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  • Welcome from President Ryan Hines -- Brief officer introductions Also, we’d like to thank Chipotle for their sponsorship of the food today  Brief announcement from GM Robert Corman
  • Networking TeamTeam Leader: Vice President Valerie Schein Coordinate guest speakers and any special arrangements needed Alert chapter to PRSA events and FPRA events Manage internship and job opportunities available to the chapter 2. Communications and Marketing TeamTeam Leaders: Digital Communications Officers Divya Sukumar and Hatham Al-Shabibi Produce and distribute any digital or print materials of the chapter Coordinate blog entries and publication of chapter newsletter Publicize chapter through fliers, press releases, fact sheets, digital ads, Oracle ads/stories 3. Special Events TeamTeam Leaders: Special Events Coordinators Julianna Nova and Emily Givens Plan and coordinate social events, including socials and volunteer events Coordinate the End-of-Year Banquet 4. Fundraising TeamTeam Leaders: Treasurers Amanda Hamman and Miranda Lou Coordinate fundraising events and opportunities for chapter Work with PRSSA National and other chapters for fundraising ideas and recognition 5. Membership TeamTeam Leaders: Secretaries Crystal Price and Andrew Uhlir Communicate levels of membership to the chapter Manage membership and ensure membership standards Provide premier access for Gold+ National Members
  • PRSSA Welcome Meeting

    1. 1. PRSSA Welcome to… Public Relations Student Society of America
    2. 2. Welcome to PRSSA <ul><li>Connecting you to your future… </li></ul>
    3. 3. USF PRSSA: Our Mission <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners by fostering the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation of Associate Membership in PRSA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation of accredited membership </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 6. Team Activities
    5. 8. Carissa Caricato <ul><li>Director of Marketing and Communications at Crisis Center of Tampa Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Program Co-Chair at Emerge Tampa Bay </li></ul><ul><li>USF Graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Email </li></ul>
    6. 9. Membership <ul><li>All USF students welcome, ALL majors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PR is essential across all industries and all fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to ALL USF Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GREEN Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GOLD Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GOLD+ National Member </li></ul></ul>
    7. 10. GREEN Membership <ul><li>Expresses interest in USF PRSSA </li></ul><ul><li>Receives all emails and notifications, but is not an active member in the chapter </li></ul>
    8. 11. GOLD Membership <ul><li>Active member in in the chapter: regularly attends meetings, special events and fundraisers </li></ul><ul><li>Receives all emails and notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Officially registered through USF in Blackboard; appears on Co-Curricular Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Standard access to all internship and job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized at End-of-Year Banquet </li></ul>
    9. 12. GOLD+ National Membership <ul><li>All benefits of GOLD Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced rates for attending USF PRSSA events, including “BP Oil Spill and Crisis Communications” </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced notification and priority access to all internship and job opportunities (early access before opens to Gold Members) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to attend PRSSA National events, including Conference and National Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Access to PRSSA National’s JobCenter, an online database for internship and entry-level job positions around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Access to “PR Issues and Trends,” a daily news monitoring service handpicked for relevancy from PRSA professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Access to “Forum” publication, as well as opportunity to be published nationally </li></ul><ul><li>Premier recognition at End-of-Year Banquet with formal certificate </li></ul>
    10. 13. Becoming a National Member of PRSSA… <ul><li>National Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50/year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TONS OF BENEFITS (Required of Officers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced rate for National Conference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to get published </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job & Internship Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transition into PRSA (SAVE $$$) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insider Info – news your future boss is reading now </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to 10,000+ members nationwide (+Argentina) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 14. Get Plugged In! <ul><li>Networking Team </li></ul><ul><li>Communications & Marketing Team </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events Team </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Team </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Team </li></ul>
    12. 15. Really Really Ridiculously Important Events, Really Important. Seriously. <ul><li>Pair with a Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to network with professional currently working in interested field: corporate, agency, non-profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration forms at back table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline is Friday, September 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PRSSA National Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline to register is Monday, September 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget Membership Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn in today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or email </li></ul></ul>
    13. 16. Ridiculously Fun Stuff <ul><li>Homecoming Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banner Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Paint the Town” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charit-A-Bull </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge-A-Bull </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flag Football Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tug-of-War Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homecoming Float in Parade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested? Meeting Wed., 9/15 at 6 p.m. MSC couches on 1 st floor near East Entrance staircase </li></ul></ul>
    14. 17. THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR 2576 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 971-4360
    15. 18. Looking forward to seeing you again… <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All officer contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on memberships, registration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Please email [email_address] with any questions. </li></ul>