PR Capital: Gateway to a Career as a Young Professional

The Ohio State University’s Regional Activity focused on young professionalism, showcased Columbus young professionals and The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union. Committee members of The Ohio State University’s PRSSA Regional Activity. Students from 11 universities gathered on April 16 to hear from keynote speaker Amanda DeCastro of Time Warner Cable. Amanda shared six tips for young professionals, including: never stop […]

Get Social: A Blueprint for Social Media Strategy

“Get Social: A Blueprint for Social Media Strategy,” hosted by the Beth Wood Chapter of PRSSA at Indiana University, focused on how to use social media strategically in public relations. Throughout the day, speakers presented on a variety of issues related to the current state of the public relations industry and how we need to incorporate social media. It’s About […]

The Reality of PR: A Survivor’s Guide to the Public Relations World

I am a “survivor” of the PRSSA Regional Activity, “The Reality of PR: A Survivor’s Guide to the Public Relations World,” hosted by The Pennsylvania State University. Throughout the weekend I picked up the tools to be prepared for the “real world” from the speakers’ perspectives of their various sections in the public relations field. The opening social event involved […]

Finding Value in Diversity

Utah State University’s Regional Activity, “Finding Value in Diversity” provided students with a plethora of knowledge regarding the future of public relations. The speakers at the two-day conference included public relations executives and professionals, event planners, non-profit representatives and legal professionals. One of the featured speakers was Nicole Farrell, an attorney at Parsons, Behle and Latimer in Salt Lake City. […]

PRSSA to PRSA: Making the Transition

Making the transition from PRSSA to PRSA can be intimidating – especially for individuals who have not secured a job post-graduation. But what many students do not realize is that taking the next step in public relations means exposing your personal brand and networking with PRSA professionals. Lucky for PRSSA members, establishing oneself as a PRSA member can be accomplished […]

PR Where U R

During this year’s spring break, I was fortunate enough to further my knowledge in public relations by attending the Georgia Southern University Regional Activity “PR Where U R” in Statesboro, Ga. Students from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Alabama and Kentucky attended the event. “PR Where U R” was a weekend full of cutting-edge information about the latest digital […]

So You Want to be a PR Pro?

Attending  “So You Want to be a PR Pro?” was very exciting for me as a California State University at Fullerton student.  Having had such an incredible experience at our previous activities, my expectations were high. Sink or Swim -– Pitching Like a Pro The first segment, “Sink or Swim” offered several incredible options, making it hard for many of […]

Fundraising Can Actually Be Fun with the 2011 National FUNdraising Bowl

Fundraising (n). A way to make money; a challenge that never goes away; a constant hassle to Chapters. Have no fear – the FUNdraising Bowl is here! The 2011 National FUNdraising Bowl is an opportunity for your Chapter to raise funds, share best practices with other Chapters and compete for two free registrations to the PRSSA 2011 National Conference. And it’s […]