. This fall, PRSA-SV is expanding the program to include the new PRSSA Chapter at Santa Clara University.  

PRSA Silicon Valley provides a forum in which communications and public relations professionals exchange ideas and experiences and collect and disseminate information to improve the professional knowledge, standards, ethics and standing of the membership. The organization advances the art and science of public relations by encouraging research, discussion and study of the problems and techniques of the profession.

Media Contact:
Mar Junge, c3PR 408-730-8506, cell 408-219-0101, email mar@c3PR.com