The Rutgers Public Relations Student Society of America (Todd Hunt Chapter) is back in session this fall. PRSSA is one of the most respected student-run public relations societies in the country and offers members experience and skills that can transfer into their careers. Rutgers PRSSA Chapter was founded by Todd Hunt in 1985, and, although retired, he remains an active supporter of the chapter.
The organization aims to enhance students’ access to professional development opportunities by offering them a variety of skill-building workshops and lectures. The chapter also contributes to fundraising efforts like JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, and conducts blood drives with the Red Cross.
With a newly revamped executive board, Rutgers PRSSA is off to a great start. It has over 50 new members and has been restructured so that students can get more involved with their peers during meetings. Members will meet once a week to attend events, workshops, and guest lectures that are aimed at sharpening students’ skill sets. Some of the upcoming meetings will include: resume and cover letter workshops, guest lectures by PRSSA alumni, event planning, and much more. The new executive board hopes to gain many returning members in order to build a solid foundation for the coming years. Professor Jack Grasso has been the advisor to PRSSA for many years.