Why join Illinois PRSSA?

By joining PRSSA, members will explore the public relations industry and communication field by developing through networking opportunities and professional development.

No degree in public relations or communications? No problem! We have a wide variety of majors from those interested in health to science to law to music and beyond! Public relations is valuable to practice, whether it is what you want to pursue or simply leaves you with more professionalism and strategic communication skills.

UIUC PRSSA members have interned with some of the top PR firms in Chicago such as Ogilvy, Burson-Marsteller and have developed their skills with chapter exclusives such as the Roger Ebert Film Festival and our student-run PR agency.

Illinois PRSSA members have opportunities such as:

  • Semesterly networking trip to Chicago to visit top PR firms
  • Networking with successful alumni and guest speakers
  • Workshops to gain PR skills for internships
  • Job and internship opportunities
  • Joining chapter committees to gain professional experience
  • PRSSA and PRSA general member benefits

Illinois PRSSA Membership Information

Membership dues are $65 and cover an entire calendar year. To break it down, $55 goes to the PRSSA National Chapter and $10 to our chapter to cover the cost of events.

Registration will be available at the beginning of each semester. Check our website and social media for the link to pay dues.

Contact our Treasurer, Erica Li, with any questions at