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Beyond Graduation: Launch Your Career With PRSA

To all the graduating students out there … Congratulations on your graduation! Starting your career is an exciting and nerve-wracking time, and PRSA is here to help you transition from student to professional. You are the future of our profession! Your first step toward professional success is to join PRSA’s vibrant community – it’s the […]

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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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GRowan Pains: Successfully Recruiting and Retaining Members [National Conference Recap]

Session: “GRowan Pains: Successfully Recruit and Retain Chapter Members” Presenter: Rowan University Recap: Rowan University used videos and skits to show the importance of retaining and growing your Chapter. Chapter leaders should reduce friction between current members to help retain new members. If new members see tension between current members, it will scare them away. […]

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Because I Said So: 7 Reasons You Should Become a PRSSA Member

The beginning of a new school year is prime time to try new things, get involved in extracurricular activities and establish a routine. This time of year, you aren’t yet fatigued by classes and have energy for the semester ahead. If you haven’t already, I challenge you to become a PRSSA member by joining an […]

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Understanding the Role of Diversity

Diversity Month is a month dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity within PRSA and PRSSA. In an effort to understand more about the role of diversity in organizations, I contacted Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, associate professor and graduate coordinator at the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi and co-author of ”Race […]

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The Benefits of Joining PRSA

The transition from college to the real world can be really scary You now have to worry about paying bills,  finding a full-time job in your desired career field — the list goes on and on. One of the most valuable resources for young public relations professionals during this time is PRSA — PRSSA’s parent […]

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Transitioning from PRSSA to PRSA

You’ve put in the work, you’re finals are in and graduation is finally right around the corner. You’re making your post-grad to-do list and checking it twice. Joining PRSA as an Associate Member should also be at the top of your to-dos. Why Join PRSA? As a graduating PRSSA member you likely already know that […]

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PRSSA [Podcast]: Recruitment and Membership Diversity

Recruitment is a key skill for every PRSSA Chapter to have. PRSSA Podcast host Austin Malcolm explores the importance of recruitment including membership diversity and helpful tactics to increase Chapter size. This podcast is joined by Regina Flanigan, University of Texas at Austin vice president of Chapter Development. How important is recruitment to your Chapter? What creative ways does […]

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Learning From Chapter Best Practices [National Conference]

Editor’s Note: The PRSSA 2011 National Conference is in Orlando from October 14-18. To follow the events live, use the Twitter hashtag #PRSSANC. All National Conference posts can be found here. To kick off the PRSSA 2011 National Conference, some of the Society’s top Chapters shared their best practices for fundraising, recruitment, event planning and […]

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How to Motivate Apathetic Members

Every Chapter has them; yet, no Chapter knows exactly what to do with them. They’re the members who attend an occasional meeting but never seem to get further involved. How can you motivate your apathetic members to tap into their potential and make the most of their own membership? It is about showing what you […]

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