Sunday, January 25, 2009


Universal Pictures is in search of a College Representative from your school to join our Campus U team. Campus U is a grassroots-marketing program comprised of student representatives at top campuses across the country dedicated to promoting and publicizing select Universal Pictures’ feature film and home entertainment releases.
The Campus U program for Spring 2009 will be in session from March – May and will continue again in September for the next academic year. Each representative will be in direct communication with the Universal Pictures Marketing Team in LA via an extranet site, email, phone and fax.

The main goal of Campus U is to increase awareness for Universal Pictures' releases by creating and executing unique marketing campaigns.

A brief and general description of what will be required for each campaign:
• Create a marketing campaign for your campus - focusing on promotions and publicity
• Work with on-campus media to secure a film feature or review
• Work with on-campus media to secure promotional support
• Coordinate advance screenings for students
• Work closely with on-campus student and faculty groups
• Incorporate on-campus and nearby retailers
• Distribution of posters and promo items around campus
• Host themed activities and parties both on campus and in the surrounding area
• Carry out guerrilla marketing stunts to spread buzz
Representatives will be paid a monthly stipend while Campus U is in session. Reps will be responsible for weekly email updates and reports.
• Sophomore status as of Spring 2009 is preferred but juniors should still apply. Applicants with only 2 semesters left before graduating will not be considered.
• Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing/Communications students preferred
• A minimum of 10-15 hours per week to focus on Campus U
• Easy access to Internet, email, phone, fax and Fed Ex deliveries

No previous experience is necessary. All Representatives will work directly with Universal to gain an understanding of what is expected.
Please send a resume and cover letter to

The Gerald Powers PR Scholarship

Powers Scholarship Overview

Each year, the Gerald Powers PR Scholarship Committee searches for BU's next rising star in the field of public relations.

First awarded in 2001, the scholarship is awarded annually to a BU senior in recognition of their achievements and their potential to contribute to the public relations community. The scholarship recipient receives a cash prize and joins the ranks of outstanding students and professionals influenced and helped by COM Professor Emeritus Gerald Powers over the decades.

Scholarship applicants must be graduating BU seniors pursing a career in public relations.

Each applicant must submit a scholarship application. The applications are meant to highlight a candidate's achievements and include a choice of essays to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to public relations.

Applications also require the contact information of a professional reference that the committee may contact to learn more about the applicant.

Criteria considered by the selection committee in the review of applications will include:

- Clear intent to pursue a career in public relations
- Academic achievement
- Proven communication skills
- Internships or other relevant experiential learning opportunities
- Reference that illustrates the professional potential of the applicant
- Extra-curricular activities relating to PR

- Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2009
- Candidates selected for interview will be notified on April 20, 2009
- Interviews will held on April 24, 2009
- The scholarship winner will be notified by May 1, 2009

Since the scholarship is for Seniors and there are a lot of things competing for their attention as the semester goes on, we try to make this available as early as possible.

Here's the link to the application:

If anyone has questions, please have them e-mail the committee at:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 22nd @ 5 p.m. in SAR 101!!!

Come join BU PRSSA for our first meeting of the semester in SAR 101!! We are excited to kick off the semester with some great speakers, events and networking events! If you have any questions email! 

See you there! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Join our LinkedIn Group!

Join our LinkedIn Group: Boston University PRSSA

PR Advanced: Innovation Through Leadership

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to bring attention once more to an awesome opportunity our members have, especially if you'd like more experience in event planning. It's also an impressive thing to put on your resume, and a great chance to network with professionals. It's our third annual Conference, PR Advanced: Innovation Through Leadership on February 28 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. We need YOUR help planning the Conference, and spreading the word about it!

Last year, we had speakers from 360 Public Relations, Weber Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard, Marketwire, Marina Maher Communications, and our keynote speakers were David Meerman Scott, author of the best-selling The New Rules of Marketing & PR, and Rick Murray, president of Edelman Digital. More than 14 exhibitors represented their companies and organizations at the Conference's career fair.

This year, we are psyched to announce our keynote speaker: Gary Sheffer, executive director of corporate communication for GE. We will also have prominent breakout session speakers from Life is Good, Hubspot, Booz Allen Hamilton, and more!

Please e-mail if you're interested. We'd love your help!