Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our blog has moved!

Dear members,

Our blog has a new home at www.buprssa.com! You can find all of our past and current posts at this new site, as well as more information about the e-board.

Don't forget to update your RSS feeds! See you there!


BU Career Services

I'm sure most of you already received this information in your inbox, but just in case you didn't, I thought I'd post it here. Enjoy!


Recruiting Events

Here is a list of upcoming information sessions for the week of September 28th. For additional information, please go to our website at www.bu.edu/careers.

Wednesday, September 30th

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

Info Session at 3:00 p.m.

Career Services - 19 Deerfield Street, 3rd floor


Is an MBA in your future? Krystal Brooks, Assistant Director of Masters Admissions at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, will be presenting an MBA workshop for students from all academic disciplines who may be considering an MBA in either their short or long-term career plans. This workshop will help to answer questions like: Why should I consider an MBA? How do I choose an MBA program? Should I study full-time or part-time? How do I get in? When is the right time to pursue an MBA? What can I be doing now to get ready?

Analysis Group Info Session at 5:30 p.m.

Career Services - 19 Deerfield Street, 3rd floor


Analysis Group, Inc. (AG) provides economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to a wide range of clients. Through our work across multiple industries (including finance, health care, and environmental sciences), we have built a reputation for excellence by providing fact-based, thoughtful interpretation of complex legal and business issues. Analysts have a unique opportunity to work with our network of highly regarded experts from leading academic institutions. After a few years of working at Analysis Group, many analysts matriculate at top graduate programs. Please join us to learn more about the casework, work environment and to ask any questions you may have about the position or company.


Resume Deadline for Hardware & Software Development Full-time positions and Hardware & Software Development Internships

Note: These positions are listed under the regular job postings list in BU CareerLink (job ID #703703 and 703704, respectively).

Interviews will take place at College of Engineering Career Development Office


Thursday, October 1st

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Info Session at 7:00 p.m.

Science Center, Room 107 (590 Comm Ave.)


CIA representatives will be at Boston University to speak about opportunities throughout the CIA, in particular, about opportunities within the Directorate of Intelligence and the National Clandestine Service. They will discuss both full-time and Internship opportunities. Please be aware that U.S. citizenship is required when applying to the CIA.

The CIA collects, evaluates, and produces finished reports on foreign intelligence, and provides senior U.S. policy makers with the most accurate, comprehensive, and objective information available using the most current technologies and employs individuals from diverse backgrounds. They are looking for intelligent, self motivated, and inquisitive persons who are interested in dealing with challenges for a changing world.

All positions require U.S. citizenship, relocation to the Washington D.C. area and a security clearance. All degrees are of great interest.

The information session will take place in SCI 107 (Metcalf Science Center, 590 Commonwealth Ave). All students are encouraged to bring a resume.

Visit www.cia.gov for more information on positions within the Agency.

Please RSVP to har@bu.edu or through BU CareerLink if you plan to attend.

Deloitte & Touche

Resume Deadline for Data Analytics Associate position

Note: This position is listed under the regular job postings list in BU CareerLink (job ID #703581).

Interviews will take place at School of Management Feld Career Center

Monday, September 28, 2009

Strengthen Your Resume By Volunteering At 90.9 wbur

Being a WBUR volunteer will look great on your resume! It's also a chance to get behind-the-scenes access to one of Boston's top radio stations.

All volunteer shifts feature free food from some of Boston's best restaurants. We also give away tons of free books and pay for parking. We can also thank your student group or organization on-air during your shift.

The WBUR studios are conveniently located on campus at the corner of St. Paul and Comm Ave.

WBUR's Fall Fundraiser takes place from October 1 to October 9 with several shifts available each day (each shift is roughly 2.5 hours).

To sign up now and for more information visit www.wbur.org/support/volunteer

If you have any questions please contact Volunteer Manager Jon Peck at 617.353.8155 or email at volunteer@wbur.org

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I hope everyone had a great time at the meeting tonight!! Emilie gave us some fantastic information about PRSSAgency, and I hope everyone is excited to get involved. Just to recap a little bit...

We have THREE great teams:
- internshipratings.com
- wiggio.com

For each team we need TWO Account Directors. Account Directors are:
- Team leaders
- Organize meetings
- Main client contact
- AD's usually have some agency experience already, either through an internship or having been involved with PRSSAgency before
- Send your AD application to eotoole@bu.edu !!!

Each team will be supported by Account Executives. Everyone is welcome to join PRSSAgency as an AE and everyone who applies will be placed on at least one of the three teams! If you have any questions at all, send an email to Emilie at eotoole@bu.edu or buprssa@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Internship at TalentCulture

The internship opportunities just keep coming! If you're looking for a smaller time commitment and the ability to work from home, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Our fabulous VP Eric Leist is also interning there this year!

Do you want to have fun while learning and gaining valuable real-world career experience?

Talentcultre is an innovative start-up venture in Harvard Square, Cambridge seeking Social Media Interns. This volunteer internship offers a unique opportunity to help expand our business via research and various social media platforms. Seeking someone with a passion for Social Media and technology, a Web 2.0 enthusiast that enjoys and understands micro-blogging, user-generated content, and online communities. The ideal candidate is focusing on entrepreneurship and public relations.

Credit: Optional
Location: Telecommuting
Time: 10-15 hours/week-flexible
Timeframe: 1 or 2 semesters; start date: as soon as possible

Responsibilities include the following:

Maintain, monitor and interact with members on applicable social media outlets.
Interact with our Twitter community with enthusiasm and professionalism.
Support public relations efforts and brainstorm creative approaches to expand business.
Attend phone/in person meetings and create assessment reports about social media trends, updates, and communities.
Research business articles, new business leads, blogs and videos.
Write/contribute to blog articles as applicable.
Create social media marketing outreach plans based on needs assessment.

Minimum Requirements:

Undergraduate coursework in Journalism, PR/Communications, Business or related field. Practical work experience is a definite plus.
Strong writing skills.
Demonstrated experience/interest in online community management.
Highly organized and able to work independently and collaboratively.
Desire to take initiative as new audiences and platforms emerge.
Polished presentation and effective communication skills.

Please submit your portfolio/resume, writing sample, Twitter handle (if applicable) and detailed cover letter to: intern@talentculture.com

Please also include details on your availability to intern.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cone is looking for interns!

See below for details on their internship program.

At Cone, we recognize and appreciate the energy, enthusiasm and fresh perspective that students offer our company. As a Cone intern, you will gain invaluable, hands-on experience in the fields of public relations and marketing.

Working under the guidance of our talented, resourceful and dynamic mentors, each intern will be assigned to an account team. As an integral member of the team, the intern will assume responsibility for a number of support functions in a variety of areas. Interns will also attend educational workshops throughout the semester covering a wide range of critical marketing communications topics, as well as a career development session.

Cone Internships are for credit only and are offered during the summer, fall, and spring in the following areas:

  • Brand Marketing
  • Cause Branding
  • Crisis Management and Prevention
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Business Development
  • Graphic Design/Video Production
  • Knowledge Leadership

To apply for an internship at Cone, please send a resume and cover letter tointernships@coneinc.com.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall Internship Opportunity - CGPR

Didn't have enough time this summer to apply for a Fall internship? Just decided you wanted to get some PR experience this Fall? It's not too late! CGPR is looking for one of our fabulous PRSSA members to fill their internship spot.

CGPR, a boutique PR firm (www.cgprpublicrelations.com) specializing in consumer public relations, seeks a motivated team player with a passion for communications. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- assisting team members with day-to-day account projects
- monitoring trends
- media relations activities
- tracking editorial placements
- conducting basic research
- contributing to brainstorming sessions.

This position provides aspiring students the opportunity to learn about public relations and associated disciplines. Internship is for college credit or experience only.

-Excellent oral, editing and written communication skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Excellent organizational skills
-Ability to think creatively and suggest ideas
-Ability to work as a member of a team
-Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
-Ability to prioritize work under pressure
-Ability to accomplish a task with concern for the areas involved -Proficient in computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Understanding of AP style a plus
-Must be available 20 hours per week

CGPR is located in Marblehead, MA.

Please submit a letter as to why you feel you would be a good fit for CGPR
and a resume to kristin@cgprpublicrelations.com.

If you're interested in this position, it's a great idea to get to know their social media efforts. Follow CGPR on Twitter @CGPRMarblehead and become a fan of CGPR on Facebook!

Monday, September 14, 2009

PRSSA Scholarship Opportunities

PRSSA offers scholarships year round, and below you can find a brief summary of each upcoming scholarship opportunity along with the application link. Some of the deadlines are coming up shortly and if you can't prepare an application in time, don't worry there are plenty more scholarships to come! Please email anyone on the e-board or BUPRSSA@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like our help with your application.

Professor Sidney Gross Memorial Award: This award is presented in memory of the late Sid Gross and focuses on the practice of ethics in public relations. The winner will receive $1,000 dollars. DUE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Application Link: http://www.prssa.org/_lo382974tw/63.pdf

PRSA Health Academy Grant: This grant, which will pay the registration fees for two students to attend the PRSSA 2009 National Conference in San Diego, is open to PRSSA members who demonstrate an interest in health care public relations. The grantees will also be invited to attend the Health Academy session at the PRSA International Conference, allowing them to meet and mingle with Section members and other public relations professionals. DUE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Eligibility Requirements Link: http://www.prssa.org/awards/awardHealthAcad.aspx
Application Link: http://www.prssa.org/_lo382974tw/39.pdf

PRSA Travel and Tourism Section Grant: This grant is open to PRSSA members who demonstrate an interest in travel and tourism/hospitality public relations. There is no limit to the number of applications a Chapter may submit; however, no more than 1 grant per school will be awarded. The winners' Conference registration fee for the PRSSA 2009 National Conference in San Diego will be paid by the PRSA Travel and Tourism Section. The Section will invite grant winners to attend the Travel and Tourism Section Seminar to meet and mingle with members of the Section and other public relations professionals. DUE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Eligibility Requirements Link: http://www.prssa.org/awards/awardTravelTour.aspx
Application Link: http://www.prssa.org/_lo382974tw/41.pdf

John D. Graham Scholarship: In September 2009, will you be a public relations junior or senior? If so, we invite you to participate in the $5,000 John D. Graham Scholarship competition, an award presented by the PRSA Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard International Communications. DUE: OCTOBER 19, 2009
Eligibility Requirements Link: http://www.prssa.org/awards/awardJohnGraham.aspx
Application Link: http://www.prssa.org/_lo382974tw/29.pdf

Stephen Quigley PRSSA Scholarship - Apply Now!

Dear new & current members,

Most of you know that we created the Stephen Quigley PRSSA Scholarship last year honoring one of our most valued professors, Professor Quigley. This scholarship will cover one members PRSSA dues for the entire year. We encourage each and every one of you to apply for this scholarship. Please send your application to buprssa@gmail.com by September 24th and winners will be notified before October 1st.

Please find the application instructions below.

Professor Stephen Quigley PRSSA Scholarship

In 500 words, please describe why you believe you deserve this year’s Professor Stephen Quigley PRSSA Scholarship.

Please e-mail your response to BUPRSSA@gmail.com no later than Thursday, September 24, 2009.

Please be sure to include your name and e-mail address on your submission.

The winner will be notified via e-mail before Thursday, October 1, 2009

Good luck!

9/17 Meeting - Diana Petruccelli

We are very excited to welcome Diana Petruccelli from the American Cancer Society as our speaker for this week. Our meeting is from 5 PM to 6 PM in COM 317. Check out Diana's bio below to find out more about her! See everyone on Thursday :)

Diana Petruccelli Bio:
"I graduated from COM in '04 and majored in Public Relations. I started working at the American Cancer Society the day after graduation in a temporary position as a Recruiter for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer covering the Boston and Cambridge region. Later that Fall, after the walk had ended, I was hired internally in our Health Initiatives department working with Volunteers and Health Systems in the Metro Boston area. In 2005, I returned to Boston Strides working as a Strategic Planner with our data and online systems. Last year, I briefly worked as Director of Corporate Relations in the Greater Boston area and the state of Maine. This past April, I returned to Boston Strides yet again as Walk Manager.

When I first decided to major in Public Relations, I planned on having more of a political focus. I was born and raised in East Boston, MA and come from a very political community and family. However, during the Fall semester of my Senior Year, I enrolled in Non-Profit PR. Our final project was to write up a plan for an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in our hometown. After researching ACS for this project, I was hooked! I loved everything the organization stood for and I still do.

I currently reside in Danvers, MA and have a 3-year old daughter."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Become a Campus Ambassador for Sparkseed

Sparkseed Campus Ambassador Internship

Become the face of student social entrepreneurship at Boston University as the Sparkseed Campus Ambassador. Sparkseed is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring, pro-bono consulting, seed money, and web tools to college social entrepreneurs. We are currently looking for interns to promote and market Sparkseed’s services at their university.

Time commitment: 4-8 hours per week


· Assist in the creation of a marketing campaign specific to your campus

· Identify classes, clubs, and programs related to social entrepreneruship

· Give away materials to increase awareness of Sparkseed’s offerings

Benefits to campus ambassadors:

· Gain marketing experience and learn new skills

· Have access to Sparkseed’s network of rising entrepreneurs and business leaders

· Leave a lasting mark on you campus by promoting social entrepreneurship

· Experience working for a start-up

Applicants must:

· Be passionate about social entrepreneurship

· Love networking and sharing great opportunities with friends

· Have exceptional communication skills

· Be results-oriented, hardworking, and organized

· Social media and marketing/sales skills a plus

What else you should know:

· This is a virtual internship. You will check in weekly with Sparkseed to report your progress and get support.

· This internship is unpaid, but there are chances to win prizes for causing an exceptional number of your classmates to apply.

· Interns have the opportunity to become regional directors.

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Tim@Sparkseed.org. Internship interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the internship itself beginning Oct. 4.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still looking for a Fall internship? Don't miss out on HealthTalker!

If you're still looking for a fall internship, or just decided you want to intern during the semester, there's still a chance to become HealthTalker's fall marketing communications intern.

HealthTalker develops innovative word-of-mouth marketing programs for the healthcare market with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

As an intern at HealthTalker, you would take part in various ad-hoc activities and tasks including...
  • Engaging and responding to program participants in online communities
  • Writing copy for various website components
  • Creating tag lines, quick polls, and discussion topics
  • Working with outside vendors
  • Assembling starter kits for program participants
Interns should have...
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player who can also work independently
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and positive can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision
  • Passionate about doing a great job
This is a paid internship and they are looking for someone who can work 2-3 full days at the office in Somerville (Davis Square), but they are willing to work with your schedule. The office is T-accessible, no dress code and you can earn class credit!

To apply, send your resume to jobs@healthtalker.com and cc Marcus@healthtalker.com.

Find out more about HealthTalker by visiting www.healthtalker.com.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The CW Public Relations Campaign Contest

BU PRSSA will be participating in The CW public relations campaign contest, and we want you to be a part of it!

The objective—to build awareness among college students for two of television’s hottest new shows — 90210 and Melrose Place — airing Tuesday nights on The CW.

The time commitment and timeline—from Sept. 1st – Oct. 9, the team(s) will meet at least twice a week. From Oct. 15 – Oct. 26, once a week. Teams will be composed of four or five teammates.
Sept. 1 – Sept. 10: Planning time
Sept. 11-Oct. 9: Implementing campaign
Oct. 9 – Oct. 26: Evaluation & submission
Nov. 9: Winning teams announced at PRSSA 2009 National Conference

For more details about the campaign, see below and http://www.prssa.org/news/news.aspx?Id=768

If you are interested in being on a team, email buprssa@gmail.com by 5 pm (EST) on Tuesday, August 25th with your availability and your top 5 ideas to build awareness among college.

Campaign Rules & Guidelines
The CW Campaign invites students to execute a public relations campaign on and around campus for two of television's hottest new shows — "90210" and "Melrose Place" — airing Tuesday nights on The CW. Students will research and plan their campaigns in August and September, implement from Sept. 11–Oct. 9, and submit their entries to PRSSA by Oct. 26.

The best campaigns will be honored at the PRSSA Awards Ceremony during the 2009 National Conference in San Diego by an actor from one of The CW's hit series. The team with the best campaign will be awarded a private meet-and-greet with the actor and the opportunity to plan the actor's media tour while in San Diego.

We see great educational value in this opportunity, and are grateful to The CW for providing it. Monitor our Web site for updated information about the opportunity, and contact leah.elison@prsa.org with questions. For further information about The CW Network and its shows, please visit www.cwtv.com.

This is a great experience, and we encourage all of our members to take part in it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fall Internship - Schneider Associates

Here's a great fall internship opportunity at Schneider Associates! If you are interested in public relations and marketing and want to "learn by doing," Schneider Associates is a great place to grow your skills, gain valuable agency experience, build your portfolio and have fun.

Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented; exhibit an enthusiastic personality and be able to handle multiple tasks. Internships are granted competively by merit. Interns must receive college credit and work a minimum of 16 hours a week starting May 2008.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with special event planning and implementation

  • Working with vendors, including photographers, caterers and consultants as needed

  • Conducting research for new business presentations

  • Assisting with administrative assignments (Compiling press clips and writing media placement reports to measure public relations results, Proof-reading and editing documents)

Requirements include computer proficiency, web research and social media skills. Ability to write press releases and able to work 2-3 full days per week.

If you are interested in joining a winning team with clients such as Baskin-Robbins, d-Con, Walker Restoration Consultants and New England Confectionery Company (NECCO), pleas forward your resume and cover letter to: internships@schneiderpr.com (Attn: Internship Coordinator)

Visit www.schneiderpr.com to learn more!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall Internship Position - Allied Advertising, Public Relations

We have another awesome internship opportunity for the fall! I interned there for two semesters last year, and it was a great experience. If you're still looking for a fall internship, I highly recommend this one.

Allied Advertising, Public Relations is the largest motion picture marketing and PR agency in North America. If you're interested in film, or even just love to watch movies, this is a great fit! (You'll even get to see a ton of free movies!) Visit www.alliedadvpub.com for more information on the company.

Allied is looking for a part time intern, working about 10-15 hours a week. The internship is unpaid but you can participate for class credit, or just to get some experience.

Send an email with your resume to Jen Mathews at jmathews@alliedadvpub.com for more information!