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What is PRSSA?. What is PRSSA. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) for students interested in public relations, business and communications. seek to advance the public relations and communications profession train and develop future professionals. Who We Are. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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What is PRSSA?So I am sure many of you are wondering what PRSSA is. Well, let me explain:2The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

for students interested in public relations, business and communications.

seek to advance the public relations and communications profession

train and develop future professionals

What is PRSSAPRSSA stands for the Public Relations Student Society of America.

PRSSA is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, business and communications.

PRSSA seeks to advance the Public Relations profession by training and developing outstanding generations of future professionals.

3PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers

organized into 300 plus Chaptersin the United States and one in Argentina.

We are headquartered in New York City, and led by aNational Committeeof PRSSA and PRSA members.

Who We ArePRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus Chaptersin the United States and one in Argentina.

We are headquartered in New York City, and led by aNational Committeeof PRSSA and PRSA members.

4Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

offersprofessional development

networking opportunities

News on industry trends

PRSAWe have a richhistoryof support from our parent organization, thePublic Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offersprofessional development,networking opportunities and news on industry trends. PRSA is the organization you are encouraged to join after graduation.

If you have questions about PRSA, we can address them after the presentation.5How can PRSSA help me?Right now, I am sure many of you are wondering just how can PRSSA help you as a current student?6enhance youreducation

broaden yournetwork

launch your careerin public relations and business fields

PRSSA helps you:

Well, here are some ways PRSSA can help you.

PRSSA helps youEnhance your educationBroaden your networkAnd launch your career in public relations and business fields.

So lets break that down so you can understand what these mean to you7Workshops

Seminars

Guest Speakers

Scholarships and Competitions

Trips to PR and Ad Agencies or Firms

Trips to National PRSSA conferences and eventsEnhance Your EducationOur Chapter of PRSSA is relatively small compared to many of our neighboring chapters in North Carolina.But our overall goal is to enhance our members education through workshops, seminars, guest speakers, scholarships and competions, and various trips we take as a group to PR and Ad Agencies or Firms or to National PRSSA conferences or events.

8Publications

News

Social MediaEnhancing Your Education

PRSSA offers a variety of tools available at your fingertips for enhancing your education outside the classroom.

PRSSA offers publications,newsandsocial mediato keep you updated on industry trends.9Trips to PR and Ad Agencies

Danielle, our Public Relations Director, will tell you about some of the trips we have taken as a group to PR and Ad agencies

Danielles section:

10National and regional conferences and seminars

Broadening Your Network

PRSSA helps you broaden your network by hosting national and regional conferences and seminars.These are some of the Regional conferences and seminars we attend yearly.11

These are just some of the national events PRSSA offers for their members.As you can see, our National events take place nation-wide, many of them in major cities.12Social media chats and discussions

Broadening Your Network

PRSSA also hosts social media chats and discussions, like our upcoming Twitter chat on January 29th.Theses are great opportunities to network with other students as well as professionals.

13PRSA JobCenter

Career preparation tools

Career Coaching

Discounted rate for PRSA membershipLaunch Your Career

As a PRSSA member, you can use thePRSA Jobcenterto find public relations employment opportunities all over the world.

You also have access to career preparation tools and career coaches who are dedicated to helping you find the right path that fits you.

You also mayjoin PRSA for just $60 a year as an Associate Member when you graduate, connecting you to 110Chapters, 16Professional Interest Sections, and resources especially fornew professionals.14Membership Personal ExperiencesNow, lets have some of our members come up and give you an idea of what they have gotten from PRSSA since becoming a member. This is their honest opinion, and their statements are unscripted.

Lets start with Danielle Cloud, a PRSSA Executive Board member.

Lets hear from one of our newest members, Sherry Jacobs, who was recently inducted as our Vice President.

15Annual Member DuesPRSSA chapter members pay dues annually to hold member status and have access to all of the member benefits you just heard about today, and more. Our chapters dues are $65.16Questions?Does anyone have any questions for us?

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