A LOOK AT THE SEMESTER…
Feb. 25: Networking Mixer
Feb. 26: Cover Letters
March. 1-2: Regional Conference in Chicago
March 5: COM Electives: Do’s and Don’ts
March 12: Spring Break
March 19: Chapter; Executive Board Applications Open
March 22: Agency Tour
March 26: Entrepreneur Panel
April 2: Writing Workshop; Exec Board Applications Close
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 made out to ISU PRSSA. Deadline is Feb. 22.
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.
Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 Journalism and Communications Academic Internship Programs in Washington, DC. This program includes undergraduate academic credit from George Mason University, internship placement with a media or PR organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area, and fully-furnished on-campus housing. Possible internship sites include The Washington Times and The New York Times. Students who are members of PRSSA will be given priority consideration during the internship placement process. Applications are due March 12. For more information about the program, visit DC Internship’s website.
The ISU School of Communication is looking for PR Interns for this semester and upcoming semesters. Attached to this email is a flyer with more information on this opportunity. Contact Tom Lamonica at email@example.com if you are interested.
COUNTRY Financial in Bloomington is accepting applications for various summer 2019 internships. COUNTRY Financial is searching for a Knowledge Analyst Intern, Training Design Intern, and Instructional Design Intern.
Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage firm in Schaumburg, Ill is looking for a Marketing Intern. The position involves hands-on involvement in all aspects of the Assurance marketing and communications department. Responsibilities include writing blog posts, contributing to Assurance’s social media strategy via social listening, supporting webinar and video efforts by transcribing content and more. For more information and to apply, visit Assurance’s website.
For more information about available internships, contact Tom Lamonica at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email email@example.com.
ISU SPRING 2019 CAREER FAIR
The Spring 2019 Career Fair is Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Bone Student Center.
It’s time to start looking for scholarships! The company Fresh Prints is currently taking applications for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are due Feb. 28. To learn more or to apply, click here.
The 2019-2020 PRSSA scholarships will be available Feb. 25. To view a list of available scholarships and to apply, visit the PRSSA website.
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.
APPLYING TO THE PR MAJOR?
If you are interested in applying to the PR major, listen up! You must attend an informational meeting on one of the following days:
PRSSA NETWORKING MIXER
If you are attending the PRSSA Networking Mixer, please read the following for important information. Park in the parking lot in front of Hancock Stadium. Enter through the front of the Stadium, and then take the elevator to your right up to the third floor. There will be signs located to help guide you. Wear business professional attire (email if you need outfit advice!) and feel free to bring your business cards, copies of your resume, and/or a padfolio. If you purchased a ticket, have a copy of your ticket ready to show once you are on the third floor. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of the professionals attending (research them!):
SAVE THE DATE: CHICAGO AGENCY TOUR
Our next agency tour will be in Chicago on Friday, March 22. We are visiting USA Today Sports Marketing and the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls. You must be a dues-paying member or pay $20 to attend. A sign-up sheet will be available in a few weeks.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EASTERSEALS CENTRAL ILLINOIS
Easterseals Central Illinois is holding a Grape Soirée event this Saturday at the Bloomington Country Club. They are searching for 4-6 volunteers to work the event. Arrival time for volunteers is 4:30 p.m.
Interested? Contact Allison Armstrong at aarmstrong316@gmail with your name, email, and phone number.
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: 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.
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SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
Hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138!
Katie Helander - President