This is a great post from Boston University’s PRSSA Chapter on how PRSSA can be helpful to ANY major at any university.
I encourage you to share this post with your fellow PRSSA members and to use this post as a resource on how you can recruit members from other majors.
Don’t forget to reach out to your local community college for members as well!
Originally posted on Boston University PRSSA:
One might think that the Public Relations Student Society of America is only for those pursuing a career in public relations. However, this is incorrect – PRSSA can be a valuable resource to any student for any field. Much of our efforts as undergraduates is focused on creating an awesome resume that makes you stand out from your peers. Stepping outside of one’s intended major and familiarizing oneself with another field, can only aid you in getting that one step ahead of the curve. If meeting driven students and adding PRSSA to your résumé doesn’t assuage your apprehension, here are three other reasons why joining Boston University’s Chapter of PRSSA is helpful to students in any major:
1. Professional networking
Are all of your friends in the same major as you? No, and neither are top executives and CEOs. Networking with any professional is valuable. Just because the person you meet does not hold the job you are interested in doesn’t mean they don’t have resources to connect you with your dream opportunities. Beyond that, speaking with those ahead of you on any career path can lead you to discover new interests.
2. Social media
Employers are beginning to expect applicants be well-versed in social media platforms. While we’re sure you already have the know-how to check in on FourSquare, hashtag on Twitter, and upload quality iPhone pictures to Facebook, there’s a lot more to social media than socializing. PRSSA gives students a hands-on opportunity to understand social media platforms in a business setting; members are given the opportunity to learn how to post professional tweets and statuses, analyze data, and write weekly blog posts for our website.