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Tis the Season…for Filling Out Applications December 3, 2015

Filed under: ACS 213,ACS 313 — mycauserie @ 11:56 pm
Photo Credit: Wolfram Burner via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Wolfram Burner via Compfight cc

Tis the season to be jolly…while filling out applications for internships, scholarships, awards and jobs!

If you are looking for a spring internship, be sure to check out the SIUE Department of Applied Communication Studies Alumni group on LinkedIn. There are several opportunities posted, and many of the spring deadlines are quickly approaching, so you need to act fast!

If you are a proactive, moving-my-career-forward kind of a person…and a PRSSA member, you should check out the PRSSA Internship Center. You will find internship opportunities that are available across the country. We just talked about the advantages of getting diverse internship experience in class, and I cannot stress enough how your internship experiences–or lack thereof–will speak volumes to prospective employers.

Don’t need an internship? Well keep those laptops open because there are ample opportunities to apply for other scholarships and awards through PRSSA. More than $30,000 is awarded to PRSSA members and Chapters every year.

Deadlines for the various scholarships and awards begin in January and extend through September with many being due in June and July. Sarah (Rohner) Gebke, ACS and PRSSA alumna, was the recipient of both the Lawrence G. Foster award and the John D. Graham scholarship in 2012. Could you be the recipient of one of these awards in 2016?

Sarah (Rohner) Gebke

Sarah (Rohner) Gebke

Maybe you are past internships and scholarships–about to walk across that stage in a few weeks with your diploma in hand. If that’s the case, you definitely want to keep that laptop humming because you have job applications to complete!

If you are a PRSSA member, be sure to check out the PRSA Jobcenter, which gives you access to more than 1,000 communications and public relations job openings.

Networking is integral part of today’s job search, and your involvement in PRSSA, internships, volunteerism and active engagement with other professionals on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter all play a role in developing your professional network.

Speaking of networking, would you like to attend a fun networking social? SIUE PRSSA Chapter is hosting a holiday social at Big Daddy’s in Edwardsville, Friday, Dec. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Alumni are also invited, which could give you a chance to ask questions and get advice from recent graduates and seasoned professionals.

Tis the season…are you ready?

Pull up a chair and let’s talk.




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