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Career Advice for New Grads

As the eyes of about-to-be Public Relations graduates turn toward their May and June graduations, glimpses of job hunting begin to seriously flash in their brains. Here are some simple, sensible, doable and useful ways to get serious about finding your first job in PR. ...

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August Event
Psychology of Color and Image Coaching

September Event
Sept. 15
Mystery Out of Measurement at Spong PR

October Event
Oct. 15
Brand Archetypes at the U of M

Event Pass

Learning, professional development and networking are important aspects of your PRSA membership and we want to make our event offering as accessible as possible.

Minnesota PRSA is offering a 5-event and 10-event pass for admission to the wide variety of programs and events hosted throughout 2015.

Sign up to get yours now!

PRSA offers two different event pass levels:

  • 5-Event Pass for $75
  • 10-Event Pass for $125
Click here to learn more and to purchase you pass!

We're looking for volunteers!

There’s a range of opportunities available across most of our committees. For more information, click here.

Current committee needs:
  • Career Center
  • Accreditation 
  • Student Relations
  • Programming
  • Communications
Ready to volunteer? Please contact Leah Kondes to be connected with an open volunteer opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Deepening Social Engagement Through Award Winning Work

Thursday, June 4
5-7 p.m.
Location: Periscope
921 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

The Periscope Community team sits solidly at the intersection of social media and public relations as creators, strategists and complex problem solvers who look at social media differently. This different approach has resulted in consistent award-winning work for clients such as Trolli and Buffalo Wild Wings. 

So let's join for a meeting of the minds on June 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Periscope to learn more about how a unique approach to social media has turned out work that people love. Evan Carpenter and Bridget Jewell from Periscope’s Community team will present case studies on the weirdly awesome work for Trolli and blazin’ work for Buffalo Wild Wings. They will also ignite a conversation around the ever-changing social landscape and how to stand out amongst the crowd. Catering provided by Common Roots.

Bridget Jewell – Community Engagement Strategist
Evan Carpenter – Director of Community

PRSA Member: $30
Student: $25
General Admission: $40
Event Pass Eligible


How to Speak Finance – Language of the C-Suite & Keynote Luncheon with Sally Smith, CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings

Thursday, July 30
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave.

Increase your financial and business IQ in a session that promises to be fun, interactive and filled with useful information you can apply right away. You’ve spent endless hours learning the ins and outs of public relations, news media, social media and everything else that goes into being a communications professional. But the business – your employer’s or client’s – runs on numbers. Without a working knowledge of corporate finance, you could find your role limited to that of messenger.

In this half-day session, led by Bob Kleiber, Manager of Investor Relations at U.S. Bank and finance faculty member at Metro State University, we will discuss specific things you can do to become a more valued and credible member of your organization by enhancing your knowledge of the business of business. We will help you understand how to identify the financial drivers of your organization and how these financial fundamentals are reflected in the balance sheet, income and cash flow statements. With this knowledge you’ll be able to understand better how your company or clients make money, how they sell their products and services and how they decide where and when to invest to add capacity, add a product line or an entire business. Join us as we peel the onion on this complex but essential topic.

Stay and join us for lunch with Sally Smith, President/CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings shares her insight and experiences with the importance of ethics and financial reporting.

Workshop and Luncheon:
$69/person – PRSA, Business Wire or NIRI Member
$50/person – PRSA Event Pass Holders
$45/person – Student
$99/person – General Admission
Luncheon Only:
$35/person – PRSA, Business Wire or NIRI Member
$25/person – Student
$45/person – General admission

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