CSUN PRSSA Introduction

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CSUN PRSSA Introduction

  1. 1. CSUN PRSSA “ Your Connection to the Profession”
  2. 2. Who We Are <ul><li>Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are a pre-professional organization designed to help students who are interested in public relations and communications become future professionals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Are <ul><li>Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Faculty Advisor- Dr. Lori Baker-Schena </li></ul><ul><li>9 Executive Board Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President-Sheila Rodriguez </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President-Marissa Girolamo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasurer—Emma Quadra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary—Sangeetha Princess Anantharaman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising—Anazarry Danganan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historian—Chriss Ramos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Special Events—Yoselyn Ramos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Student Relations– Jessica Bonilla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Public Relations– Monique Gonzalez </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. When We Meet <ul><li>Meet twice monthly on Monday nights at 7 p.m. in Manzanita Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2011 speaker topics & Events include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YP Event at Dodgers Stadium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCCAMC Founder’s Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRSSA Day with San Diego Padres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Conference in Orlando, Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel & Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech PR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Point System <ul><li>Receive PRSSA points for every time you get involved. The more points you have, the better chance you have towards a grand prize + outstanding member awards. </li></ul><ul><li>General Meetings (5pts) </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speaker Events (10pts) </li></ul><ul><li>On-Campus Fundraiser (3pts) </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Fundraiser (5pts) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for Committee(20) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for Peer Mentor (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Write for our blog (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Book a Guest Speaker (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Refer a Paid Member (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Mention @CSUN_PRSSA (3) [limit4] </li></ul>
  6. 6. Get Involved <ul><li>As a PRSSA member, you have the opportunity to be a leader and join a committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you like to plan events? Want to gain experience strategizing & raising money for our chapter? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you love to write? Are you interested in including PRSSA writing in your portfolio? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you love networking, planning events and socializing with friends? Plan fun events once a month as a team. Ex: laser tag, movie night, karaoke night, bowling…etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you interested in graphic design? Do you want to create flyers and design brochures for our chapter? These can also be included in your portfolio </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Member Benefits <ul><li>Access to PRSSA Job Center </li></ul><ul><li>PRSSA Internship Center (Helps create & build your resume) </li></ul><ul><li>National Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Rally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Networking Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>YP PRSA/LA Events Every month </li></ul><ul><li>PRSA/LA Professional Mentorships </li></ul><ul><li>Internship/ Scholarship opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Event Planning/writing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Discount to join PRSA when you graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Chats (once per month) </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people in your major who you will be taking classes with </li></ul>
  8. 8. Member Benefits <ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members can contribute to this publication throughout the year; it serves as the society’s main publication, and it’s printed 3 times per year. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PRSSA Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This online resource is geared toward engaging conversation among PRSSA students about student, industry and Chapter trends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Tactics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This resource is mailed monthly to our Chapter throughout the school year and is a major publication of PRSA. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biweekly Update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emailed twice per month, this resource helps bridge the communication gap between Chapters and the National Committee. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Member Benefits <ul><li>PRSSA Offers more than 10 Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Betsy Plank PRSSA Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence G. Foster Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John D. Graham Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRSA/PRSSA Internship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What percentage of Society applies for scholarships and awards? </li></ul>Answer: Less than 1%
  10. 10. Thank you for viewing! <ul><li>Engage in PRSSA’s resources and apply for scholarships and awards. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information please visit the PRSSA website at prssa.org </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com/csun_prssa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter.com/csun_prssa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://csunprssa.wordpress.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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