How To Vote If You Are A CSU Student


Do you want to do you civic duty and vote but don’t know how?

Well don’t worry, we gathered all the information you’ll need to be able to vote in the next election!

According to the Fort Collins City Clerk website, in order to vote, you need to be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Election Day
  • A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election

 

In order to vote in Fort Collins city elections:

  • You must reside within the city limits of the City of Fort Collins and be registered at your current address
  • You must register 29 days prior to the election

Before you can vote, you need to be registered to vote. In order to register or update your information if you are already registered, you can:

  • Go to the Larimer County Clerk Office at 200 W. Oak Street Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Visit the City Clerk’s Office at 300 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Visit any Colorado Driver’s License Office
  • Register online at Go Vote Colorado if you have a valid Colorado Driver’s License or ID from the Colorado ID Card from the DMV

 

When you register to vote, election officials mail a ballot to the address that you register at.

You can then drop off your ballot at a 24 hour ballot drop off location or drop your ballot off in person at the City Clerk’s Office.

According to the Larimer County Clerk’s Office, you can drop off your ballot 24 hours a day at:

Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St, Fort Collins

If you want to turn your ballot in person, you can do so at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall West, 300 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.

Voting is an important part of being an American. Regardless of what side you support, exercise your right to vote!

Introducing The New CSU Marketing Association!


Okay Rams… You asked for it, and we listened. 

We have spent this entire semester doing a complete re-haul and re-branding of the CSU Marketing Association. Our goal throughout this process was to create the foundations to be the biggest and the best organization on campus.

And more importantly… we wanted the Marketing Association to be something that students would look back on and honestly say had a positive impact on their time at CSU and getting started with their careers.

Our relaunch was done with you in mind and has focused on three main objectives.

  • Networking and interaction with Fort Collins and Northern Colorado businesses.
  • Major events and workshops to teach new skills that will help students enhance their resume and stick out to potential employers.
  • Making the Marketing Association fun for students to attend and strengthening the social element of it.

To achieve each of these objectives we have created a plethora of workshops, events, job talks, networking functions, and socials.

Networking

For networking, we are going to continue to bring in local businesses to talk each week or every other week.

We are also putting together a business outreach committee that will be dedicated to getting marketing association members out to local companies to visit. In the past we have done meetings and tours at OtterBox and New Belgium and we plan to expand that to additional businesses.

Skills

We are also going to take it a step further and find local experts to come in and teach CSU students skills that they can put on their resume.

For example, we are currently in the process of setting up some workshops that will teach students PhotoShop, Video Editing, Sound editing and Podcasting. We are organizing a day or two next semester for a professional photographer to take original professional photos for students’ LinkedIn profiles. We are also setting up some workshops that will teach CSU students to design higher end resumes that will stick out to potential employers.

We have also created about 10 committees that marketing association members can join. Details about these committees can be seen on our website here.

Each of these committees is going to teach members a new skill. Do you need some event planning experience to put on your resume? Then join the event planning committee which we will task with putting on two or three major events each year. 

Want to learn social media? Then join our social media team and learn how to curate original content and graphics for social media and learn social media strategy for different platforms.

You can join whatever committee you want and you don’t need previous experience for any committee.

Social Element

We have also put together a couple social committees. Members of these committees are going to be planning monthly socials as well as some bigger travel events each semester.

We are also trying to set up the largest tailgate section on campus for next year. Students don’t really know where to go at the new stadium to tailgate and we want our tailgate to be the one that everyone knows and talks about.

Communication:

In order for this to be successful, we are going to need the help of many students. One of our problems in the past has been communicating with marketing association students about when all of our events were occurring.

To be more efficient we have revamped all of our communications. The first thing we have revamped is our website. The website now clearly communicates everything the marketing association does and it also has a calendar of events that we will be keeping updated.

We have set up a comprehensive social media strategy as well. We have come up with a plan to share a lot of interesting and engaging content to go along with our association updates.

The best way to keep up with all the happenings of the CSU marketing association is to like our Facebook Page.

To provide a little extra incentive for you to like our page, we are doing a Facebook contest. Simply like our page to find and enter our contest.  We will be giving away an OtterBox cooler at the final football game of the season. We also have about 10 gift certificates from 5 local restaurants that are sponsors of the Marketing Association.

So, like our page and come to our next couple of events. We have a big networking event in Fort Collins on the 8th and we are having an informational meeting and getting committees set up on the 15th.

We will see you RAMS at our next event!

New Committees That You Can Be A Part Of


As part of our Re-branding effort for the Marketing Association you will now have the opportunity to be part of one of many committees.  These committees were designed to make the Marketing Association more fun and to give students the opportunity to get real world experience.  Check out some of the committees below and stay tuned for more information on how to be part of one. 

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE: Our social media is going to be a big part of the marketing association from now on. Instead of focusing 100% on business we are making our social media 80% relevant and fun and about 20% business. We need a team of three to five students who can research and put together original written and image based content.  Participants will be trained to put together original content and will be taught an easy graphic design program.  This is a great opportunity to get some real world experience and some nice examples for your resume. 

CAMPUS EVENTS COMMITTEE: This is going to be a great opportunity for any students who want to learn about event planning and how to throw events. We want to have three major events that the Marketing Association puts on each year.  We have no events planned yet but we are thinking something along the lines of a “Taste of CSU” event, a major Halloween event, and something in the Spring. Have a great idea for this? Then join this committee!

GRAPHIC DESIGN: We need 1 or 2 graphic designers to help us put some flyers together. We will have some very cool stuff for you to do for us that will look great in your resume. Experience with design programs such as Photoshop or In-design needed.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: There is a ton of money available for organizations at CSU and the only thing that is stopping us from using it for some awesome events, is asking for it.  This committee will work with the Marketing Association Finance Director to seek out and acquire funds for various events. You will work hand in hand with the other committees to help them come up with some money. 

SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE: We have a bunch of social events that we want to throw and we need some members to help us organize all these events. We are going to be doing at least one social event per month and need some help planning those.  We will also have multiple sub-committees where different students can help plan different events. One committee will be the tailgate committee and we want that committee to create the largest on-campus tailgate party for students. We also want to do something big for the Spring semester and are looking for ideas for that.

Local Business Outreach:  This is going to be a great way to network with local businesses.  We need a few students to do some outreach with local business and see if they want to give a talk to students, do a workshop for students, give a guest lecture for students, get some help from students for their business, or just be associated with us somehow. You will need to maintain a database of all contacts and help to schedule businesses that do get involved.  You will also be responsible for sending a follow up thank you correspondence. You will be the main contact between many different Fort Collins businesses and the marketing association so you must have good communications skills.

Fundraising Committee: We have a few ideas about fundraising. We aren’t talking about the small one where we do a ton of work and outreach and make $120.  We want you think big. One of our ideas includes helping small businesses with their marketing efforts. Students would be taught some basics that they can do to help improve the web presence of local businesses.  Then local businesses would come to CSU and the students (Supervised by the digital marketing professor) would make all the improvements to the businesses website for a fee. Something along those lines. 

 

 

 

Please Like Our Facebook Page To Stay Up To Date On Latest News!


Hey Rams!

We have been working very hard to re-brand the marketing association to make it something that will be very useful to your career. We also  have tried to set it up so that it will be a lot of fun and to be something that everyone will want to be part of.

Since we have a ton of events coming up for Marketing Association members, we need a way to communicate everything that is going on.  We are going to continue to email but we think our best communication mechanism is going to be Facebook.

So please like our page so you can stay up to date with everything that is going on.  

https://www.facebook.com/csuramsmarketingassociation/