Feb. 19 Meeting Recap

Announcements:

  • Tweet with us at #ScrippsPRSSA
  • Blogging is a great way to practice your writing skills and gain portfolio pieces! Email Brigitte (bm179214@ohio.edu) for more information.
  • The headshot fundraiser is this week! There are very few slots left, so sign up now headshot fundraiserbefore it’s too late.
  • Bateman: Our team is holding a movie night on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. Be sure to follow them on twitter and support the campaign this month!
  • Run for executive board! An information session will be held Feb. 26 after the general meeting. Applications are due March 25 at 8 a.m. – You must meet with the current position holder to run for the position.
  • Member Spotlight: Shawna Kroning @shawna_kroning

 

This week we welcomed Andrew Cook, PRSSA National president!

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Key Points:

  • Think.. Why is purpose important in PR?
  • The better you know your purpose, the more you’ll reach your goals.
  • PRSSA has 359 Chapters at 359 different schools. There is also a national committee of 10 members and 15 regional ambassadors.
  • National Committee is here to help you with everything PR, check out PRSSA.org
  • Big events include National Assembly (coming up in March) and National Conference (which will be in Austin, Texas this year).
  • Make PRSSA your first internship. You can gain so many skills here.
  • Every person you meet in PRSSA can be that missing link to achieve what you want to do with your career
  • The Plank Center is a PRSSA National resource where you can learn more about becoming a leader. Check it out.
  • By developing your PR network, you broaden your perspective of the world.
  • You can find the Career Resource Manual on the website – it teaches you everything you need to know about finding your career!
  • To make your own purpose statement, think about the moments in your life that really changed your trajectory.
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