What is PRSSA?

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.



Who We Are

PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.

Membership Benefits

Enhance Your Education. We can recommend great places to study public relations, and then help you get the experience, achievements and practical knowledge employers are seeking. PRSSA offers internship listings, competitions, and Chapter and National leadership opportunities; scholarships and leadership awards; and publications, news and social media to keep you updated on industry trends.

Broaden Your Network. PRSSA can connect you to lifelong opportunity, experience and professional growth. Develop valuable relationships with future colleagues through PRSSA National and regional events, PRSSA Chapters, PRSSA social media or Chapter and National leadership opportunities. Meet current professionals at your PRSA sponsor Chapter, through the Champions for PRSSA or by searching the PRSA member directory.

Launch Your Career. As a PRSSA member, you can use the PRSA Jobcenter to find public relations employment opportunities all over the world. You also may join PRSA for just $60 a year as an Associate Member when you graduate, connecting you to 110 Chapters, 16 Professional Interest Sections, and resources especially for new professionals.

Join PRSSA now to start getting ahead! Visit our GMU PRSSA website for more information.

2023-2024 PRSSA Executive Board:


Mai Nguyen

Vice President

Christopher Jun


Noor Bibi

Social Media Liaison

Chrissy Dang

Faculty Advisor(s)

Spring 2024:

Barbara Burfeind

Fall 2023:

Sergei Salmoilenko & Pratiti Diddi


Event Schedule: TBA

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Instagram: @gmu_prssa

Twitter: @GMU_PRSSA

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Previous guest speaker events:

From Fashion Merchandising to Public Relations: Ashley Arias — Director at TAA PR

PR Advice from a MasonComm Alum — Jenny Muchnikoff, Account Coordinator at Yes& Agency


GMU PRSSA throughout the years: