THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
10/4-10/9: National Conference in Austin, Texas
10/9: No Chapter, National Conference
10/16: Sweater Decorating and last day to turn in membership dues
10/23: Alumni Panel
10/27: Football Game Concessions
10/30: Networking Triathlon, Part I: Get LinkedIn
11/6: Networking Triathlon, Part II: Contact Lists
11/13: Networking Triathlon, Part III: Networking Mixer
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 to made out to ISU PRSSA. Deadline is Oct. 16. If you have paid your dues, please send you ilstu email address to Leo Portillo: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH
We are currently putting together a committee to visit high schools in the Bloomington-Normal area. We will present about PRSSA and teach high schoolers about a new career option they may not be aware of! If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact Sydney Kendle: email@example.com
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.
The School of Communication is looking for PR interns to help serve the School’s PR needs! A full internship description and instructions on how to apply are listed in an attachment below.
JoyRun is looking for interns to fulfill two internship positions. The Growth Marketing Intern will execute marketing campaigns, identify and establish partnerships with organizations to drive brand excitement and more. The Runner Marketing Associate will earn money doing runs with opportunities for bonuses, execute marketing campaigns and promotions with local business partners and more. Both positions offer flexible scheduling. For more information and to apply, visit JoyRun’s website.
ISU Student Accounts (the billing department) is currently looking for an intern who can work from spring to summer 2019. To learn more, contact Raye Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Richard Durbin offers an internship program for undergraduate students of all majors, and graduate and law students who are interested in experiencing the day-to-day operations of a Senator's office. Applications for the Spring 2019 internships are now open! Internship opportunities are in Illinois and Washington, D.C. Tasks include conducting legislative research, assisting with casework matters, working with the press team and more. This is the perfect internship for those interested in political public relations! To learn more, click here.
The public relations firm Ketchum is looking for interns for its 2019 Summer Fellows Program. During the internship, individuals will work with clients, participate in agency events, write client materials and more. Ketchum’s application process involves an interactive application game! Applications go live on January 1, 2019. Visit Ketchum’s website to learn more about this opportunity. There is also more information about the internship in an attachment below.
The Wall Street Journal, an American news organization, is currently looking for interns for several summer 2019 internship positions. Internships are in New York and include a News Design Internship, Reporting Internships in the Americas, Video Internship, Magazine Internship and more. Applications are due Oct. 26. To view a full list of The Wall Street Journal’s internship opportunities and to apply, click here.
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 searching for scholarships! ISU has plenty of university-wide scholarships available. The College of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Communication websites list current scholarship opportunities. Check out all the scholarships today and get your applications ready!
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.
Happy 21st Birthday to Megan Pellock!
Congrats to Leo Portillo for finding the Sodexo Office in Hancock Stadium!
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: email@example.com
PRSSA FALL BAKE SALE
Our Fall Bake sale is Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fell Hall Lobby. We will sell fall/Halloween-themed baked goods such as brownies and cookies! We need people to make desserts as well as help at the table while we’re selling them. We are also having a baking day on Oct. 21 at a few PRSSA members’ apartments to bake together! If you would like to make an item(s) for the bake sale, please sign up here. The deadline to sign up to make a dessert is Tuesday, Oct. 16. If you would like to help run the table, please sign up here. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 IN TWO WEEKS!
Due to PRSSA National Conference, we will NOT have a meeting next week. We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138. We will be decorating sweaters for our upcoming Ugly Sweater Sale in November!
Jessica Grzesiak - President