Fall break won’t be spent at home for these students.

Most students eagerly wait for fall break to escape the hustle and bustle of the term to return home for a few days for some much needed R&R.

For a group of Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations students, heading home for fall break isn’t in the cards. They’ll be traveling to either Washington D.C. or Indianapolis to expand their knowledge, gain connections and fresh new ideas for their craft.

Multimedia Journalism students will be headed east to the ACP National College Media Convention from Oct. 20—23 held in Washington, D.C. For three days, students will be immersed in the largest annual gathering of college media students. Students will have access to 200(+) sessions with expert advisers and media professionals, media tours, pre-convention and workshops.

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These students will hear from keynote speakers such as Donna Brazile from the Democratic National committee, Bob Woodward from the Washington Post, and notably, Edward Snowden from the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

The Public Relations Student Society of America students will be heading east but they’ll stop in Indianapolis. With a record number of PRSSA members in the past couple of years, this will be Simpson’s first time as a chapter taking six members to a national conference.

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From Oct. 21—25, these students will attend the society’s most popular event in efforts to network, learn and develop professional skills.

PRSSA students will attend career tours with well-known agencies and corporations in the heart of Indianapolis, take advantage of resume critique, development sessions, and hear from top-notch PR pro keynote speakers.

To keep up with the students on this trip, follow the following ‘hashtags’ on twitter: #SimpsonCollege, #EditDesign, #PRSSANC, #ACPDC. Stay tuned to hear about our experience post-conference next week.

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