The Philadelphia chapter supports public relations education and professional development at the high school, college and career levels. We believe that students and new practitioners alike desire and deserve access to the people, programs, research, jobs and other resources that can help them shape successful careers in PR. At the college level, we sponsor Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters at universities spread across Eastern Pennsylvania. And at the career level, we provide programs, seminars, accreditation training and testing, and leadership opportunities for anyone working in PR (see the Professional Development section for more details).
We are especially proud of our work with the Public Relations Student Society of America chapters at Rowan University, Temple University, Villanova University, Drexel University, Lehigh University, Marywood University, La Salle University, Widener University and the University of Scranton. Over the last decade, we have hosted student intern fairs, managed a mentoring program, created an Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award, sponsored student attendance at the PRSSA national conference, recruited students for our volunteer committees, established student rates for our program registrations, and facilitated internship placements. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. Our student chapters have won hundreds of regional and national PRSSA awards. Many of the major corporations, universities, government offices, agencies and not-for-profit organizations in our area employ PR grads from our PRSSA chapters. And professionals across the country recognize the caliber of students that have been part of something truly special.
To learn more about our PRSSA chapters or volunteer your time to support PRSSA, contact Rick Alcantara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856.740.0312.