Successful Scrippsters

By: Sydney Gardner @sydneygardner E.W. Scripps is more than a person or a school – it’s a state of mind. Students have studied at Ohio University’s Journalism school for decades, but it isn’t what they did in their four (or five) years at Ohio University that sets them apart. It’s what they did when they graduate that truly shows why Scripps is a name that carries prestige. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some recent and not so recent grads of Scripps that have found success beyond the bricks of Athens. As a proud member of the Scripps’ … Continue reading Successful Scrippsters

Mentors Wanted: Now Accepting Applications

We’re always looking for mentors in life, whether it has to do with PR or a completely different area. Oftentimes, it’s intimidating to reach out to said mentor in fear of being annoying or lacking anything relevant to say. Even finding a mentor in the first place can be a somewhat daunting task.  I spent the last month in Athens, Ohio working as a mentor under the title of Bobcat Student Orientation Leader. I worked from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day scheduling students, answering questions, calming parents’ fears and helping the entire orientation process run smoothly. My favorite … Continue reading Mentors Wanted: Now Accepting Applications

Bob Evans account brings awareness throughout Ohio and beyond

By Ashante Rone                                                                                                                                                                                  Associate, ImPRessions account The Bob Evans account was entrusted with several responsibilities throughout the 2010 – 2011 school year. Fall quarter, the account was given their first task from the Bob Evans in Pickerington, OH. “One of the major responsibilities we had was the very first thing we did fall quarter, when we created a competitive response plan to increase sales in Pickerington, OH because there were IHOP’s being built in the area,” said Rachel Csaszar,  account executive of the Bob Evans account. IHOP is one of Bob Evans competitors. Csaszar and the account created a well … Continue reading Bob Evans account brings awareness throughout Ohio and beyond

ImPRessions welcomes 2011 – 2012 leadership

By Rebecca Reif                                                                                                                                                                                  Assocaite, ImPRessions account ImPRessions will begin next school year under the new leadership of Nicole Bersani as CEO, Rachel Csaszar as VP of operations, and Heather Bartman as VP of administration. Bersani, Csaszar and Bartman have all been involved in ImPRessions since their freshman years, and they are excited for the firm’s future. After receiving national affiliation from PRSSA last quarter, ImPRessions wants to continue establishing solid connections through their national recognition. “Because PRSSA has asked ImPRessions to be a mentor to other student-run public relations firms … Continue reading ImPRessions welcomes 2011 – 2012 leadership

New issue, new look, new celebration

By Ashante Rone                                                                                                                                                                                  Associate, ImPRessions account The Backdrop account worked hard this quarter to promote and raise awareness for the magazine. Early in February, account members hosted an awareness week to reach out to more students leading up to the release of the magazine. ImPRessions helps host events such as the Backdrop Bazaar as well as the release party. Backdrop held their release party on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Pigskin bar on Court Street. According to Hollie Amato, Backdrop Account executive, the turn out was better … Continue reading New issue, new look, new celebration

National PRSSA grants ImPRessions national affiliation status

By Myranda Owca                                                                                                                                                                            Associate, ImPRessions account ImPRessions is proud to announce they are now nationally affiliated through PRSSA as a student-run firm and will be until 2014. There are more than 100 student-run firms in the country, but only top-notch firms that meet certain specifications set by PRSSA are granted national affiliation status, a signification of a firm’s adherence to the highest standards of public relations work. “Ohio University’s PR firm has been consistently strong for so many years, and it’s sincerely gratifying to see the hard … Continue reading National PRSSA grants ImPRessions national affiliation status

Scripps account utilizes social media to improve student communication

By Rebecca Reif                                                                                                                                                                 Associate, ImPRessions Account In an attempt to increase the number of applicants to the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism and to create more effective communication among current Scripps students, prospective students, and alumni, ImPRessions’ Scripps School of Journalism account has turned to social media for assistance. The Scripps account wants to promote the idea that the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism is comprised of a lot more than just great professors and structured classes. Student-run organizations also make up a large part of the Scripps learning experience. “I would say that after 5 p.m. Scripps … Continue reading Scripps account utilizes social media to improve student communication

Update: Cardinal Health account spreads awareness about prescription drug abuse

By Jenny Chufar                                                                                                                                                                               Associate, ImPRessions account The Cardinal Health ImPRessions account recently gained media attention for its GenerationRx campaign.  Startling facts about drug abuse and information about the GenerationRx campaign were featured in The Post on Jan. 25. The campaign is an outreach program run by Cardinal Health, and its mission is to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug use.  The program has come to Ohio University to help spread the knowledge to college students, who make up a large demographic of this rising problem. Grace Naugle, Account executive of the account, said the Generation Rx campaign is … Continue reading Update: Cardinal Health account spreads awareness about prescription drug abuse

Effective time management as a college student

By Carly Damman                                                                                                                                                                      Associate, ImPRessions Account If there was one thing every college student wanted more of, it would be time. Juggling school work, extracurricular activities, a social life and perhaps a job can be overwhelming and stressful. With the help of a little technique called time management every college student can rest peacefully at night. As a freshman wrapping up my first quarter of college, my time management skills helped me succeed. My first quarter as a Bobcat was stressful, exciting and rewarding. The time management skills I acquired in high school allowed for a smooth transition to college … Continue reading Effective time management as a college student