PRSSA will be holding elections for the 2013-2014 executive board in May. A list of the open officer positions are attached along with an application. Applications must be turned into the PRSSA room or a current officer by April 22. It is allowed to run for more than on position.

PRSSA has meetings every Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Mass Communications Lounge. Check out our blog site at www.msumprssa.wordpress.com and like us on Facebook (MSUM Public Relations Student Society of America) to see more about us and the work we do for our clients through the affiliated on-campus PR firm, Positive Reactions.

PRSSA is not JUST for PR majors! Check out the attached forms to see if there is a position that can benefit you!

**A tip we learned at National Assembly in Albuquerque: If you are a PR major, the first thing a public relations employer looks for on your resume is PRSSA membership. If you don’t have this your resume will be discarded 90 percent of the time! So if being an officer isn’t for you, you should still sign up as a member and participate to put your membership on your resume and get some experience.**

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals.

PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus Chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

Enhance your Education. We can recommend great places to study public relations, and then help you get the experience, achievements and practical knowledge employers are seeking. PRSSA offers internship listings, competitions, and Chapter and National leadership opportunities; scholarships and leadership awards; and publications, news and social media to keep you updated on industry trends.

Broaden Your Network. PRSSA can connect you to lifelong opportunity, experience and professional growth. Develop valuable relationships with future colleagues through PRSSA National and regional events, PRSSA Chapters, PRSSA social media or Chapter and National leadership opportunities. Meet current professionals at your PRSA sponsor Chapter, through the Champions for PRSSA or by searching the PRSA member directory.

Launch Your Career. As a PRSSA member, you can use the PRSA Jobcenter to find public relations employment opportunities all over the world. You also may join PRSA for just $60 a year as an Associate Member when you graduate, connecting you to 110 Chapters, 16 Professional Interest Sections, and resources especially for new professionals.

Other Benefits Include: Meeting new people, building a portfolio, invitations to members’ only conferences around the country (This years National Conference at the end of October will be in Philadelphia), access to an exclusive internship page, sharing your passion with other students and getting involved in and giving back to the community.