The Loyola Ad Club provides students with opportunities to meet with advertising professionals, discuss business trends, and get a hands-on experience in association with Ad Club of New Orleans. Contact Dr. Alvaro Bootello at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is an organization for students interested in the field of public relations that promotes an active involvement in a student's undergraduate career by providing members with internship opportunities, access to local professionals and the chance to participate in public relations on a national level. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Dr. Cathy Rogers, at email@example.com or visit the PRSSA web site for more information.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
The Radio Television Digital News Association is an organization dedicated to training skilled students for the media workforce, beyond print journalism. A current product of the organization is Pack News, an online news show featured previously on PBS Gwen Ifill’s Voice of the Voters and located on www.loyolamaroon.com. We invite you to join if you are looking to gain skills in anchoring, producing, reporting and managing. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Prof. Lisa Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ, the oldest, largest and most inclusive national organization, is open to all journalists. It fosters responsible journalism, supports press freedom, and encourages students via scholarships, networking and internship opportunities. Benefits include the monthly journal, national and regional conventions, professional development workshops and other activities in conjunction with the New Orleans Press Club. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Prof. Michael Giusti, email@example.com, for more information.
Kappa Tau Alpha
Kappa Tau Alpha is a national college honor society that promotes academic excellence and recognizes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. To become a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, a student must rank in the top 10 percent of his or her class, must have completed at least five semesters of degree work, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and must have completed nine credit hours of journalism or mass communication courses. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Dr. Leslie Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The Maroon is Loyola’s University New Orleans’ award-winning weekly student newspaper, www.loyolamaroon.com. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Prof. Michael Giusti, email@example.com for more information.
National Competition Teams
The Loyola Ad Team competes each spring in the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Selected students work on a real-world campaign for a national company. Past sponsors have included Toyota, Pizza Hut, Hallmark, VISA, JC Penney and other nationally recognizable companies. Students develop a comprehensive campaign including a professional plans book and a presentation at the annual District 7 competition, which includes schools in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee. Michelle Clarke Payne, Ad Team adviser, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyola's Bateman Team competes each spring in the Bateman Case Study Competition, the premier public relations competition in the country, sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Five students are carefully selected to create and implement a campaign for a national company. Past sponsors have included Student Veterans of America, Nutella, United Way Worldwide, VISA and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Over the past eight years, the Loyola University New Orleans team has placed in the finals every year and won the national championship five times including 2012.
For information, contact Dr. Cathy Rogers, 504-865-3297, email@example.com .