Benefits of Joining

 

 

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The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is global organization designed to link aspiring public relations students with those who work in the industry. Through PRSSA, students are exposed to knowledge designed to enhance both their educational and professional experience.

Mentorship

The PRSSA at Southeast mentorship program is designed to engage members who have extensive experience in the areas of networking and internships with those who are new to PRSSA or to public relations in general. The goal of the program is to educate members and equip them with the skills in order to find internships as well as help develop interviewing skills, dress attire knowledge and proper resume building. For more information contact Madi Boemecke, Vice President of Membership at membership.prssase@gmail.com.

Networking

PRSSA at Southeast attends both the PRSSA National Conference in the fall semester and a regional conference held in the spring semester. These conferences bring together industry leaders and students through various workshops and agency tours. PRSSA at Southeast members have been able to network at these events which in turn led to internships in leading PR firms.

PRSSA at Southeast also brings various speakers throughout the semester to speak during meetings. In the past, PRSSA at Southeast has hosted representatives from the Vital Voice, Bliss Events, FOX Sports Midwest, Yelp!, and more. Members have the opportunity to meet with these professionals after meetings and exchange information essential for networking.

Internships

PRSSA at Southeast will not give anyone an internship! Rather, expose members to resources on how to search for internships, utilize their network and prepare for future internships and subsequently jobs. Past members have had the privilege of interning in St. Louis, Chicago and New York to name a few.

Riverfront Agency and Agency Tours

Riverfront PR is Southeast’s student run PR firm. In order to participate in Riverfront PR, members must be a paid member of PRSSA-SE. Gain hands on experience by creating news releases, press releases and promotions for organizations in Cape Girardeau. Members works on teams as firm members, firm directors, etc.

During the spring semester, PRSSA at Southeast members visit public relations agencies located in major cities such as St. Louis or Memphis. Past visits have included OsbornBarr, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mooslyvania, the St. Louis Zoo, HLK and Weber Shandwick.

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