Becoming a dues-paying member grants you access to the PRSSA National Scholarship portal. PRSA/PRSSA gives out hundreds of scholarships each year to dues-paying members. In 2022, DePaul PRSSA member and e-board member Konner Gross won thousands of dollars in awards and invaluable recognition from simply applying to PRSA Foundation scholarships.
We’ve consistently heard from recruiters that having PRSSA on your resume helps bring it to the top of the stack. Employers look to see if you are involved with the local and national networks. DePaul PRSSA provides avenues to be active on both fronts.
Agency Visits and Workshops
All dues-paying members are given priority registration, and fee waiver for all agency visits and workshops. We give the opportunity to tour the offices of potential employers, while also getting a feel for the atmosphere. This will help you decide what qualities you look for in a work environment and understand company culture. We host workshops that dissect public relations down to the basics, gain mentors, and receive one-on-one attention around resume critics and cover letter writing.
Networking is the key component when looking for an internship or job. Getting a recommendation or “in” with an employee at the company makes you stand out from your peers. We work with our members to help grow their networking by hosting member only events, as well as giving dues-paying members priority registration to events. PRSSA helps remove the mystery from the art of networking.
Members ONLY PR 101 Content
PR 101 is full of resources exclusively for our DePaul PRSSA members. Internships, and tips and tricks to make the most out of your college experience, while preparing yourself for the future. Dues-paying members have access to a variety of extra resources such as resume, and cover letter templates, advice, and planning help.