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The Future of Public Relations and AI

by Alex Twiss Public relations is evolving into an industry driven by data. With so much data, artificial intelligence (AI) plays an inevitable part in sifting through it all. Though the future of public relations will include AI, Jon Iwata, in his interview with PRSA, provided a wise warning to proceed ethically and with caution. He stated that “AI should be a partner, not a leader, to PR practitioners.”

Internship (Summer): Omni Hotel & Resorts

This internship is in the Omni Hotels & Resorts Corporate Office, located in Uptown Dallas. Job Description This Sales Development and Event Management Internship opportunity will provide valuable professional experience, education and understanding on how to plan, coordinate and execute successful meeting, event, sales training and special projects.   Responsibilities Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills Ability to report using advanced Excel skills producing data reflected visually in charts, graphs, etc. Ability to create and deliver impactful PowerPoint presentations Assist with producing, distributing and tracking of all training and sales development event communication, materials and collateral items. Conduct sales training research to assist with keeping training and event materials current and relevant to current sales training initiatives. Work directly with Corporate Accounting pertaining to all invoicing, billing, rebills and Sales Development general ledger review (i.e. Training, Shop Calls, Customer Advisory Board, etc). Coordinate Sales Development webinars and any additional training and/or event webinars during the duration of the internship. Assist with travel arrangements including managing Travel Binders for Corporate Sales & Marketing and Additional Corporate Executive Attendees Assist with development of surveys, collecting and producing survey results and based on project need. Assist with the planning, organization and production of all sales training workshops and meetings including but not limited to attendee registration, name badges, training collateral, etc. Assist with the management of all collateral orders and creative for all training and corporate

2018-04-26T15:55:59+00:00April 26, 2018|Categories: CCPA, Internships|

Internship: Dallas County Republican Party

The Dallas County Republican Party is seeking Summer interns. The goal of the internship program is to provide capable students with the experiences needed for prospective jobs in political offices. Due to the nature of an election year, interns will gain experience with candidates on all levels- from Governor to Members of Congress to District Attorney and Sheriff. We are looking to tailor internships to your own skillsets, interests, and schedule. If you are interested in learning how a political party operates and creating a network of political operatives, please email Kathryn Dalke (a CCPA ALUMNUS!!!) a copy of your resume as well as your interests and availabilities at [email protected]  

2018-04-26T15:57:41+00:00April 26, 2018|Categories: CCPA, Internships|

Lynch Receives Altshuler Distinguished Professor Teaching Award

SMU boasts an impressive roster of faculty members across its seven schools. Professors are allowed the flexibility of having tight student connections with small student-to-teacher ratios. However, even with the unique impact teachers have in the classroom, very few have the honor of becoming an Altshuler Distinguished Professor Teaching Award Recipient. The Value In Critical Thinking Dr. Owen Lynch is a familiar name in the CCPA division. He teaches many of the entry courses for CCPA and directs the organizational communications track. Through his teaching style is based on the Socratic method, his goal is to have his students think critically. He argues that it’s even more important when so much information is at your fingertips. Dr. Lynch also showcases his passion for critical analysis in his leadership in the London Abroad program.

2018-04-27T16:27:49+00:00April 24, 2018|Categories: CCPA|

CCPA Stars Come Out to Shine

  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   On Tuesday, April 17, the Meadows Museum hosted the SMU Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA) division’s annual senior awards ceremony and, for the first time, official induction of new CCPA majors. This auspicious night serves as an opportunity for the CCPA faculty to recognize the graduating seniors who have become CCPA stars and made an impact on the Division. These students excelled during their work in classes, mustangconsulting, PRSSA, debate team, and earned a spot in the honors society, Kappa Tau Alpha, among many other accomplishments. The CCPA Stars come out to shine. CCPA faculty bid farewell to seniors and welcomed new majors, a fresh batch of students eager to begin their journey through the halls of Umphrey Lee. Founders of the new CCPA Young Alumni Advisory Board were present to lend their support to new majors and soon-to-be grads alike.

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