September 26th Meeting Recap

It’s already Week 6, and the heat wave has FINALLY broken! (IT’S CHAI-DER SEASON PEOPLE.) Fall in Athens is upon us, and we are PUMPED to finally be in the swing of things.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the meeting on Monday, and for those of you who couldn’t, here’s all you need to know!

Announcements

Marc USA is doing on campus interviews next month for juniors and seniors, so keep an eye out for the Scripps email for more info.

PR Bootcamp starts soon!

Come on October 18th 7-8:30 to master resumes, business cards, and networking.

The November 1st session from 7-8:30 will help you with press releases and social media.

Both sessions will be in Schoonover 450, we will have advanced sessions in the spring!

We ❤ Bobcathon!

Join the Scripps PRSSA Bobcathon team to raise money #FTK!

http://www.bobcathon.com

Want event planning experience? Join the team to help plan the Innovation Summit on November 4th where we’ll have a speaker from Coca-Cola!

The Mentor/Mentee reveal is on Monday! Remember we don’t have a meeting next week because of Reading Day.

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We will be having a headshot fundraiser on October 9th, 10th, and 11th in the Central Classroom Building room 205. $10 gets you two professional headshots for LinkedIn or whatever else you want them for! Reserve a timeslot at http://bit.ly/2cE6i69PAY DUES!!! $80 to Sammie Fisher or Gentry Bennett by October 10th will give you SOOO many perks and opportunities including networking trips, scholarships, awards, regional and national events, PR Bootcamp, mentor/mentee programs, ability to be on Executive Board, and most importantly, have access to the PRSSA internship database!

Email ouimpressions@gmail.com to do consulting work for these clients:

-League of Women Voters

-Running Club

-Graduate Student Senate

-AVW Hockey

This week’s Member Spotlight is Tyler Murphy! Congratulate him! @Tyler_Murphy773

Speakers

This week we had the pleasure of hearing Meg Omecene and Angela Keane speak to us! These recent OU grads and PRSSbAes are BFFs living the dream in New York City, and they shared some amazing advice and inspiration with us.

Angela works at DKC with a lot of (HUGE) education and nonprofit clients like NYU, HBO, the Discovery Channel, and the Columbus Zoo.

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Meg works at WME|IMG, a firm that has clients like Emma Watson (!), Microsoft, and Subway. Meg works exclusively on Xbox!

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These incredible ladies spent a large part of their junior year in New York doing the Scripps-exclusive Miss Universe Internship. There they single-handedly landed Snapchat coverage of the pageants, were 2/3 of the PR team after NBC dropped the company, and acted as brand reps at high profile events like New York Fashion Week.

Here’s some of their best advice:

-Build a power couple. Find that friend who you can count on to give you advice personally and professionally without being competitive. Cheer each other on!

-Don’t be afraid to leave Athens for a longer internship. A new city means new opportunities, and longer internships give you more responsibility.

-USE YOUR BOBCAT NETWORK. Alumni are almost always willing to help.

-Ohio has amazing resources. Use them. Read every Scripps internship newsletter, get a job on campus, and get involved in new things.

-Get out of your comfort zone, and NEVER be afraid to fail. Apply for things you don’t feel qualified for and go after things that make you nervous.

-Ask for what you want. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

See you in Week 8!

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This meeting recap is brought to you by Maura Anderson! Maura is a sophomore strategic communication major. Follow her on Twitter @agentmanderson

 

 

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