Welcome Back PRSSA!

By: Raynor Manley

Our new executive board led a panel about their experiences in Grady, navigating internships and advice for members.

We are so glad to be back on campus and in person for classes. Our kick-off meeting was held yesterday, Sep 7, in Studio 100. It was great to finally be together after so long. At the meeting the new executive board introduced themselves and announced meetings planned for this year. We are so excited for this school year and everything we have planned! Our applications to join PRSSA are now open and we would love to have you!

Why You Should Join PRSSA: 

  • Bi-weekly meetings with industry professionals
  • Gain leadership experience by joining committees
  • Access to UGA PRSSA & PRSA National listserv emails & information
  • Build your resume and gain interview skills
  • Opportunity to join our Peer Mentorship Program
  • Gain valuable work experience 
  • Build your understanding of the industry
  • Access to PRSSA GroupMe

How Do I Join?

  • Fill out our membership application and pay your dues!
  • Dues are $55 this year.
    • There are three pathway scholarships and three DEI scholarships available.
      • These are due on October 1st 

How Do I Get More Involved?

  • Committee member applications are officially open so go apply!!
  • Committee Member Applications Here
  • They are on a rolling basis and the first round of applications closes on September 12th.
  • 7 committees to choose from:
    • Member Relations, Outreach (Fundraising & Networking), Content, Social Media, Public Relations, Event Planning, DEI
  • For more information on committees, please check our website, Instagram bio or the application itself!

Fall 2021 Meetings To Put On Your Calendar:

  • Sept. 7th – Kick-off Meeting
  • Sept. 21st – Ron Defeo – American Airlines
  • Oct. 5th – Student Internship Panel (Featuring Delta Airlines, Cox Communications, Edelman, and Sift Creative) 
  • Oct. 19th – ADPR Connection Prep Meeting 
    • (Resumes, interviewing and networking with Whitney Denny)
  • Nov. 2nd – Kevin Schatell (Producer for NBC’s TODAY Show)
  • Nov. 16th – Dana Todd – Custom Clothing & Fashion Tech (Balodana)  


We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to any E-Board member and follow our Instagram @ugaprssa !