Leave Your Legacy – CSUN PRSSA

By Shaili Ahl, Chapter President

With the dawn of a new semester in motion, there is no better time to gear yourself up for the start of great things. Summer time is only a few short months away, which for some of us means it’s time to prepare for applying to internships and entry-level positions. While at first this reality might seem scary, there is so much to be excited for and get involved with as a member of CSUN PRSSA.

Chapter Meetings

This semester’s Chapter meetings will be held every other week on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Be more than just a member of the audience during our guest speaker sessions and workshops. Our guest speakers are invited to not only share their insights of the industry, but most importantly to be resources to our members. Every connection you make is a door you are opening to your bright future. Aside from our guest speakers and interactive workshops planned for this semester, our Chapter’s executive board is here to help you with any questions you may have about your professional development: whether you have already immersed yourself into the industry or just trying to get started.

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Events and Volunteering

Beyond attending meetings and networking with our students and professionals, being a member of CSUN PRSSA gives you ample opportunities to participate with our parent Chapter, PRSA-LA. The events organized by PRSA-LA give you insight to the different industries within public relations and what route each specialty can take you. An added bonus is, you get to meet several other Chapters within the Southern California region (getting the hint that networking is super important). Being in the nexus of public relations and communications, CSUN PRSSA receives a number of volunteering and internship opportunities in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Finding Your Passion

While networking, events, volunteering and internships will give you the edge and sense of purpose you need to start, the most important thing CSUN PRSSA can do for you is help you find your passion. Purpose and passion are very different, and without passion it is often times difficult to have a grip on your purpose. Whatever your passion may be, we’re here to help you take it somewhere. It is only fitting that finding your passion will be the subject of our first Chapter meeting on Tues., Feb. 10 with former CSUN instructor and continuous CSUN PRSSA champion, Lori Baker-Schena. We’re looking forward to seeing you then!

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The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Career & Professional Development Workshop

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The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) and Burson-Marstellar HBSI Program and Recruitment Event

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Apply for Executive Board

PRSSA Executive Board Job Descriptions Spring 2015

2015 Executive Board Candidacy Form

Travel and Tourism PR – the 21st Century World in a Nutshell

The world is shrinking and changing at a dizzying pace, and both public relations and editorial communicators in the arena of travel and tourism reflect the profound, global changes which have taken place in the last several years. From new technologies and the current digital landscape, to highly charged geo-political regions around the world, today’s PR and media pros alike must stay on the cusp of this changing landscape, and create content both compelling and relevant to their audiences around the world.

Join PRSA-LA on Oct. 22 for this thought-provoking and wide-ranging moderated panel discussion with industry-leading experts representing highly diverse areas of practice within the travel and tourism industry offering unique insights which will be valuable for PR pros in any field. Click here for more information.

2014 Scholarship – Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Los Angeles 

The HPRA Scholarship Program was created to assist students of Hispanic descent in California achieve their educational goals. The HPRA Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service among students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields. Each year, the program awards five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000*. Each recipient is then automatically considered for the Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on contributions to the community.

Eligibility requirements and the application can be found on the website at http://www.hpra-usa.org/laR/scholarship-program/.

TLF Career & Professional Development Workshop

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Benefits, Anyone?

Created by: Shaili Ahl, Director of Public Relations

Benefits, Anyone?

The advantages of becoming a PRSSA member are endless. If you are already a member, be sure to make use of all of the opportunities available to you. Visit http://www.prssa.org for more details.

Guest Speaker – Jannis Swerman, Hospitality PR

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2014 Scholarship – Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Los Angeles

The HPRA Scholarship Program was created to assist students of Hispanic descent in California achieve their educational goals. The HPRA Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service among students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields. Each year, the program awards five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000*. Each recipient is then automatically considered for the Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on contributions to the community.

Download application here: http://www.hpra-usa.org/la/scholarship-program/. Image

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