Tag Archives | Chapter Development

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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Starting your Executive Board Meetings Off on the Right Foot

The start of the school year can mean two things for PRSSA executive boards: a lot of exciting ideas and “e-board” meetings lasting several hours. Weekly e-board meetings should be a productive time full of brainstorming, organizing and planning of upcoming activities for your Chapter. However, sometimes what is supposed to be an hour-long meeting, […]

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How to Host the Ultimate Interest Meeting

We’ve all sat in interest meetings before. While some have been good, the majority of them have probably been boring and not very memorable. So what makes a noteworthy interest meeting and how can you design a PRSSA interest meetings that standouts? The following guidelines will ensure that your Chapter’s interest meetings will make every […]

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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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PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally Recap

PRSSA Chapter presidents and Student-run Firm directors from across the country kicked off their terms for the 2017–2018 school year at the annual PRSSA Leadership Rally held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Students had the chance to listen to keynote speakers, network with peers and professionals and discuss plans for next year as well as challenges and […]

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April Twitter Chat Recap — Building Chapter Community

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Building Chapter Community Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Chapter Development Victoria Leigh Ward (tweeting from @VictoriaLeighW), Vice President of Member Services Jon Kovach Jr. (tweeting from @Jon_Kovachjr) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding […]

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How Chapter Fundraising Can Take You All the Way to Boston

Whether it be a budget-slashing session for your Chapter, petitioning more funds from your school’s student government association or pleading with your PRSA sponsor Chapter, we all need to raise funds for our Chapter. How else will you subsidize the costs of those snazzy new Chapter sweatshirts or attend the next National Conference in Boston? […]

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Why I Love My Little Chapter

Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter members reap many benefits everyday: enhancing their education, launching their career and broadening their network. Though every member receives the same PRSSA National benefits, each Chapter offers individual members personal experiences. As a senior leader in my Chapter, I have witnessed firsthand how small Chapters can make a […]

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