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 16 professional FPRA chapters across the state. 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.
Chapter scholarships range from $500 to $1,350 and at the state level, FPRA offers two $1,500 scholarships each year. The deadline to apply for the 2023 State Scholarship will be February 28, 2023.
All FPRA members have access to its online Job Bank. You may just find the opportunity that launches your career!
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 14 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 Elise Ramer, MBA, APR, CPRC.