Hello everyone, friendly reminder that today we have our first meeting for Fall 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pecan Room (UC 2.01.26). Come by and get a look at the guest speakers, workshops, and other activities we have planned for you this semester.
PRSSA recently elected three new officers for the Spring semester! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful things they are going to bring to our organization and we know you can’t either, so you don’t have to! They want you to know that their plans for PRSSA Spring 2014 are big. If you missed their platforms or just want to know more about them and their plans, look no further! They took the time to write something for our blog for everyone to see. Enjoy!
Spring 2014 Vice-President
PRSSA in an amazing organization that allows our UTSA students to learn real world experience from people that are actually doing what we want to do. I am excited to become more involved in helping our chapter grow. It is important to get our chapter known nationally because it will afford is more chances to grow and I would love to help with that by helping PRSSA UTSA apply for awards. I also want to be involved in helping students become aware of all the opportunities PRSSA has to offer them and allowing them to be more active in our organization. There are so many ways to get what you want out of PRSSA whether it is learning a new skill like event planning or social media, or if you are looking for a scholarship or intern possibilities. I want to focus on offering more volunteer opportunities where we can get a large group together to participate. Who knows…maybe we can organize a Fun Run! There is so much potential for our chapter to grow next semester and I am just to thrilled to be a part of it!
Spring 2014 Director of Membership
My journey to the executive board started when I attended my first PRSSA meeting. I was a little apprehensive at first because I wasn’t sure I would fit in, but once I met some of the officers I was convinced that one day I would become one. PRSSA helped me find my passion for public relations through events, webinars, guest speakers, and socials. This passion is what I want each and every member of PRSSA to find, and this year I plan on making it my goal. As Director of Membership I want to build our organization’s membership to be 50 percent larger than this year. I would like to create a better incentive program for members who are actively seeking out prospective PRSSA members. I want to increase membership to enhance networking opportunities, become more diverse, and to receive more recognition on a national level. This increase will lead to greater opportunities to raise money, access to more professionals in PR, as well as more internship and job opportunities. Let’s all work together next semester to help UTSA students find their own “PR passion” through PRSSA.
Spring 2014 Director of Events
Thank you for the honor of serving alongside a talented executive board as Director of Events. I have some experience with event coordinating from back home, where my friends and I used to put together shows featuring local and touring bands. As a result, I’m familiar with talking to venue owners and talent/performers/speakers as well as budgeting and promoting to a wide audience. I hope to carry that experience into this position and to gain new skills while contributing to our organization. I know many of us attending next semester’s banquet will be graduating in May (myself included), and I will work diligently to ensure that it’s a night worthy of honoring our accomplishments. In addition, I hope to work closely with our members and utilize their ideas to help organize socials and other networking opportunities and create a great environment at all our events in which we can get to know one another comfortably. As an active member of PRSSA, I look forward to getting to know you all throughout this semester, and I’m even more excited to work alongside you in the Spring!
There you have it! Of course, in the midst all the excitement, there are three wonderful people we still have to thank. Tanya Balderas (Fall 2013 VP), Jaylon Brinkley (Fall 2013 Director of Membership), and Tanya Ledesma (Fall 2013 Director of Events), thank you so much for all of your hard work and contributions to PRSSA. We know that you have nothing but great things destined for you in your future. You will be missed on the executive board. Thank you for paving the way for our new officers!
Study hard for finals, everyone! See you at the banquet!
By Rosemary Clark
On September the 14th I had the privilege of shadowing Mrs. Lilli Gonzalez with KGBTexas. Mrs. Gonzalez was so sweet and gave Christian and I wise words of how to get into the Public Relations world. The event itself was put together wonderfully. I took pictures for the event along with directing the media that showed up to the main stage. I was able to see what work was put in to put together an event like this. Since I arrived early to the event, I was able to meet other PR directors from St. Phillips College along with Incarnate Word. Just like Mrs. Gonzalez, they gave me some great insight to the PR world, their own experiences and how that has helped them in their career today.
Because of the shadow day I am proud to say that I know the Public Relations field is just right for me. I loved every single moment of it. I was nervous going into the shadow day but looking back I had no reason to be nervous. Mrs. Gonzalez stressed to me that experience is the main thing that Public Relation students need. I am so ready to jump right on in and look into more shadow days. I think that everyone, no matter what field they are going into, should be able to have the same experience I had with Mrs. Gonzalez. Not only was it wonderful networking but I was able to expand my view to the PR world.