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PRΣΣA: It’s all Greek to Me

Photo courtesy of Brian Hammel Based on Greek Life’s reputation, I never thought I would rush a fraternity, let alone become an executive member. Not too long after joining, I found that being in Greek life provided another opportunity to apply PR knowledge to a different kind of ‘client’—particularly when it came to recruitment. As […]

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Why You Should Apply for Your Chapter’s Executive Board

All PRSSA Chapters have benefits: professional connections, personal relationships, education enhancement and ways to jumpstart your career. In addition each Chapter allows for its dues-paying members to become leaders. As someone who has been on their Chapter’s executive board for the majority of their college career, I can guarantee you that there are plenty of […]

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Preparing for a Successful Spring Semester

The new year comes with new opportunities for your PRSSA Chapter, allowing your members to grow personally and professionally within the Society. Want to help make your Chapter the best it can be? Check out some things our Chapter executive board at Belmont University does below. Attend a Regional Conference. Multiple schools across the country […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Chapter Leadership

As freshmen, we always knew that someday we wanted to be leaders within our Chapter. Now, as upperclassmen, we both hold executive board roles as Chapter president and public relations director. We’ve learned how to be successful leaders through challenges, as well as from those who held our positions before us. As the semester ends, […]

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Why You and Your Chapter Should Volunteer

Amid the ambitious agendas of Chapters, Student-run Firms and committees, the scales of time tip and downtime becomes a distant memory. Throughout the course of the year, the need to re-energize, refocus and reconnect becomes essential to success. What is the best way to motivate members and make a significant impact? Volunteer. Volunteering epitomizes the […]

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A Year of Firsts

This year I had the opportunity to serve as Chapter president after having been actively involved with Temple University’s PRSSA Chapter since 2013. Over the last three years, I have grown not only as a student but as a young professional, thanks to PRSSA. I have found PRSSA to be an organization that has benefitted […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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Talent Development: How to Uplift Future Leaders [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Talent Development and How to Uplift Future Leaders Presenter: Bonnie Upright APR, PRSA Board Liaison Joshua Gordon, Vice President of Member Services Victoria Lewis, Vice President of Advocacy Sarah Johnson, Vice President of Professional Development Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Recap: On her first day on the job at an agency, Bonnie […]

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Networking Essentials: Peers to PRos

Networking is an important part of any PRSSA Chapter. Networking can take shape in many forms from internal events to attending National Conference. How can you be sure to maximize these opportunities for your members? Make sure to stay organized, follow the guidelines below and utilize the resources already available to you. These resources include […]

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Increasing Engagement and Attendance in Chapters: PR Pods

One of the hardest parts of leading a PRSSA Chapter, big or small, is encouraging members to take advantage of their PRSSA benefits, attend PRSSA events and create a social community within the Chapter. There are many ways to hone in on your Chapter’s strengths to do just this. At Indiana University, we decided to […]

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