Quotes’ Bright Spring Semester and What it Holds in Store
By Oluwatoyin Lasisi, VP of Membership, Quotes UCF
As spring comes into bloom, Quotes plans to sprout its petals this semester. With new board members bringing fresh ideas and old ones upholding all that the club stands for, this semester will prove to be one of the best.
We have already seen strides in membership with nine new members and six more on the cusp of joining as well – this all within the first three weeks of returning from winter break. We are proud to be expanding as we have, and plan to go beyond potential advertising and public relations students, working to gain students from business, marketing and more. The public relations field is extensive and vast; we hope to reach students who might have looked past the many possible opportunities they have in the field.
The past weeks have been productive and eventful ones. We held a welcome back social at Pop Parlour and had a great turn out. We spoke to prospective and returning members about what we have planned this semester, what Quotes stands for, and our purpose. There was a small giveaway and the lucky winners won an assortment of prizes. The following week we held our first faculty panel. Four instructors from the Nicholson School of Communication and Media came out and spoke about previous experiences in their respective fields and careers. One of the faculty members that joined us was former FPRA Orlando President Lindsay Hudock. The panel was a huge success with students, many of whom felt it was informative and helped them get a more in-depth understanding of what the future looks like in their potential careers. The student feedback has been great and may even lead to the panel becoming an annual event. These events were just the beginning of what we have in store for the rest of the semester. Our next event will be a tour with the City of Orlando, which we are very excited about.
We strive to become better each semester and actively look for ways to improve the organization. These events and socials have really allowed us to see what our members respond to best. We hope to build on this for an even stronger foundation for the future.
Reminder: Don’t forget about Intern Pursuit!
The FPRA student chapter – Quotes, the PR Club at UCF – formally invites you to Intern Pursuit on March 20 at the University of Central Florida.
The bi-annual internship fair, unique to students in communication-related fields, is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.
Intern Pursuit has been highly successful in providing great interns to employers like you in the past. This opportunity to meet with more than 200 students and find an intern is a truly unique one. We strive to give students a chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom combined with what they learn from professionals like you.
If you are interested in being an employer at this event, please fill out the application.
New this semester:
Want to help your internship stand out? Learn how to become an Intern Pursuit Featured Internship.
Sponsorship Benefits – $60, form can be downloaded here.
- Promotion of your internship as a Featured Internship across the club’s social media platforms in the weeks leading up to Intern Pursuit
- Your internship, including description and benefits, featured on the Quotes website complete with a link to your website
- Event signage identifying you as a featured internship in the ballroom at Intern Pursuit
- The opportunity to select your Intern Pursuit table location in advance
All benefits provided on a first-come, first-served basis.