Saturday, February 2, 2008

Getting the Year Started!

Hey all!

Thanks to everyone who came to last Tuesday's meeting! We're so glad you came, and hope to see you at our next meeting. Speaking of which...

February 5, 2008: Overview of PRSSAgency
Our VP of PR, Biana Bakman, will review what PRSSAgency is, what clients we have, and most importantly, how you can get involved. There is no minimum level of PR experience required, and it's a great way to get some hands-on experience and boost your resumé! Come out and get involved!

February 12, 2008: Ashley Cheng, account executive at Weber Shandwick
Former BUPRSSA President and Daniel J. Edelman Award winner (and one of my personal role models!) Ashley Cheng will share her experiences working at Weber Shandwick on Ocean Spray, Liberty Mutual, and Verizon Wireless. She'll also give us some inside tips on how to be a stellar young PR professional, and how to get ahead in the work place after college. You won't want to miss it!

Other announcements:

If you are a new member or registered last spring, you need to pay your annual PRSSA dues.
Cost: $55
Make the check out to: PRSSA Boston
Write on "Memo" line: "Dues Spring 2008"
Hand in on separate piece of paper: Name, permanent address, graduation year, phone number, and e-mail.

Interested in joining PRSA when you're in the real world? Along with a significant discount because of your PRSSA membership, you will also get multiple benefits and services.

Hey, Seniors! This one's for you.
Spring Break in New York City

This spring break COM is hosting 12 public relations students on a tour of six major public relations firms and departments in New York City. The visits will take place on March 10th, 11th and 12th and are limited to 12 graduate and senior-year public relations majors. We will meet with top executives at several of the largest PR firms in the world (We’re hoping for Ketchum and Burson-Marsteller) as well as a mid-size firm, a boutique and two in-house departments (MTV and Showtime). HR representatives will be at the presentations so bring your resumes and your portfolio if you’d like.

There is no fee for the trip but students are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging. COM will arrange and coordinate the visits and host a cocktail reception with COM public relations and advertising alums on Tuesday evening. (Advertising students and faculty will be touring major ad agencies and departments during the same three days.)

This is a great chance to visit and get to know some of the leading PR professionals in the world and to network with dozens of public relations alums working in the City.

Interested? Send us a one-page summary and/or a three-minute video explaining why COM would be crazy not to include you in the tour. Email your summary and/or video to Professor Quigley at The deadline is February 11th at 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Professor Quigley.

Looking for a scholarship? Check out this awesome opportunity.

THE LAGRANT FOUNDATION (TLF) is now accepting applications for a quarter of a million dollars ($250,000) in scholarships, which will be awarded in the 2008/2009 academic year. The scholarships are for ethnic minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising, marketing or public relations.

In 2008, TLF will be celebrating its 10th year and awarding 36 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to 22 undergraduate students in the amount of $5,000, and 14 graduate students in the amount of $10,000.

For more information and to see if you qualify, click here.

Thanks for sticking throught this long post! I really hope to see you all on Tuesday! If you have any questions, e-mail Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

So excited for this semester!

BU PRSSA said...

Same here! We love to get comments from you guys, but it says the comment was made by "anonymous," so if you post, please leave your name. That way we'll know who's saying these wonderful things! :)