About the Blog

Perspective on PR is a semester-long project developed and run by three Grand Valley State University students. The goal of this blog is to broaden our understanding of the practice of PR by connecting real-world examples with concepts and information we’ve learned in our coursework.

Each member of our team will be posting three blogs about an interview they have completed with a Public Relations professional about their work. In April, the different insights from these blogs will be compiled into an eBook that will be available for download.

About the Bloggers

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark is a senior at GVSU graduating in April. She is majoring in Writing and Minoring in Advertising and Public Relations. Currently, she is Firm Editor and Blog Manager for GrandPR, Grand Valley’s student-run PR firm, and an intern at Rogo Marketing and Communications.

After graduation, Nicole is interested in using her writing and strategic communications experience at a nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys reading and knitting, and is always excited to learn about new topics or teach herself new skills.

To learn more about Nicole, you can visit her LinkedIn page, or email her at nicolerileyclark@gmail.com

Jaclyn Sarandrea

Jaclyn Sarandrea is currently a junior at Grand Valley State University studying Advertising and Public Relations. She is involved within multiple organizations on campus, such as: Phi Mu Sorority, PRSSA, GrandPR and has served as the Vice President of Public Relations on Grand Valley’s Panhellenic Executive Board. Currently she is she is a social media manager for a blog called The Lemon Bowl.
Jaclyn hopes to have an internship this summer working in public relations, advertising or event planning.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, trying out different restaurants, and travels around the country whenever she can. To learn more about Jaclyn, email her at jaclynsarandrea@yahoo.com.

Amandari Karaca

Amandari Karaca is a junior at Grand Valley State majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish. Amandari is the Vice President of Fundraising for Grand Valley’s Rock Against Rape, an Account Associate for Grand PR and a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Amandari loves to travel, discover the newest food trends, listening to different styles of hip-hop music and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs amongst other NBA teams.

To learn more about Amandari you can visit her LinkedIn page or email her at karacaa@mail.gvsu.edu