PRSA & PRSSA

Something that is talked a lot here at BYUI is that students need to get involved so they will have extra experiences to put on their resumes.

Since this is a PR blog, and since I am trying to learn as much as I can about PR, I looked up two popular PR websites, http://www.prsa.org/ and http://prssa.prsa.org/.

The first, PRSA is Public Relations Society of America and according to the website “…is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.”

However, there is also PRSSA, which stands for Public Relations Student Society of America and is more targeted towards my age and demographic group (college students).

According to the PRSSA website, this society “is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.”

On both of these websites there are different events that students can attend to network and learn more about what professionals in their area are currently doing.

~Heather