Innovative Public Relations, the student-led PR firm on UCM’s campus has given me so many realworld experiences. I’ve been able to work on community outreach, create content for promotional videos and so much more. While working with our LA-based client, my team (Team AMN) and I realized we had the opportunity to add one more realworld experinece before the end of the semester. We could fly to LA on a business trip to give our client the final presentation of our work.
From Nov. 9 to Nov. 12, Team AMN, and our advisor, will be flying to Los Angeles where we will not only give our presentation, but network with other PR pros. We will also tour a marketing, advertising and PR agency named Ogilvy. They have helped build the images of companies like American Express, Barbie and Maxwell House.
In order for this trip to be possible, each of us has to raise $800 to pay for plane tickets, transportation, food and other travel expenses. We have factored in “emergency funds” into this total, so whatever we do not use will be donated back into Innovative Public Relations to help save the Graduate Assistant position (he’s the person that mentors the rest of us.)
This is a HUGE opportunity for my program because my team is the first in eight years to work with clients on a national level.
This is a HUGE opportunity for my team because we will be able to experience a “real world” agency lifestyle.
This is a HUGE opportunity for me because I’ve never been on a plane.. or west of Kansas, really!
Lastly, I’d like to say that there is no monetary value that I can place on the morral support that I have received from my family members, friends and collegues. Every “good job” and “keep it up” has not gone unnoticed. They have helped me to learn that I really can do anything I set my mind to.
This time, I am setting my mind to this business trip.
Please support TEAM AMN in getting us to Los Angeles by clicking here. We will forever be grateful for your contribution to our education, careers and life experiences.
This past week, my team and I worked with digital media production students to create the commercial aspect of the projects we’re working on for our LA-based client. In all, we had about 110 students taste the product and give us feedback through interviews. We even got a couple of professors involved and were able to take our efforts into a classroom, where we talked with PR students about our public relations efforts.
Team AMN is on the way to completing our projects. Now, I need *YOUR* help to get to LA so that we can present our work as a team.
Go to www.gofundme.com/our-first-la-business-trip to find the full story and make a donation.