THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
4/13: Bowling Social
4/13: Deadline PRSSA management positions at 11:59 p.m.
4/16-4/20: COM Week
4/17: Guest Speaker: Branding
4/20: Fundraiser at The Rock Restaurant
4/20 & 4/21: Gamma Phi Concessions
4/25: CI PRSA Dinner
5/1: Senior Send-off
5/5: Uptown Downtown Social
Thank you to everyone who joined us on our final agency tour of the semester at Walker Sands and Zapwater Communications. We look forward to seeing you on future agency tours next semester!
COM Week is next week, April 16-20. This event will feature several guest speakers, panels, and networking events across campus that you are encouraged to participate in. Find more information and check out the schedule here. Questions? Ask Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need COM help? Alex Ewers is here to help! Alex has tutoring lab hours Tuesdays 11:30-3:15 and 5:00-6:15, Wednesdays 5:00-6:15, and Thursdays 11:30-2:00 and 5:00-6:15. Labs are by appointment only at least 1 hour in advance. Sign up at alexewers.setmore.com
PRSSA OPEN MEETINGS
Attention COM 111 students! Tori will be holding open PRSSA meetings on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 on the 6th floor of Milner Library in the northwest corner. These meetings will not have an agenda, but they are your chance to ask questions and catch up on what is going on in PRSSA this semester aside from the Meeting Minutes. Questions? Ask Tori: email@example.com
It’s that time of year to start searching for and applying to internships to gain real-world experience. Internships are the best thing to help build your resume and expand on what you are learning in the classroom. As a dues-paying member, you have access to internship opportunities provided at the national level. We also provide our members with updated internship applications at our weekly meetings.
The Hauser Group is a small public relations firm in the greater St. Louis area looking to hire a paid summer intern. For more information, visit their website, and apply by emailing Abigail Rolland: Abigail@HauserGroupPR.com
Allstate is looking to fill their full-time, paid summer internship at their headquarters in Northbrook Ill. The internship will focus on corporate communications across the region. Applicants must be returning to school in the fall, not graduating, to be eligible for the position. Visit their website to apply.
CIT Trucks of Normal is looking for a marketing intern! The intern will work with different departments of the company to assess and address their individual marketing needs. This internship has a very high probability of leading to a full-time position! Find more information and apply here.
Motion PR, the boutique firm we visited on our last agency tour, is looking for a summer intern! Submit your application here.
Weber Shandwick, the other PR agency we visited, is also looking for summer interns. Weber is one of the biggest PR agencies in the world and mainly focuses on business-to-business PR. Applicants must be graduating seniors. Apply here.
The Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development is looking for an intern for the 2018-19 school year. The position is right on campus, counts for elective credit and has a commitment of about 10 hours per week. Learn more here.
All Community Events is an organization responsible for planning and executing several half marathons and 5-10k’s in the Chicagoland area. They are looking for a paid summer intern! Click here to learn more.
*If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
These are some examples of individual scholarships for PRSSA dues-paying members. Pay attention to the deadlines and requirements listed online. There are currently 16 individual scholarships available and will be awarded at the 2018 National Conference in Austin, TX next fall. All applications are due April 30.
Axia Public Relations Scholarship
Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award
Neumeier Family Leadership Award
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations
Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship
Lawrence G. Foster Award
John D. Graham Scholarship
Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship
Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
Gary Yoshimura Scholarship
GAMMA PHI CIRCUS VOLUNTEERS
We will be volunteering with the Gamma Phi Circus concessions stands during the performances on April 20 and 21. This is a great opportunity to help us fundraise for the Chapter, plus you’ll get to see the show! Members interested in attending National Conference are strongly encouraged to attend, as some of the funds raised will go toward reimbursements. Sign up on the Google Sheet if you are interested in helping out! Questions? Ask Tori: email@example.com
As a dues-paying member, you have access to all PRSA and PRSSA webinars. You can register online for the following upcoming webinars:
Congratulations to Jessica Konstantelos on her summer internship with high school District 214 Foundation!
Did you start/receive a new internship, scholarship, award, job, etc? If so, we want to hear about it. Contact Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD
Congratulations to Elizabeth Lynch on being selected for the PRSSA Outstanding Senior Award. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to our Chapter and wish you the best as you move into the professional world!
ROCK RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER
PRSSA will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, April 20 from 1-8 p.m. at our partner the Rock Restaurant! PRSSA will receive a percentage of the profits every time the chapter is mentioned while ordering. Join the event on Facebook and share with family and friends! Questions? Ask Bobby: email@example.com
We will be hosting a social at the Rock Restaurant and Bowling and Billiards Center on Friday, April 13. We will be meeting for dinner at the Rock then heading over to bowl and play pool after that. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here by Wednesday, April 11 at noon. All are welcome! Questions? Ask Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPTOWN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL
Our annual Uptown Downtown Social will take place Saturday, May 5. All COM majors are welcome, so be sure to join the Facebook event and invite your friends! More information about route, timing, and ordering hats will be available in the next week. Questions? Ask Katie: email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
APO will be hosting a networking event for students from various campus organizations on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in SCH 211. This free event will feature workshops on interviewing and developing a LinkedIn profile as well as free pizza! Hope to see you there! Questions? Ask Gena Rivera: firstname.lastname@example.org
We still have t-shirts available! Turn in $17 cash to Alex to get yours! Questions? Contact Alex: email@example.com
PRSSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018
Registration for PRSSA’s 2018 National Conference in Austin, TX is now open through mid-September! The conference will take place Oct. 5-9. National Conference is an amazing opportunity to go on career tours, participate in workshops and leadership development, listen to guest speakers, network, and learn about a new city! For more information about the conference, visit the official website. Questions? Ask Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRSSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE GRANT
Speaking of National Conference, check out the National Conference Grant application for the chance to have your conference fee waived. Questions? Ask Katie: email@example.com
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PRSA
The Central Illinois chapter of PRSA (our parent organization) will have a dinner meeting Wednesday, April 25 in Bloomington-Normal at the Alumni Center. This month’s event will feature America’s Crisis Guru, Jim Lukaszewski. The meeting costs $25 for students and includes a full meal. You must sign up ahead of time, however you will pay at the door via cash or check (Note: if you sign up but do not attend the event, you will still be responsible for paying the $25 as this fee goes toward the meals prepared for the event). Interested? Sign up here. Questions? Ask Tori: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRSSA has helped you enhance your education and broaden your network. The only thing left to do is launch your career. If you're graduating this spring, be prepared to take the next step after you walk across the stage—transitioning to PRSA as an Associate Member. Associate Member dues are just $60, a savings of more than $200, per year. Plus, when you become an Associate Member, you can join the New Professional Section for at no cost to you using code AM18.
MANAGEMENT POSITIONS 2018-19
Applications for committee management positions for the 2018-19 school year are now open. Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and desired position to email@example.com no later than Friday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m. The following positions are currently open:
Questions? Ask Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR SEND-OFF PREPARATIONS
Attention graduating seniors: please submit a baby picture to Alex for our senior send-off at our final meeting on Tuesday, May 1. Anyone else who has pictures from the past year’s events is also welcome and encouraged to submit them for our end-of-year video. Questions? Ask Alex: email@example.com
Please follow the PRSSA social media accounts to stay up to date on news and upcoming events!
Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ILSTUPRSSA/)
Follow us on Twitter (@ilstuprssa)
Follow us on Instagram (ilstuprssa)
Follow us on LinkedIn (ISUPRSSA)
Use our chapter hashtag: #RedbirdPR
PRogressive image (PRi): Student-run public relations firm that provides students with pre-professional experience by working with real world clients which include The Rock Restaurant, School of Communication and The Bloomington Edge.
Relations: This committee is here to help you improve your writing, editing and research skills.
Development: Helps plan and execute all Chapter socials and fundraising events.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138 for guest speaker Christy Germanis! She will be hosting a presentation on branding, so please do your research and come prepared with questions. Please also dress business casual for this event.
Jessica Grzesiak - President