PRSSA FAQs to Consider
By Madison Dye and Ashleigh Burroughs
Have questions about PRSSA? Here are some FAQs to look at:
Q: How do I join PRSSA?
A: Our membership application is available on our website, linked on all of our social media platforms and included in every newsletter. Keep in mind that you must fill out the application AND click the link in it to pay dues; YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU PAY DUES!
Q: When does the membership application close?
A: Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Q: Do I have to be an undergrad student to join?
A: No! Grad students are welcome to join.
Q: Do I have to be a PR major to join?
A: No! Anyone can join and benefit from the opportunities PRSSA has to offer, even if you decide you do not necessarily want to go into PR.
Q: Do you have to be an upperclassman to join?
A: No! There is a common misconception that you must be in your major classes in order to join but that is not true. You can join as early as freshman year.
Q: Can I attend a meeting before I pay dues?
A: You can attend meetings without paying dues up until the membership application closes on Oct 15. Every meeting we have before Oct. 15 is open to the public – that includes our ADPR Connection Bootcamp on Oct. 8.
Q: How can I get updates about PRSSA before I become a member?
A: The best way to do that is by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, which is open to the public. You can subscribe on our website in the bottom left field under “Newsletter Signup” or by emailing PRSSA at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting to be placed on the subscribers list.
Q: Is every meeting just a guest speaker sharing their experience?
A: Although most meetings are guest speakers, there are various interactive opportunities throughout the year, such as our ADPR Connection Bootcamp on Oct. 8 and our holiday social in December.
Q: Do I have to renew my membership once I join?
A: Membership should be renewed once a year, aka every other semester. For example, if you join in Fall 2019, you would need to renew your membership every fall.