The field of Public Relations is built upon the success of relationships. It is in the name – relationships matter, and successful relationships drive the profession forward. What better way to ensure a prosperous career than to submerge yourself in an atmosphere where aspiring PR professionals are building relationships with not only each other, but with those professionals that are already established?
PRSSA is a highly regarded and nationally recognized organization comprised of more than 11,000 students. Members are provided with unparalleled professional development opportunities and the chance to learn and master skills that you simply won’t get in the classroom.
As a member for the last three years, I have had the pleasure to hear stories from and connect with some of the most accomplished professionals in the Columbus area. I have toured local agencies, confirming my desire to eventually work in one, and I have built friendships with my fellow PR peers that I know will last a lifetime.
Each member gets something different out of his or her time in PRSSA. Some will find summer internships; others will find a lifelong business partner. Some will develop a relationship with a mentor; but all will take monumental footsteps toward his or her career.
Here's what you can guarantee from joining this organization:
An enhanced education
As a member of PRSSA, you have the opportunity to become a published author. As Jason from The Media Captain reiterated, it is extremely valuable to contribute content to the digital world. You have that chance right at your fingertips. Just reach out to me!
An expanded network
Columbus is home to major Fortune 500 companies like L. Brands, Nationwide and American Electric Power, with professionals that want to connect with you and share what they have learned along the way. Columbus is the fastest growing metro in the Midwest, and we shouldn't take the incredible opportunities it has to offer for granted.
Outside of Columbus, you have the chance to meet professionals from all backgrounds, careers and styles at national or regional conferences. Members who have gone to conferences in the past still keep in close to touch to the friends they made. These are connections that will last.
Launch your career
Resume workshops, mentor programs and the chance to hear our diverse lineup of presenters will surely aid in not only the process of landing that internship or job, but will help you hone in on where exactly it is you want to take your career.
I could go on and on. There are things this organization provides me with that I’m sure won’t become apparent till years from now. I’m happy to be apart of such a driven group, and I hope you’ll join me!