CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, Feb. 17 – PRSSA Formal 2017
Friday, Feb. 17 – Graduate School Series: Writing a CV/Resume and Other Strategies
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Dues are due!
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Student Leader Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Spring Career Fair
Sunday, Feb. 26 – FLY Potluck Social
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4 – Regional Conference
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2 – National Assembly
Wednesday, March 1 – Study Abroad app due
Wednesday, March 1 - FleishmanHillard Internship app
STUDY ABROAD: NETHERLANDS
The summer 2017 study abroad program will be taking place at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningon from May 24 through June 16. Classes will be taught by professors in English and will explore multicultural competence and communication, the legal financial, and political aspects of the Eurozone, and European cultures from the business perspective. The 4-week program also includes excursions to selected destinations in The Netherlands, including Amsterdam. The study abroad program now counts for 6 academic credits. The application deadline is March 1. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Smudde: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer 2017 study abroad program will also be taking place in Panama City, Panama from June 25 – July 23 and will focus on mass media and journalism. If you are interested in learning more please contact Jobn Baldwin email@example.com
CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS: STAND OUT WHEN YOU START OUT
Graduating seniors must complete the computer-based exam 6 months before graduating or 6 months after graduating. The exam cost is $150 and the recommended online study course is $50. Online study materials can also be found on www.prcertificate.org. The Certificate in Principles of Public Relations is the stepping stone to Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). If you are interested please contact Dr. Smudde: firstname.lastname@example.org
is accepting applications from graduating seniors for the 2016 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship program Nov. 1 – March 1. Priority review will be given to those who apply before Feb. 1. Current fellows have had the opportunity to work on client projects, media relations, events, and new business pitches. Program includes: 6-12 month fellowship, competitive pay, challenging work experience in one of our U.S. offices, and senior level mentorship. If you are interested, please contact: DiversityFellowship@fleishman.com
WGLT is Blooming-Normal’s Public Media and a service to Illinois State University’s School of Communication. Internships are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to undergraduate students. Internships are unpaid but can be worth 3-5 credits depending on hours worked. Internship work areas include: music programming, photography, public relations and development, reporting (news and sports), and social media. Outstanding students who successfully complete an internship may be considered for part time employment. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact WGLT General Manager, R.C. McBride. RCMcBride@IllinoisState.edu
PRSSA FORMAL 2017:
PRSSA’s annual formal will be on Friday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 – 11:00 p.m.. It will be a Las Vegas/Casino themed social. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Admission is $5 and all are welcome! Bring your friends! Location details are provided on the event Facebook page.
FLY PROGRAM POTLUCK SOCIAL:
Attention FLY members! There will be a potluck social on Sunday, Feb. 26. Please make or purchase a dish with your FLY partner and bring it to the social! More details to come. If you are interested in becoming a FLY member, please contact Chloe: email@example.com
If you are interested in becoming a member or continuing your PRSSA membership, you must pay dues by Tuesday, Feb 21. Dues are $55 for seniors (one semester) and $80 for all other members (two semesters/the calendar year).
Benefits include: Internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, leadership positions, agency tours, National Conference, Regional Conference, PRSA dinners, and many other exclusive resources.
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS TUTOR:
Need help studying? Emma Lipka is here to help! Office hours: Monday 1:30 – 3:30 Fell 116, Tuesday 3 – 5 Fell 140, Wednesday 6 – 8 Fell 116, Thursday 9 – 11 Fell 140, and Friday 12 – 2 Fell 116.
CAREER CENTER EVENTS:
On Friday, Feb. 17 the Graduate School Series will continue with “Writing a CV/Resume and Other Strategies” form 12 – 1 p.m. in the Career Center.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21 there will be a Student Leader Reception from 3 – 3:45 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. Registration is required.
The Spring Career Fair will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center.
REGIONAL CONFERNCE: DEPAUL PR PALOOZA
Regional Conference will be taking place at DePaul University in Chicago on March 3 and 4. DePaul’s PR Palooza is all about media and entertainment PR! The cost is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Please let Deja know it you are interested in going! Registration ends Feb. 17. Register here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prpalooza-tickets-28643713117?platform=hootsuite
Being a member of PRSSA gives you access to potential scholarships. A full list of scholarships and application deadlines (deadlines vary among scholarships) can found here: http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions/individual/
Congratulations to our member of the week, Bobby Leahy!
Congratulations our 2017 National Delegate, Victoria Jackson!
Keep up the good work everyone!
On Tuesday, Feb. 21 we will be having a skype session with Tennille Jackson, the owner of the Intelligence Group (a public relations agency). No need to dress business casual but please bring questions for our guest speaker!
Please follow the PRSSA social media accounts to stay up to date on news and upcoming events!
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Helander - President