10 Reasons to Submit Work to the 2016 Superior Awards

Superior Awards 2016

The 2016 Superior Awards for Grand Valley Advertising and Public Relations majors, will be held on April 13, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. The event will be in the Eberhard Center on the GVSU Pew Campus.

 

Wondering why you would want to enter work to the Superior Awards? Well, here are ten great reasons why you should submit your 2015-16 projects:

1) Resume building:

The work you submit to this event is a great resumé builder because it displays the work you have completed in school. As a student who plan to enter the  Advertising and Public Relations industry, we have a lot of competition.  Most of the time employers look at your work as a judgement of your credibility as opposed to your grades. It will help to have a certificate of quality to accompany your project; it adds value to what you have done. Also it brings up a great talking point for interviews.

2) Networking with professionals:

At the 2016 Superior Awards event, there will be real world professionals from the Advertising and Public Relations industry. These individuals will be able to give you feedback on your work. The feedback and conversations you engage in at this event can help you get a foot in the door for future jobs and internships.

3) Portfolio building:

Your portfolio represents all your work and assignments you have done. Really, it is a professional representation of your professional abilities. When you have a certificate with a certain project, it helps add value and credibility that you are capable of handling the task in your career.

4) End of the year recognition/celebreation:

One of the main goals of the Superior Awards is to celebrate a job well done after a challenging school year. You have worked hard all year. This is your opportunity to get recognition from the people that count. Professionals and your fellow students will be there to congratulate you on all the hard work you have put in on your projects.

5) Your work is already done:

The beauty of the Superior Awards is that you don’t have to put in the time to put together a whole new project. You already did the hard part since you are simply entering work you have already completed throughout the 2015-16 school year. All you have to do is make a few tweaks if you want, write a mini summary, and submit the project to gvsuapr@gmail.com in s .zip file. Easy as that!

6) Showcasing your work:

This event helps showcase the work you have done and are proud of from your whole academic career. It is way better than just hanging it on the fridge!

7) Networking with students:

It allows you the opportunity to speak with other students about one another’s achievements and discuss professional opportunities and goals. These are going to be your co-workers in the future; you might as well get to know them now.

8) The sense of accomplishment:

This award will help you feel like all the schooling you have done has paid off, by giving you something tangible to display for your success. Good grades are great, but good grades plus professional recognition AND a certificate of achievement is way better. Right?

9) Attending a great event:

At the Superior Awards event there will be formal attire, hors d’oeuvres, professionals, and a keynote address. All those sharing the Advertising and Public Relations major will be culminated together for this fun occasion.

10) Standing out from the crowd:

This award will help you stand out among the competition in job interviews and help you stand out among other schools with similar highly accredited programs. I know you are all rockstars…let’s make sure everyone else knows too.

 

I could go on, but hopefully that is enough to convince you. This truly will be a great event and it designed specifically to benefit YOU! Don’t forget that submissions for this year’s Superior Awards are due April 1. There will also be a work-in meeting to answer all your questions and help you get prepared on March 30 in KC RM 2266 from 9-10.

For more information  and to get a 2016 guidebook click here. Now, get out there and get submitting that superior work!


Post by: Sophie Klimkiewicz

Sophie
Sophie Klimkiewicz is going on her second year as an Account Associate at GrandPR. She is currently a senior with an Advertising and Public Relation major and an emphasis on Advertising. Sophie has background knowledge in Public Relations from working on campus at the Career Center and Sports Marketing Department. She enjoys seeking opportunities within her major and conquers the challenges that life throws at her. Sophie values learning and challenging herself to be successful.
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