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We are recruiting for the Bateman 2017 Case Study Competition!

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 kmatthew@uoregon.edu 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 egoto@uoregon.edu.

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

Get Involved Outside the Classroom: PR Clubs on Campus

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