PRSSA-SIUE wrapped up an amazing year full of awesome programming, professional development and community service. Members attended Chapter meetings twice a month that covered a number of different topics including LinkedIn, interviewing and resumes, ethics in the workplace, writing tips, networking and more. Members also attended the PRSA-St. Louis Career Day, volunteered and raised funds for the Walk to END Alzheimer’s and participated in the SIUE Relay for Life event where they walked away with the coveted “Spirit Award” for the third year in a row!
The newly elected executive board has already met to begin program planning for next year, and they have some great ideas that will provide valuable professional insights for members. In addition to the regular monthly meetings, regional and national public relations conferences and area agency tours, the Chapter plans to kick off the fall semester by hosting a special social media event on the SIUE campus.
The SIUE Chapter of PRSSA along with ELLA, the English Language and Literature Association, are collaborating on this first-ever event, which is slated for Sept. 19, and both organizations are excited to announce that Gini Dietrich will serve as the keynote speaker. Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communication firm, owner of the award-winning blog, Spin Sucks and author of the recently published book, “Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in the Digital Age.“
Social media’s impact is far-reaching, and this seminar will provide information that all students can apply to their professional careers. PRSSA and ELLA look forward to bringing this opportunity to the SIUE community. To get a sneak peek at this talented, dynamic and fun professional, watch the video below where Marc Luber, of Careers Out There, interviews Dietrich.
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