Monthly Update


In this issue…

  • National Headquarters Update
    • Upcoming Webinar
    • PRSA 2018 Virtual Career Fair
    • PRSSA 2018 Leadership Rally
    • PRSSA 2018 National Conference
  • National Committee Updates
    • Graduating Soon? Transition to PRSA and Join New Pros
    • Regional Conference, FUNdraising Bowl and National Assembly, Oh My!
    • Welcome New PRSSA Members!
    • Build Your Portfolio With Nationally Published Articles
    • The Surveys Are In!

National Headquarters Updates

Upcoming Webinar
The Soft Sell — The Soft Skills Employers Want and How to Market Them
Learn to Identify the soft skills communications professionals are expected to have and the ones that are unexpected during this webinar. Tune in on March 29, 2018 3–4 p.m. EDT.

PRSA 2018 Virtual Career Fair
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1–4 p.m. EDT. Registration is now open, and it is a quick, easy process. Once you create an account and upload your resume, you can log in from anywhere on the day of the Virtual Career Fair

Save the Date

PRSSA 2018 Leadership Rally
June 1–3, Embassy Suites, Scottsdale Arizona

PRSSA 2018 National Conference 
Oct. 5–9, Hilton Austin

National Committee Updates

Graduating Soon? Transition to PRSA and Join New Pros
Emma Finkbeiner, Immediate Past President
PRSSA has helped you enhance your education and broaden your network. The only thing left to do is launch your career. If you’re graduating this spring, be prepared to take the next step after you walk across the stage—transitioning to PRSA as an Associate Member.
Associate Member dues are just $60, a savings of more than $200, per year. Plus, when you become an Associate Member, you can join the New Professional Section for at no cost to you using code AM18. To begin your transition to PRSA visit To learn more about the New Professionals Section, visit the PRSA Website or the New Pros blog

Regional Conferences, FUNdraising Bowl and National Assembly, Oh My!
Bryar Keyes, Vice President of Events and Fundraising
Regional Conference season is in full swing. We are excited to continue Regional Conferences after National Assembly in April with, PR from Peru to the World, STEMulate PR, Big Events in Big O!, Next Gen PR, Show-me PR and Here, There and Everywhere; PR Through the Generations. Keep in mind, the FUNdraising Bowl is just around the corner.

Welcome New PRSSA Members!
Allyson Berry, Vice President of Member Services
Welcome new PRSSA members and happy March to those of you who are returning! Now it’s time to really get the most out of your membership. Make sure to review membership benefits and find something you’d like to pursue. Don’t forget there are $36,000 of scholarships to be awarded this year — the deadline is April 30.

Build Your Portfolio With Nationally Published Articles
Publications Editor in Chief Natalie Gloady
The summer job hunt has begun, so why not build your portfolio with articles published on Progressions and in FORUM? Topics range from industry-related news and professional advice to social media and more. Reach out to Natalie Gloady for more information on how to get started at

The Surveys Are In!
Andrew Young, Vice President of External Affairs 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the PRSSA 2018 Demographic Survey. The goal of the survey was to create a benchmark for future campaigns, so we understand where our areas for improvement are. The winners of the two Amazon gift cards will be notified via email soon.