Texas Public Relations Student Society of America – Dr. Alan Scott Chapter, formed in 1968, is one of the largest chapters in the nation located in the heart of a thriving city. As one of the founding chapters, our focus is to provide an out-of-the-classroom experience that gives students, regardless of their major, an enhanced knowledge of the public relations field. Our focus on professional development and engagement is centered on the success of our members.
Besides being a part of the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications, you will also experience many great opportunities, resources and benefits.
Through the vast amount of opportunities offered by PRSSA, many of our members have interned at reputable companies and world class agencies such as Whole Foods, SXSW, Warner Bros., Paramount Studios, Coca-Cola, Fleishman Hillard, Cohn & Wolfe, Weber Shadwick, and Edelman.
Meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
Student Chapters Nationwide
Star Chapter Award
Diversity & Inclusion
The Dr. Alan Scott Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America stands for
equity and inclusion within our organization. While inclusion builds a culture of belonging,
equity pushes to ensure fair treatment, equality, and fairness in opportunities and resources for
all. Texas PRSSA strives to foster a welcoming environment of compassion and inclusivity for
each individual and group. Our values as a chapter aligns with our parent organization, PRSA, to
create awareness and increase equity and D&I efforts.
We recognize that these efforts are not always apparent in the public relations and
communications field. With that, our goal is to continue providing support and push for change
as the industry continues to progress. As the leading PR organization at UT Austin, PRSSA is
committed to providing more workshops, inviting guest speakers, and networking opportunities
that center on the importance of equity and inclusion.
For more information on how PRSSA is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity,
please visit https://prssa.prsa.org/about-prssa/diversity-inclusion/. In addition, the University of
Texas at Austin and Moody College of Communication offers multiple on-campus resources to
increase these initiatives. More details can be found at https://www.utexas.edu/about/diversity
Exclusive Internship and Job Postings
Industry Professional Guest Speakers
Resume and Career Building Workshops
Engaging Mentor Program
Fun Social Events
Opportunities to attend exciting national PRSSA events such as the annual PRSSA National Conference
Networking Events with Local Professionals and Peers
Exclusive Agency Visits in Austin
Discounted PRSA membership after graduation ($60 instead of $225 for non-members)
Membership applications are now open.
Applications care closed for Fall 2021
About the Program
The goal of the Mentorship Program is to bridge the gap between our members and PR professionals across the United States who are eager to gain experience in communications fields. This may involve sharing career and resume tips, lending professional advice and providing expectations of the industry. Mentors can also invite students to their work place for a shadow day if schedules allow.
The program is flexible—make the most out of your mentor-student experience by making it your own. This year we have designed a program matching system to ensure mentors and students will get the most out of the mentor program. Students must be accepted into the program and their designated interests will be aligned with a mentor based on industry sector and/or career specialty to help ensure quality engagement.
Meet with student mentee at least two times in the Fall 2021 semester and two times in the Spring 2022 semester.
Devote necessary time to connecting with student mentee via email.
Reach out to and meet with mentor at least two times during the Fall 2021 semester and at least two times in the Spring 2022 semester, and complete an end-of-year survey about your experience.
Define objectives and goals for participating in the program before meeting.
If you have any questions, please email Professional Development Executive, Mia Carriles.