2018 Holiday Social

November 29, 2018  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  No Comments

***UPDATE: We’ve reached capacity for this event. However, if you’re interested in attending, please sign up for our waitlist. If spots open up, we’ll let you know!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30  – 7:00 PM for a festive evening. We’ll paint our own handmade ornaments at Design by Hart Pottery Studio in Lowe Mill (#2009). This activity is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is available for members only until Friday, November 30 at 5 PM. Registration ends on Tuesday, December 11 at 5 PM.

RENEW Your Membership for 2019

November 2, 2018  |  Home, JOIN PRCA NOW, News  |  Comments Off on RENEW Your Membership for 2019

Here’s How:

The statewide member software system is only a year old. That means there are many of us who aren’t sure how to log in and renew. Don’t worry – it’s easy. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to prcaonline.com
  2. Log into your member profile (use the “Forgot Username/Password” if you can’t remember, or email Lori Miller for help)
  3. Select Renew your Membership from the side navigation panel
  4. Search the dues list by chapter and member type (You’re looking for NAPRCA)
  5. An invoice is generated with two payment options:
    • If you want to pay by check, click BYPASS PAYMENT
    • If you wish to pay with a credit card, click CONTINUE at the bottom
    • NOTE: If you pay online through PayPal, please allow the system to take you back to the PRCA website. There’s nothing else for you to do, but this makes sure the system updates right away and shows the order is closed.

And that’s it! We’ve made this easy step-by-step visual renewal tutorial for download, too (PDF file).

Can’t wait to see you on the roster for 2019!

 

 

 

MentorMatch

February 20, 2018  |  Home, News, Projects  |  Comments Off on MentorMatch

Mentoring is an all-encompassing way to encourage personal growth. The mentor and mentee will work together to develop the mentee’s underlying abilities and will help develop new skills and acquire knowledge in their chosen field. Mentees who take full advantage of the program will have assistance in internships and potential job opportunities. Mentors and mentees will complete an online application to participate. Once applications are reviewed, candidates will be matched by the MentorMatch committee. The matched mentor/mentee participants will be contacted via email and will sign a mentoring agreement to participate in the program.

Requirements for MentorMatch

A Mentor:

  • Must hold an active PRCA Membership
  • Must have at least 8 years’ experience working in the Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising or related fields
  • Must be willing to dedicate at least 2 hours per month in mentoring a chosen mentee

Ideal Mentors Are:

  • Professionals with industry experience
  • Advocates of the public relations, marketing, advertising industries or related fields
  • Professionals who are willing to share their professional network with mentees, should the opportunity arise
  • Sounding boards and advisors who help mentees explore possibilities and learn more about their chosen industries, review career paths and fine-tune their career goals
  • Open to sharing past successes, failures and insights into lessons learned
  • Supporters and givers of constructive feedback

Benefits for the Mentor Include:

  • Further develops leadership skills
  • Allows an opportunity to provide feedback, communicate and develop interpersonal skills
  • Gain new perspectives through interaction
  • Opportunity to reflect on own practices
  • Invest in the future of the mentee

A Mentee:

  • Must hold an active NAPRCA Membership (professional or student)

Ideal Mentees Are:

  • Ambitious professionals who are seeking career advice and have the desire to grow professionally
  • Either early in their career and/or recent position
  • Open to new experiences and learning opportunities
  • Willing to accept constructive guidance and recommendations, while keeping an open mind

Benefits for the Mentee Include:

  • Develop new skills and expertise
  • Enhances confidence in dealing with challenges and issues
  • Enhances networking opportunities
  • Helps to clarify career direction and advancement
  • Increases individual visibility and recognition in the organization

Application for MENTOR

Application for MENTEE