College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Student Organizations

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The student-led PRSSA group meets on campus at North Carolina A&T State University and hosts public relations and communications professionals in the local area, particularly graduates from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department. The organization helps students gain the experiences and practical knowledge employers are seeking in candidates.

The organization offers internship listings, competitions, scholarships, awards and leadership opportunities. In addition, PRSSA provides publications, news and social media to keep students updated on the latest industry trends to make them one of the most-highly rated candidates among graduates. Students add to their tool box by participating in mock interview sessions, competing in case competitions, resume review and attending the annual national convention. The national organization was founded in 1967. Today PRSSA is made up of nearly 7,000 students and advisers in 300 plus chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. The organization has a rich history of support from the parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). To read more information about the national organization, visit For information about NC A&T’s PRSSA chapter, please contact faculty advisor Dr. Maria Zhang 336-285-3432.


The National Association of Black Journalists at North Carolina A&T State University (NABJ at NC A&T SU)

NABJ at NC A&T State University is a student affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The organization is comprised of journalism and mass communication students at North Carolina A&T who share a common goal. The organization’s mission is to foster a worldwide community of Black journalists and media professionals. The student chapter provides networking, mentoring, training, scholarships, and internship opportunities for its members. The chapter is proud to host the NABJ Multimedia Short Course since 1992. Here is a link to the newscast the 30 attendees wrote, produced and writers, anchors, editors This newscast was led by NABJ industry 

For info on scholarships, careers, internships, subscriptions, and more, go to the National Association of Black Journalists website at For information about the NABJ at NC A&T, please contact NABJ student president Sydney Ross at