The Membership Committee works with division leaders to recruit and retain PRD members in various ways. Committee members work closely with members of the Graduate Student Liaison Committee and the Social Events committee to find ways to make all event inclusive to all. We also provide information about member benefits and survey the membership about its wants and needs on a regular basis, using that data to better serve members.
Another initiative of the committee is our mentoring program. Each year we issue a call to the membership to pair those wishing for mentorship with those wanting to mentor. Typically, we match mentoring pairs based on research and other professional interests. The program is open to faculty and graduate students alike.
The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will sponsor a coffee hour for official mentorship pairs on Thursday, August 10 at 9 a.m. Please contact Hua Jiang, Syracuse University or Marlene Neill, Baylor University, with any questions.