Our Mission

The NIU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the premier organization for college students interested in public relations, marketing and communications.  We enhance our members' knowledge of the public relations career field and provide access to professional development opportunities such as leadership development, resume workshops, guest speakers, and internship and networking opportunities.  We develop future public relations professionals through practicing real world professional skills. 

Benefits of Being a Member

  • Great resume builder
  • Real-world experience
  • Leadership development
  • COMS407 credit opportunity
  • Access to job/internship/networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to travel to regional and national conferences

What We Do

The NIU PRSSA is a student run organization that works with local businesses, non-for-profits, and campus organizations in order to produce public relations materials, such as press releases, event creation and promotion, flyer/advertisement creation and distribution, etc... PRSSA also hosts guest speakers from the PR industry and facilitates public relations firm visits to Chicago periodically throughout the semester. 

Get Involved

If interested in joining the organization please contact the organization at niuprssa@gmail.com or contact the NIU PRSSA Faculty Adviser, Mark Pietrowski, at 815-753-1456 or pietrowski@niu.edu.