Student clubs representing different concentrations within the Communications department kicked off the Fall semester by recruiting new members at Discoverfest and holding their first meetings of the academic year.
Ad club and PRSSA had their first meetings on the first day of Discoverfest while other clubs like the Entertainment & Tourism Club and Latino Journalists are planning for the third week of the semester. Joining one of these clubs is one of the best ways to get involved on campus and to invest in a career.
“From someone who was never involved, I made it a point to really kick start my career considering I knew how fast communications moves and there’s only so much that you can learn in a class room,” says PRSSA president Kristen Cuaresma. “It’s important to gain that hands on experience and make those connections whether that be your peers or actual professionals.”
Here is list of some of the clubs that students can join.
Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is for Public Relations majors. The club has meetings every two and sometimes hosts professional speakers who work in the industry. They also attend conference that allow for skill building and networking opportunities. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Ad club is for advertising majors. Paid members will get the benefits of networking, listening to professional guest speakers and industry insider information. Ad Club meets every other week. Their next meeting is September 18th, 7pm – 9pm at the TSU Gabrielino. Contact Ad Club on Instagram for more information: @CSUFAdClub
Entertainment & Tourism Club (ETC)
ETC is for those who fall under the Entertainment and Tourism major. Their meetings include workshops, attending tapings for TV series, panels and mixers. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
SPJ is the largest journalism organization in the country. It’s a must join for anyone who wants to get into the journalism business. Contact SPJ via e-mail for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latino Journalists promotes diversity in newsrooms by providing networking opportunities through clubs and organizations. Latino Journalists is also involved with the award-winning Spanish newscast “Al Dia.” E-mail club president Vania Patino for more information: Vaniapatino12@csu.fullerton.edu
Titan TV is for Broadcast Journalism majors who want to apply their classroom settings to a professional environment. Titan TV produces multiple shows that Broadcast Journalists can get involved in, including The Report (News focused), OC News (News production) and Titan Sports (Sports reporting and producing).
To get involved with Titan TV (for shows such as In Focus, Titan Weekly, The Report, OC News, Titan Radio Live and Tech On), e-mail the director Eraj Shadaram at email@example.com
To get involved with Titan Sports, e-mail TitanSportsRecap@gmail.com
Communications Inter-Club Council (CICC)
CICC is an inter-club council between all the difference communications clubs. To get involved,
In addition to the different clubs, there are content-producing news organizations such as the Daily Titan and TUSK magazine that allow you to practice real writing and journalism skills. The Daily Titan has two sides, the content side (jouranlists and reporters) and the sales side (advertising). The organizations are student run and usually involved with a Communications class.