Another Monday, another Monday meeting! Here’s the recap with all the information you missed from the meeting!
Become a Dues-Paying Member! Due February 12th. Advantages include exclusive scholarships, internships, priority in networking trips, and more!
Join a committee, they are a great way to get more involved with PRSSA!
- PR and Social Media Committee contact Elise (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erica (email@example.com)
- Social Affairs Committee, meeting Contact Hayley Baldzicki (firstname.lastname@example.org). They are having a meeting this Thursday, January 28th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Rollins Room (2nd Floor in Alden).
- Summit Committee: For our spring summit you can help out, Contact Sam Miller (email@example.com) for more information!
- Vis Comm Committee: Help with Headshot fundraisers, video of the year, and more! Contact Kaylee Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Bateman Case Study Competition Team is looking for one more member! Their client is Student Veterans of America,”yOUr veterans, OUr students” From boots to books:Telling the stories of Bobcat Veterans One more position, media relations application due this Thursday at Midnight, resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
PRSSA National Assembly
- We are sending one upperclassmen and underclassmen to National Assembly (in Austin, Texas) from March 3-5! Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 5pm. Partially sponsoring for the underclassman delegate, and upperclassman is fully sponsored.
- Columbus and Pittsburgh check out here!
Member spotlight: Jennica Lurie
Jennica is a Junior, Strat Comm major, marketing minor, and social media certificate Follow her on twitter @jennicalurie!
ImPRessions spotlight: Allison Arnold
Allison is a Sophomore and the new Account Supervisor for ImPRessions, make sure to follow her on Twitter @allison_arnoldd
Professor and Adviser Dan Farkas came and spoke to our chapter about Resumes, Cover Letters, & Portfolios! He gave us a lot of insight to what employers look for and how we can stand out from others.
“The bobcat family is the best networking opportunity out there. Bobcats help bobcats” @danfarkas 💚
— Jess Carnprobst (@jess_carnprobst) January 25, 2016
He spent time telling us that your cover letter is your time to name drop and time to “work your connections”. In this day and age we need to get on linkedin and network. there is no reason why we can’t find a common connection that helps push us forward. He also tells us that in the first two sentences of the our cover letter answer why you and why them.
Can’t stress enough how everyone needs to tailor their resume and skills to the position they want. That’s how you stand out! #ScrippsPRSSA
— sam miller (@keepcalmsam14) January 25, 2016
As for portfolios- Lead with your best stuff, and tailor it so that the most relevant pieces for the position you are applying for are the first thing they see. Make sure you follow Farkas on twitter @danfarkas, and we hope to see you next week!