Mentoring Program

One of the most beneficial features our organization offers its membership is the mentoring program. Founded in 2003, the program matches students with PR professionals in a career similar to the student's interests.

Mentors with Students in 2016

Who are our mentors?

Our mentors have a variety of backgrounds in PR, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Corporate communications
  • Freelance communications
  • Nonprofit
  • Athletics
  • Agency
Students and mentors completing resume reviews

What do you do with your mentor?

Mentors and proteges are encouraged to participate in a variety of activites to develop their relationship including job shadows, office tours, networking, and one-on-one meetings to discuss coursework, careers and PR trends.

Mentor reviews a student's resume.

Is this program for members only?

Yes and no. You must be a paid PRSSA member to be assigned a mentor, but our mentors attend chapter-wide resume review nights and panel discussions each semester that are open to all students, PRSSA member or not.