SJMC Monday Memo

Drake PRSSA recognized as Star Chapter

The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has been recognized as a national Star Chapter for the eighth year in a row. The chapter demonstrated that it met requirements regarding community service, high school outreach and attention to professional ethics. Congratulations to PRSSA President Greta Haas and the rest of the organization’s leaders and members!

Parking tags available Aug. 3

A reminder that Drake parking passes go on sale Aug. 3 through the Parking Registration link in MyDrake.

Opportunities for professional experience

The Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology in Research, a student-centered and peer-reviewed scientific journal, is continuing to seek applications for a student copy editor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. A $1,250 scholarship will be awarded to the chosen candidate for their service term. Students who have an interest in sport, performance psychology, and/or scientific research are encouraged to apply. Please submit questions and/or expressions of interest to: Stacy Gnacinski, Ph.D., Managing Editor, Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology in Research,

College Magazine’s professional writing program is a four-month commitment that includes a seven-week intensive training where you’ll uncover your voice, interview dream sources and write meaningful articles that readers love. Writers who succeed in the first four months often continue into our editorial internship program. Working closely with our editors, writers receive one-on-one feedback. Writers also learn social media, WordPress HTML, and the SEO knowledge necessary for the real world of magazine journalism. The writer position is 10 hours a week on a flexible schedule. It’s a volunteer, intensive and challenging writing experience. Graduates have gone on to careers at Vox, NBC, USA Today, Redbook, National Geographic, Random House and more. Send your resume and writing sample to by August 17, 2020 by 6 p.m. EST with the subject line College Magazine Writer Application.

Professor Snider offers social media training

Do you know someone who runs social media for a small business or organization? Drake SJMC associate professor Chris Snider launched an online social media course to help professionals create better social media content. Save $50 through the end of July with the code SAVE50.

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