SOJC PR is looking for five public relations students to join this year’s Bateman team! Participants will have the chance to compete with teams across the country to come up with a winning campaign for the Campaign to Change Direction, to change the culture of mental health in America.
“I was looking for a challenging course that would test skills I had learned in the PR sequence thus far. PR requires so many different skills and you can’t entirely master all of them without putting the skills into action” said, 2016 participant Drew Forrest (@DrewJF1).
- Value of participating
For 15 weeks, you will participate in a nationally-recognized competition with four other students to create a winning campaign that will be included in your portfolio. This is a unique start-to-finish experience involving research, planning, implementation and evaluation. This competition challenges you to bring everything you have learned to implement the best campaign you can. Students can receive up to 4 SOJC credits for either Campaigns (J454) or an elective.
- Things to consider
Students will represent the University of Oregon. The application process and selection is competitive. This is not a traditional PR class, it is a competition, therefore, time commitment is heavy. Participants conduct secondary research over the winter break and finalize their campaign the first week of spring term. You are expected to work in a team and independently.
- Application process
To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to Professor Kelli Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 18 at 5 p.m. After you are accepted, you must be a PRSSA member. If you missed the deadline, nationals allows Bateman competitors to join after November 1st. To become a member contact UO PRSSA finance director Erika Goto at email@example.com.
For more information about the competition please visit: http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions/bateman/.
Don’t miss the chance to work for a real client, participate in a nationally recognized competition and challenge yourself!
Written by Maritza Rendon