Fresh Off the PRess

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #4

On Monday, May 3rd we had our final general meeting of the semester with Kelli Orihuela. Kelli is the Communication Coordinator at Hermes, specializing in all things beauty. She taught us about her experience with internships during and after her time at the University of Delaware, as well as gave us insight on the fashion and beauty industry. 

On Monday, May 10th we will be holding two events for dues paying members. At 1:00 we will be having a virtual field trip of HUNTER PR, and agency in NYC. Following that, at 5:00 we will be having our final skill slam of the semester held by our VP of Professional Development, Mackenzie Meyers.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #3

We had our third general meeting of the spring semester on Monday, April 12th with our amazing guest speaker, Stuart Schorr. Stuart is the VP of Marketing & Communications at Jaguar Land Rover North America. Stuart  taught us everything from brand partnerships and events to crisis communications. This was great for all 35 attendees to learn from.

Our next meeting will be our diversity panel hosted by Lia Hyman on Monday, April 16th and 5pm. The following Wednesday we will be having a special event for creating visions boards at 5pm for dues-paying members only.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #2

We had our second general meeting of the Spring 2021 semester on Monday, March 1st with our amazing guest speaker, Paxton Mittleman. Paxton is a Senior Associate at Mission North and she took us through her journey from a UD grad to where she is now, and gave us tips and advice for how to stand out online during the pandemic! All 39 attendees were in for a treat!

Our next meeting is Monday, March 8 at 5pm. This is for dues-paying members only, and we will be having a viewing party of “the Pitch” and have a Q and A following! Our next general meeting is on April 12.Spring time means it’s dues season, so for those of you who are interested in becoming dues paying members, please find step by step instructions on how to pay dues online on our meeting slides at this link.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #1

We had our first general meeting of the Spring 2021 semester on Monday, February 15th with our amazing guest speaker, Bill Wohl. Bill is now a professor at UD for the Master’s program in Strategic Communication!  Bill taught us everything from his career journey as a UD grad to now, the lessons he has learned along the way, and her experiences in corporate Communication! All 39 attendees were in for a treat.

Spring time means it’s dues season, so for those of you who are interested in becoming dues paying members, please find step by step instructions on how to pay dues online on our meeting slides at this link. 

The whole board would like to wish you all good luck on beginning the Spring semester. 

Bill’s email is wholwa@gmail.com for those who would like to reach out!

FALL 2020 SEMESTER

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #5

We had our final general meeting of the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, November 30th with our amazing guest speaker, Samantha Antopol. Samantha does Brand Communication and Events at Veuve Clicquot!  Samantha taught us everything from his career journey as a UD grad to now, the lessons she has learned along the way, her experiences at Vogue and Veuve Clicquot, and how taking a break to travel impacted her life! All 63 attendees were in for a treat.

The whole board would like to wish you all good luck on finals, and we hope that you all have a great winter break. We hope to see you all back in the spring with more great speakers and other events to help you all invest in your professional development. Samantha’s email is antopol.samantha@gmail.com for those who would like to reach out!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #4

We had our fourth general meeting on Monday, November 16th with our amazing guest speaker, Andrew Frischman. Andrew is the Executive Director of Enterprise Innovation at Conde Nast!  Andrew taught us everything from his career journey as a UD grad in 2011 to now, the lessons he has learned, and the concept of digital transformation in PR! This was great for all 52 attendees to learn from.

Our last general meeting of the semester is next Monday Nov. 30th at 5pm, with Samatha Antopol, who does Brand Communications and Events at Veuve Cliquot! Don’t forget, this opportunity is open to everyone to attend!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #3

We had a great meeting on Monday, October 19th with Mallory Metzner, a producer and journalist at WRDE Coast TV. Ms. Metzner spoke to us about pitching and the overlap between PR and Journalism. Thank you to all of the 56 participants who attended the meeting! 

Remember we will be having a Netflix viewing party of the new highly rated documentary, The Social Dillemma, on Wednesday at 4pm. After, we will be having a zoom discussion on our thoughts and comments! This is open to everyone, and will be a great study break and a chance to make more connections! For dues paying members only, remember to sign up for the BHLP workshops which you can find more information about in our general meeting slides at this link.

We have our skill slam coming up on November 2nd at 5pm where our VP of Professional Development, Mackenzie, will be taking us through press release basics. Our next general meeting will be on Monday, November 16 @ 5 PM with Andrew Frischman, Executive Director for Product Strategy and Development at Conde Nast. 

GENERAL MEETING #2 RECAP 10.06.20

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #2

We had a great meeting on Monday, October 5th with Raoul Davis, a Partner of Ascendant Group PR. Mr. Davis spoke to us about rebranding through his experience with CEO representation, and advice on how to be successful in the industry through his own personal experiences.

Thank you to all of the 48 participants who attended the meeting! 

Remember it is dues-paying season! For more information on how to pay dues at the discounted rate, check out slide four at this link to our general meeting slides. Deadline is OCTOBER 15!

We have lots of exciting upcoming events:

  • This Thursday, October 8th at 5:30PM, we will be holding a panel with our former executive board where we will be talking about how they navigated their job search through COVID-19. Submit any questions for the Q&A to Becky at rebkaz@udel.edu, and the Zoom details can be found on our general meeting slides.
  • On Thursday, October 21st from 4-6pm, we will be viewing Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma and having a discussion afterwards! Find a brief descrition of the documentary and Zoom link details in the general meeting slides!
  • Our next general meeting will be Monday October 19th at 5 PM with Mallory Metzner, a multimedia journalist and producer at WRDE NBC Coast TV! 

SKILL SLAM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 9.22.20

We had a skill slam on Monday, September 21st where our Vice President of Professional Development, Mackenzie taught us all about WordPress! She taught us about the importance of it, how to create one, and what to include to attract future employers!

Thank you to all of the 15 participants who attended today who got to learn all about WordPress from Mackenzie!

Remember it is dues-paying season! For more information on how to pay dues to become a paying member check out slide four at this link to our general meeting slides: 

Our next meeting is on Monday, October 5 at 5pm where we will be welcoming Raoul Davis, a partner at Ascendent Group Public Relations. Find the link on our StUDent Central Event, and we will see you there!

GENERAL MEETING #1 RECAP 9.15.20

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #1

We had a great meeting on Monday, September 14th with Grace Leong! Grace is the CEO of HUNTER, and a former UD alum of the year. She spoke to us about how COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter have changed public relations, and she also spoke about how to get a job in PR after college. 

Thank you to all of the 81 participants who attended today who were lucky enough to be inspired and motivated by Grace! 

Remember it is dues-paying season! For more information on how to pay dues to become a paying member check out slide four at this link to our general meeting slides: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Iip_PGDxbd-cISf-1Tuhy-71LA5grapeFztd7VRMiEA/edit?usp=sharing

MEETING REMINDER 9.14.20

Welcome to Fresh off the PRess, where our Director of Finance and Operations, Stella, will keep you updated with reminders and recaps of our general meetings! Here’s her reminder about our FIRST meeting TOMORROW at 5pm! Can’t wait to see you there!!

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