Student Organizations

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Ad Club at UWM
Broadcast Club
Minority Media Association of UWM
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Ad Club at UWM

UWM Ad Club is a student-run, student-focused organization that helps students explore the intricacies of advertising in a fun, friendly, and supportive environment. Members of the Ad Club officers board have opportunities to develop leadership skills.

We invite advertising and marketing professionals to speak at our meetings, hold agency tours, schedule workshops and seminars, offer networking with professionals, provide socializing with other students interested in advertising, and work on advertising-related projects.

UWM Ad Club is affiliated with Ad 2 Milwaukee. As UWM Ad Club members, students are automatically welcomed to join Ad 2 Milwaukee with all the benefits of membership (www.ad2milwaukee.org).

Students and others interested in finding out more about UWM Ad Club may contact our officers at uwmadclub-officers@uwm.edu or contact Ad Club's faculty advisor, Joette Rockow at jrockow@uwm.edu.


Broadcast Club

The Broadcast Club at UWM provides students with practical experience in studio television production, program producing, and radio sports play-by-play broadcasting.

Members receive training in all aspects of television studio production, including camera operation, technical directing, and directing. They then use a professional television studio each week to produce half-hour programs that air on the club’s new campus television station, PawsTV3.

Club members also produce live play-by-play Internet radio coverage of various UWM sporting events, including women’s home basketball and volleyball games.

Membership is open to all UWM students, regardless of major. For more information, including a downloadable application form, visit the club’s website at www.pawstv3.com.


Minority Media Association of UWM

MMA is devoted to increasing diversity among students interested in the media. A support group for media students of all backgrounds, the organization provides forums and events with varied perspectives.

For information, contact the advisor, Jessica McBride, at mcbridej@uwm.edu.


The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSSA serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. It serves the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.

The officer positions are President, Vice President of Chapter Development, Vice President of Advertising, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President of Financial Planning and Vice President of Historical Affairs. Committee members help officers perform their duties, but do not have as much of a time commitment. By becoming an officer or committee member, students gain the chance to attend the PRSSA National Conference and Assembly, as well as monthly PRSA meetings, work and network with professionals, and strengthen their PR and leadership skills.

PRSSA holds bimonthly meetings. Once a month, officers and members meet to discuss the organization, UWM and public relations. It is also a chance to meet other students and get help with JAMS homework. The other monthly meeting is a time when speakers from the community can discuss their companies, customers and the profession with students. Free pizza and soda are provided at all meetings. PRSSA also has a yearly date auction fund-raiser and career conference.

Advantages to a PRSSA membership include access to a national internship/entry-level position database called JobCenter, the opportunity to apply for more than $20,000 in scholarships and awards and the chance to write for national publications like FORUM and Connecting with PRSSA. Many leadership opportunities are offered to members on both local and national levels. By attending events like our National Conference, Regional Activities and National Assembly, members can network and meet peers and professionals.

Professional affiliations:
PRSSA national, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southeast Wisconsin chapter and national group. The student society aims to foster the following:

  1. Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
  2. Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
  3. Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
  4. Appreciation of Associate Membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership

Today The Public Relations Student Society of America has more than 8,000 members in 248 chapters on college campuses across the country

Contact information:

PRSSA
P.O. Box 413, Union Box 52
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Office: Union 395B
(414) 229-3201
prssa@uwm.edu
www.prssa.uwm.edu

Society of Professional Journalists
UWM Student Chapter

The UWM chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists promotes the importance of a free press and works to protect journalism. The chapter is affiliated with the national organization of SPJ, the nation's largest journalism organization. www.spj.org

The chapter provides opportunities for students to create relevant and timely journalism-related programming, network with professionals, attend regional and national conventions, receive awards and SPJ-sponsored scholarships. The chapter works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists.

The UWM SPJ chapter also works in partnership with the Milwaukee Press Club, the oldest continuously run press club in the country. The two organizations work together on programming and fundraising opportunities. The press club even offers discounted membership rates for student journalists.

Five SPJ officers are responsible for the operation of the organization. The positions are: President, Vice President-President elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Promotions Director. Any student SPJ member is eligible to become an officer.

SPJ is open to all students, particularly those interested in broadcast, print and Web journalism.

Anyone interested in joining SPJ should check out the chapter's bulletin board across from the JAMS office or contact:

Faculty Advisor Jane Hampden Daley at jhampden@uwm.edu