Members are given priority entry to our events where they can beat the crowd and grab some food before the speaker event begins. Members are also given exclusive networking opportunities prior and after the event with the speakers where they can exchange their business cards.
Did you know, 80% of internships and jobs are already filled before they are posted? Our strong alumni program and connections with public relations agencies and corporations across the nation help publish exclusive internships for members before they are publicly posted. Members receive access to our password-secured internship database managed by our Vice President.
Career tours are hosted every semester for members on a first sign-up, first-serve basis. These tours happen typically on Friday mornings where agencies and corporations will provide a tour of their offices, introduce executives to speak to members, and sometimes participate in brainstorm sessions.
Past career tours include: Taco Bell Headquarters, Echo Media Group, Global Results Communications, Univision, Westbound Communications, The Orange County Register, 42West, MasterPlan Communications and more.
Agency Boot Camps
Don’t have experience? We’re here to help. CSUF PRSSA partners with Global Results Communications every semester to host an agency boot camp for members to gain agency experience.
In this day-long, intensive workshop, students gain hands-on agency experience that is not possible with an evening speaker program. Not only do members put together a campaign for a real client, but they earn a certificate of completion that they could put on their resume and portfolio, and can post on LinkedIn. Parameters for the campaign are defined – with specific launch goals, PR objectives, target audiences, timeline, and budget.
It is one of the highest demand workshops CSUF PRSSA has launched.
Titan Public Relations
CSUF PRSSA’s student-run firm is dedicated to preparing students in the public relations world. Titan Public Relations provides endless opportunities for members who want to boost their resume with real client experience, are looking to fill their portfolios, and looking to network with executives and make potential career connections.
Titan Public Relations works pro-bono for clients. This includes social media management, writing press material, hosting events and working red carpet events. Titan Public Relations meets Tuesdays from 1-3PM and comprise of workshops targeting specific skills sets applicable to client work and are vital to handling public relations in the real world.
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Want to take your membership to a leadership level? Joining a committee helps you develop your leadership skills and boosts your resume. Certain executive board members offer committees to help you gain hands-on experience.
OC PRSA & LA PRSA Events
CSUF PRSSA members receive a discount to all OCPRSA and LAPRSA events. These events are hosted by the professional chapter that members join after they graduate. Why attend these events? Our members have networked with the professionals at these events and received full-time careers and internships.
Facebook Alumni Group
Receive access to our exclusive Facebook Group where we post job listings, internships, exclusive events and reminders. Already a member? Join the group here.
After graduation, members can join the PRSSA alumni page managed by our Professional Adviser Matt Prince, PR & Brand Manager at Taco Bell Headquarters.
PRSSA National Conference is the largest 5-day gathering of public relations students in the country. National Conference will give you the opportunity to network while learning and exploring different sections of the public relations industry. When you come to Conference, be prepared to learn from students and professionals, develop invaluable skills, and explore the wonderful city it is hosted in.
Attend local regional conferences hosted by PRSSA chapters. These events are endorsed by PRSSA National and provide members the opportunity to network with colleagues, learn from industry leaders, and build their portfolios.
As we remind all our members, what you put in is what you’ll get out of PRSSA. Proactive members get the internships and full-time careers!