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Student-run Firms

Starting or participating in a Student-run Firm is a great way to build your résumé and portfolio, apply what you’ve learned in class and gain hands-on experience while you are still a student. Through a Student-run Firm you have the opportunity to work with real clients to learn effective time management skills in the process of developing and implementing campaigns. Whether your firm is well-established or just getting started, PRSSA offers many resources to help you succeed.


The Student-run Firm Handbook details much of what you need to know about starting, running and improving a Student-run Firm.


If your firm is doing outstanding work and you think it deserves national recognition, apply for the Student-run Firm Award for “Best Campaign” or “Best Tactic,” or enter the Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program in the “Best Firm” category.


Come to the PRSSA International Conference to attend the Student-run Firm Workshop to learn more about the tools and strategies your firm needs to be successful. Share ideas with other leaders and make connections that could help you find new business and partnerships.

Connect With Other Firm Leaders

If you have a question or challenge, chances are someone else has faced the same situation. Share ideas with other firm leaders via PRSSA National social media or contact the vice president of professional development.