Behind the Scenes of the Special Events Committee – Maggie Noll

Have you ever been a part of an organization but don’t know how to get involved? That was me, last year, as a sophomore hoping to join an organization I would love. It can be hard trying to navigate your passions and apply them to an organization, but thankfully, I got lucky finding the Special Events Committee within Scripps PRSSA. The Special Events Committee is designed to help plan and execute all the events, socials and fundraisers for the chapter throughout the school year.

My position has changed within Scripps PRSSA from a committee member to the Vice President of Social Affairs… the leader of the Special Events Committee. In this new position, I gained a new perspective on the ins and outs of the committee.

In our committee, there are six of us who meet every other week on Microsoft Teams to discuss upcoming socials, events, and fundraisers. Before each meeting, I fill out a Google document of everything being discussed for each upcoming event. For example, last Tuesday, our meeting focused on planning the St. Patrick’s Day social and fundraising baskets. During our meetings, members can throw out ideas for decorations, food, drinks and activities for the socials. 

What you put into a committee is what you get out of it, and the Special Events Committee is no exception. So, if you show effort by expressing and sharing ideas at every meeting, you help yourself. You can use what you say during each meeting on your resume or portfolio by explaining and telling what you did to contribute. Sharing during meetings will not only help you now, but it will help you in the future. When you’re working with a group, share ideas, contribute to the conversation and think creatively about your future endeavors in the professional world.

If you’re interested in Scripps PRSSA, I strongly suggest joining a committee because they help you in the long run. It’s a great way to make connections with other members while being in the know and helping plan each social or event.

Maggie Noll is a junior majoring in communication studies with a minor in public relations and certificates in diversity studies and social media at Ohio University. She serves as the Vice President of Social Affairs for Scripps PRSSA. Connect with her on LinkedIn here and Twitter here

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