How to list PRSA on your resume and LinkedIn
Valued Members and Friends:
An organization is only as strong as its members. And the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA NCC) is great because of you! The Board of Directors and I thank each one of the chapter volunteers for helping carry out our mission and setting the tone for communications industry events this past year. Through special task forces, committee roles, or event logistical volunteers, you have served in many ways to improve our chapter.
At our recent Hall of Fame and Chapter Leadership Awards celebration at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., we honored the chapter’s individuals who have made a significant impact by giving back their time and talents:
Platinum Award- Volunteers who have offered extraordinary contributions to the chapter over multiple years of service.
- Sabrina Kidwai, APR
Diamond Award – Volunteers who offered the most extraordinary contributions to the chapter during a single year.
- Crystal Borde
- Myles Goldman
Impact Award – A volunteer who first became an active volunteer and demonstrated excellent service during a single year.
- Gillian Pommerehn
- Megan Sweeney
As you look ahead to 2023, if you have been thinking about joining a committee or serving our chapter in another way, now is the time. The call for volunteers is open, and this is your opportunity to get involved and share your expertise and talents to advance the profession in the DC area.
There are many benefits to volunteering with a professional association. There is the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference. And, of course, you get to meet other communications and PR professionals who can become career mentors or lifelong friends.
But I also want to highlight that scaling up your involvement by donating your time yields professional growth opportunities. Volunteerism makes a resume more attractive and helps you meet your career goals. With future employers, it also demonstrates your dedication to improving the profession.
On your resume and LinkedIn profile, you can incorporate your chapter volunteer experience with related work experience under a category like “Related Experience” and even sections like “Fundraising Experience” or “Event Planning Experience.” Many successful professionals list their volunteer experience just like a job with a title.
To volunteer for chapter volunteer roles in 2023, please complete our brief online intake form here.
In the new year, take your PRSA participation to the next level by becoming a volunteer. Together, we can continue to do great things. It has been an honor serving as your President this year, and I look forward to seeing you at our chapter events in 2023.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Chapter.
President, PRSA NCC