Wednesday, April 14th,  Twitter problem prevented the PR expert panel from recruiting from the #PRStudChat community, they decided to move the event to Wednesday, April 21st.

The April 21st #PRStudChat will begin at noon eastern and focus on helping spring graduates with their job search. Along with the #PRStudChat professionals and educators, students will engage with the full original panel.

The examiner offered information on this panel:

  • Jessica Porterfield, a recruiter with Fleishman Hilliard. Jessica has eight years of experience in the Biotech/Pharma industry and now recruiting in PR.
  • Jessica Bayer, a Public Relations recruiter at Qorvis Communications.  Jessica specializes in Public Affairs, Government, Crisis, Interactive, Creative, Consumer and International relations.
  • Laurie Bartolo, a recruiter at Ogilvy. Laurie’s career spans almost 20 years and covers a wide geography, from Florida to Washington DC to New Mexico and now Michigan.
  • Lindsay Olson, a recruiter, founder and partner with Paradigm Staffing who spends her days helping companies build public relations and communications teams nationwide.
  • Rachel Kay , President and found of RKPR. Rachel, whose firm is currently hiring, is an award-winning public relations expert with experience spanning a multitude of industries including consumer technology, food, beauty and fashion, the Web and more.
  • Kate DiChristopher, Human Resources Manager at Marina Maher Communications

As planned, student guest moderator Brittany James, will join co-founders Deirdre Breakenridge and Valerie Simon, to facilitate the discussion, which is open to all PR students, professionals and educators. More information about the conversation (including planned questions) can be found in this post on Breakenridge’s blog, PR 2.0 Strategies.