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September 16 General Meeting

  1. 1. MSU PRSSA General Meeting Ned S. Hubbell Chapter September 16, 2008 *Reminder* Remember to sign in tonight to receive Hubbell Points! Welcome!
  2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>Ari Adler , Corporate Communications at Delta Dental </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Jaques , MSU Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Karin Hansen , Club 181 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Building and Maintaining a Professional Network <ul><li>Ari Adler , Corporate Communications at Delta Dental </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why does having a professional network work? How can Career Services help you? <ul><li>Paul Jaques , MSU Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Karin Hansen , Club 181 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interactive Networking Activity <ul><li>The Basics of Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Elevator Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>“ Twinkle spot” </li></ul><ul><li>Following up with e-mails, thank-you cards, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hubbell Connections <ul><li>Mission: “The mission of the professional relations program is to ensure our members receive the real-world experience needed to succeed as professional and ethical public relations practitioners, by providing a public relations environment in which members can deliver quality services and build positive relationships with clients and the community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and Core Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an environment of learning that allows students to gain practical public relations experience while maintaining their course work and other extra-curricular activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to grow as professionals, creating a culture of recognition and success. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide regular training sessions and mentoring opportunities for members, developing an awareness of the advancements in the public relations industry as well as a commitment to the professional growth of each member. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Hubbell Connections <ul><li>The firm structure is similar to that of a professional firm in order to provide the best experience to our staff and the best results for our clients. </li></ul>Firm Director Account Supervisor Director of Finance Assistant Firm Director Account Executive Account Assistant Assistant Financial Director Freelance/ Consultant
  8. 8. Hubbell Connections <ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HRCC Bone Marrow Registration Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday, October 14th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in CAS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Working with NSA and PMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up to volunteer to earn Hubbell Points </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FRIB FRENZY DAY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, October 16th ALL DAY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look out for FREE t-shirts to wear </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Become a fan of “Michigan’s Rare Opportunity: FRIB” on FACEBOOK and invite all of your friends! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SIGMA KAPPA 5K/3K MEMORY WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S <ul><li>The 2008 5K/3K Memory Walk to End Alzheimer's is presented by </li></ul><ul><li>the Alzheimer’s Association and Sigma Kappa Sorority </li></ul><ul><li>Come join the Ladies of Sigma Kappa, Alpha Tau Chapter of Michigan State University for the annual Memory Walk around campus. The Memory Walk campaigns to raise money and promote awareness of the Alzheimer's disease. Currently 5.2 million people are living with Alzheimer's in the United States, making it the sixth leading cause of death. </li></ul><ul><li>Please come help fundraise and promote awareness of this devastating disease. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, it is 80's themed, so feel free to dress up! </li></ul><ul><li>When: September 21st at 12pm </li></ul><ul><li>Where: The Rock, next to the Auditorium. </li></ul><ul><li>Donations of $5 or more will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Eastwood Towne Center gift card. The 2008 Memory Walk will also feature DJ Breezy. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested in participating, </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail Christina at </li></ul>
  10. 10. Don't forget to register for National Conference! <ul><li>The PRSSA National Conference is in Detroit this year and is running from Oct 24-28. </li></ul><ul><li>The registration fee is $275. </li></ul><ul><li>Register by going to, clicking on “ 2008 National Conference &quot; then clicking on &quot; Register &quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Your PRSSA Membership Gets You <ul><li>The Perks of Being a Paid Member </li></ul><ul><li>National networking opportunities with Public Relations students and professionals </li></ul><ul><li>National events with PRSSA such as the National Assembly and the National Conference which will be held in Detroit this year </li></ul><ul><li>Job and Internship Positions offered only to paid members </li></ul><ul><li>After graduating from Michigan State University, your membership with PRSSA allows you the opportunity to become a PRSA Associate Member for only $60 compared to the regular dues of $225 </li></ul><ul><li>Each PRSSA Chapter has a parent PRSA Chapter which opens opportunities for you to be invited to professional meetings and luncheons where you can learn from Public Relations professionals and network </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundraising <ul><li>We have two upcoming Fundraisers!! </li></ul><ul><li>September 20 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noodles and Company Banquet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TBA : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spartan Stadium Parking/Traffic Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sign up to earn Hubbell points and get more involved in PRSSA </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Need to beef up your resume or portfolio? Join Bateman! </li></ul><ul><li>Application deadline: Sept. 30 at the next general meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Client: The Consumer’s Banking Association’s college aid awareness program “The more you know, the less you know!” </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Adviser: Amber Shinn </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Honorable Mention </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Honorable Mention--4th Place </li></ul><ul><li>2009: Top three! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interested in representing PRSSA in the Homecoming Parade? <ul><li>We will be walking in the MSU Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 3 . The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Abbott Road. </li></ul><ul><li>If interested please contact Aubrey Zimmerman at [email_address] or after the meeting and she will give you further information </li></ul>
  15. 15. Old Town Commercial Association <ul><li>The Old Town Commercial Association is searching for volunteers for Old Town Oktoberfest! Volunteers are needed to serve beer and hard cider to festival patrons and they will receive a T-shirt and discounted admission into the festival after their work shift. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Shifts: </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, October 3 : 8-11p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday, October 4 : 1:30-4:45p.m., 4:30-7:45p.m. and 7:30-10:30p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested in helping out, please contact Courtney Sipperley at with your preferred shift. For more information about the event visit </li></ul>
  16. 16. And the team for PR ApPRentice is… CONGRATULATIONS TEAM! And for all members, remember, if we win this bid, the team will grow and we will need ALL your help!
  17. 17. PR ApPRentice <ul><li>Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is the largest private foster care agency in Michigan with offices in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Flint, Jackson, Saginaw and Grand Rapids. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone wants to adopt young children, particularly babies. We need to reach out to potential parents who will take children ages 10 to 18 under their wing. </li></ul><ul><li>Once foster care students turn 18 they are &quot;aged out&quot; and the statistics are high for incarceration, pregnancy, unemployment and not graduating from high school. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have ANY ideas to contribute, let Jenni know after the meeting or via email at </li></ul>
  18. 18. Had a great internship this summer? Learning something interesting in class? Tell us about it! <ul><li>Writing an article for imPRessions is a great way to get published and have some material for your portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>The deadline for the October issue is Sunday, September 28. </li></ul><ul><li>If you're interested or have any questions, feel free to contact Publication Director Julia Wendzinski at [email_address] or talk to her after the meeting. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Red Carpet Thursdays put on by the Red Cross <ul><li>Help raise money for the Mid-Michigan Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers needed to set-up, take tickets, and greet guests. </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 18 from 5-7pm @ Nuthouse Sports Grill in Lansing </li></ul><ul><li>$2,000 raised can provide: </li></ul><ul><li>10 meals </li></ul><ul><li>30 nights @ a motel for disaster relief </li></ul><ul><li>train 67 people in CPR/First Aide </li></ul><ul><li>If interested please sign up after meeting or contact Whitney Geller at [email_address] </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Want to work for one of the world's leading public relations agencies? Graduating in December or May? Looking for an internship? </li></ul><ul><li>John Edelman will be coming to campus on October 3rd to interview the top students. </li></ul><ul><li>Application will be required; reviewed by APRR and MSU Career Services </li></ul><ul><li>Applications located at the front. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Talk to Nick Lucido ( [email_address] ) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Next Chapter Meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>September 30, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>7 p.m. 147 CAS </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you signed in tonight to get your Hubbell Points!! </li></ul><ul><li>See you then! </li></ul>