The Central New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSA-CNY serves as a professional liaison to three outstanding PRSSA Chapters in Central New York, providing guidance to students at SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University and Utica College. Our members are committed to partnering with students and faculty to enhance learning opportunities and provide practical application of public relations to complement the classroom experience. As such, each academic year a student representative is named to the PRSA-CNY Board of Directors.

2017-18 PRSSA Student Directors
SUNY Oswego: Stephanie Herbert ’18
Syracuse University: Faith Chan ’19





Liz Poda Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in memory of former Chapter President Elizabeth “Liz” Poda, The Liz Poda Memorial Scholarship program seeks to encourage qualified public relations students to enter the workforce in Central New York and remain active in PRSA by providing financial assistance and resources.

A maximum of three scholarships are awarded to graduating college seniors annually. The students are required to be paid PRSSA members from the institutions served by PRSA-CNY, and the scholarship covers PRSA National Associate-level Membership dues, as well as CNY Chapter dues for one year. Scholarships are awarded in September.
Download the 2016-17 PRSA-CNY Liz Poda Memorial Scholarship Application
Contact for more information.


In 2016 PRSA-CNY introduced a student-professional mentorship program with Syracuse University. Interested students are paired with PRSA-CNY chapter members and have the opportunity to build relationships, shadow professionals and more.

For the 2017-18 academic year the mentorship program will be open to juniors at Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego. Recruitment will take place in September. Interested students should contact their respective PRSA-CNY student representatives for more information.

Click here to become a Mentor!

Internship Opportunities for PRSSA Members

A diverse range of organizations offer internships in public relations and related fields. A list of companies that are known to offer these opportunities in Central New York can be found here: PRSSA Internship Opportunities.


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