Why Join?

Prepare. Find a career path. Perfect your professional skills.

Should you pursue a corporate communications job or a PR position at an advertising agency? What opportunities are there in governmental, healthcare or nonprofit organizations? What is it really like to work in entertainment and sports marketing? PRSSA can help you prepare for a career after graduation by not only providing you with applicable skills, but also a direction for your career by learning from experiences of professionals in the field.

Perfect your resumé, cover letter and portfolio, and improve your interview skills.

Get professional guidance and attend workshops on how to write effective resumes and cover letters, put together a portfolio, and improve your interview skills. Tailor these materials specifically for communication and PR job opportunities.


Meet, connect and network with professionals.

Meet professionals in the field by attending PRSSA meetings, networking events, and conferences. We also offer opportunities to tour communication and PR departments in local businesses, organizations, and PR agencies. Our Central Ohio PRSA parent chapter alone has 385 PR professionals.

PRSSA will connect you directly to professionals in the field in its first annual mentoring program. The mentoring program will offer an opportunity for individual career guidance while providing a personal connection to the field of PR.

Experience PR first-hand. Find and secure internships.

Internships offer the opportunity to apply your skills in the workplace. Gain access to exclusive PRSSA and PRSA job boards as well as other opportunities from our network of professionals.

Join The PRactice, Ohio State PRSSA’s Student-Run Public Relations Agency.
We are a public relations firm, run entirely by students, at The Ohio State University. We work on real campaigns for real clients to gain real communication results. Work with this year’s clients to plan and execute communication campaigns. You’ll gain hands-on PR experience for your resume and materials for your portfolio.

Additional benefits.

Upon graduation, PRSSA members have the opportunity to become an Associate Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for only $60 as a part of the PRSA Associate Membership for Graduating Seniors program (Non- PRSSA Associate PRSA dues are $225 a year).

Ohio State and National PRSSA also offer scholarships exclusively to PRSSA members.

When Can I Join?

Not an official member yet? No problem. All are welcome to attend our weekly meetings! We encourage you to join us every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Enarson 311.

How to Join

Students of ALL majors and years are welcome to join! However, we will not be accepting new members until the Fall of 2020. Once that time rolls around, we encourage you to follow these simple steps to join our chapter.

Paying PRSSA dues is a new, one-step process!

Click on the link below to pay the annual fee of $80, which covers both national and local dues. If you are a returning member, log in to your account. If you are a new member, create an account. We look forward to having new members in the fall!


If you are unable to pay online, please contact Elisabeth Mach at mach.25@osu.edu.