DINNER & LEARN-
COVER LETTER WORKSHOP
We hosted a Dinner & Learn Cover Letter Workshop. Our faculty advisor, Mrs. Sims led the workshop and provided tips and practice for writing cover letters for internship and job applications.
We hosted our fall social event, PR Bingo! Members got a chance to win prizes and test their PR knowledge.
NONPROFIT PR -
TB RESIDENTIAL LIVING
We had a great meeting coming up with ideas and creating deliverables for our philanthropy project with TB Residential Living.
DINNER & LEARN
We were joined by Dr. Courtney Boman for a Dinner & Learn on PR Ethics. Dr. Boman discussed the importance of PR ethics and directed an activity with ethical case studies.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Justine Groeber, UA PRSSA's vice president, led a Lunch & Learn on professional development. She discussed how to expand your portfolio while working from home and gave tips to better your LinkedIn, résumé and cover letters.
LUNCH AND LEARN WITH
Our September Lunch & Learn held on Sept. 18 featured Betsy Quinn, partner and Global Awards director for Ketchum, who spoke to our members on how she helped Ketchum become the industry’s most awarded agency worldwide.
PERSONAL BRANDING LUNCH AND LEARN
Katrina Waelchli, UA PRSSA's vice president of social media, led a lunch and learn about personal branding. She discussed how to keep your brand consistent across all outlets include your resume, business cards, website and social media channels.
On Nov. 8, our PRSSA Chapter rented out the top floor of Starbucks for Write Nite, an event for members to get their writing juices flowing in a safe environment. Students watched "The Incredibles 2" while writing, drinking coffee and interacting with other members.
PRSSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018
The University of Alabama Chapter took 13 members to the 2018 PRSSA National Conference in Austin, Texas. Our members attended several presentations and workshops, networked with students from across the country, and had the opportunity to explore Austin!
BIRMINGHAM AGENCY TOURS
UA PRSSA members headed to Birmingham on March 2 to tour several agencies in the city.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP LUNCH AND LEARN
Emily Hillhouse, UA PRSSA's vice president of diversity and inclusion, led a lunch and learn about scholarships available for multicultural and minority students.
BENEFITS OF PRSSA
LUNCH AND LEARN
Members heard from Andrew Cook, PRSSA national president, and Briana Bryant, PRSSA regional ambassador for Alabama. The two National Committee members talked about all of the great ways to get involved with PRSSA at a regional and national level.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Our first lunch and learn of the spring semester featured Dr. Laura Lemon. She covered the ins and outs of personal and online branding!
On Nov. 16, our PRSSA Chapter headed to Starbucks for Write Nite, an event for members to get their writing juices flowing in a safe environment. Students watched "Pride and Prejudice" while writing and drinking coffee. With the opportunity to receive immediate feedback as the night went on, the goal was to have something written by the end of the movie!
SERVICES SERVICE DAY
PRSSA volunteered on Nov. 12 at Temporary Emergency Services, our chapter's nonprofit partner. Members had a blast sorting and organizing donations for the TES thrift store. You can learn more about the TES thrift store here.