Friday, October 31, 2008

Prove Campbell Brown Wrong!

And VOTE :)

Just a friendly reminder ...

PRSA Event!! November 19th

WCVB-TV Anchor Ed Harding to Headline Annual Meeting Wednesday, November 19th
Channel 5 anchor Ed Harding will serve as keynote speaker in concert with the chapter’s annual meeting. Hosted at WCVB in Needham, the event will take over one of the station’s broadcast studios for what promises to be an engaging opportunity to learn about the forces transforming TV news. The evening will feature a discussion and open Q&A with Harding.

A 20-year veteran of Boston television, Harding currently co-anchors NewsCenter 5’s early evening and late newscasts. He’s served as a producer, sports director and field reporter before moving to the anchor desk; has been honored with two Associated Press journalism awards; and has been a first-hand witness to many of the changes in how news is gathered and covered today. Don’t pass up this chance to hear his perspective, and to gain from his insights on how this media segment will interact with others in the future.Space is limited!Evening Will Also Include:• Presentation of the Fifth Annual PRSA Boston Beacon Award For Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations, Renamed the Diane Davis Beacon Award in honor of the late Diane Davis, APR, Fellow PRSA• Election of the 2009 Chapter Officers

Also on the Program Agenda:
• Channel 5 Studio Tours• Dinner & Networking 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
• Program 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WCVB-TV Channel 5
5 TV Place
Needham, MA 02494

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Tuesday, 18 November, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thursday, November 6th @ 5 p.m. - Come see what PubClub has to offer YOU and hear from Caitlin Melnick, PubClub Student Liaison & AE at Schneider!!!

We are eager to introduce Caitlin Melnick as our speaker for next Thursday, November 6th...

Caitlin Melnick is on the board this year to again serve as Student Liaison. Up and coming stars are not the only ones to which Melnick appeals. As Account Executive at Schneider Associates she is a go-to resource for clients and colleges alike. Melnick honed her skills at Marist College where she earned a BA in Communications, Public Relations.

Who is Pub Club?

Founded in 1949, The Publicity Club of New England is the region's oldest not-for-profit public relations trade organization. The Publicity Club strives to promote and encourage involvement in the communications industry and specifically the professions of public relations, promotions and marketing. Additional information about monthly Publicity Club programs, social and networking events, the "Bell Ringer" newsletter, up-to-date Job Bank and the 2008 Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony, including a complete list of this year's winners, can be found on the Club's Web site at

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Check us out!

Sandy, our lovely speaker last week and former BU PRSSA president (pictured here), wrote about us on her blog! Check it out: here

Thanks Sandy!

If you're interested in blogging (1) come write for this blog and (2) go to the "Blog Your Heart Out" workshop, Nov 13. It is hosted by the folks at Boston Young Entrepreneurs, a group of incredibly intelligent people, who will discuss the basics setup of a blog: Choosing the right software, hosting service, picking a totally awesome name, basic plugin and choosing a design. This event will also be great for networking! Click here to learn more.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quickie Updates ...

Nationals: Alex, Chelsea and Heather made it home safe from Detriot! Woot woot!

PRSSAgency: The first Staff Meeting was a great success! Thank you thank you to all the dedicated members who attended! If any of you have ideas on how to make the next one (date TBD) better, leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail (

If you're interested in investor relations or corporate communication:
The Boston University Entrepreneurship Club is hosting Julie Patterson, a recruiting representative of the John Hancock Financial Network:
Wednesday, October 29th (1-2PM) in SMG Room 114
Julie is interested in hiring students who are "high-spirited entrepreneurs." This will be a great opportunity for you to jumpstart your career, your future, and your entrepreneurial goals.
Space is limited and you must RSVP (EMAIL ADDRESS)with a statement that you would like to attend the event along with your name, concentration, and grad year. Formal business attire is required.
Company/Event Summary:
Centinel Financial Group, LLC, a member of the John Hancock Financial Network, is among the few industry leaders to bridge the gap between the independent financial advisor and the support of a franchise-like organization. Our financial advisors and professionals enjoy the independence of developing their own practice, while leveraging an interdependent platform of technology, business financing, marketing, training and top quartile products. Our firm has been continuously recognized in industry publications for our marketing systems and our track record for success. Centinel Financial Group, LLC is pleased to invite intelligent, disciplined and high-spirited entrepreneurs to our select team of financial professionals. Learn how our business model can help lead you to unrestricted success.

That's all for now. Hope to see you all soon :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Whats up in the 313???

BU PRSSA does Nationals in Detroit, MI!!! Friday was the first day of events for the 2008 PRSSA National Conference. We found ourselves meeting a ton of Chapters from all over the country! BU PRSSA is making a big statement with our plans for PR Advanced and PRSSAgency - and - you are already being plugged in so great ready for some new hits!

The sessions today showed Chelsea, Heather and I some great ideas on Chapter Development, Office Policies, Pitching Secrets for Clients and much more! We are so excited to bring back all the information we are getting!! Here are a few pictures to see what we have been up to! Keep you posted!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

PRSSAround Town

Emilie and I walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk earlier this month with Champions (the low-commitment community service group on campus). The photos here are from the finish line @ the Hatch Shell.

Seeing so many women with the survivor sashes or the "I'm walking for my mother" signs were really heartwarming. I recommend any BU student (even you, boys!) to walk next year, especially because it is on our campus. The 5k loop begins at the Shell, goes down Comm. Ave, past Marsh Chapel, continues along Memorial Dr. all the way to the Museum of science and ends at the Shell. The Walk is a day-long event, so you don't have to begin at the official start time (8AM).

Have you done anything fun or interesting in Boston or beyond? Send photos and a blurb to me ( and I'll post them :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

More PowerPoint!

While we're at it... here is the link to see the PRSSAgency PowerPoint. It may be a moo point (FRIENDS fans...anybody?) now, but if you're interested take a look! It's never too late to get started!

PRSSAgency PowerPoint

Résumé Workshop PowerPoint

If you missed last night's résumé workshop, click the link below to see the powerpoint!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Z-Square Meeting MONDAY!

*Please note: The original post has been altered. Thank you!

The new meeting date and time of the first Z Square Account meeting is MONDAY, October 20 at 3:30, at Z Square. Hope to see you all there!

BU PRSSA Exclusive

Maggie Kellegher, HR Senior Associate from Burson-Marsteller's New York office will be presenting at BU's Fall Career Expo on Thursday, October 16th.

Additionally, Maggie will be speaking to COM students on Friday, October 17th from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in COM 317. This is your opportunity to have a Q&A with Maggie and ask questions about Burson-Marsteller's summer internship program. This is a great opportunity for some action in New York!!

Visit the Web site for more information!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eat @ Z This Weekend and Help PRSSA!

You may be familiar with the typical UNO's fund raiser that BU student groups hold...Well this is BETTER!

PRSSA is holding a fund raiser at Z Square for Parents Weekend! If you eat at Z anytime from Friday the 17th - Sunday the 19th, 15% of your bill will go to BU's PRSSA! Bring parents, siblings or friends to this cute cafe right on campus--the tomato soup and grilled cheese is to-die-for! If you're more of a breakfast person...PERFECT! Z serves breakfast all day long. Visit and preview the whole menu.

Directions: 530 Commonwealth Ave., Across from SMG at the Blandford T-stop, Minutes from Kenmore Square.

Important: In order for 15% of your bill to go towards PRSSA, you need to print out the flier and bring it with you. The flier will be attached to the weekly PRSSA e-mail. If you don't receive the weekly e-mail and still want the flier, contact Melanie (

The money we raise will go towards our social meetings and our amazing regional conference. Thanks in advance for all your support! Special thanks to the Z Square Account Team for creating the flier!

Mangiare bene!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Google Artist

Hi Friends! I've always wondered how those little google drawings came into being...pretty interesting. I also thought it was time for our blog to have a video post. Enjoy :)

University-wide Career Fair: Oct 16th

This Thursday from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the GSU!

This is a great opportunity to network, and just get the wheels turnin' for spring/summer internships. It's never too early! Burson-Marsteller will be one of the 66 companies participating.

To see all of the companies who will attend, copy-paste this link:

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Z Cancellation

Unfortunately, the 3:30 meeting today with the Z Account Team was canceled. Melanie is trying to reschedule for later this week. I'll keep you posted.

But you know the old saying, "when one door closes, another one opens..." The PleassDressMe Account will have their 1st meeting today @ 4PM in the Back Court of the GSU. E-mail Amanda or Emily if you're interested and not already on the account team (

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Pictured here is Laura (VP of PR) working at tonight's Cold Stone fund raiser. Thank you to all the dedicated members and freinds of PRSSA who helped out tonight by either working or buying ice cream! We don't have the numbers yet, but it seems like we raised a bunch of money! *Cha-Ching* I'll be sure to let you know where those dollars are going...

Did you come? How would you rate your servers on a scale from 1-5 (1 being the lowest)?

1st Z Square Agency Meeting Tomorrow!

So I walked to Z today to get my usual Tuesday-2pm-fix of free coffee to find a line out the door (yes, literally)! It looks like the Z Agency Team has their work cut out for them...

The 1st meeting for the Z Account Team will be tomorrow, 3:30PM at Z Square! Melanie, the AD, is really excited as is the e-board! If you want to check it out without committing to Agency yet, e-mail her and let her know ( Or if you're on another team and are looking to get extra involved, do the same. Good luck, team!

To learn more about Z Square free coffee cards e-mail with "Z Free Coffee" in the subject line.

More Agency updates to follow...

Monday, October 6, 2008

2009 Summer Internship Opportunity

Hey Guys,

We already have a great 2009 Summer Internship opportunity! Check it out below.

General Motors Communications Internship Program

DEADLINE: Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Each internship may have a varying start date requirement but generally will run from approximately May through August for a period of 12 weeks.

Moving allowance and housing are provided.

GM is seeking interns for each of the following areas:

Grassroots Communications, Detroit, MI
Manufacturing Communications, Detroit and Orion, MI
Premium Channel Communications, Detroit, MI
Advanced Propulsion and Environmental Communications, Pontiac, MI

Applicants should have completed their sophomore year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Candidates should still be classified as active students during the internship and should have the right to work in the U.S.

Cover letter and resumes may be sent to Lesley Hettinger at Please include GPA and anticipated graduation date. If your background uniquely qualifies you for a specific internship please explain in the cover letter. Deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.

GM will be interviewing on site at the PRSSA conference in Detroit so please indicate if you will be attending. For students not attending, interviews may be arranged by phone or on campus.

For additional information, visit PRSSA JobCenter or contact me for further details!

-Cecelia Hughes
VP of Internships/Job Services

YouTube Competition!

The Panhellenic Council here at Boston University is the governing body over all of the sororities recognized on campus. They recently received a grant from a private donor who has privileged the Greek community with the opportunity to implement a project to involve our campus in the election. Since last summer’s presidential debates, the internet, especially YouTube, has played a significant role with the involvement of younger generations in the 2008 presidential election; even leading to an entire presidential debate fielded with questions from YouTube videos.

The Panhellenic Council has therefore decided to organize a YouTube competition on campus to encourage BU students to become involved in the election through means that are relevant to today’s technologically savvy students. Beginning today and lasting through Tuesday, October 14th, students are invited to make 30 to 45 second videos addressing one or more of the following topics:

o Why it is important to vote
o How to register to vote
o How to receive an absentee ballot

Videos must be sent to no later than October 14th. A panel will review the videos to ensure appropriate content and that they do not favor a specific political agenda. The videos will then be posted on the GoVoteNow channel on YouTube by October 15th.

The video that receives the most views, or hits, between October 15th and Election Day on November 4th will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 on behalf of the Greek Community at Boston University.

Please email the president of the Panhellenic Council, Lauren, at should you have any questions.

If you don't recieve PRSSA National bi-weekly e-mails...

Please add to your safelist, so that PRSSA e-mails are not mistakenly sent to your spam folder. If this does not correct the problem, send an e-mail listing your name and correct e-mail address (preferably a personal account, as school e-mail systems do not always offer a spam folder) and Nationals will work to correct the issue.


Register to Vote!

Get to it!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cold Stone Fundraiser on Tuesday!


Hey guys!

Come out to the Landmark Center Cold Stone Creamery this Tuesday any time from 7-10:30 p.m. to show your support for PRSSA! You don't need a flier or anything- we get 15% of all profits made that night, so bring as many people as you can!

The Cold Stone at Landmark Center is at 401 Park Drive, next to the movie theater and Best Buy.

If you would like to volunteer to work behind the counter, please e-mail Heather Papsun ( with a specific shift time.