At our kickoff meeting on Tuesday, we spent time talking about what PRSSA is, what the organization to current and prospective members. We also made sure to talk to these students about the benefits of a PRSSA membership. We also had a great time mingling and eating some delicious Dominos’s Pizza!
Take a look at our recap of everything we went over at our kickoff meeting.
Introductions: Our e-board introduced themselves to everyone and gave insight into what they do in their positions. To “meet” our e-board and learn more about them, visit our e-board page.
What is PRSSA?: From PRSSA National: “The Public Relations Student Society of America ( PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals.
We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.
PRSSA is made up of mor than 11,000 students and advisors organized into more than 300 Chapters in the United States and one in Argentina.
PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.”
Why should you join PRSSA?: There are so many great reasons to join PRSSA. By simply coming to meetings and not purchasing a membership, you do benefit from hearing our guest speakers.
But as an official EMU PRSSA member, you get access to our exclusive membership benefits! Some of these benefits include: a membership packet with helpful resources on campus, in the community and beyond and be among the first to attend agency tours and other field trips. Our members also get exclusive emails about internships in the southeastern Michigan community. There’s also this little thing called Membership Points that you earn only as an official, paid member.
Learn more about PRSSA benefits here in this PowerPoint from PRSSA National.