FleishmanHillard is accepting applications for the 2018 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship.
The fellowship targets college seniors, recent graduates and graduate students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as well as applicants who have a passion for ethnic or cultural diversity. The fellowships are offered in public relations, graphic design, video, social content, digital and copywriting. They are six-to-twelve months in duration, offering a challenging work experience in one of our U.S. offices, competitive pay, professional development and senior-level mentorship. In addition, company benefits such as healthcare, 401k, vacation and sick leave are included.
Fellows have the opportunity to work on client projects, media relations, events and new business pitches, among many other practical experiences in the field of integrated communications. Fellows are also engaged in promoting diversity and inclusion across FleishmanHillard as well as in their local communities, and they support the development and implementation of new diversity and inclusion initiatives. During and/or at the end of the assignment, fellows are given strong consideration for full-time positions with FleishmanHillard based on their job performance and the needs of the business.
To hear directly from fellows about their experience, check out this video.
How to apply: Interested students may visit the website for additional information regarding the application process, requirements and qualifications.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email DiversityFellowship@fleishman.com.
About the scholarship: College Truckers is giving away $2,000 to a driven college freshman or sophomore who could use financial assistance.
How to apply: The application can be found here. It should only take a couple minutes to complete.
About the program: The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background!
Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more.
Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Washington and Lee University, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.
How to apply: Interested students can start an application here!
Now is the time to apply for our 2018 Harold Burson Summer Internship Program!
Submit your application directly through the firm's website by Friday, February 2nd at 11:59pm EST.
Check out the HBSI Facebook page for exciting updates and more information on #HBSI2018!
At the PRSA National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, this past October, entrepreneur, licensed therapist and Forbes contributor Bea Arthur spoke to hundreds of public relations professionals, as well as students attending from the PRSSA National Conference down the street, about her unique perspective on success, pitching and a new form of public relations.
As a founder of multiple businesses (Pretty Padded Room, The Difference) dedicated to revolutionizing the way people receive therapy and mental health resources, Arthur has built not only a health and wellness brand around herself, but a brand of entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy. Her young age only exemplifies her success, to which she continuously stressed the secret is resilience. With strength, stamina and stubbornness, she claimed you could accomplish anything. Where do you start? “All you need is an obsession,” she said.
She then invited volunteers to pitch their ideas to her in front of the entire ballroom. She gave critiques and suggestions on all of them, coming up with new ways for them to phrase their selling points on the spot and encouraging them as well as everyone in the room to begin looking at psychology as a new way to approach public relations. Whether you are writing copy, pitching a client’s business or just communicating with someone in the press, so much of public relations is rooted in pitching, and so much of pitching is rooted in psychology.
She encouraged everyone in the room to think about not only who they are pitching to, whether it be the press, investors or customers, but also the mindset of the person on the receiving end of the pitch. Are they a member of the press looking for why they should tell their audience your story? Are they busy investors looking for less buzzwords, more actions? Are they customers looking for the reward in what you’re selling? No matter what, she said, the art of a great pitch is all about answering three questions: what you are doing, who you are doing it for, and why you are doing it.
Despite being a woman of color under the age of 30, Arthur did not seem to feel any pressure to tone herself down or to prove herself to the large ballroom full of seasoned professionals. In fact, on top of giving practical advice on entrepreneurship, she openly spoke about the mistakes she has made in her career, from what she deemed an “embarrassing” appearance on the television show “Shark Tank” to the failure of her first startup, which led to her being so in debt she had to couch-surf until she found her footing.
She spoke about these failures with the confidence of someone who believes in themselves. According to her, these were only bumps in the road, and they helped her understand how to properly pitch ideas and use her knowledge of psychology to get what she wants. Being in the room, it was easy to tell that her attitude and outlook on life, which resembled someone with more strength and endurance to last a lifetime, were truly inspiring to all. “The best part about going through hell,” she said, “is that you come out on fire.”
By Emily Hillhouse, VP of Diversity and Inclusion
All blogs are written by general members of UAPRSSA and Capstone Agency.