IABC membership is
a valuable tool for students seeking internships and paid positions
in marketing, advertising, public relations and journalism,
not-for-profits, and other business and communications careers.
Today’s markets are competitive, and memberships in professional
organizations such as the IABC enable people to continue their
professional education and remain cutting-edge. Both the IABC@HPU
and the IABC Honolulu chapters offer seminars and workshops
to members to increase their knowledge and productivity.
As members of IABC@HPU, students have an opportunity to become
part of three distinct communities. By doing service projects,
students interact with people in the Honolulu community. Through
listening to professional speakers at IABC@HPU seminars and attending
IABC Honolulu chapter events, students gain valuable real-world
experience and make contacts in the Honolulu business community.
And by socializing at the IABC@HPU club meetings or fundraising
on Fort Street Mall, student members are constantly interacting
with peers in the HPU community.
Membership in IABC@HPU is a great opportunity to meet new people
and make new friends. Fall highlights include guest speakers
with backgrounds in publication, television production, and leading
not-for-profit organizations. Community service projects will
benefit Friends of Foster Kids Hawai‘i, the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society of America, and others.
IABC offers a generous student discount on annual membership
dues, which are just $40.
ABC@HPU students can choose to work
at IABC events in exchange for being able to attend for free,
or they may pay student prices. As a bonus, IABC@HPU members
are given a discount on their IABC professional chapter dues
upon graduation. International students who join IABC@HPU
may enjoy membership benefits in IABC chapters abroad at no
For more information about the IABC or to join IABC@HPU,
or check out the IABC Web site: www.iabc.com