THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
9/25: Interviewing 101
9/28: Potluck Social
10/2: Intern Do’s & Don’ts
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
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.
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
TRANSFERRING TO THE PR MAJOR?
The PR major at ISU is extremely competitive and can be difficult to transfer into. Be sure you do everything you can to ensure you are accepted!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
There is a potluck and bonfire at Sydney Kendle’s house Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. We encourage everyone to bring some type of food! Carpooling can be arranged for those who need rides. If you plan on attending, please sign up here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: email@example.com
PRSSA T-shirts are going to be around $12 to $15. Interested in a shirt? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRSA CENTRAL ILLINOIS CHAPTER DINNER
The Central Illinois PRSA Chapter is hosting a dinner on Oct. 3 in Champaign. The program is “How to Succeed—Ethically—in PR” and will include guest speaker Ron Culp, DePaul PR Graduate Program Director. The fee is $25 for students. We will carpool to the venue! If interested, contact Katie Helander at 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!
We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138!
Jessica Grzesiak - President