THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
2/16: Deadline for School of Communication Scholarships
2/19: Deadline for Edelman Scholarship Award applications
2/20: Chapter Triathlon #3
Agency tour signups begin
3/2 - 3/3: PRSSA Regional Conference at DePaul University
3/8 - 3/11: National Assembly in Miami
3/9: Deadline to sign up for agency tour
3/23: Agency Tour
3/27: Guest Speaker: “PR on the Hill”
COM 178 STUDENTS
Welcome to all 178 students! If you have questions about the Get Involved Project, please approach an Executive Board member after our next meeting. We will not be available for appointments outside of Chapter. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not done so already, please add Katie Helander on Facebook so that she can add you to the PRSSA Facebook Group. We will be using this much more frequently this semester for announcements, reminders, etc. so make sure you are a member of the group!
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 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.
Interested in joining the School of Communication Promotions and Development Team (SOCPD)? Apply at casit.illinoisstate.edu/sites/comweek/apply/
Hybrent, Inc. is a Bloomington start-up company looking for a part-time, paid spring intern! They will be at the Spring Internship Fair on Thursday, and the position is on Hire-A-Redbird.
Bradford Woods, a summer camp for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities, is looking to fill the positions of Media Specialist and Photographer for Summer 2018. For more information visit their website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email email@example.com
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
Our Feb. 9 agency tour has been rescheduled to March 23 due to inclement weather. The new signup sheet will go live on Feb. 27 and the deadline to sign up will be March 9. Questions? Ask Sydney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Jessie Konstantelos on being appointed Lead Intern for the 2018-19 SOCPD Team!
Did you start/receive a new internship, scholarship, award, job, etc? If so, we want to hear about it. Contact Katie: email@example.com
CUPID’S CORNER FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who helped out with our fundraiser this week!
We still have t-shirts available! Turn in $17 cash to Alex to get yours! Questions? Contact Alex: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Going PRo is going to be a transformative opportunity for PR students hoping to find a career in sports. It is a two-day PRSSA Sports PR themed Regional Conference sponsored by DePaul University in Chicago. Members will be able to tour PR agencies, corporate companies and a variety of sports arenas or practice facilities in Chicago. There will also be breakout sessions to help you build your network with all-star contacts, and learn from the best in the business. There will be content on a variety of topics in sports PR like journalism, sponsorships and influencers. The link to register is in the meeting minutes.The conference will be March 2 and 3 and is $70 for dues-paying members to attend. Please sign up on the Google Doc by Feb. 17 if you are planning on attending! Questions? Contact email@example.com
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, Feb. 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Schroeder 138 for Part III of our Professional Development Triathlon: Networking!
Katie Helander - President