As a new academic year begins, so does all the excitement that is WUPRSSA. Through my past two years as a dues paying, WUPRSSA, member, I always urge the freshman class and transfers to not only join, but to become involved with all of the opportunities that our Chapter has to offer. Even though being a WUPRSSA member has hundreds of added perks, here are my top three reasons to become a dues paying member of the PRSSA National Chapter:
Enhance your education.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin.
Events, competitions, writing exercises, leadership, scholarships and updates on current industry news are all benefits of becoming a PRSSA National Chapter member. Each of these opportunities provides dues paying members with the chance to get more out of their education – through networking and mentorships from Chapters and professionals worldwide. Experience is one of the best ways to improve your marketability and enhance your education. By taking advantage of a PRSSA National Chapter membership, you will have the opportunity to become involved in each of these areas.
Broaden your network.
“Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for,” said Christine Comaford-Lynch
PRSSA National provides members with ample opportunities to expand their network with their peers and with professionals. Conferences, professional development activities, social media and mentorships are all networking opportunities connected with becoming a PRSSA National member.
Launch you career.
“Work to become, not to acquire,” said Elbert Hubbar
We all have the goal of graduating college and being able to obtain a job that we enjoy. The PRSSA National organization provides its dues paying members with three online databases to help find their dream job, and to help them launch their professional careers. Members have access to the PRSA Online Job Center, an internship database and the PRSA Associate members’ list.
Interested in becoming a member of PRSSA National, and becoming involved in all the benefits it includes? Dues are $50 annually, and must be presented to WUPRSSA treasurer, Zach Snidach, before Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The payment form can be cash or check – please make checks payable to “Waynesburg University PRSSA.”
Natalie Gloady is a junior at Waynesburg University, where she is majoring in Public Relations and Sports Information, while minoring in Spanish. She serves as the Public Relations Director for WUPRSSA, and is active in other campus activities. You can typically find her looking at social media, getting coffee, or on the softball field. She hopes to pursue a job in the sports industry after graduation.