A LOOK AT THE SEMESTER…
March 19: Exec Board Applications Open
March 22: Agency Tour
March 26: Chapter: Service Project
April 1-2: PRSSA Spring Bake Sale
April 2: Writing Workshop; Executive Board Applications Close
April 5: PRSSA Bowling Social
April 9: Crisis Communication Workshop; Announce New Executive Board
April 11: PRSSA Formal
April 12-13: Gamma Phi Circus Concessions
April 16: Guest Speaker, Aaron Schoenherr (Chapter time moved to 7 p.m.)
April 23: The Power of Memes
April 30: Senior Sendoff
2019-2020 Executive Board Applications
It’s time to apply for PRSSA’s 2019-2020 Executive Board!
To apply for a PRSSA executive board position for the 2019-2020 school year, please submit your resume, cover letter, and your top 3 positions in a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. Executive Board Applications close Tuesday, April 2.
Questions about any of the positions? Email email@example.com, or you check out the videos that will be posted on the PRSSA Facebook page this week! In these videos, each current PRSSA executive board member gives a description of their position’s duties and responsibilities.
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.
Golin, a Chicago PR agency, is hiring for its Public Relations Graduate Internship! This is a paid, full-time position open to college graduates that runs from June through December 2019. In this position, the intern will work in a team environment within various practice groups: corporate communications, consumer, healthcare, digital and more. Tasks include assisting at events, communicating with the media, sitting in on client brainstorm meetings, and more. The deadline to apply is March 24. To view the job application and to apply, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The ISU Stevenson Center is searching for a PR Intern for the 2019-2020 school year. The PR Intern will work around 10 hours a week. Responsibilities include event planning and execution, social media, designing flyers, and more. For a full job description, scroll down to the bottom of the meeting minutes and download the job description file. To apply, email or drop off your application in person with your resume, a writing sample, and the Intern Information Sheet filled out (attached at the bottom of the meeting minutes).
COUNTRY Financial in Bloomington is accepting applications for a Knowledge Analyst Intern for summer 2019. This position includes partnering with business areas to write or update communications, appropriate brand and knowledge standards to provide clear instructions, and more. Please only apply if you are graduating in August 2019 or beyond.
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 email@example.com. If you know of any internships that would be valuable to our members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time to start looking for scholarships! The 2019-2020 PRSSA Scholarships are now available. 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.
Also, Loyola Medicine is looking for someone to fill the full-time position of the manager of media relations. Interested? To learn more about the position, contact Chris Vicik at email@example.com
If you are graduating in May and are a dues-paying member, you will receive a cord to wear at graduation. If you have not told Denise already, please do so by this Wednesday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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/Chicago Bulls. If you signed up, you should have received a tour itinerary email on Tuesday.
PRSSA BOWLING SOCIAL
PRSSA’s next Bowling Social is Friday, April 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is at the ISU Bowling and Billiards Center. This event is FREE, and there will be pizza! Feel free to bring your friends. If you are interested, sign up by clicking here.
The PRSSA Formal is Thursday, April 11 from 8-10 p.m. at the Hancock Stadium Club. This event is open to non-PRSSA members too. Tickets are $33.46 (this includes tax and service fees). There will be a buffet-style meal. You must wear formal attire to this event. Ladies, you can wear either a long dress or cocktail-style dress. To purchase tickets, click here. Please have your ticket printed out or electronically on your phone when you arrive at the PRSSA Formal.
Questions about the Formal? Email Denise at email@example.com
PRSSA SPRING BAKE SALE
Our Spring Bake Sale is April 1-2 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fell Hall Lobby. If you would like to bake a dessert, click here to sign up. If you would like to help work the table during the fundraiser, sign up here.
Congratulations to Megan Pellock and Maddie Rose on their induction to Lamba Pi Eta!
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAMMA PHI CIRCUS CONCESSIONS
The Gamma Phi Circus is April 12-13. We will be working the concessions to raise money for PRSSA! Next year’s executive board and anyone interested in attending the PRSSA National Conference in fall 2019 should plan on working some shifts. You get MIPS for working! Interested in working? Email email@example.com.
Start times for the shifts available:
COM WEEK 2019
ISU’s COM Week is April 15-19, 2019. The theme for COM Week 2019 is all about “finding your fire” in the professional world. Visit COM Week’s website to learn more about this awesome week!
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 March 26 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138!
Katie Helander - President