Internship Advice Lunch and Learn
UA PRSSA leaders led the January Lunch and Learn held on Jan. 29 and spoke about surviving internship season, specifically remote positions.
LUNCH AND LEARN
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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.
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.
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.
PRSSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
The University of Alabama Chapter took 14 members to the 2017 PRSSA National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Our members attended several presentations and workshops, networked with students from across the country, and had the opportunity to explore Boston!
HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH EVENT
On Oct. 4, our members hosted a personal branding class at Central High School. As part of our High School Outreach initiative, we engaged students in a professional development workshop. We discussed the importance of personal branding on social media, as well as building a LinkedIn profile.
TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SERVICES GARDEN SERVE DAY
Our PRSSA chapter volunteered with Temporary Emergency Services' (TES) community garden initiative. We gathered produce and assisted with garden maintenance. TES' community gardens program is designed to benefit disadvantaged people in Tuscaloosa. You can find more information on the garden initiative here.
"THE POWER TO EMPOWER" LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
The Third Annual PRSSA Leadership Workshop was designed to function as a chapter development and networking event for PRSSA executive boards and their advisers. The event featured multiple breakout sessions where attendees had the opportunity to collaborate on everything from shaping chapter culture to fundraising and outreach.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
LUNCH AND LEARN
Our Lunch and Learn, titled "Killing Apathy: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters" featured guest speaker Brandon Hooks. The luncheon was focused on why diversity and inclusion matter in the workforce, particularly the communications field, and why students should care. It provided students an opportunity for a casual, frank and open conversation about diversity and inclusion issues, and what we can do as young professionals to help our field progress.