PRSA-NCC supports our community of communicators with resources all stages of your professional journey — from student to new professional, from established practitioner to senior expert. Throughout your career, we also offer an outstanding selection of career opportunities through Jobline, our invaluable database of communications opportunities in the greater Washington, DC, area and beyond
Student to PRSSA Member
Communications students have the opportunity to connect with PRSA-NCC’s network of professionals while they are still completing their undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University Relations Committee frequently hosts professional development events and actively connects students with our network of PR, marketing, and advertising professionals. By getting involved with the PRSSA chapters (PRSA’s pre-professional program) at their local universities, students can jump-start their careers by organizing and hosting events, leading student-run PR firms, and liaising with professionals in their area. PRSA-NCC supports the PRSSA chapters at several universities in the Washington, D.C. region by collaborating with student members and helping them reach their professional aspirations through tailored programming.
PRSSA Member to New Professional
Whether you were a PRSSA member during your college years or a new associate member to the chapter, PRSA-NCC’s New Professionals Committee helps new communications professionals meet, interact and learn from one another through professional development workshops, networking happy hours and behind-the-scenes seminars. In line with the national New Professionals Section, the local PRSA-NCC committee hosts events catered to public relations and communication professionals who are new to the industry, having less than five years of experience. This includes anyone from recent college graduates, to people who have been in the workforce for a few years, to those who have been in the workforce for 20 years but are new to communications.
New Professional to Established Practitioner
As you continue to grow as a communicator, you can take advantage of ongoing professional development programs hosted by the chapter as well as gain your accreditation in public relations (APR). We help guide you through the APR process, including through training opportunities, readiness reviews, and more. Our chapter-wide mentorship program pairs new and growing professionals with experienced practitioners who can offer guidance on management, career transitions, professional development, ethics, navigating the business world, and more.
Established Practitioner to PRSA Fellow or Hall of Fame Member
Our senior-level members mentor younger professionals and continue to develop professionally through our numerous workshops, which offer APR maintenance credits. We also recognize our most seasoned members and their lifetime of dedication to the chapter by nominating our best and brightest to the PRSA College of Fellows and the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame.