Why YOU should join The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

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This is a public service announcement to all public relations, journalism, pr/j, communications and marketing management majors:

If you are currently enrolled in any of these programs and are seriously considering entering the field of communications, public relations, journalism or marketing, do yourself a favor and get involved in PRSSA!

Contrary to popular belief, PRSSA not only open to PR majors! It is an incredible opportunity to network with the professionals, make connections and get tours of local businesses and get advice and questions answered from the people actually working in the industry.

I know college students are afraid of commitment, which includes getting involved in organizations that you feel you “won’t have time for.” But rest assured, PRSSA only meets when there is a potential learning experience for the students involved.

There is talk of a possible field trip to the Saranac Brewery this semester to get a tour and meet the people behind the scenes, but we would love to reach out to more students to get involved before we do that!

Believe me, this is a great opportunity. It’s very laid back and informative, only looking to help you get the most out of your time here at UC.

Networking is arguably one of the most important things you can do throughout college. Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Well, that’s wrong because it’s about what you know AND who you know. Having both is the key to success.

Yes, studying and grades and doing well in classes is the #1 priority, but you need something that sets you apart from other people. When you’re done here, what can you say you have done (besides study)? PRSSA is a national organization.

Get out there. Make the most out of all the resources you have provided for you on this campus. Join PRSSA today!!!

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