Carolina Rodriguez (COMM ‘16) skillfully combined her public relations coursework and professional wakeboarding career at a competition in Monterrey, Mexico. After a class on media relations tactics, Rodriguez approached the sports reporters to offer an interview and captured this cover of GP Sierra Madre Magazine in September 2014. This picture was taken the first week of September at a Mexican National Wakeboard Championships. Carolina placed 2nd in the competition and ended up on the cover of this local magazine by following the advice professor Nancy Salisbury had given her about the importance of strong media relations. "I'm very happy to see good results of my everyday work as a professional athlete and also as a communication student," Carolina said.
A behind-the-scenes look at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took place when Courtney Billingsley, Senior Development Manager of the ALS Association Austin Chapter, guest spoke to students in Nancy Reiter-Salisbury's Principles of Public Relations course. She covered the local momentum, media relations and stakeholder communication tactics that she and her team managed since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on July 29, 2014. She attributed the overwhelming success to adhering to the foundation of public relations, creating the right message and delivering it to the right audience. According to Billingsley, "People are giving because they were asked. People are giving to a story. People are giving to their neighbors."
COMM • TOGETHER
Get Involved !
Would you like to get to know your fellow classmates and become more involved in your major?
Are you interested in a leadership position or becoming an active member of one of the student organizations in Communication?
Then, join us Tuesday September 16th at 6:00 PM in Fleck 305!
We'll be recruiting officers and members for both the Communication Society (CoSo) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
Find out what opportunities CoSo and PRSSA can provide.
Pizza, snacks, and beverages will be provided.
The Communication Society (CoSo) has a near 20 year history on the St. Edward's campus. The organization provides social and networking opportunities for Communication Majors but anyone with an interest in Communication is welcome to join. We have provided the Portfolio Party and Resume Workshop each year as well as joining with PRSSA to sponsor the "Career Night." CoSo is active in Student Life, winning the "Student Life Organization of the Year Award" just 2 years ago. We have been part of the Involvement Fair and the Big Event as well as many special events and community service projects of our own. Members have attended the National Communication Association meetings in Chicago and Orlando. For more information contact Faculty Sponsor Dr. Shannan Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. This student organization seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. PRSSA advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession. PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus chapters in the United States, Argentina and Colombia. PRSSA has a rich history of support from its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the world’s largest organization of public relations professionals. Through this partnership PRSSA is able to offer professional development and networking opportunities and help launch your career in public relations. Members have attended the PRSSA National Conference and the National Assembly for many years. For more information contact Faculty Sponsor Dr. Corinne Weisgerber at email@example.com
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