Welcome to the William P. Ehling Chapter of PRSSA at Syracuse University
Let us introduce ourselves:
We are the William P. Ehling Chapter of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) based out of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. One of 300 chapters in the United States, we are are a motivated group of individuals that have chosen to join other students and advisors across the nation in developing our professional communications skills and advancing the public relations field. With a membership of over 200 students, we further the mission of PRSSA by coordinating speakers, programs, and events that spark all member’s interests. We make it a point to bring diversity into our organization because we recognize that integration of a variety of disciplines is essential for success. The Chapter has three areas of focus: professional development, curriculum enrichment and reputation management.
The mission of PRSSA is to advance the public relations profession by producing better-educated professionals. The William P. Ehling Chapter of PRSSA strives to uphold those values and that mission.
Value in Joining
While learning is an important part of PRSSA, there are so many more benefits to being a part of the organization. Not only do members have access to PRSSA internships, leadership, and scholarship opportunities, but they also gain a network of peers and professionals that can help launch their career.
We offer a wide range of programming that includes media training, social media seminars, crisis communications speakers, and much more. We also provide value to PRSSA members by bringing human resource representatives from highly regarded public relations firms like Burson-Marsteller. Not only do members have the chance to learn from the best in the industry, but they also benefit from broadening their network at chapter programs and mixers with the local PRSA chapter.
Our members have had internships with companies like Edelman, Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller, PR Consulting, PepsiCo, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, CNN, Conde Nast, Hearst, NBCUniversal, Disney-ABC Television, Warner Bros. and more.
Ehling Chapter members also have the opportunity to be party of our nationally affiliated, award-winning, student-run public relations firm, Hill Communications. For younger members, PRSSA provides a learning track that culminates in a team campaign effort.