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Fall 2017 PDT Survey

UO PRSSA will be traveling to Portland Friday, Nov. 17 to tour several PR agencies on our biannual Professional Development Tour. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis but PRSSA members have priority (click here to become a member). Applications close Nov. 8. Selected participants must pay a nonrefundable $20 fee which secures a spot on the tour. 



PRSSA Professional Development Tours take place twice per year, in the fall and spring, throughout various cities. In the past, we have visited agencies in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. These tours allow students to hear from various PR industry professionals, expand their professional networks and get their questions answered.

In recent years we have visited Providence Health and Services, Allison+Partners, Edelman, Maxwell PR + Engagement, CMD, Matter Communications, WE Communications and Microsoft.

All students are encouraged to apply for Professional Development Tours, however, PRSSA members have priority. Application periods and tour dates are announced each term – you can find information and applications for upcoming tours at the top of this page. Please keep in mind that costs for transportation, hotel, food and other expenses are dependent on the location of the tour.

Interested in finding out more about the Professional Development Tours? Please contact vice president Maggie Beyer at


The Spring 2017 PDT group visiting Edelman in Seattle.

The Spring 2017 PDT group visiting WE Communications in Seattle.

The Fall 2016 PDT group touring Matter Communications in Portland.

The Fall 2016 PDT group touring Maxwell PR in Portland.