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Student Involvement

Public Relations Student Society of America

PRSSA Social Event at the University of Central MissouriPublic Relations Student Society of America educates members about the PR field and provides them with learning and networking opportunities. PRSSA provides an avenue for idea exchange and professional development.

As a member, you can visit award-winning agencies and corporate PR offices, host CEO and VP-level speakers and engage in service and community projects. You can also compete in the national Bateman Competition, which stresses the importance of research and planning for implementation, steps that can sometimes be overlooked in the classroom environment.

Learn more about the Kansas City PRSA chapter.
Email UCM's PRSSA to get involved. Like the group on Facebook.

Innovative Public Relations

UCM's student-led public relations firm is managed and operated by current PR students who work professionally with real clients. IPR gives students experience planning, implementing and evaluating projects for clients.
IPR students gain experience in:

  • Promotions
  • Social media campaigns
  • Event marketing
  • Media relations
  • Content creation

Students who apply and are accepted for IPR receive up to three credit hours and serve as PR specialists. The PR specialists work closely together to coordinate tasks, meet deadlines, think creatively and strategically, and represent IPR in a professional and ethical manner. Examples of IPR's work include:

  • Promoting the university's new Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Organizing UCM Earth Week
  • Planning the Department of Athletics' first social media night

Contact IPR via email or at 660-543-8557. Follow it on Facebook or visit its website.

Apply to be an IPR PR specialist for the summer session or fall semester.

The University of Central Missouri's Innovative Public Relations firm.