PRSSA and New Professionals

Expand Your Professional Network

Whether you’re a student or a new professional, it’s never too early to begin networking and learning from other PR professionals.

Current Students

Don’t wait until you graduate to get involved in PRSA NJ events and activities! Start networking to increase your knowledge of the industry and set yourself apart from other entry-level candidates by getting to know professionals in the industry now. Visit our events page or fill out a volunteer form to receive updates and land volunteer roles.

As a PRSSA member, you may transition to a PRSA National member up to five months before (or up to two years after) you graduate for only $60 a year and enjoy reduced dues for New Jersey Chapter membership – only $25! Complete the PRSA Associate Member application online. You can also join the national New Professionals Section to meet other New Pros from around the country.

Get Matched with a Mentor

Looking for an opportunity to connect with a seasoned PR professional? We’ll help you find your PRSA NJ mentor match. We’ll pair you with someone who knows the industry and can provide valuable insight and guidance as you navigate your career path. 

New Professionals

Are you a new public relations professional with less than five years of experience? Are you currently a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) member or an undergraduate public relations student studying in New Jersey?

If so, seize the opportunity to expand your professional network and learn from PR industry professionals through PRSA NJ’s New Professionals group. Check the PRSA NJ events page for upcoming New Pros events or email us for more information on how you can get involved.

Future PR Professional of the Year Award

The PRSA NJ Chapter PR Professional of the Year Award recognizes one PRSSA undergraduate student per year who demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the public relations profession. The winner is recognized among the best undergraduate public relations students in the state and will receive a cash prize and a Certificate of Achievement. This accolade is a significant accomplishment to include on your resume.