Thursday, September 30, 2010

Check this out!

Good morning, PRSSA,

As I was checking out the National PRSSA blog, I came across a recent post relating to our Health Care PR panel last week (By the way, thanks to everyone who came! We had a great turn out and learned a lot from Jessica Munday and Heather Woolwine). There really seemed to be a lot of interest in the healthcare field so I thought I would share the link so you can see yet another perspective:

Also, remember the deadline for submitting your membership application is October 26. If you need an application, contact Keisha Murray (

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Volunteers needed!!

Hey everyone!

We are excited for our second week of Dollar Doughnut Friday this Friday, September 24th. We made a little profit last week, but I know we can do much better...seriously, who doesn't LOVE Krispy Kreme??

We could use some help working the table in Cougar Mall between 7:30-11am. It would be great if you could volunteer to work a one-hour shift. We need 1-2 people at a time. Contact Brittany Dahn on Facebook or by e-mail at if you can help us out!

Other than that, we're looking forward to our Healthcare PR panel tomorrow night. Just bring yourself and any questions you may have to ask the professionals during the Q&A session. Remember, the meeting is at 5:30pm in ECTR 115.

Finally, if you haven't already, be sure to join our Facebook group CofC PRSSA.

See everyone for the panel tomorrow night!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Discounted Student Lunch, $8.50....Discounted lunch PLUS networking with professionals, Priceless.

"Back to School & Back to PRSA"....

PRSA is hosting their monthly luncheon at the Carolina First Arena next Tuesday, September 21 and have dropped the price for students to attend to just $8.50/person!

Networking begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by a session on sports marketing from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Brandon Stevens, Executive Director of the Cougar Club at the College of Charleston, and Andrew McGlaughon, Director of Sports Marketing, will share their insights on the topic.

This is a great way to meet professionals and get an inside look at the PR/marketing industry.

RSVP by noon on Monday to Erin Watson at

Hope you can make it for some good food and networking!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Membership, Activities, and More!

We had a great turnout at our Chapter meeting last Thursday, thanks to everyone who attended!

For those of you who couldn't attend, here are some of the topics we discussed:

1. Benefits of PRSSA membership: For only $65/year, you can become an official member of PRSSA. This entitles you access to the PRSSA national job board, exclusive campus benefits, as well as a certificate, membership card, and subscription to Tactics magazine.

Although CofC PRSSA does not require membership to participate right away, we ask that if you are unsure about joining you use the first semester as a trial run. By spring semester, you should have a good idea about whether or not the organization is right for you. At that time, you can decide if you are going to become an official member or not.

Dues are collected twice per year- October 26 and February 26 (You only pay ONCE per year, fall OR spring).

2. 2010-2011 Activities: This fall, we are excited to launch our Dollar Doughnut fundraiser. We will give everyone the opportunity to volunteer Friday mornings to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts around campus. More information is to come!

The PRSSA National Conference in Washington D.C. will be October 15-19. The conference will consist of professional speakers, workshops, networking events, socials, and more. The deadline to sign up is TODAY (Monday Sept. 13). For more information, visit or e-mail Dr. Ruth at

CofC PRSSA will also be involved in community service projects throughout the semester. More details to come.

3. PRSSA Communication: There are a few ways you can stay connected to PRSSA. Join our Facebook group, CofC PRSSA. We will consistently update the page with meeting reminders, special events, and other news. Also, be sure to check your school e-mail account, as PRSSA notifications will be sent there as well.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 7 at 5:30pm in ECTR 115. Come ready to learn about Health PR from a panel of professionals! This is a great opportunity to network and get questions answered.

Have a great week!

~The PRSSA Officer Team

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Chapter Meeting of the Year!

Join CofC PRSSA for the first chapter meeting of the year this Thursday, Sept. 9. The meeting will be in Education Center Room 115 at 5:30pm.

This first meeting will serve as an introduction to the organization and highlight what we have planned for this semester.

PRSSA is a great group to get involved with on campus. Not only does it teach students about the PR profession, but it also gives students the opportunity to network with men and women in the industry.

Any and all interested students are encouraged to attend the meeting on Thursday to find out if PRSSA is right for you! Be sure to become a fan of our Facebook page as well!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask our Chapter Faculty Advisor, Dr. Ruth-McSwain at or Chapter President Monique Dyer at