The benefits of PRSSA membership are invaluable resources for students. Some of those benefits may go unnoticed by members. To make the most of your membership, don’t miss “hidden gems” such as the PRSSA Internship Center, PRSA Jobcenter, PRSA webinars and PRSSA scholarships and awards.
The PRSSA Internship Center has several hundred internship opportunities posted from around the country and as far away as Japan and Germany. You can also build a résumé through the Internship Center and save internships to your account so you can apply later. Check out the “Career Resources” section for tips on cover letters, interviews, portfolios and more.
To access the Internship Center, you must be a dues-paying member and use your Chapter login code. Contact your Chapter President to obtain this code. If he or she does not have it, contact Vice President of Internship/Job Services Joe Clarkson.
The PRSA Jobcenter lists thousands of jobs nationally and internationally. The Jobcenter includes an advanced search engine where you can search for more than just jobs in the public relations industry, but in fields such as advertising, consumer marketing and strategic communications. For more career advice and help, visit the Career Tools page.
PRSA now offers free webinars throughout the year to PRSA members, led by distinguished public relations professionals and firms. Topics include leading issues in social media, crisis communication, market research, campaign techniques, leadership abilities and more. PRSSA members now receive free access to one webinar a month. Join PRSA for January’s free webinar on Jan. 19: Digital Media and Today’s Digital News Release.
One of the best things PRSSA offers is the many scholarships and awards made possible by the PRSA Foundation, Champions for PRSSA and other dedicated individuals. The recipients of these scholarships and awards can receive up to several thousands of dollars to support their education and garner national exposure.
Take full advantage of your PRSSA membership by participating in these member benefits! Make sure your fellow Chapter members are aware of these incredible benefits as well as PRSSA’s other member benefits.
What benefits of PRSSA are most valuable to you? What would you like to see more of from PRSSA?
This is a guest post by Vice President of Public Relations Lauren Gray.