THE SEMESTER AHEAD…
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.
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 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.
MEMBER INCENTIVE POINTS (MIPS)
We are introducing Member Incentive Points, also known as MIPS, for PRSSA members! You will now be rewarded points for attending weekly meetings, going on agency tours, attending socials, volunteering at PRSSA fundraisers and more!
Congratulations to our new Development Committee chairs!
Madeline Gomez: Social Chair
Raye Ward: Fundraiser Chair
Please let us know your accomplishments (internships, scholarships, awards, etc.) so we can acknowledge your hard work! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you signed up to buy a PRSSA T-shirt, you must give money to Leo Portillo by Tuesday, Oct. 2 for your order to be honored.
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 bake 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 bake an item(s) for the bake sale, please sign up here. If you would like to help run the table, please sign up here. Questions? Email: email@example.com
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, Consultant & Professional Director of the Public Relations and Advertising Program at DePaul University. The fee is $25 for students, and you will pay at the door. Sign up online by Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. We will carpool to the venue! For more information on this event, click here. Questions? Contact Katie Helander at 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 NEXT WEEK!
We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138!
Jessica Grzesiak - President