Monthly Archives: October 2012

The PRSA LA Young Professionals Mentor Program!

Announcing the YP/PRSA-LA 2012-2013 Young Professionals Mentor Program!

This Program Offers Mentoring to Students and Young Professionals In an Effort to Open Doors to Opportunity 

What:​ The YP/PRSA-LA Mentor Program presents an opportunity for college students and those interested in entering the world of public relations to pair up with a young professional with shared interest or involvement in a particular area of concentration, whether it’s entertainment, healthcare, technology, consumer, public policy, education, etc.

 ​Historically, mentor programs have delivered proven results.  During the course of YP/PRSA-LA’s two-month mentor program, mentors and mentees will have one breakfast or lunch meeting, and if possible, spend time “shadowing” a PR workday.  Pairings will maintain constant contact via e-mail or phone.  

 ​The YP/PRSA-LA Mentor Program will begin November 12 and continue through January 31.  Mentors and mentees will be formally introduced to one another at YP/PRSA-LA’s Mixer on November 14.

 Why:​ The YP/PRSA-LA Mentor Program is your chance to get better acquainted with the PR industry, including the opportunity to network, hone interests and talents and get your questions answered.

Deadline:​ November 6th, 2012

Click here to download the application and apply today!

Contact:​ Marlee Dippolito

YP/PRSA-LA Professional Outreach Chair

​​315.480.0847

marlee.dippolito@gmail.com 

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Social Media Panel Next Week!

Save the Date! On Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 7:00pm we are hosting a Social Media Panel!

Come learn from PR and Social Media experts from companies like FIDM, Uptown Treehouse and JPR!

Event Panelists will include: 
Lawrence Del Santo, Social Media Marketing Manager at FIDM
Ashley Wade, Community Manager at Uptown Treehouse
Matthew Harvey, Director of Social Media at JPR

Mix and mingle with other young professionals in Los Angeles and network with other members!

Cost is $10 for members and $15 non-members. Refreshments will be provided. Payment can be made at the door.

Location: Rogers & Cowan: 8687 Melrose Ave, #7, Los Angeles, CA . Parking validation will be provided at the panel.

RSVP to: evanenicholson@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Apply for the 2012 Trevett Award Now!

Each year, PRSA-LA recognizes one outstanding young professional in the chapter with the award named after Tom Trevett, APR, co-founder of the chapter’s Young Professionals Section–the first in the nation. The Trevett award recognizes outstanding young PR pros who have demonstrated excellence in their work, advocacy for the profession and a commitment toward community service.

In addition to coveted recognition of colleagues, the winner receives a trophy and monetary prize ($1,000) awarded at the PRSA-LA PRism awards banquet. Second place receives $500. Each recipient is strongly encouraged to use at least some of the winnings for professional development.

All young professionals in the greater Los Angeles area, who are employed full-time in public relations, have five years or less of professional experience and are members in good standing with PRSA-LA are eligible. If you are overqualified for the award, we ask that you encourage your eligible colleagues and associates to apply. Please note that the application does not require a nomination.

The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, October 19, 2012. We strongly encourage you to apply for this honor. Click here to download your application. Further details can be found online at http://www.prsala.org/Trevett-Award .

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