Written by: Ariana Bocanegra
Written by: Ariana Bocanegra
As many of you may know one of PRSSA’s biggest events, Night With the Pros, is right around the corner. We hope you all are as excited as we are to meet this deiverse group of professionals. To better prepare you for the event Tanya has created a flier with all the head shots and bios for each professional. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 6pm in UC Ballroom 2! Do not forget to bring your resumes and a notepad to take notes. Dress is business casual!
Red ventures will be having a workshop/social on April 18th. To attend members need to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12th at 5pm. Also, because there will be alcohol at the social we need for members to RSVP with their date of birth confirming that they will be 21 by April 18th.
Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity so RSVP today!
Having a love of fashion since she was a child, Cynthia Chapa, knew that the fashion industry was something that she wanted to be a part of. Cynthia graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2000, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising Cum Laude. Since her college years, Cynthia has served as a Merchandise Manager and produced many fashion shows for stores such as : Dillards, Gap and Ann Taylor. Cynthia shared her experience and knowledge about the fashion industry with students at the International Academy of Design and Technology, where she worked as the Department Chair for the Fashion Department for 5 years. Since serving as the Department Chair, Cynthia produced close to 40 fashion shows for the students at IADT, and helped the department to earn the Fashion Rising Star Award in the Education Category for SA Fashion Week 2010. Cynthia served as Co-Regional Director for Fashion Group International of San Antonio, and was a key person in initiating San Antonio’s Fashion Week. Last year, she served as Director for SA Fashion Week 2011, and received the Fashion Rising Star Award in the category of Fashion Advocate during SA Fashion Week 2011. Cynthia is a contributing fashion writer for the blog, “Fashionably San Antonio,” and the website “Popular Hispanics,” and frequently appears on Great Day SA and Fox News 35 Morning Show as a fashion personality. Cynthia received her Masters Degree in December 2010 concentrating in Organizational Development and continues to lead the fashion community is San Antonio as well as now serving as the Community Relations Manager for IADT.
I graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio in December of 2006 with a Marketing degree. I started working for my parents who own a catering company and venue in 2007. Well I had always worked with them on and off again through college, but I began full-time sales in 2007. I have run through a couple of marketing campaigns with them and increased web presence. I reach out to local and national clients on a daily basis. I also sell the events to the end client and attend almost every event. Our sales do fluctuate with the economy. I truly love putting all of these events together and then seeing them come to life.
Below is a list of important dates:
March 25-29 – Communication Week
March 26 – Twitter Chat, 8:00pm
April 3 – PR Committee Meeting, JPL Lobby, 6:45pm
April 4 – PRSA Luncheon, The Bright Shawl 819 Augusta St, 11:30
April 10 – Night With The Pros, UC Ballroom 2, 6:00pm
April 12 – Chapter Social, Main Event, Time TBA
April 17 – Webinar meeting, 6:00pm
April 18 – Red Ventures, Detail to come, RSVP required
April 20 – San Antonio Aids Foundation’s Day of Caring, 9am-1pm
April 20 – PRSSA mixer w/ UT Austin, St. Edwards and Texas State, Floating the river, More details to come
May 10 – Banquet, Brio at La Cantera, Details to come
If you have any questions about any of the meetings or events please feel free to contact an officer. If you need any of our emails, they are located on a flier on our bulletin board located in the MH building.
While some students are spending their time floating the river for spring break, PRSSA was spending their time volunteering to a great cause. Meals on Wheels is an organization that thrives with the help of volunteers. During spring break regular volunteers go home leaving a shortage of people to cover routes. Students from around San Antonio stepped up to fill that shortage. PRSSA was amongst those students. For a chance to see this chapter in action click on the link below. Way to go above and beyond PRSSA!