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!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Making Strides Kick Off Event

Rachel and I attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off event yesterday morning at the Park Plaza Hotel. It was a very moving event and we are so happy PRSSA gets a chance to be a part of it.

To find out more about the event, go to: http://tiny.cc/JKPuR

Also follow them on Twitter: @msabcboston (and make sure you're following us! @BUPRSSA)

If you're interested in working on the PRSSAgency team for Making Strides, let us know!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fall Marketing Internship at Hubspot

Here's another great internship opportunity for the fall! See below for all the details. Contact careers@hubspot.com to apply.

HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software company, is looking for an exceptional intern for its marketing team this fall.

We need a whip-smart, analytical communicator who isn't afraid to do some heavy-lifting in order to get a foot in the door at one of Boston's most exciting startups.

Here are a few of the requirements:
  • Marketing excites you.
  • You're analytical.
  • You write like Hemingway.
  • You're a media maker. (You don't go anywhere or do anything without writing about it, taking pictures or shooting video and posting it on the web.)
  • You use online social networks.
  • You understand the principles of search engine optimization.
  • You're ambitious and you work hard.
  • You're fun to be around.
This is a part-time paid internship that will last through the fall. We expect to hire a college student, but are open to other possibilities. If you have a blog or an online media portfolio of some sort, please share it with us.

One last thing: We're looking for people who get what we do. Check out our blog (http://blog.hubspot.com/), follow us on Twitter, be our fan on Facebook, then drop us a line at careers@hubspot.com.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Internship Opportunities at Truman Company

Truman Company is looking for interns, starting immediately or in the fall.


The internship is a PR/Marketing internship, and applicants should have PR/Marketing experience and web experience.

Email careers@soundbridge.net to apply, or to get more information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frugal Yankee Fall Internship Position

The Frugal Yankee espouses the New England traditions of enjoying life and spending less. Thrifty and savvy, the Frugal Yankee is a bi-weekly Boston based radio show, a weekly New England Cable News segment, a burgeoning web site, a strong Twitter presence as well as other traditional and emerging venues.

Over it's seven year history, the Frugal Yankee has established strong relations with various media outlets including the Boston Globe, NH Public Radio and others. Now a focused intern is needed can take charge of expanding these relations and forging new ones. Writing press releases, enhancing direct contacts, interacting with media outlets and raising awareness is the goal. It is a position limited only by the applicants ambition.

Good writing and editing skills
Working knowledge of social media.
Interest in media and communication
4-10 hours a week available

Work will be conducted in applicant's location, with weekly phone and email contact with the co-producers/co-hosts. Monthly, or more, strategy meetings may be required.

Contact: Louise@FrugalYankee.com Include a sample of your writing, preferably a press release or short article – a student project is fine.

360 Public Relations Fall Internship

Hi everyone! It's that time again - it's almost August and getting a fall internship is on everyone's mind. We have some great opportunities for PRSSA members, and there will be more to come as the summer goes on. First up - 360 Public Relations!



360 Public Relations is an award-winning public relations agency with an exciting base of national clients in the food & beverage, travel & tourism, toy, video game and other consumer sectors. The agency is based in Boston’s Back Bay and part of a national network of leading independent public relations firms.


A Communications/PR major with a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, an ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, excellent verbal and written skills, a quick wit and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment are essential as is attention to detail. PC proficiency, including Excel, Word & Powerpoint, is also required. Experience with online media and social networking sites a plus. Previous internship experience required; Junior or Senior-level students preferred.


You will quickly learn the components of a successful PR program and be able to contribute to the process. Sample activities include online research, media monitoring, compiling of targeted media lists, blogs and blog and podcast directories, pitching, writing of event advisories and other materials, involvement in agency brainstorms and staff meetings.


20 hours/week

Monday – Friday

Contact Stephanie Shih to apply: sshih@360publicrelations.com

360 Public Relations, LLC

140 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Student Union Opportunity

I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! We have some amazing opportunities for the fall, thanks to Eric Leist, our new VP! He met with a representative from the Student Union who is looking for 2 PR-savvy representatives to serve on their cabinet. It is really a great opportunity to get involved with, and more details are below!

Social Affairs Chair
Duties: Event planning for Student Union social events; working as a liaison between Student Union, SAO, and any other BU group; finding corporate sponsors for events; work with PR Director to coordinate the Intercollegiate Conference (where BU and other Boston colleges will try to gain a voice in local politics)

Time commitment
: Meetings 1-2 hours per week on Mondays at 8 o'clock in the Photonics Center and Student Union office plus any additional time needed to complete tasks

Ideal Qualifications
: PR/Advertising Major interested in event planning or corporate communications (much of this job will involve synthesizing different groups on campus.)

PR Director
Duties: Write Student Union newsletter; proactive and reactive media relations with the Freep and BU Today; Advertising and social media marketing to publicize Student Union events; work with Social Affairs Chair to coordinate the Intercollegiate Conference (where BU and other Boston colleges will try to gain a voice in local politics)

commitment: Meetings 1-2 hours per week on Mondays at 8 o'clock in the Photonics Center and Student Union office plus any additional time needed to complete tasks

Ideal Qualifications
: PR/Advertising Major interested in government relations, political PR or media relations

Anyone interested in either of these positions send an email to amahler@bu.edu and union@bu.edu for more information about how to apply.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HubSpot Live Webinar

Mike Volpe, VP of Inbound Marketing at Hubspot, invited us to participate in their upcoming live webinar. 

This webinar will cover their new scientific study of the effectiveness of news releases. 

New Research on Creating Press Releases That Work
Does the social media news release really work? When you spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on press release wire services, do you know if you're receiving the value you're paying for? HubSpot recently conducted a study comparing social media news releases to traditional releases across different newswire services. This webinar will discuss the findings and show how to be smart with PR and understand news releases better than your agency. 
Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 2pm-3pm - Register Now!

2009 Publicity Club of New England Career Fair

The Publicity Club of New England has opened up their 2009 career fair *free* to Boston University Students - regardless of membership. 

Monday, May 18
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor
South Boston Conference Room

Join us for a morning of career advice, resume assistance and networking. This is an event for job seekers looking to land their first job, transition into PR/communications, advance their career or learn about continuing education. 

Participants will participate in small networking stations and get practical tips on how to effectively navigate and network via the social media landscape, hear from people who effectively landed jobs using new techniques, recommendations on how/where to network for permanent and freelance positions and learn how to *brand* yourself. Bring your resume or submit it in advance for review and schedule 1:1 meetings with "Resume Review" gurus, seasoned representatives from top companies in the region, who will provide constructive guidance on how to package a winning resume. 

Please register by Friday, May 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. 
Register at: http://www.pubclub.org/careerfair_registration.php
Contact Kelly Woodsum, kelly@pubclub.org

The Boston Foundation is located on the 10th floor of 75 Arlington Street, which is bordered by St. James Avenue and Stuart Street in the BAck Bay, two blocks from Boylston Street and the Boston Public Garden. Main phone number: 617-338-1700

Parking: The parking garage associated with the building is open to visitors.
Other local lots include: 500 Boylston St garage (entrance is off of St. James- next to Cotton wood Cafe), 100 Clarendon Street (John Hancock), Radisson Hotel garage (200 Stuart St)

If you're in Boston and looking for a job, advice, or anything at all this is a great opportunity for BU students!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Congratulations - Executive Board 2009 - 2010!!

Meet the 2009 - 2010 executive board!

President: Rachel Sprung
Vice President: Eric Leist
Secretary: Jacki Archard
Treasurer: Chelsea Alexander
VP of PR: Emilie O'Toole
Professional Outreach Coordinator: Becky Steinberg
Social Media Coordinator: Laura Schroeder
Social Chair: Samantha Cohen (Fall) and Kristin Colville (Spring)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pub Club Scholarship - Deadline May 1, 2009

The Publicity Club of New England awards the annual William M. Cavanaugh student grant of $1,000 each spring as part of our mission to foster a community of public relations professionals. The grant application is open to juniors or seniors studying in an accredited journalism, public relations or communications program at a New England college. A recommendation by an internship/work supervisor or faculty member who has extensive knowledge of the student's abilities, work ethic and anticipated career path must accompany the application. 

The application and supporting material should be completed in full and submitted electronically to the Publicity Club of New England's Scholarship Coordinators. Please find the electronic application by following this link: http://www.pubclub.org/scholarships.php

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday May 1st, 2009. Please send questions to scholarship@pubclub.org.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

E-Board Positions Up for ReElection

The Duties and Obligations of Boston University’s PRSSA Executive Board Members:

All Positions

  • ·      Attend weekly BU PRSSA meetings
  • ·      Attend weekly E-Board meetings
  • ·      Network at various professional events on behalf of BU PRSSA
  • ·      Speaker outreach


  • ·      Must be a former board member to apply
  • ·      Serves as the principal administrative office and coordinator of the Executive Board
  • ·      Must develop and implement a strategic plan for the chapter building on the plans created by previous boards
  • ·      Advise and instruct members on the policies and procedures of the society
  • ·      Organize agenda and preside over meetings
  • ·      Delegate responsibilities of officers and committees, and overall operations of chapter
  • ·      Maintain communication with the chapter on a weekly basis
  • ·      Be dedicated to serving the needs of the members and the preservation and success of the chapter as a whole
  • ·      Manage PRSSA e-mail account and respond to inquiries
  • ·      Plan to attend PRSSA Nationals – President Trip Paid

 Executive Vice President – FULL YEAR POSITION

  • ·      Organize monthly agency tours within Boston (and New York, if possible)
  • ·      Be informed of, disseminate information about, and encourage participation in National and Regional Events
  • ·      Must assist the president in coordinating and directing committee activities and chapter operations and perform duties of chapter president if president is absent
  • ·      Work with the VP of Public Relations to publicize chapter events
  • ·      Identify and fulfill programming needs of general membership
  • ·      Announce PRSSA scholarship opportunities and BU PRSSA Scholarship Award 


  • ·      Be responsible for recording of minutes at all executive board meetings, general membership meetings and handle the appropriate distribution of these minutes
  • ·      Manage regular meeting sign in
  • ·      Update PRSSA Graduate Directory
  • ·      Be responsible for preparing and presenting framed Thank You certificates to speakers
  • ·      Responsible for updating and maintaining chapter collateral materials
  • ·      In charge of room reservations for all meetings and events

 Vice President of Finances (Treasurer): FULL YEAR POSITION

  • ·      Collect chapter and national dues and forward national dues to PRSSA headquarters
  • ·      Keep record of Chapter Members contact information – Official List
  • ·      Provide financial reports periodically to chapter membership.
  • ·      Work with the chapter president in preparing the annual budget and be responsible for approving allocation of resources
  • ·      Be responsible for obtaining purchase orders through SAO
  • ·      Be responsible for identifying fundraising needs, as well as developing and implementing fundraising programs
  • ·      Attend Town Hall meetings at SAO and support any AB Funding requests and SAO Professional Advisor

Vice President of PRSSAgency:

  • ·      Be responsible for maintaining internal and external public relations
  • ·      Act as the coordinator of PRSSAgency, develop a mission for the student run firm and plan for its growth
  • ·      Act as the contact person for clients and account managers
  • ·      Appoint Account Coordinators for all clients
  • ·      Create contracts for clients
  • ·      Hold monthly Agency meetings to update clients and the Chapter
  • ·      Be responsible for any media relations relating to the chapter

 Professional Outreach Coordinator:

  • ·      Communicate between PRSA, BWC, PubClub and various Professional Chapters in Boston
  • ·      Communicate PRSA events to the general membership and be aware of financial support available to participants
  • ·      Be able to attend PRSA Boston events regularly, and recruit members to attend
  • ·      Be responsible for networking with PRSA members and securing speakers for meetings
  • ·      Provide significant support to the Advanced Conference Event Planning Committee whenever necessary, specifically in:
  • o    Non-BU PRSSA chapter recruitment and participation
  • o   Professional/Speaker recruitment and participation

Social Media Coordinator:

  • ·      Update BU PRSSA Blog daily
  • ·      Maintain Facebook, TWITTER and alum outreach
  • ·      Keep chapter up to date with new social media opportunities

Social Chair:

  • ·      Recruit a social committee where necessary
  • ·      Lead the committee to plan the Holiday and End-of- Year parties, and any other appropriate social meetings or events.
  • ·      Organize Mentorship Program
  • ·      Plan fundraising events for Chapter programs

Advanced Conference Event Coordinator – FULL YEAR POSITION

  • ·      Must be a past member of the PR Advanced Committee (at least one semester)
  • ·      Work with any fellow event coordinators from outside of BU
  • ·      Plan the Advanced Conference
  • ·      Manage and oversee all Advanced Conference Planning Committee activities