CSUF PRSSA Breaks Attendance Record at Kick-Off Event
First Event of the Academic School Year Draws Over 200 Guests
FULLERTON, CA, August 31, 2017 – California State University, Fullerton’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hosted “Launch Your Career: PRSSA 101” on Aug. 30, 2017 to kick off the fall semester at the Alumni House. The event was sponsored by Communications InterClub Council (CICC) and was catered by StoneFire Grill.
“PRSSA’s new executive board has been working tirelessly over the summer for our first event,” said Vice President of Events Arianna Ford. “We are excited to serve our year-long positions while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Robert E. Rayfield Chapter.”
Attendees learned about the benefits of a PRSSA membership, such as career tours, agency boot camps, exclusive internships, and speaker panels planned throughout the semester. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, CSUF and PRSSA gear were raffled away during the event, and students who signed up for the yearly membership will receive 100 complimentary business cards.
Veteran member Green Lee shared a fashion PR internship opportunity with the audience. PRSSA Faculty Adviser Kenneth Hagihara, who managed Integrity Public Relations since 2000, explained the importance of a PRSSA membership from a recruiter’s standpoint. Professional Adviser Matt Prince spoke about the importance of being ethical as a PR practitioner and the benefits of going to National Conference.
With an increase of 47 attendees from last semester’s kick – off event, PRSSA executive board members are hopeful to increase membership sign – ups by at least 100 members for the school year.
Please visit www.csufprssa.org to find out more information about becoming a CSUF PRSSA member or about upcoming events.
About The Public Relations Student Society of America at CSUF
The Public Relations Student Society of America at California State University, Fullerton is the premier organization for students to jump-start their careers in communications and public relations. PRSSA retains the highest membership of all PRSSA chapters on the West Coast and is the largest on-campus Student-run communications organization. PRSSA exposes our members to all facets and intricacies of the public relations profession across the spectrum by providing speaker events, career tours, mixers and more. PRSSA is the only organization affiliated with a professional chapter and is the only on-campus organization to offer a Student-run public relations firm that exposes students to real-world opportunities such as social media management, red carpets, writing and more.
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