Quotes Corner

November 10, 2014

Another Successful Intern Pursuit for Quotes UCF 
By: Xenecia Farrell
Quotes Director of Events

Students, clad in professional dress flocked to UCF’s Pegasus Ballroom on November 5 in hopes of landing an internship with one of 90 employers.

Intern Pursuit is a biannual internship fair open to all majors, featuring internships related to the communications field. The event offers students and employers the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face, getting a head start in the internship search process.

Employers from across many organizational categories in Central Florida were represented. Among them were the Orlando Science Center, Universal Orlando Resort, West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Target, MMGY Global, Edelman, the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Give Kids the World, UCF College of Business Administration, Push and CBS Radio.

Internship positions in the fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, web design, production, graphic design, social media and event planning were offered.

The spring edition of Intern Pursuit will take place on March 30 in the Pegasus Ballroom from 6-8 p.m. Registration for the event opens on Monday, November 10 via http://quotesucf.com/internpursuit/registration/. Students are provided a list of attending employers via the Quotes website.

Any question or concerns regarding this event can be directed to Quotes’ director of events, Xenecia Farrell at quotesevents@gmail.com

Intern Pursuit is only one of the many opportunities that Quotes provides its members. Biweekly meetings usually feature presentations from PR professionals like Samantha Delgado of Linda Costa Communications and FPRA’s very own, Alayna Curry. Upcoming tours to agencies such as Voce Communications and Edelman are also some other benefits to Quotes members! Contact the club’s president, Thevenin Campton, if you’re interested in hosting Quotes or serving as a speaker.


Quotes Corner: Latest Updates

March 11, 2014

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By: Fernando Agudelo, Quotes President

Chicago Spring Break Trip

Last week, Quotes took 15 students on an unforgettable trip to Chicago — a city where art, culture and history combine to offer one of North America’s most unique and beautiful big-city attractions. Despite the cold weather, students got the opportunity to visit some of Chicago’s best PR agencies and network with top professionals. Students visited Ogilvy & Mather, Havas Worldwide, Orbitz Worldwide and Manning Selvage & Lee. They even got to meet UCF Ad/PR Alumni working in the city during a special brunch. It may not have all sunk in the minds of these students yet, but the business part of this trip has value to them. And they will all experience it in different ways, which is what makes these trips special.

Intern Pursuit

Many of you have already registered for our bi-annual Intern Pursuit. As a reminder, it will be held on Thursday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom. Intern Pursuit is an event for employers looking to recruit advertising, public relations and marketing interns for the 2014 summer and fall semesters. There’s still time to register, so if you’re interested, email our VP of Events, Kaylee Randall, at quotesvpevents@gmail.com. To view the list of participating employers, visit: http://quotesucf.com/internpursuit/.

Bob Davis C-Day

The staff and student leaders from the Nicholson School of Communication have expanded C-Day to COMM Week, a weeklong professional development series for communications students from March 17 to 22. The 2014 COMM Week event schedule includes presentations on technology, personal finance, professionalism as well as area-specific workshops.

Join us as we go back to the roots of COMM Week with a casual pizza party, provided by the Orlando Area chapter of FPRA, in honor of C-Day founder, Dr. Bob Davis. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is located at Lake Claire in UCF. It will give students and professionals an opportunity to network in an informal setting, hope to see you there! For more information about COMM Week, visit: http://communication.cos.ucf.edu/comm-day/.

Agency Tour

Last month, Quotes took 10 students to two agencies in Winter Park. Students got the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work at an agency while they heard from professionals describing their work, client relationships, management styles and more. We visited Linda Costa Communications Group and Sara Brady Public Relations. A student participant said, “I really enjoyed the variety of agencies we visited. It helped me to better understand what type of agency I could see myself with in the future. It was great getting one-on-one time with staff members too in the agencies.”

Past participants found the agency tour to be very valuable to their professional development. We’ll be having another agency tour on Wednesday, March 29. CCH Marketing & Public Relations has already agreed to host us but we are still looking for another agency to visit. If you’re interested in participating, email me at quotespresident@gmail.com. To check out a recap of the latest tour from the agency perspective, visit: http://www.costacg.com/blog/2014/02/team-ccg-hosts-ucfs-quotes-pr-club/.


Quotes Presents: Intern Pursuit

October 3, 2013

Kaylee Randall

By: Kaylee Randall, Quotes VP of Events

Professors, mentors and the experts students follow on Twitter constantly preach the value of good writing skills, networking and experience in the field. UCF gives us the tools to sharpen our writing, Quotes connects us with a network of peers and professionals and Intern Pursuit sends us on our way to a résumé of experience.

Internships are required for graduation from the Ad/PR major at UCF, and with good reason — the PR field is evolving as we speak. It’s absolutely necessary to be immersed in the profession if students plan on getting a job after graduation. Internships provide that hands-on experience we can’t learn in a classroom. So, how do students get an internship that we know will prepare us for the career we want?

Sure, we can search the web. Every major PR organization has a fantastic online job bank that lists available internships. But most of the local companies offering those internships will have a representative at Intern Pursuit, or at least they should. As an employer, wouldn’t you be more inclined to offer an interview to someone you’ve already met in person versus the faceless résumé in your inbox?

At Intern Pursuit, the brightest and best communication students that UCF has to offer will all be in one place, eager to meet employers. Interns from UCF will add value to your growing company, and learning from you is an important part of our education. Today’s students are the communications experts of the future and giving us an internship lets you help shape that future.

Intern Pursuit will be held Thursday, October 24 in the UCF Student Union (Pegasus Ballroom) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Will you be there? Register your organization at www.QuotesUCF.com.