Monthly Update

April 4

In this issue …

#PRSSANC Website Is Now Live
National Conference Committee
Visit the PRSSA 2016 National Conference website for more information about the upcoming National Conference in Indianapolis. Check out the Conference introduction video and register today. If you have any questions, email

New Online Application for Scholarships Introduced
Vice President of Member Services Joshua Gordon
The PRSA Foundation is proud to present the new online application to apply for scholarships. Interested members only need to complete ONE universal application to apply. If a particular scholarship requests more details or a writing sample, you simply attach the required information for that specific scholarship. Please keep in mind, you will need to complete separate applications for those scholarships or awards not sponsored by the PRSA Foundation. Contact Joshua Gordon for more information.
Spring Issue of FORUM Coming Soon
Publications Editor in Chief Emma Finkbeiner      
The spring 2016 issue of FORUM will be published on April 15. This issue features a plethora of great content, including advice from professionals, a recap of National Assembly, tips for high school outreach and a look at the Plank Center’s #BetsyDay celebrations. You also can learn about the members of the PRSSA 2016–2017 National Committee. Be sure to check out the latest issue once it is published, and in the mean time, catch up on Progressions articles.
Participate in FUNdraising Bowl
Vice President of Chapter Development Gary Bridgens           
The PRSSA FUNdraising Bowl is live! Participate in the FUNdraising Bowl for a chance to win two free National Conference registrations, valued at over $600. Participation is simple: Hold a fundraiser and submit the short application. Congratulations to February’s winning Chapter -— Drexel University!
Also, does your Chapter want to get involved nationally? Apply to present a Chapter Development Session at the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. The deadline for submissions is May 1.
Last Opportunity to Attend a Regional Conference
Vice President of Regional Conferences Jenn Shafer
The last three Regional Conferences will occur the second weekend in April in Cincinnati, Ohio, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Be sure to register if you want to attend. For a full list of the conferences that happened this year, visit the Regional Conference Web page. For questions or information, feel free to contact Jenn Shafer.
Find a Summer Internship
Vice President of Career Services Veronica Mingrone
If you’re looking for a summer internship, head over to the PRSSA Internship Center. With a variety of positions all over the country, you just may find the perfect opportunity that fits your location and interest. Questions on how to login? Email Veronica Mingrone at
Ask New Pros Your Burning Questions
Immediate Past President Heather Harder
Have a question about the job search or how to manage the transition from student to new professional? The PRSA New Pros Section has you covered. During the month of April, we’ll be accepting questions about post-grad life. Simply fill out this Google form and a PRSA New Pro will be in touch within a few days.
Apply for National Affiliation for Your Student-run Firm
Vice President of Professional Development Sarah Johnson        
Does your student-run firm have PRSSA National Affiliation status? Join the upper echelons of student-run firms by demonstrating your firm’s commitment to connectionprofessionalism and structure. Nationally Affiliated firms also are able to compete for PRSSA’s Student-run Firm Awards and gain new clients. Do you have questions about National Affiliation? Get in touch with Sarah Johnson to learn more.
Launch Your Career With PRSSA’s Help
National President Laura Daronatsy
Make sure to utilize the PRSSA member benefits and resources as you prepare for internship and job interviews. Whether you need professional advice, additional portfolio materials or job leads, PRSSA has you covered. If you’re a senior, be sure to check out the PRSA Jobcenter. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Laura Daronatsy if you have any questions.
Has Your Chapter Conducted a High School Outreach?
Vice President of Advocacy Victoria Lewis
PRSSA now has handy resources available to help you Chapter conduct a successful high school outreach. Visit the website, to access a presentation template and informational video. Have questions about selecting a school? Connect with Victoria Lewis for more information.
Get Your Chapter Nationally Recognized
Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles
If your Chapter wants to be nationally recognized submit Chapter News to to get your news release published on the PRSSA website. By submitting Chapter News, you can highlight your Chapter’s accomplishments and share new ideas with other members. Review the PRSSA Style Guide as a reference when drafting your news release. For more information, contact Nolan Miles.


April 8 — Bateman Case Study Competition entries due
April 12 —  Twitter Chat – "Your Personal Brand and the Real World: What Is Expected?"
April 15 — Distribution of FORUM
April 17 — Initial Bateman Competition judging