MEET THE 2018-19 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Katie Helander, President:
Anna Souhrada, Vice President:
Director of Digital Media: Megan Pellock
PRi Director: Maddie Rose
Secretary: Denise Cartina
Director of Community Involvement: Sydney Kendle
Treasurer: Leo Portillo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Deline
Professional Advisor: John Lyday
THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
8/30: Festival ISU
9/4: New member night
9/6: Deadline for Chicago agency tour
9/11: Professional Advisor Presentation
9/18: AP Style Workshop with Dr. Deline
9/14: Chicago agency tour
9/25: Interviewing 101
10/2: Intern Do’s & Don’ts
10/4-10/9: National Conference in Austin, Texas
10/9: No Chapter, National Conference
10/16: Sweater Decorating and Last day to turn in membership dues
If you paid your dues last semester, then you are good for the calendar year. If you are a new member or did not pay dues last semester, you must pay $80 for the calendar year. We will take cash or check, and all checks are to made out to ISU PRSSA. Deadline is Oct. 16.
Benefits for dues-paying members: National Conference, Regional Conferences, agency tours, scholarships, internships, PRSA Jobcenter, leadership positions, networking events, resume etc. See the PRSSA website for more information. Questions? Ask Katie Helander: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of year to start searching for and applying to internships to gain real-world experience that will 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 School of Communication is looking for PR interns to help serve the School’s PR needs! A full internship description and instructions on how to apply are listed in an attachment below.
JoyRun is looking for interns to fulfill two internship positions. The Growth Marketing Intern will execute marketing campaigns, identify and establish partnerships with organizations to drive brand excitement and more. The Runner Marketing Associate will earn money doing runs with opportunities for bonuses, execute marketing campaigns and promotions with local business partners and more. Both positions offer flexible scheduling. For more information and to apply, visit JoyRun’s website.
For more information about available internships, contact Tom Lamonica at email@example.com. If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRSSA dues-paying members have access to thousands of communication and public relations job openings across the world! You can log in to the PRSA Jobcenter with your MyPRSA account, which is activated once you join PRSSA.
PRSSA’s first tour of the semester will be in downtown Chicago on Friday, Sept. 14. We will be visiting Fleishmann Hillard and Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt! To attend, you must be a dues-paying member OR pay $20. A sign-up sheet will be available at our next meeting. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 6.
Questions? Contact Ask Anna Souhrada: email@example.com
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our t-shirt design is officially complete! More details will be available soon.
National Conference is taking place Oct. 5 through Oct. 9 in Austin, Texas. Registration is $335 for dues-paying members. Attendees must register by Sept. 7.
National Conference is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals, attend chapter and professional development sessions and workshops, listen to guest speakers, and visit local agencies. Students have the opportunity for potential reimbursement by participating in fundraising efforts.
Interested in National Conference? Contact Katie Helander email@example.com
PRogressive image (PRi): Student-run public relations firm that provides students with pre-professional experience by working with real world clients.
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.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COMMITTEE HEAD?
To apply for a committee head position, please submit a cover letter, resume and your list of availability during the week in one .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 11. The following positions are available:
Development Committee Positions: Social Chair, Fundraising Chair
Relations Committee Positions: Blog Chair, Newsletter Chair
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SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
PRSSA’s New Member Night is next Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. in Schroeder 138. All are welcome! There will be an activity and food from The Rock Restaurant!
Jessica Grzesiak - President