What is PRSSA?
In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America. The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.
What does IUPUI PRSSA chapter do?
IUPUI PRSSA was organized in September 2004, but didn’t become official until April 2006. The chapter’s main goals are to encourage the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of public relations, to provide students of public relations an opportunity to become acquainted not only with their peers but with professional practitioners as well, and to help students adhere to the highest ideals and principals of the practice of public relations and to instill in them a professional attitude.
Why should you join?
- Networking with professionals
- Scholarship opportunities
- Bi-monthly PRSSA publications
- Bi-weekly update emails
- PRSSA talk mailing list
- Access to www.prssa.org which includes jobcenter, message board, and national news
- Guest speakers on a variety of public relations topics
- Workshops on resumes, portfolios, interviews
- PRSA monthly luncheons for a discounted student rate of $15
- National conferences
- After graduation, gain Associate Member of PRSA for special rate of $60 per year.
- “Half Day with a Pro”
- Panel discussion with recent college graduates
- Networking seminars
- Resume workshops
- Professional Development sessions
The Society’s mission is to serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities; and to serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.
The PRSSA vision explains how we have become and will remain the premier pre-professional organization for students in public relations.
- Growth — Becoming the largest, most respected and widely recognized organization for pre-professional students with an interest in public relations.
- Education — Enhancing the future professional through classroom preparation, leadership and experience.
- Advancement — Moving the public relations profession forward through public awareness, meaningful ethics and diverse representation.
- Relationships — Aligning with PRSA and forming a free interchange of ideas through professional relationships, practical training and mentoring.
- Students — Providing members with national, regional and local opportunities to network, share ideas and grow professionally.
All the above is stated on the official PRSSA website