For Students

The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is pleased to offer a student outreach program, which was developed by our Diversity Committee. Our goal is to foster development in the field of public relations for interested students of color at local colleges and universities.

We provide students with access, interaction and visibility with experienced PR professionals in our community through the following free services:
Mentoring: Individual students will be matched with a member of PRSA for a one-on-one mentoring relationship during the academic year. Students will gain insight into the field of public relations and receive valuable career advice, while building a network of industry contacts.

Shadowing Experiences: Individuals or groups of students will be paired with professionals in the field for a half day or a full day experience. Students will get a glimpse into the daily lives of public relations professionals and gain an understanding of the job requirements.

Field Trips: Groups of students are invited to visit area companies, agencies and organizations to learn about each organization’s teams and capabilities. Students learn about public relations functions of local organizations, as well as their recruiting practices and requirements.

The program is open to all students with preference given to students of color. Aspiring professionals who have completed their degree within the past year may also participate in the program.

Getting Involved

  • If you are a college professor/administrator and would like to connect your school’s students to Greater Cleveland’s public relations professionals, click here for a registration form.
  • If you’re a public relations practitioner and would like to help support the next generation of professionals, click here to download a registration form.
  • If you are a college student or recent graduate and would like to participate in the program, click here for a registration form.

If you have any questions about how to get involved, please contact Hallie Fisher 216.912.2851

Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter