CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, Jan. 28 – WinterFest
Graduate School Series
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, March 21 – Regional Conference
YOUNG ALUMNI PANEL
• Abby Brennan, 2013-2014 Chapter historian
o Assistant account executive at Weber Shandwick
• Bruce Kennedy, 2012-2013 Chapter secretary
o Account executive at Motion PR
• Hailey Lanier, 2013-2014 Chapter president
o Event and volunteer coordinator at Miller Park Zoo and media relations temp at COUNTRY Financial
• Kaitie Ries, 2012-2013 Chapter president
o Digital associate at Weber Shandwick
Practice your job search skills before the real race begins with the chance to win professional headshots, a phone car charger, padfolio, and more. The Triathlon is broken up into three phases, which each last one week. Phase One was the LinkedIn Workshop. Phase Two is the mock application and opened 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. Member will receive ten MIPs for completion of the first phase and five per phase after that.
1. Create a LinkedIn profile (if you already have one, you’ve completed this requirement) (deadline: Jan. 27)
2. Apply for a mock job application through the Career Center website (deadline: Feb. 3)
a. Go to: careercenter.IllinoiSstate.edu
b. Click “Hire-a-Redbird” (first tab on the top left of home page)
c. Under “Current Students,” click “Student Login.”
d. In the Search box at the top of the page, type “Triathlon.”
e. There are two “positions” you can apply for: Corporate Job or Weber Shandwick Agency Internship
f. Select one, and submit your resume and cover letter (note: you must upload these in one file to your profile in the Hire-a-Redbird database)
3. Complete a mock job interview through Interview Stream (deadline: Feb. 10)
a. From the Career Center homepage, click “Students” (second tab from the left on the top of the page)
b. Click “Interviewing”
c. In the pink box on the top right of the page, click “InterviewStream”
d. If this is your first time using the service, you will need to create a profile.
e. Once signed in, click “Conduct an Interview.”
f. Choose the “Take Premade Interview” option.
g. Find the “Career Triathlon” interview (bottom of page).
Get Involved Interviews
Executive board members will only be available before Chapter at 7:30 p.m. on the following days: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, and March 17 for the COM 178 Get Involved project. Executive board members will not be available during other times unless special accommodations are made in advance.
The School of Communication is hosting the annual Top of the Class Antique Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. It is free for students on Saturday and Sunday.
COM Week 2015
COM Week 2015 is April 6–9 with 15 panels and 6 keynotes. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Innovation.”
WinterFest is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Bone Student Center.
Gift of Hope
Gift of Hope is a campus competition to increase awareness on organ and tissue donation. Winners are announced at the 2015 PRSSA 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.
The Loop Chicago: DIVERGENT is Saturday, March 21 in Chicago and hosted by Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University Chicago. The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is March 9. For more information, visit theloopchicago.com.
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. Former PRSSA members within two years of graduation may pay a reduced fee of $60 for PRSA membership. Learn more at prsa.org/joinus.
If you ordered apparel during the fall semester, please bring your money to Lauren and pick it up.
Member of the Week
Congratulations to Chloe Kasper for being member of the week! Kasper earned the most MIPs by writing blog posts for the relations committee and sharing ISU PRSSA social media.
Member of the Month
Congratulations to Melissa Guerra for being member of the month!
Innovation & Influence
Innovation & Influence: A Social Media Forum is 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.
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. Please contact Doretta Herr at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or for more information. Members will receive double MIPs for volunteering.
WTMJ-TV has a summer internship in Milwaukee available and is accepting cover letters and resumes through February. For more information, ask Mateo Aguirre or visit jrn.com/tmj4.
The Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C. is looking for summer 2015 interns. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 10. For more information, ask Frank Hopper or visit DCinternships.org/IPJ.
ISU is looking for preview guides for summer 2015. It is a paid position, and the deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 2.
There are multiples scholarship available through PRSSA National and the School of Communication. For more information, please visit: prssa.org/scholarships_competitions/ and communication.illinoisstate.edu/undergrad/
Join the PRSSA – Illinois State University GROUP to stay informed and get reminders about important deadlines.
A reverse pageant where girls dress like guys and guys dress like girls will be held. The day and place is to be determined. It will cost $2. Committees: Send the development committee your competitors.
STLF is an alternative spring break option with four different routes – two classic and two mystery. The down payment is $125. For more information, go to stlf.net/chapters/isu.
Jessica Grzesiak - President