Posted By Brynn Everett, Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Meet Nic Ambroz. He represents one of IABC Minnesota’s student members. As an undergraduate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he is pursuing a major in Marketing Communications and a minor in Theater. When he’s not busy in the library, acting, stage managing, and handling publicity for the theatre department, he squeezes in time to volunteer for IABC Minnesota.
Even though he has only been a part of the IABC Minnesota community since November, he has made quite an impact. He plays an active role in volunteering and recently helped organize Meet the Pros, an event that brings together students and local communications experts in a panel style forum. Through this experience he not only developed event planning skills, but also connected with many seasoned professionals. He states, “Networking is a never-ending tool for branding yourself and IABC Minnesota creates opportunities to do that at any level in your career.”
At first, Nic was hesitant about joining a professional association. However, after his advisor and mentor Amelia Reigstad educated him and his classmates about the benefits of being part of IABC Minnesota, Nic jumped at the opportunity. When asked what advice to give to other students about joining this organization, he says “Just do it.” He talked about how much the association can benefit career development. “They offer a wide variety of activities to get you ready for the real world.” As well as create relationships with members who “get to know you and what you are capable of doing.”
Communications has played a major role in his studies as well as his position as Business Manager and Theatre Ambassador of the Honor Society- Alpha Psi Omega. “I am only scraping the surface of what it actually is,” he says, and is capitalizing on the opportunities IABC Minnesota provides to gain more professional communications experience.