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  • Added bylaw revisions. Problem was development on its own line, so I moved the location piece up.

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  • 1. What is PRSSA? The Public Relations Student Society ofAmerica (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization for college students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA: • Seeks to advance the public relations profession. • Advocates for ethical principles, professional development and diversity. • Serves 11,000+ students at 300+ Chapters in the United States andArgentina.
  • 2. If you want experience and a job, • PRSSAprovides the chance to gain experience that translates to a real-world job. • PRSSAkeeps you informed with the latest industry news, trends and job postings. • The PRSSAand PRSAnetwork provides lasting and meaningful connections.
  • 3. Why become a PRSSA member? • Enhance your education • Broaden your network • Launch your career • Gain real-world experience
  • 4. PRSSA Membe r Benefit s Leadership Experience National & Regional Events Competition s Awards & Scholarships News & Intelligence Writing Skills Internship Center PRSA Sponsor Chapters
  • 5. Leadership Potential employers find value in applicants with PRSSA leadership experience. PRSSAleaders can: • Work with a variety of members and fellow leaders • Serve at the Chapter level – President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, PR director and other positions available • Lead a student-run firm or take an active role on an account
  • 6. Events • Network, learn and interact with students from around the country. • Travel the country for events: – National Conference – NationalAssembly – Leadership Rally – Regional Conferences
  • 7. Upcoming Events – Professional development, networking and awards dinner – • NationalAssembly: – National Committee elections, bylaw revisions and leadership development. Location tobe announced at National Conference – • Past event locations: – San Francisco, Charlotte, Orlando, Seattle andAustin
  • 8. Competitions + Campaigns • By participating, you can: – add to your portfolio – gain real-world experience – work with high-profile clients – win prizes and awards • Examples: – Bateman Case Study Competition – Organ DonorAwareness Campaign – Starbucks Frappuccino Campaign
  • 9. Scholarships + Awards • Earn recognition for your accomplishments – Chapter and individual awards • Fund your education – Nearly $30,000 available for students • Opportunities for every student: – Graduate and undergraduate students – Leaders, interns and mentors – Minority students
  • 10. News + Intelligence • Read and submit Chapter News – Feature your Chapter’s accomplishments and events • Stay current with industry news by receiving: – PRSAIssues &Trends – News updates from PRSSA – Biweekly Update emails from the National Committee
  • 11. Writing • By writing for PRSSA, you can: – Add to your portfolio – Earn recognition in national publications • FORUM – PRSSA’s online newspaper • Progressions – PRSSA’s blog
  • 12. Internship Center • Browse career resources and job hunting tips • Search for internships by region or city • Post your résumé for employers to view • Gain access to the PRSAJob Center • Find internship openings for each semester
  • 13. Discounted PRSA Membership • Transition to PRSAfor the discounted rate of just $60 for anAssociate Membership. • PRSAis a network of more than 22,000 professionals with: – Chapters around the country – Professional Interest Sections, including New Professionals, Nonprofit and Entertainment & Sports
  • 14. Advance Yourself Join PRSSAtoday and experience the benefits: – Enhance your education – Broaden your network – Launch your career
  • 15. Chapter Contact Information • Chapter President: Lauren Frock, @frockl • Vice President: Marilyn Perkins, @marilynmarie93 • VP of Records: Regina Fischer, @ReginaPolska • VP of Public Relations: Jenna Ooley, @jenooley • VP of Finances: Kenneth Martin, @KPMartin83 • Social Media: – Twitter: @UNTPRSSA – Facebook Page: • Email:
  • 16. Meetings & Involvement • Meetings: – Mondays @ 7pm in GAB 337 • Get involved: – Help us participate in the Walk to EndAlzheimer’s on Sept. 21 – Ask us how you can help!
  • 17. We Want Your Feedback! • Put your name and email address on the top of the page. • What are you hoping to gain from joining PRSSA? • Is there any way we can help you this semester?
  • 18. Thanks for coming! We hope to see you again next week! 