CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tuesday, Jan. 20 – LinkedIn workshop (Career Triathlon Phase 1)
New member night (7:15 to 8 p.m.)
State of the Union address
Friday, Jan. 23 – National Delegate application due
Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Mock applications (Career Triathlon Phase 2)
Wednesday, Jan. 28 – WinterFest (4 to 6 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 30 – Gift of Hope application due
Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Mock interview (Career Triathlon Phase 3)
Saturday, Feb. 7 – Faith in Action event
Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Career Triathlon closing ceremony
Deadline for dues
Friday, Feb. 27 – Social Media Forum
Saturday, Feb. 28 – Relay for Life fundraiser event
Saturday, March 21 – Regional Conference
The Career Triathlon begins next Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in Schroeder 130. Practice your job search skills before the real race begins with the chance to win professional headshots, phone car charger, a padfolio, and more. The Triathlon is broken up into three phases, which each last one week. Phase One is the LinkedIn Workshop and opens Tuesday, Jan. 20. Phase Two is the mock application and opens Tuesday, Jan 27. Phase Three is the mock interview and opens Tuesday, Feb. 3. Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 17. Members will receive ten MIPs for completion of the first phase and five MIPs per phase after that.
The LinkedIn Workshop is during the next Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in Schroeder 130. Our guest speaker is Mark Fauble from the Career Center. We will break into two groups – those who have a profile and those who do not. Please bring your laptop to work on your profile.
New Member Night
New guests are welcome before the next Chapter meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in Schroeder 130. Bring your friends to learn about PRSSA. Pizza and drinks will be provided. New guests should feel free to stay for the Chapter meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Gift of Hope
Gift of Hope is a campus competition to increase awareness on organ and tissue donation. Winners are announced at the 2015 National Conference in Atlanta. Teams will partner with Gift of Hope to plan an event in April. We are looking for a group of three to five members. Please provide a paragraph on why you want to be a part of the team and your resume emailed to email@example.com in one PDF by Friday, Jan. 30 at midnight. Ask Ali Seys if you have any questions.
WinterFest is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Bone Student Center. Slots are available to sign up in half hour shifts. Members will receive 5 MIPs per shift.
The Loop Chicago: DIVERGENT is Saturday, March 21 in Chicago and is hosted by Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University Chicago. More information coming soon.
National Assembly is March 12-15 in Portland, Ore. This event is during spring break. Please send your resume and cover letter in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 23 at midnight. If selected to attend, your flight and hotel costs are covered.
The deadline for dues is Tuesday, Feb. 17. It is only $80 for the calendar year and includes opportunities such as National Conference, agency tours, PRSA dinners, leadership positions, and networking events.
New Meeting Minutes
The meeting minutes for this semester have been restructured. They are now available at www.isuprssa.com. A link will be emailed each week after the minutes have been posted.
Innovation & Influence
Innovation & Influence: A Social Media Forum from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at DePaul’s Loop Campus (14 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL). Before Friday, Feb. 6, registration is $12 and is $15 after that.
There are multiples scholarship available through PRSSA National. For more information, please visit www.prssa.org/scholarships_competitions/.
State of the Union Address
The ISU American Democracy Project is having a State of the Union tweet-up, watch party, and social media event from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Schroeder 242.
Faith in Action is holding an auction fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Regency Hotel. Food will be provided. At least one student is needed to attend training Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon. Please contact Doretta Herr at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer or for more information.
Relay for Life is hosting a winter ball fundraiser with doors opening at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Chateau in Bloomington, Ill. Please contact Rowana at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or for more information.
More required courses for public relations will be available online this summer including COM 178, COM, 268, and COM 378. For more information, please visit summersession.IllinoisState.edu.
Various prizes will be raffled at each Chapter meeting starting next week.
Megan Pellock - President