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Professional Organizations

Advertising Club. The Advertising Club is a student organization that is a chapter of the American Advertising Federation. It is a student organization that promotes education and awareness of advertising as well as takes an integrated marketing approach. The organization gives students a chance to compete in a New York advertising campaign for a live client. Membership will allow students to network with professionals in advertising as well as visit agencies for tours in Pittsburgh. The advertising club will also provide students organization and the community with advertising support.

Advisor: Dr. Naomi O'Neil

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Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Becker 124

IABC.  The International Association of Business Communicators is an organization with a network of 15,000 professionals in over 80 countries working in public relations, advertising, corporate communication, and writing among other areas in communication. The Clarion student-chapter of IABC is a business organization open to all majors. The chapter has been around for a couple of years and offers students a chance to work on professional development through workshops. Students can become invovled as members or as part of the executive board such as president and vice president. IABC offers several benefits to student members including access to a hidden job market, professional networking, articles for research, and monthly/bi-monthly magazines.

Advisor: Dr. Myrna Kuehn

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Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Becker 124

NBS. National Broadcasting Society is a national organization based in St. Louis. The Clarion student chapter is a member of the Freedom States Region, which consists of about 20 universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region. This group regularly travels to regional and national events to meet with professional broadcasters and tour broadcasting stations. The exposure to professional techniques, procedures and style help students improve their broadcasts. Anyone can join the organization if they have an interest in broadcasting. Members are given the chance to network with professionals, submit audio and video into competitions as well as volunteer within the community representing our broadcast organizations. Positions with NBS include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, alumni coordinator, and communications. The chapter at Clarion has been in existence for about 15 years.

Advisor: Mr.Scott Kuehn

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Meetings: Every other Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Becker Hall Studio B

NCASC. National Communication Association Student Club. This student club interacts with members of the National Communication Association at regional and national events to study communication, professions and scholarship. Students interested in joining can contact the advisor, Dr. Naomi O'Neil. The mission of the NCASC is to promote the study, teaching, and the application of the principles of communication through educational and social functions.

Advisor: Dr. Naomi O'Neil

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Meetings: TBA

SCJ. The Society for Collegiate Journalists is a media organization that is a honorary society that recognizes student excellence in journalism. This invitation-only fraternity conducts local and regional events, and recognizes outstanding performance by student journalists. Throughout the year, SCJ will hold events with featured speakers. They do a banquet each year and also hold an informative event. SCJ meets throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Advisor: Dr. Laurie Miller

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Meetings: Meets throughout fall and spring semesters