As former treasurer, it was my responsibility to explain the various benefits of becoming a dues-paying member for the ISU PRSSA Chapter. For only $80, good for one academic year, you can attend agency tours, networking dinners, National and Regional Conference and be eligible for national scholarships and awards.
ISU PRSSA allows you to:
· Enhance your knowledge of the field and apply it in class
· Broaden your network by attending events and being active on social media
· Build your writing portfolio in the relations committee
· Work on fundraising and event planning in the development committee
· Gain experience working with real-world clients with our student-run firm, PRogressive Image (PRi)
· Improve leadership skills in one of the many leadership opportunities available
These features all help launch your professional development in public relations or in any field by exposing you to real-world experiences and networks that will assist you in your career. Students of any major can benefit from joining ISU PRSSA. If you’re looking to do any of the above, please join us at our weekly meetings on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Schroeder 138.
By Ryan Smart, 2013-2014 treasurer
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