Four Types of Students Who Should Attend National Assembly

This March, public relations students representing PRSSA Chapters from across the Americas will travel to Portland, Oregon, for the PRSSA 2015 National Assembly. At this annual event, members gather to make decisions about the future of the Society, elect a new National Committee and review the Bylaws. The Assembly draws in a smaller, more intimate group than National Conference, allowing […]

Time is Key Variable in PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Formula

As we come to the end of PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, I think it’s appropriate to look at those factors that hinder a Chapters’ ability to establish and maintain a close relationship with its parent Chapters and offer some thoughts on how to overcome those factors. I don’t know if time is the most important variable in the PRSA/PRSSA relationship formula, […]

Sharpen Your Networking Skills, Get Noticed by Professionals at National Conference

With PRSSA 2014 National Conference quickly approaching, I am sure you are actively counting down the days until your trip to Washington, D.C. As part of your Conference preparations, I hope that you’re also thinking about how to make the most of the opportunities that you will have to interact with the 2,000-plus public relations professionals who will be attending […]

Intern Talk: Tapping Into the PRSA Network

Intern Talk: Tapping Into the PRSA Network

We all know learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. And similarly, learning doesn’t just happen by interning. Becoming a young, successful professional requires a combination of things, including learning from experienced professionals. As a nod to PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, here are a few ways you should consider expanding your network to grow and learn as a future public relations […]

Managing Different Leadership Styles Within Your Chapter

As a new school year begins, PRSSA’s 312 Chapters in the United States and one in Argentina will have to adjust to new leadership, new visions and new expectations. Whether Chapter President, executive board member or regular member, you will face a learning curve figuring out each person’s leadership style, especially when planning events, hosting meetings and interacting with professionals. […]

Unemployment’s Silver Lining

For members currently without full-time work and seniors fearful of the economy, take heart – there is a silver lining to unemployment. I’m living it. If you’re like me, you’re passionate about one communications niche. After interning for the Philadelphia Flyers, experiencing the rush of working the Stanley Cup Final and, as a result, recognizing my passion for the hockey […]