Each year, the PRCA Mobile Chapter plans events that allow local college students to connect with Public Relations professionals. Below are some of the exciting programs we have planned for students this coming school year.
Elevate Mentorship Program – October 2018 to March 2019
PRCA Mobile, the American Institute of Graphic Arts Mobile Chapter and the American Advertising Federation – Mobile Bay, have created a robust mentorship program called Elevate. This a six-month structured mentorship experience for junior and senior-level students as well as recent graduates (1-2 years post-graduation) who seek to work in the fields of design, advertising and communications/public relations. One Monday each month, the mentees and their mentors will gather to go over a variety of topics including resume and portfolio building, confidence, interview skills and more. Students can apply for Elevate here.
The Bettie C. Hudgens Memorial Student Award
The Bettie C. Hudgens Memorial Student Award is named for a valued public relations practitioner who made enormous contributions to this great profession. For more than 30 years, Bettie Hudgens was a teacher, adviser and practitioner. She was the driving force behind expanding the interaction between Spring Hill College students and professionals, building a bridge to higher education and caring about the future of the field of public relations.
The Bettie C. Hudgens Memorial Student Award is presented to a student of Public Relations who embodies Bettie’s spirit and tenacity.
▪ Student must be enrolled full-time at Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile or the University of South Alabama
▪ Student must be an active member of the student organization on his/her campus or PRCA Mobile
▪ Student must have completed 60 or more course hours and be classified as a junior or senior majoring in public relations or a related course of study, including all communication disciplines; graduate students in these disciplines may also be considered for the award
▪ Student must have an overall GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in coursework designated for the student’s major