You bought your membership, you went to your first event and naturally, now you want to know how you can maximize your membership to be further involved in PRSSA.
But…how do you do that exactly? I had the same exact question when I first joined PRSSA about a year ago. Looking at my time at PRSSA, I have deduced that there are three excellent ways for first-time or long-time members to get further involved with the organization!
#1.) Join A Committee
Joining a committee is a great way to become further involved and learn about how PRSSA puts on events. There are so many different committees to join, you may even find an interest in something that completely surprises you! These are an excellent way to get to know other people within the organization, along with building up your resume and gaining experience in whatever you may choose. Interested in planning events, finance, digital communication or even pitching to potential sponsors? Committee members are able to help with all that! Simply reach out to any board member to inquire about their committee.
#2.) Join Titan PR
Not only is Titan PR a great way to gain work experience, but it is also a way to become more involved in PRSSA. Titan PR is our student-run public relations firm and requires no past experience to apply. They host exclusive workshops and speakers for their members, in addition to helping you develop important workplace skills. Joining allows you to work on multiple facets such as social media, press releases, event planning and so much more! You must be a PRSSA member to apply, so this is a great opportunity to get to know and work with your fellow members.
#3.) Ask Any Board Member
Not only is the board here to put on programming, but they are also here to help you in any way possible! Interested in a certain position? You can ask to shadow them through their duties! Interested in specific volunteering opportunities? Reach out to the board for more information! From looking over your resume with you to forming a study group, the board is an excellent resource for your academic advancement (and hey, they’re kinda fun too).