The benefits of joining PRSSA extend beyond the tangible line on your resume. Check out what PRSSA can do for you below.
ENGAGE IN YOUR FIELD
PRSSA will allow you to build your network in the field of public relations long before you step into the workforce. From chapter meetings to an annual international conference, there are many opportunities to engage with both young and established PR professionals!
FIND YOUR FIT
Throughout the school year, members attend bi-weekly chapter meetings where they learn about different aspects of public relations from industry professionals near and far.
JOIN A COMMUNITY
PRSSA members have like-minded academic and career goals. Joining PRSSA is joining a community of over 9,000 students across 4 countries. Locally, PRSSA provides a support network for students interested in the communications field.
Build your portfolio by writing about the topics you’re passionate about! Members of UofSC PRSSA are eligible to write for the chapter blog, while members of the social media subcommittee can put their ideas into action on our chapter’s social channels.
Be recognized for your accomplishments or let us help fund your education with over $30,000 worth of scholarships and awards that PRSSA national offers students each year.
BECOME A LEADER
UofSC PRSSA has numerous annually-elected executive board positions to help you gain real leadership experience in the communications field. You can also get involved in our 5 subcommittees to dip your feet into the leadership world!
ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATION
Learn more about public relations through PRSA webinars and PRSSA and PRSA publications. Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, add to your portfolio and work with high-profile clients by taking the opportunity to compete on the UofSC Bateman Team, which participates in a case study competition annually.
BROADEN YOUR NETWORK
Meet current professionals, ask questions and get professional advice through your Chapter’s PRSA sponsor Chapter. Start discussions and connect with PRSSA members from all over by plugging in to PRSSA social media. Use our hashtag to follow the conversation: #PRSSA.
LAUNCH YOUR CAREER
Browse career resources and search for public relations employment opportunities all over the world with PRSA Jobcenter. Get job-hunting tips, upload your résumé and find the most recent internship opportunities through the PRSSA Internship Center. The PRSA New Professional Section is a great way to connect with other public relations and communications professionals who have been in the industry for less than five years, allowing you to communicate the unique struggles new pros face as well as gain knowledge and insight through webinars, mentoring and more benefits that PRSA offers.
CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Stand out from the competition by becoming certified in the principles of public relations; an accreditation employers are always impressed to see.