Monthly Update

Nov. 2

National Event Updates
Prepare for National Conference
National Conference Committee
Be sure to arrive early to secure a good seat at your favorite sessions and the keynote addresses. Don't forget to pack your dancing shoes for the "Night of the Premiere" Opening Night Celebration on Friday and bring something snazzy to wear for the Monday night Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

National Committee Update
#PRSSANC Call to Action
Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles
Help the Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles stay up-to-date on the happenings at National Conference. Live tweet session and keynote speakers, share content and photos and use the hashtag #PRSSANC throughout the Conference.
Are you not attending Conference? No worries. Stay on top of the #PRSSANC news with social media and watch two of our keynote speakers on Periscope. Create your Periscope account today and follow PRSSAnational today.
Do you want to get more involved with PRSSA nationally? Connect with Nolan Miles on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter
Participate in the Community Service Initiative
Vice President of Chapter Development Gary Bridgens
PRSSA has partnered with the Ron Clark Academy to continue providing Atlanta area youths with unparalleled access to literature. Contribute to the Academy’s library by bringing new or gently-used, middle- to high-school-level books to Conference. Donations will be accepted at the hotel’s Hospitality Desk until 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Contact Gary Bridgens at with any questions about the Community Service Initiative.
Further Connect With PRSSA and PRSA in Atlanta
Vice President of Professional Development Sarah Johnson
Continue the connections you’ve made during Relationship Month at National Conference. Make sure to attend the Student-Run Firm Workshop on Friday afternoon, and take advantage of joint PRSSA/PRSA events throughout the weekend. This is a great time to build on previous relationships and form new ones with potential mentors for your firm and Chapter. Reach out to Sarah Johnson if you have any questions.
Check out the Career Resources Manual
Vice President of Career Services Veronica Mingrone
Interested in attending the Career Development Exhibition during PRSSANC or networking with the professionals at PRSAICON? Check out the Career Resources Manual for tips on how to network, perfect your resume and put together a portfolio.
Not going to PRSSANC? That’s okay. The tips in the Career Resources Manual are applicable to all members.
Let’s Network
Vice President of Advocacy Victoria Lewis
National Conference will be full of learning and engaging with the best of PRSSA and PRSA. Make sure to stop by the Diversity and Inclusion Mixer on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 5–8 p.m. hosted by the PRSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Students are invited to join PRSA professionals, as well as Atlanta journalists, in a networking event celebrating diversity.
Not Attending National Conference?
Publications Editor in Chief Emma Finkbeiner
Not everyone can make it to the National Conference every year. Progressions and FORUM are here to help. During and after the Conference, watch for Progressions posts recapping workshops and outlining major takeaways. Then, in January when the winter issue of FORUM is published, check out articles from members reflecting on their experiences.
2016 Regional Conferences Have Been Selected
Vice President of Regional Conferences Jenn Shafer
The final selection of the nine Chapters to host the PRSSA 2016 Regional Conferences has been made. Regional Conferences will occur between January and April this spring semester. Throughout the country, conference attendees will have various opportunities to expand their network, attend industry-related sessions and participate in interactive events to further develop their communications skills.
If your Chapter is interested in hosting a Regional Conference in the future, consider attending the Regional Conference Development Session on Friday during the National Conference.
For questions or information, feel free to contact Vice President of Regional Conferences Jenn Shafer.
Support PRSSA’s National Growth
Vice President of Member Services Josh Gordon
One of the greatest PRSSA member benefits is the opportunity to network with students, professors and professionals from around the country. Your PRSSA network can link you to lifelong opportunities, help you gain experience and demonstrate professional growth. Regrettably, many students do not have a PRSSA Chapter at their college or university. Fortunately, these students can enhance their education by becoming a chartered Chapter or affiliate member. If you know any interested potential members at other college and universities connect them with Josh Gordon, by emailing


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