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MaverickPR travels to New York for Professional Development

Taxis pulled up to the curb and cars honked as they weaved through the narrow streets. Crowds of tourists and businesspeople crossed the bustling intersections, preparing to start their day in the city that never sleeps. For student executives in MaverickPR, the Nationally Affiliated Student-run firm from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the sights […]

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10 Steps to Creating Impactful Programs for your Chapter

This year I served as the programming director for Wayne State University’s PRSSA Chapter in Detroit, Michigan. This position entailed planning events, panels and agency tours for our members. Creating worthwhile programs provides students with opportunities they would not have otherwise. Some of our events included resume workshops, the power women panel, the entrepreneurship panel, […]

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Powerful Potential: Chapter Officer Sessions

The power of potential and passion radiate throughout Salon BC as students fill the space to the brim, eager to learn and connect. Alisa Agozzino, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser, and Ryan Will, vice president of events and fundraising, greet the Chapter presidents, vice presidents and firm directors as they walk into the room. To kick […]

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National Assembly Day-of Competition: No Expectations Leading to High Reward

When I first received the email about the Day-of Competition for National Assembly, I had no idea what I would be doing or whether I even had the skills to participate, but I figured, “Hey, why not?” For the Day-of Competition, we were placed into groups of four to five students from various PRSSA Chapters […]

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PRSSA National Assembly, the Benefits of PRSSA National Conference With Intimacy

As I prepared for the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly, I had a decent idea of what to expect at a national event. I had attended the PRSSA 2018 National Conference in Austin, Texas, this past October. After shaking the initial feeling of being a deer in headlights by seeing almost 1,000 fellow members in attendance, […]

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PRSSA 2019 National Assembly Reflection

I jumped at the chance to attend the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly when my Chapter president first asked for volunteers. I was eager to have another national PRSSA event under my belt. As the date approached, I began to question my decision to travel across the country for a conference that, to my knowledge, mostly […]

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An Experience of a Lifetime

A room full of uplifting, inspiring professionals greeted me upon arrival at the PRSSA National Assembly held in Portland, Oregon. Four days later, I flew back to Columbus, Ohio with dozens of contacts, new friends, an overflowing file of creative ideas and the knowledge that indeed, I’m in the right place and this is the […]

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What I Didn’t Expect to Learn from National Conference

In the fall of 2017, I was a first-time sophomore on my Chapter’s executive board. Our Chapter had decided to go to the annual PRSSA National Conference and I couldn’t be more excited to attend. I paid a fee, packed my bags and hoped in a van with seven other Chapter members to take the […]

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What It Means to Be #PRoud: Celebrating Diverse Voices in Public Relations

As the vice president of events and fundraising, I oversee the Regional Conferences that PRSSA endorses each spring. While attending the events in Boston and Chicago as the official delegate from the National Committee, I’m grateful to have taken part in conversations about covering, bringing your most authentic self to work, and educating people of […]

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#TechTalk: Reflections from the PR Reboot Regional Conference

One of the hottest industries right now is undeniably the technology industry. When I think of tech, I think of things ranging from SpaceX rockets expanding our horizons to Artificial Intelligence changing our quality of life, to 5G, a technology that will interconnect our world more than ever before. There’s so much more to tech […]

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