Welcome back PR ducklings! Week three is upon us and, at last, we have settled back into college life. It is the perfect time to get involved outside of the classroom, build your resume and grow your network. Luckily, the SOJC is full of opportunities for every type of public relations interest. There are clubs ranging from television to investor relations that allow you to connect with fellow students and build your portfolio. If you want to be more involved, read more and we will show you how!
Want to work with real clients? Allen Hall Public Relations (AHPR) has you covered!
AHPR is the only student-run public relations firm on campus. It is nationally accredited firm that uses traditional and online resources to create real work for clients in Eugene and Portland. AHPR allows students to work in small teams to generate content for small businesses and organizations. Past clients include Olympic medalists Brianne and Ashton Eaton, Fredmeyer and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Hiring occurs every fall and winter term. Check them out on social media @AllenHallPR
Interested in working in television? Duck TV has the perfect PR team for you!
Duck TV is an on-campus television network that creates short episodes for students on a wide range of topics from sports to comedy. The PR team is responsible for planning events, website development and social media management. Learn to promote and expand an awesome student-run television network on this team of 150 creative minds. Auditions are held during week one of every term. You can also find them on social media @UODuckTV
More of a traditionalist? Ethos Magazine is a great way to get involved in the world of print.
Ethos Magazine is student-run and nationally recognized! It focuses on art, science and food in Eugene and around the world. Ethos has so many things in store for the experience seeking public relations aficionado. Positions are available in fundraising, branding, social media and website development by application. Check them out on social media @EthosMag
Are business and finance more your speed? If so, IR Futures is the place for you.
IR Futures is one of the very few student investor relations clubs in the nation! They host speakers from the financial sector that aim to educate and encourage professional development. IR Futures tackles the topics of investor relations, finance PR and public affairs among many others. If this sounds right up your alley, check them out on Twitter @IRFutures
Want to work on your professional development and networking skills? The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has your back.
PRSSA is a national organization and the largest PR club on campus. They offer bi-weekly chapter meetings about networking and skill development that are open to all majors. If you are looking to take on a more active role, you can become a dues-paying member for access to special events, committees and Professional Development Tours. You can also find them on social media @UOPRSSA
Now it’s time to go forth and get involved! The UO PR world is your oyster.
Written by Sophie Ey, UO PRSSA Vice President