Connecting PR Students
DePaul University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the premier pre-professional student organization on campus. We encourage students to reach their full PR capabilities by introducing them to the world of networking, and the industry itself. With site visits, guest speakers, conferences, and social events students will never find a reason to be bored. We offer students the chance to better their writing on the DePaul PRSSA exPRess blog. DePaul PRSSA gets students ready for the fast-paced career in PR, by building their network full of contacts who will benefit their future.
The Public Relations Student Society of America was founded in 1967 for students with an interest in public relations and communications. PRSSA is made up of over 10,000 students with over 300 chapters in the United States, Argentina, Columbia, and Peru. With support from the parent company PRSA (Public Relations Society of America).
DePaul University's PRSSA chapter was awarded the prestigious Dr. Frederick H. Teahan Chapter Award for Best Regional Conference in 2019.
The Teahan Awards recognize outstanding achievements of PRSSA National chapters in just 12 categories. DePaul PRSSA's regional conference drew PRSSA members from across the U.S. and excelled in the benefits it continues to provide for its members.
In October, Chapter President, Bryanna St. Pierre, accepted the award on behalf of the chapter at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, California.
DePaul University PRSSA hosted the 2020 District Conference welcoming over 170 PRSSA members from across the country in February. The Conference focused on how to network your way through the industry and translate your personal brand into a job offer.
Chicago is a PR hub and DePaul PRSSA’s relationships and resources around the city offered attendees visits to boutique and global agencies as well as in-house communications teams with one-on-one networking sessions, and engaging workshops to give participants a sneak peek into the PR world.