Join a national network of future PR practitioners.

Joining PRSSA gives you access to a variety of member benefits that will enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career. And getting started is just as easy as joining Carolina PRSSA. We boast more than 80 members and we’re located just 20 minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP) and 40 minutes from the City of Raleigh, offering an abundant public relations network, ranging from alumni and small businesses to large-scale PR/communications firms.

Benefits of a Carolina PRSSA membership
Carolina PRSSA gives public relations students at UNC-Chapel Hill the opportunity to network with other students in the area, as well as public relations professionals throughout N.C. Our chapter has a strong focus on networking, and works hard to bring in the best professionals to help members learn more about the field. We also host frequent networking events and participate in public relations campaigns through PRSSA.

We accept new members at the start of both fall and spring semesters.

Benefits of a PRSSA National membership

As the preeminent pre-professional organization for public relations students, PRSSA offers members many opportunities develop both personally & professionally.

National & Regional Events/Conferences
Each year, PRSSA offers its members the opportunity to travel & connect with other chapters, develop professional skills, & expand their network.

JobCenter
When personal connections are just not enough, PRSSA members can search through an online database for internship opportunities around the nation. JobCenter is also accessible through our site only to due-paying PRSSA members.

Scholarships & Competitions
Each year PRSSA and its sponsors award nearly $20,000 in national scholarship & award competitions to its members & chapters who exhibit outstanding merit in public relations. Let PRSSA help enhance & fund your education.

FORUM
PRSSA’s national newspaper that is produced three times annually. Gain valuable writing experience, expand your portfolio, & improve your resume by being published nationally.

Progressions
Progressions is PRSSA’s blog & allows readers the opportunity to talk about professional issues, offer advice to other students, & share resources. Contributing can help increase your social media profile & build your portfolio.

Firms
Many PRSSA Chapters have created student-run firms that serve companies in their respective areas. Firms are a good source of on-hand experience and fundraising. We are associated with Heelprint Communications, UNC’s premiere student-run firm.

Affiliation
The strong relationship between PRSSA and its parent organization, PRSA, gives members the chance to network and build ties with professionals. PRSSA offers a sense of professional identity–something that is priceless when looking for internships and jobs.