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To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents

To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents, I didn’t decide to run for President of my Chapter until the deadline to submit our names to the ballot — but I am so glad that I did and have had the opportunity to lead my Chapter this year. I have grown so much because of this role and […]

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Leadership Summits: Hosting and Growing Through an Event

Executive board members and rising leaders of the PRSSA chapters at Florida International University (FIU), the University of Southern Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) came together for the first Southeast PRSSA Leadership Summit February 10. For the half-day summit, UF PRSSA invited PRSSA chapters across the southeast region to make the trek […]

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How to hold a “Ready, Set, Resume!” Meeting

One of the greatest rewards of belonging to the PRSSA community is the opportunity for professional advancement and achievement. While my PRSSA Chapter at Lee University likes silly ice-breaker games, epic Spotify playlists, engaging social media posts and delicious snacks as much as the next Chapter, preparing for life post-graduation is the theme we put […]

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How to Retain Your Members

It seems like just yesterday that every PRSSA Chapter was pulling out all the stops to recruit new members. Well, it’s been six months and therefore it’s time to start that process all over again. But this time, there’s something else at stake — retaining the members you already have. Students are able to join […]

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Be More Than A Dues Paying Member

Being a PRSSA National dues paying member certainly has its benefits — enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career. While it is great to be able to reap the benefits of your PRSSA membership, you also have to take into consideration how you can become more than just a dues paying member. […]

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Chapter Development Session [National Conference Recap]

Session: Eastern Michigan University: How to Grow your Chapter on a Non-Traditional Campus Presenters: Abby Cousineau, Hope Salyer, Josie Bobeck and Madison Harmon Recap: In this session we learned how to maintain and grow a strong PRSSA Chapter on a non-traditional campus. What is a non-traditional campus? A non-traditional campus is a commuter school, a […]

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Using Public Relations to Advance Student Affairs Activities

The Student Affairs Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) defines student affairs as, “educational partnerships and academic support programs that promote student learning and help students integrate academic development and personal growth.” Student affairs professionals apply public relations without even knowing it. An advising center typically will host an event to encourage students to […]

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Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/ PRSSA Relationship

The Dr. F. H. Teahan Awards in PRSSA honor Chapters for outstanding performance in various categories. These are considered some of the most coveted awards by PRSSA Chapters. The Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/PRSSA Relationship is no different. I had the opportunity to talk to the current Chapter Presidents of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Connecting with your Sponsor Chapter

Do have them look over your résumé, business cards and portfolio. I have asked professionals from my local PRSA Chapter multiple times to glance over my résumé and business cards, especially when I was new to PRSSA and was trying my best just to get my bearings. Don’t be embarrassed to do the same! It […]

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Connecting Your Chapter and Alumni

Whether your Chapter has been around for five years or 50, it is important for Chapters to connect with their alumni. Alumni offer valuable advice and have ties to your university as well as want to give back. Here are some ways to help get your alumni involved that Belmont PRSSA uses. Alumni Spotlight Series: […]

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