For PR pros, by PR pros, PRSA Oregon offers programs and services to support you at all stages of your career. And because we learn best — and bond best — by doing things together, we encourage you to shape these offerings as a volunteer, not just as a passive consumer.
Professional development events
Whether it’s happy hour, the Communicators Conference, our Spotlight Awards gala, a media tour, or discussion with the thought leaders setting today’s PR trends, engaging with your fellow members is a great way to keep your skills sharp and your relationships ready for your next job hop or just-in-time peer mentoring session.
Anyone can call themselves a PR professional, but earning the APR credential affirms that you have successfully demonstrated mastery of the public relations body of knowledge and the professional ethics needed to practice public relations effectively in today’s complex communications environment.
There are five ways you can be recognized by the Chapter each year for the work you do for your organization, your profession and your community. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be an award-winning communicator!
Our personalized mentors network can help you achieve your career goals by pairing you with a seasoned communications professional for a short- or long-term relationship.
Building your personal brand (and expand your network)
Leverage the 20,000-member association to shine a spotlight on you and your expertise.
Advancing our profession
We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable society. We understand and uphold these values as chapter members, through our work and while serving our communities. We believe this commitment will strengthen the public relations profession and help us thrive as individual practitioners.
On-the-job training (aka volunteering)
We’re a safe “sandbox” to try on a new specialty, take leadership out for a spin or build your portfolio, all without endangering your paycheck. We may call it volunteering, but it’s actually the best kept secret to leveling up in your career.
PRSA Oregon has partnered with Mac’s List, Oregon’s premier job board, to share relevant career opportunities with our members.
A few years ago, we led a nationwide tiger team to revise the PRSA Career Guide, a complimentary resource for new professionals seeking to find their way in a new career, as well as for mid-career and seasoned pros who must continue to adapt to the changing communications world of the 21st century.