• Join the SMPS + USC Bridge Program - Submit Your Applications by April 3, 2015
  • Monday, February 2nd, 2015
  • Submit Your Applications From January 2015 - to April 3, 2015
  • Internship will take place at your firm’s local office

  • Are you an A/E/C firm looking for a summer marketing intern?
    SMPS/LA is continuing our marketing internship Bridge Program and is partnering with USC to offer students professional training, interview opportunities and marketing internship placement.

    Student Need fits Marketplace Need
    According to recent studies, more than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are unemployed or need more training to get on a career track. SMPS/LA is committed to bridge the gap between the university and industry. With the current status of the US economy, any good business must understand the importance of marketing and business development in order to be successful.  The Los Angeles Chapter recognizes the high demand for qualified marketing and business development professionals. Our goal is to help USC students studying Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Business, Communications, Journalism or other related fields gain the practical and hands on experience.

    By applying to the SMPS + USC Bridge Program, sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students will participate in an intensive 2-week training intensive on professional services marketing and have a guaranteed marketing internship interview in a local design and construction firm.  This program is a win-win for all parties.

    Benefit to Students
    - Free to apply
    - 2-week training intensive free of charge (May 19-30) in downtown LA taught by industry professionals
    - Internship interview with a local design and construction firm  (Internship to start June 8, 2015 and be for 10-12 weeks)

    Benefits to Firms 
    - Extra marketing help throughout the summer
    - SMPS/LA Chapter training so you don't have to
    - SMPS/LA screening candidates for you

    Firms - Action Item
    We need your commitment if you are interested in participating in this program. The registration fee to SMPS is $350 and this covers the curriculum and expenses for the two week intensive training. The registration fee excludes compensation/hourly rate agreed upon by both the firm and the student. Please note that this is a paid internship program. Your commitment is needed by April 3, 2015. On May 19, 2015, we will conduct an industry and student meet and greet where you have opportunity to interview a narrowed pool of candidates.

    Submit your applications today!

    SMPS USC Bridge Program Student Application_Final

    SMPS USC Bridge Program Firm Application_Final


    QUESTIONS?

  • 2014 SMPS Southern California Salary Survey
  • Monday, February 2nd, 2015
  • See Purchase Now link below to Buy Now
  • Buy Online Now!

  • About the Report
    In early 2014, the three SMPS South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Chap­ters (Los Ange­les, Orange County and San Diego) launched a salary sur­vey that was answered by 250+ AEC mar­ket­ing pro­fes­sion­als in our region.

    The infor­ma­tion cap­tured in this report reflects AEC-industry spe­cific salaries, bonuses, perks, and other key data impor­tant to SMPS mem­bers. It rep­re­sents the many roles served under the umbrel­las of mar­ket­ing and busi­ness development.

    Note to Survey Participants
    An email will be sent to all survey participants (whether an SMPS/LA member or non-member) who provided their email address upon completion of the survey. If we have inadvertently omitted you from this list, please contact Juanita Martinez. She will be able to confirm if you were a survey participant or not.

    How to Order
    If you are a mem­ber of SMPS Los Angeles, please order the report using the “Pur­chase Now” link (found below). If you are a mem­ber of Orange County or San Diego, please place your order through their web­site. Pro­ceeds go to the Chap­ter where you order your report, and we ask that you make your pur­chase through the Chap­ter you most reg­u­larly support.

    Please do not share this survey with others as we are charging non-members and non-survey participants a nominal fee. Revenue generated helps us continue to offer great programming and educational opportunities for our members. If you know someone who is interested, share this link: http://smps-la.org/event/2014-smps-southern-california-salary-survey/

    Pric­ing
    Sur­vey Par­tic­i­pant, Non-SMPS Member = $25
    Non-Survey Participant, SMPS Mem­ber = $25
    Non-Survey Participant, Non-SMPS Member = $50

    » Pur­chase Now

    Thank you for supporting SMPS/LA!

    QUESTIONS?

     

  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, February 5th, 2015
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Public School
    612 S. Flower Street (corner of 6th & Flower)
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    213.623.1172

  • http://www.psontap.com/locations/ps612/

    Overview:
    Stay dry from the California rain and join for us our winter wind down! Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

    We hope to see you at Happy Hour!

    Schedule:
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Happy Hour)

    Parking:
    Self-park using any of the surrounding parking lots and garages

    Price:
    No cover charge
    $8 Specialty Cocktails
    $6 Well Drinks
    $4 Beer

    JOIN SMPS

    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

    QUESTIONS?

  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • PCL Construction
    500 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1500
    Glendale, CA 91203
    (818) 246-3481

  • 2015 is shaping to be a year for expansion within the A/E/C industry…a year to build new client relationships and rekindle old ones. It is also a year of opportunity for marketing professionals who have weathered the economic downturn by taking on more responsibilities with less resources. Now is the time to allow the intelligence and agility you’ve utilized to meet your firm's marketing demands into a greater role within your firm. Don’t be hindered by your title or how your firm “perceives you.” You can flourish into a new role that fits your talents and long-term goals, if you’re willing to focus your time and attention on how you present yourself in your firm and in the industry. This seminar will teach you how to parlay your current talents into a future leadership role and set your career path in a new direction…today!

    Speaker:

    Hildegard Dodd Headshot

    Hildegard Dodd is a marketing, communications and business development professional with more than 20 years of experience. She began her career as a Marketing Assistant and, through hard work and tenacity, rose to leadership positions within the A/E/C industry. Throughout her career, her goal has been to successfully direct the various components of any marketing or business development effort, while working seamlessly with technical staff in an effort to win work and build client relationships. She is a long-time member of SMPS and is currently Marketing Manager for Wilson Ihrig. She is also a public speaker who gives presentations all across the United States with a focus on Leadership, Collaboration and Empowerment as they relate to life and career.

    Cost:
    Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $25.00 (event attendance only)
    Bring your own lunch and drinks.

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

    Parking:
    Street Parking or Parking Garage for a Nominal Fee

    QUESTIONS?

    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

  • Construction Tour
  • Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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  • Member Benefit Event
  • Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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  • Call for Nominations: 2015-2016 Board of Directors
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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  • New Member Orientation Lunch
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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  • Call for Nominations: 2015-2016 Board of Directors (Deadline)
  • Friday, May 1st, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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  • Board Elections: 2015-2016 Board of Directors (Ballots)
  • Friday, May 15th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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  • Leonardo Awards
  • Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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  • Construction Tour
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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  • SMPS LA/OC Joint Chapter Social Event!
  • Friday, August 21st, 2015
  • 5:00pm to 11:30pm
  • Venue: Members-only club in Los Angeles, CA

  • Dear SMPS Members,

    The Academy of Magical Arts presents you with this exclusive invitation to enjoy a night of fine dining, history, art and elegance at the most extraordinary private club in the world!

    The venue is a members-only club with magical shows and is a must-see in Los Angeles. We have a limited amount of tickets available, so make sure to sign up now before we sell out!

    Use Eventbrite Registration Password: SMPSMAGIC2015

    From your local chapters,
    SMPS LA/OC

    More event details to come; stay tuned!

    To learn more about SMPS Build Business:
    http://www.smpsbuildbusiness.org/

    QUESTIONS?

    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

  • Client Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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  • SMPS/LA Holiday Party
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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