Keeping Members Engaged During a Summer of Quarantine

PRSSA executive boards across the country typically have meetings or at least summer check-ins to prep for the upcoming school year. They’re working on gathering speakers, making social media plans, prepping topics for professional development sessions and of course brainstorming about recruitment strategies. Half of the battle of recruitment in the fall is encouraging members that joined last year to […]

High School outreach goes virtual during COVID-19

A Creative and Thoughtful Way of Giving Back PRSSA lists all the requirements to be named an outstanding Chapter. But, do we really know what it takes? It takes vast amounts of hard work, determination, and articulate communication, but mainly compassion and perseverance by students who are immersing themselves in their education and community. Obtaining the title of Star Chapter […]

Four Lessons Learned from Bateman

Four Lessons Learned from Bateman

PRSSA has provided countless opportunities that have helped me grow, both personally and professionally, but by far the most rewarding experience has been being a part of PRSSA’s Bateman Case Study Competition. The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA’s national case study Competition, where participants research, plan, execute and evaluate a full-on public relations campaign. PRSSA partners with a client each […]

What Winning the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Did for Me

What Winning the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Did for Me

Like a lot of students entering their freshman year of college, I was nervous but excited to start. Undecided in my major, I was unsure of what exactly I wanted to be involved in. At the freshman student involvement fair, I came across the PRSSA table where the executive board enthusiastically went on about all of the great things PRSSA […]

Teahan Award Presented for “Sawyers Day” Success

Teahan Award Presented for “Sawyers Day” Success

The Dr. F. H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of PRSSA Chapters in 12 categories each year: Outstanding Chapter, Chapter Firm, Chapter Development, PRSA/PRSSA Chapter Relationship, Community Service, University Service, Chapter Diversity, Chapter Newsletter, Chapter Website, District Conference, Chapter Faculty Adviser and Chapter Professional Adviser. This past year, Grand Valley State University was awarded Teahan Awards for […]

Takeaways from DePaul PRSSA’s Chapter Development Session: Networking is So Fetch

Takeaways from DePaul PRSSA’s Chapter Development Session: Networking is So Fetch

At the PRSSA 2019 International Conference, DePaul PRSSA presented a Chapter development session called Networking is So Fetch! The Mean Girls spin-off showcased tips on the world of networking and how to best use your network for professional development. Here are a few of the key takeaways: Never burn a bridge, personal or professional. There are different types of relationships, […]