Monthly Update

Oct. 3

In this issue …


Apply to be a Live Blogger for #PRSSANC
Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson
PRSSA is looking for writers and photographers who are interested in live blogging at the PRSSA 2016 National Conference this month. Volunteers chosen will recap specific sessions for those who are unable to attend National Conference. If interested, please fill out this form.
Not attending Conference and still want to write? Email Krista Watson at to write for Progressions or the winter issue or FORUM.
Making the Most of National Conference
National President Emma Finkbeiner
October means we’re just a few weeks away from the beginning of the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. Make the most of your time in Indy by planning ahead. Scroll through the Conference program and choose which sessions you’re most interested in. Make a packing list to be sure you have enough professional and casual clothes and take the time to create a business card to make networking easy. I can’t wait to meet you in the Circle City.
PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month is Here
Vice President of Professional Development Liz Skeele
In the bustle of the upcoming National Conference, don’t forget that October is PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. Check out the best tips from the Relationship Manual and plan a networking event with your PRSA sponsor Chapter. For more information or advice, please contact Liz Skeele at
Recruiting 101 and Benefits Planning
Vice President of Member Services Jon Kovach Jr.
There is no better time than October to really push PRSSA enrollment. With the national dues deadline on November 1, visit the PRSSA National recruiting webpage to learn more ideas to bring in new members to your Chapter.

Also, take advantage of a new scholarship offered by AdvertiseMint. Interested students must complete a survey and create a video pitch to apply. Applications are due on Dec. 31. For more information about this scholarship please visit the scholarship webpage.
Focus on Your Career Search
Vice President of Career Services Sarah Dougherty
Take advantage of the Career Resources Manual, post your resume to the PRSSA Internship Center and reach out to one of the Champions for PRSSA this semester. These resources and mentors are great assets right at your fingertips. For more information or to learn more about the Internship Center and Career Services, contact Sarah Dougherty at


Oct. 12 — Relationship Month Twitter Chat

Oct. 21–25 — PRSSA 2016 National Conference in Indianapolis