Monthly Update

Sept. 12

In this issue …


NATIONAL EVENT UPDATE
 
Register for National Conference
National Conference Committee
The Sept. 16 deadline to register for the PRSSA 2016 National Conference and to make a hotel reservation is fast approaching. Check out the program and promotional brochure for information about the sessions and events scheduled.


NATIONAL COMMITTEE UPDATES
 
Own This School Year
National President Emma Finkbeiner
Class is back in session, and hopefully so are your PRSSA Chapter meetings. Refer to the PRSSA website for recruitment tips and other Chapter resources. If you need help planning the semester or year ahead, be sure to download the Chapter president and Student-run Firm director checklists. As always, never hesitate to contact a National Committee member directly with any questions or concerns throughout the year.
 
Millennial Ethics
Vice President of Advocacy Andrew Cook
During the month of September, PRSSA will observe Ethics Month to help students understand their ethical responsibilities as future professionals. As part of Ethics Month, PRSSA will hold an ethics mini-case study competition. The competition case details were released Sept. 1 and students will be able to submit entries via email through the end of September with the winner receiving a $50 Amazon gift card. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Ethics Month Twitter Chat “Millennial Ethics: Workplace Dilemmas and Scenarios”, co-hosted by Dr. Tiffany Gallicano, UNC-Charlotte, on Sept. 14.  
 
Start Your Semester Strong by Writing for Progressions
Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson
Writing for Progressions, the PRSSA national blog, is a great way to start building your portfolio this semester. Contact Krista Watson at kristarwatson@gmail.com if you’re interested in writing. If you haven’t already, be sure to read the latest issue of FORUM.
 
Take Advantage of Career Resources
Vice President of Career Services Sarah Dougherty
Now that summer internships have wrapped up, connect your employer to the Internship Center so they continue to engage with PRSSA members. Be sure to take advantage of the Career Resources Manual’s Student Activity Planner (page 32) as you begin to plan the semester and membership recruitment. Feel free to reach out to Sarah Dougherty with any questions or ideas.
 
Share Your Chapter’s Story
Vice President of Public Relations Joshua Lachica
If your Chapter is doing incredible work, why not share it for the world to see? Submit Chapter news releases and get them published on the Chapter news section of the PRSSA National website. Email Chapter news releases to Joshua Lachica.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Sept. 14Millennial Ethics: Workplace Dilemmas & Scenarios Twitter Chat

Sept. 16PRSSA 2016 National Conference and Hotel Registration Deadline