Professional associations and the importance of networking is an important aspect of a student’s educational journey. By providing students with confidence and the ability to engage with industry professionals, they are more prepared and suited for internships and careers in the marketing communications industry.
IABC is the premier organization for communication, business, marketing, public relations and journalism students. IABC Minnesota shares a variety of resources and opportunities for students who plan on entering the communication profession. Get insights from leaders in the profession, make valuable contacts, and supplement your academic education with practical training to get your career started. Learn more, including how to join, at IABC’s student information page. You can also download the current student membership application (PDF).
Meet the Pros Events
Our Meet the Pros event is a great way for students to sample the value of an IABC membership. IABC Minnesota members from a variety of industries present as a panel and answer questions from students. Past events have been held at Northwestern College in Roseville, St. Mary’s University in Winona and at the University of Minnesota. Past panels have included professionals from prestigious Minnesota companies such as Best Buy, Target and US Bank, as well as self-employed and non-profit professionals. These events are typically held in the spring and fall at times convenient to students.
What better way to Share. Improve. Succeed. with other business communications professionals?
Through IABC Minnesota’s internship program, university and college students can gain the professional work experience and knowledge necessary to prepare for a career in communications. Interns can take advantage of IABC’s extensive resources and networking opportunities while working closely with the IABC Minnesota board and the chapter’s volunteers. Learn more about IABC Minnesota’s internship program.
Campus Road Shows
Bring IABC MN to your campus. IABC MN members/communication professionals are available to speak to university/college’s communication, marketing, public relations, writing, etc. classes throughout the state and Western Wisconsin about networking, building community partnerships, mentoring, internships and much more.
Our overall goal is to introduce students to industry professionals currently employed in the Twin Cities and explain the importance of networking early in their careers and how belonging to a professional association can assist with building connections that will lead to employment. Students will have the opportunity to learn about networking, ask questions and gain insight into the industry. View the Road Show flyer (PDF) or notecard (PDF).
Join the IABC MN Student Committee
Interested in learning more about IABC through our programs and events? How about building your portfolio with actual hands-on work that will impress future employers. Why not consider volunteering as part of the IABC MN Student Committee and putting your good ideas to work through practical, hands-on experience that will be sure to impress.
For more information, to sign up for the student committee or to book a road show presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.