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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The SIU Carbondale chapter of PRSSA is one of approximately 300 student chapters in the nation:

  • Gain hands-on experience in Pyramid, a student-run agency
  • Find opportunities for pre-professional development
  • Utilize job placement resources
  • Visit PR & business firms
  • Become accepted into the Public Relations Society of America upon graduation

Communication Career Council (C3)

This organization was conceptualize das part of a project in CMST 483. Studies in Organizational Communication (Focus: Strategic Planning). In 2017-2018, C3, hosted a series of first-ever events for the department, including several special events for graduates and alumni. This organization, staffed by students who need to develop a portfolio regarding their organizational communication and human resource potential, who are tasked with developing in-services, inviting guest speakers, distributing information about relevant courses and activities, as well as maintaining a website that provides useful career information to current students and alumni.

Saluki Debate

Our debate team is an award-winning, nationally-ranked program. We currently boast:

  • Six National Championships
  • National Parliamentary Debate champions (2009)
  • Members of the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA)
  • National record-holding team members and first-class mentorship and coaching

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