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CSUN PRSSA Introduction


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Learn more about our chapter and member benefits

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  • 1. CSUN PRSSA “ Your Connection to the Profession”
  • 2. Who We Are
    • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
      • We are a pre-professional organization designed to help students who are interested in public relations and communications become future professionals.
      • PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.
  • 3. Who We Are
    • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
    • 1 Faculty Advisor- Dr. Lori Baker-Schena
    • 9 Executive Board Members
      • President-Sheila Rodriguez
      • Vice President-Marissa Girolamo
      • Treasurer—Emma Quadra
      • Secretary—Sangeetha Princess Anantharaman
      • Fundraising—Anazarry Danganan
      • Historian—Chriss Ramos
      • Director of Special Events—Yoselyn Ramos
      • Director of Student Relations– Jessica Bonilla
      • Director of Public Relations– Monique Gonzalez
  • 4. When We Meet
    • Meet twice monthly on Monday nights at 7 p.m. in Manzanita Hall
    • Fall 2011 speaker topics & Events include:
      • YP Event at Dodgers Stadium
      • Alumni Panel
      • MCCAMC Founder’s Day
      • PRSSA Day with San Diego Padres
      • National Conference in Orlando, Florida
      • Travel & Tourism
      • Tech PR
      • Social Media Workshop
      • And more!
  • 5. Point System
    • Receive PRSSA points for every time you get involved. The more points you have, the better chance you have towards a grand prize + outstanding member awards.
    • General Meetings (5pts)
    • Guest Speaker Events (10pts)
    • On-Campus Fundraiser (3pts)
    • Off-Campus Fundraiser (5pts)
    • Sign up for Committee(20)
    • Sign up for Peer Mentor (10)
    • Write for our blog (20)
    • Book a Guest Speaker (20)
    • Refer a Paid Member (20)
    • Mention @CSUN_PRSSA (3) [limit4]
  • 6. Get Involved
    • As a PRSSA member, you have the opportunity to be a leader and join a committee.
    • Fundraising Committee
      • Do you like to plan events? Want to gain experience strategizing & raising money for our chapter?
    • Blog Committee
      • Do you love to write? Are you interested in including PRSSA writing in your portfolio?
    • Social Committee
      • Do you love networking, planning events and socializing with friends? Plan fun events once a month as a team. Ex: laser tag, movie night, karaoke night, bowling…etc.
    • Marketing Committee
      • Are you interested in graphic design? Do you want to create flyers and design brochures for our chapter? These can also be included in your portfolio
  • 7. Member Benefits
    • Access to PRSSA Job Center
    • PRSSA Internship Center (Helps create & build your resume)
    • National Events
      • National Conference
      • National Assembly
      • Regional Conference
      • Leadership Rally
    • Great Networking Opportunities
    • YP PRSA/LA Events Every month
    • PRSA/LA Professional Mentorships
    • Internship/ Scholarship opportunities
    • Event Planning/writing experience
    • Discount to join PRSA when you graduate
    • Twitter Chats (once per month)
    • Meet people in your major who you will be taking classes with
  • 8. Member Benefits
    • Forum
      • Members can contribute to this publication throughout the year; it serves as the society’s main publication, and it’s printed 3 times per year.
    • PRSSA Blog
      • This online resource is geared toward engaging conversation among PRSSA students about student, industry and Chapter trends
    • Public Relations Tactics
      • This resource is mailed monthly to our Chapter throughout the school year and is a major publication of PRSA.
    • Biweekly Update
      • Emailed twice per month, this resource helps bridge the communication gap between Chapters and the National Committee.
  • 9. Member Benefits
    • PRSSA Offers more than 10 Scholarships
    • Scholarships:
      • Betsy Plank PRSSA Scholarship
      • Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence
      • Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentoring
      • Lawrence G. Foster Award
      • John D. Graham Scholarship
      • Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship
      • PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
      • The Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award
      • Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award
      • PRSA/PRSSA Internship Program
    • What percentage of Society applies for scholarships and awards?
    Answer: Less than 1%
  • 10. Thank you for viewing!
    • Engage in PRSSA’s resources and apply for scholarships and awards.
    • For more information please visit the PRSSA website at
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