PRSSA

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s PRSSA committee assists accredited Indiana PRSSA chapters by providing access to professional development opportunities, and helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals. Take advantage of what the committee has to offer:

HALF DAY WITH A PRO: NOVEMBER 2021

About the Event: The PRSA Hoosier Chapter is pleased to announce this year’s Hybrid Half Day with a Pro event aimed at connecting Indiana’s PRSSA students with our state’s leading public relations professionals.

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10-11 AM

Who can participate: Students enrolled in Indiana PRSSA Chapters and PR pros interested in connecting with PRSSA students to share their experience.

Why participate? The event offers Indiana PRSSA students a unique opportunity to enhance their understanding about the practice of public relations while building meaningful connections with Indiana’s leading PR professionals.

Participating students will be paired with PR professional(s) from diverse industries and backgrounds. Depending on your preference, you can participate either virtually or in-person, to discuss topics such as the following: 

  • PR pros day-to-day responsibilities and current projects
  • Company and team profile
  • Professional journey
  • Areas of specialization 
  • PRSA and/or other volunteer engagements
  • Professional and career development guidance
  • Resume and/or portfolio critique 
  • Available internship or job opportunities, etc.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Please note: More information will be shared with participating students to help you make the most of this event.

Students: This is a professional event and your attendance is expected if you register. We encourage you to respect the time it takes PR professionals to prepare for your visit – whether it be virtual or in-person. If you must cancel, do so at least 48 hours in advance.

Questions? Please email Bailey Briscoe at brbriscoe@herffjones.com. 

APPLY FOR A PRSA HOOSIER CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter provides Indiana students with access to professional development opportunities in the public relations field. Additionally, each year, the Hoosier Chapter awards scholarships to undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Scholarship awards for each student range from $500 to $1,000. Winners will be announced at the Chapter’s annual meeting in November 2021 (info above). 

The deadline to apply for both the undergraduate and graduate scholarships is Oct. 31. 

  • Click HERE to learn more about the qualification requirements and to submit your application.

REQUEST CHAPTER AID

Did you know each of the Hoosier PRSA’s accredited PRSSA chapters are entitled to $100 of aid every academic school year? Aid money must be requested and submitted to the Hoosier Chapter on or before December 10, 2021, to be considered. Aid may be used for any PRSSA sanctioned purpose. Chapters are only allowed to submit aid requests once a year. 

  • Fill out the form HERE to request aid for your chapter.

Questions? Email Bailey Briscoe at brbriscoe@herffjones.com.

INVITE AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL TO SPEAK TO YOUR CHAPTER

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter has more than 300 active professional members with varying backgrounds and expertise. Interested in learning from a PR pro at an upcoming chapter event? Contact us and we will help set it up.

ATTEND A PRSA LUNCHEON OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

Discounted student rates are offered at most PRSA Hoosier professional development events, including luncheons, which take place every other month. Click here to register for upcoming events for your chance to network with industry professionals.

UPDATE YOUR CHAPTER’S LEADERSHIP CONTACTS

To communicate effectively with your chapter, we ask for updated officer and advisor contact information each year after chapter elections. Send us an email if your chapter leadership changes during the 2021-22 school year.

Become a PRSA Hoosier Chapter member after graduation

Are you a college senior interested in becoming a PRSA Hoosier Chapter member after graduation? Contact us for membership (and perhaps discount) information!