Student Organizations

Ad Club at UWM

UWM Ad Club is a student-run, student-focused organization that helps students explore the intricacies of advertising in a fun, friendly, and supportive environment. Members of the Ad Club officers board have opportunities to develop leadership skills.

We hold agency tours, schedule workshops and seminars, offer networking with professionals, provide socializing with other students interested in advertising, and work on advertising-related projects, and invite advertising and marketing professionals to speak at our meetings.

Students and others interested in finding out more about UWM Ad Club may contact Ad Club’s faculty advisor, Joette Rockow, at jrockow@uwm.edu

Journalism Club at UWM

The Journalism Club at UWM promotes networking among students and professional journalists, brings guest speakers to campus, organizes field trips to newsrooms and helps students attend journalism conferences around the country.

Interested? Check out the Journalism Club bulletin board in Bolton 510 and contact Jane Hampden Daley, faculty advisor: jhampden@uwm.edu

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Minority Media Association of UWM

MMA is devoted to increasing diversity among students interested in the media. A support group for media students of all backgrounds, the organization provides forums and events with varied perspectives.

For information, contact the advisor, Jessica McBride, at mcbridej@uwm.edu.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSSA serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. It serves the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals.

The officer positions are president, vice president of chapter development, vice president of advertising, vice president of public relations, vice president of financial planning and vice president of historical affairs. Committee members help officers perform their duties, but do not have as much of a time commitment. By becoming an officer or committee member, students gain the chance to attend the PRSSA national conference and assembly, as well as monthly PRSA meetings, work and network with professionals, and strengthen their PR and leadership skills.

PRSSA holds bimonthly meetings. Once a month, officers and members meet to discuss the organization, UWM and public relations. It is also a chance to meet other students and get help with JAMS homework. The other monthly meeting is a time when speakers from the community can discuss their companies, customers and the profession with students. Free pizza and soda are provided at all meetings. PRSSA also has a yearly date auction fund-raiser and career conference.

Advantages to a PRSSA membership include access to a national internship/entry-level position database called JobCenter, the opportunity to apply for more than $20,000 in scholarships and awards and the chance to write for national publications like FORUM and Connecting with PRSSA. Many leadership opportunities are offered to members on both local and national levels. By attending events like our national conference, regional activities and national assembly, members can network and meet peers and professionals.

Professional Affiliations

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Southeast Wisconsin chapter and national group. The student society aims to foster the following:

  1. Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
  2. Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
  3. Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
  4. Appreciation of associate membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership

Today the Public Relations Student Society of America has more than 8,000 members in 248 chapters on college campuses across the country.

Contact Information

PRSSA
P.O. Box 413, Union Box 52
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Office: Union 395B
(414) 229-3201
prssa@uwm.edu