Thursday, March 27, 2008

Top 5 reasons to join PRSA as an Associate Member

I hope members are looking forward to the ultra-exclusive seniors-only night on Wednesday, April 2.

One of the many guests will be a representative from PRSA with information about joining as an Associate Member. To prepare, take a look at this list of great reasons to join:

1. Expand your network

With a network of more than 22,000 members and 100 Chapters nationwide, you have the opportunity to be an essential part of your local public relations community. Increase the effectiveness of your membership by joining one or more of 19 practice-specific Professional Interest Sections or the Young Professionals Affinity Group.

2. Low cost of membership

Being a PRSSA member has paid off! By joining PRSA as an Associate Member, you are saving over $150. This membership is offered exclusively to PRSSA graduates as a way to join a professional network before starting their careers. Students can join as early as five months before graduation!

3. Advance your career

PRSA Professional Development gives you the highest value at reasonable prices with on-site seminars and conferences, teleseminars and e-learning as well as the most dynamic yearly gathering of the industry, the International Conference, all available to help you become a valued professional.

4. Stay current on industry trends

Members will receive e-mail updates from PRSA Issues and Trends, a daily review of the most relevant stories and issues in public relations. In the mail, members receive Public Relations Tactics, a monthly tabloid newspaper written by seasoned public relations professionals, and The Strategist, PRSA’s quarterly magazine.

5. Leadership opportunities

Just as there were many leadership opportunities within PRSSA, there are countless leadership possibilities in PRSA. Take advantage of the effective, challenging and rewarding avenues for leadership, ranging from local to national involvement.

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