Joining FPRA is a smart move for students who are interested in gaining real world experience! Student memberships are available for any full-time student enrolled at an accredited university, and they run from September 1 to August 31 annually. There are many advantages to joining FPRA as a student member, including:
Students have access to the Association’s Membership Directory and can attend professional workshops and seminars at any of the 15 professional FPRA chapters. Students are just a click or phone call away from mentors, internships and first-time job opportunities.
FPRA’s Annual Conference features a student track specially designed for its student members. Students can network with professionals from various industries and compete in the student division of the Golden Image Awards. FPRA also offers a student field trip.
Students are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills by serving on FPRA’s student chapter and professional boards. FPRA also offers a variety of committees to keep students involved.
When I think of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), one word stands out from the rest: Opportunity. During my college years of studying Public Relations at the University of Central Florida, I joined Quotes – UCF’s FPRA student chapter. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It offered real world experience, scholarships and incredible networking opportunities. I also landed my first PR job out of college at Universal Orlando Resort after attending the state annual conference as a student and having the opportunity to meet Alyson Lundell, Universal’s PR Director. I joined Universal as an intern my senior year and the rest as they say, is history. Today, I have one of the best jobs around as a Content Development Representative on the PR team at Universal Orlando Resort, and I continue to be a part of FPRA.
– Denielle Ricci, Content Development, Universal Orlando Resort
FPRA has 13 student chapters located throughout the state. If you’re interested in starting a chapter at your university, please contact the FPRA State Office or FPRA’s Vice President of Student Services Whitney Lee.