Events Calendar

Here is our fall 2018 schedule. Please check back for updates as event dates are subject to change.

Sept. 12 – “Learn the Power of PR” – Join PRSSA!

  • First meeting

Sept. 26 – “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” – Finding your path in PR

  • Guest speaker: Aaron Komo, Social Engagement Specialist at Carmichael Lynch and Carmichael Lynch Relate

Oct. 10 – Internship Speed Dating

Oct. 12 – Agency Tour @ Padilla, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 – Membership forms and dues are due!

Oct. 20 – Inside PR: Ignite Your Future Career (MN PRSA), 9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Padilla

Oct. 24 – Post-Grad Doesn’t Have to be Scary (and neither does your headshot)!

  • Professional HeadshotsWear your professional dress!
  • Guest Speakers: Katie Greisch and Sabrina Diaz, PRSSA alumni

Nov. 2 – Agency Tour @ Lola Red, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 7 – Transforming Business for the Digital Age

  • Guest Speaker: Dan Phan, Digital Educator, Professional Speaker, and Founder at The Late Majority and Founder of CUE4: the retail 

Nov. 7 – Blaze Pizza Fundraiser, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Nov. 28 – Allied Integrated Marketing Panel

  • Account executives and a publicity coordinator for Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Columbia Pictures

Dec. 7 – Agency Tour @ Carmichael Lynch, 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 12 – Guest Speaker

  • Jake Sturgis, Chief Storyteller at Captivate Media + Consulting

Winter Break – See you next semester!

Jan. 17 – Jan. 19 – Annual Winter Trip to Boston!


About our Events

Agency/Corporate Tours – We aim to coordinate at least one tour of a local PR agency or corporate communication department per month. Any chapter members are invited to attend. Past tours have included Lola Red, Beehive Strategic Communication, Best Buy, Mall of America, etc. See our upcoming tours in the events schedule above.

Annual Winter Trip – Our chapter takes a trip each winter to a different city. We usually tour four to five agencies or corporate offices and see the local sites! Our trip in 2017 was to Denver and our trip in 2018 was to Atlanta. Let us know if there’s someplace you’d like to go!

Spring Networking Night – Our chapter puts on a networking night at a local restaurant. We invite professionals from different PR and communication industries to network with our students.

Twin Cities Day of Tours – Our chapter spends one full Friday during the spring semester touring three to four local agencies. Last year’s agency visits included Maccabee, Weber Shandwick, Exponent PR and Mirum Agency.

If you have an idea of an agency or company to visit for any of our events, email our event directors, Lydia Crabtree ( ) and Sophia Julio (

Area Events – UMN PRSSA also attends local networking events, MN PRSA events and National PRSSA events. If you have an interest in attending events like these, event details will be posted on this website or you may contact any of our E-Board members!