Member Resources

UTK PRSSA Member Benefits 

  • Learn research skills and computer applications that you need to succeed in the public relations and communications fields.
  • Attend workshops and panels to build and target your resume and portfolio for internships and jobs.
  • Enrich understanding of public relations field with personalized industry professional mentor, through the UTK PRSSA/Volunteer PRSA Mentorship Program. 
  • Use PRSSA as a resource for finding the perfect internship or job for you through a variety of networking opportunities and internship alerts on member social platforms.
  • Receive first-hand advice from public relations practitioners as they share their experience on a variety of PR-related topics.
  • Gain leadership experience serving on the executive board.
  • Pay reduced joining membership dues for the PRSA Volunteer Chapter upon graduation.

National PRSSA Member Benefits 

  • Scholarships and Competitions: PRSSA awards nearly $20,000 in scholarships and award competitions to members each year.
    • Click here to check out scholarships PRSSA members are eligible to apply for!
  • Job Center: PRSSA’s online database of internships and jobs are available to members. The site has job hotlines, directories, professional contact information and even an online career manual.
  • National Conference: Members from across the country convene annually for the PRSSA National Conference. The conference offers professional development sessions, socials, resume critiques, networking opportunities and more.
  • FORUM: FORUM is PRSSA’s national newspaper, which contains society and industry news, tips for writing, job hunting and other topics. Any member can submit pieces to this publication – a wonderful addition to your portfolio.
  • Regional Activities: Chapters in each section of the country offer mini-conferences each spring. They provide daylong seminars on different facets of public relations, as well as chances to network.