Join a club
As a student at the Reynolds School, there are numerous ways to network, get hands-on experience and make friends. Consider joining one of our five student-run clubs. Clubs hold meetings, events and even participate in #RSJFest each semester. Learn more about each of the clubs below.
Looking for other ways to get involved during your time at the Reynolds School? Check out our professional experience page to explore our in-house startups and media partners: KUNR, the Reynolds Media Lab, Noticiero Móvil, the Hitchcock Project and the NPR Next Generation Radio Boot Camp.
The University of Nevada Ad Club is a creative outlet for students interested in expressing ideas and connecting with the professional world of strategic communications. The Ad Club is here to prepare students for the real world of strategic communications and shapes students into advertising professionals early on.
Through Ad Club meetings, agency tours, and workshops students can network with local professionals and learn what working in the advertising field entails.
When a student joins the Ad Club, they also become an honorary member of the American Advertising Federation, where you can be invited to conferences and stay up-to-date with advertising news. The Ad Club also offers our ADvantage mentor program. This program pairs each members’ interests with a local professional. The ADvantage program is essential for networking and even results in internships or other professional positions.
Journalism Student Council
The Journalism Student Council (JSC) is the student-run leadership organization for the Reynolds School of Journalism. Its goal is to create community within the school and provide guidance for students in their academic career.
Connecting with professors is important to the JSC. Throughout the year the JSC hosts a variety of events focusing on student and faculty bonding, student networking, and mentor and mentee programs where current students mentor pre-journalism students and welcome them to the major.
National Press Photographers Association
NPPA Nevada is a resource for students interested in photojournalism, documentary photography, videography and other forms of visual storytelling. We are a student-chapter affiliated with the National Press Photographers Association, the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalism through education, networking and business and legal resources. Our members believe in the integrity of visual storytelling and will promote the NPPA code of ethics.
Online News Association
The national Online News Association welcomes all students interested in quality digital journalism, from data visualizations and virtual reality to long-form epic narratives. Meetings include networking with local journalists to workshops on all aspects of journalism. ONA Nevada provides opportunities for students to attend regional and national ONA conferences, and to benefit from ONA resources such as job boards and member connections.
We don’t have a regular schedule for meetings, so contact us to find out how to get involved.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The national Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession. PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus Chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.
The PRSSA Nevada Chapter is the pre-professional organization sanctioned by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada. PRSSA Nevada offers a variety of programs, workshops and mixers for strategic communications students to build their practical skills, portfolios and professional network. PRSSA Nevada is recognized as a Star Chapter by PRSSA and has won several ASUN awards including Outstanding Chapter and Faculty Adviser of the Year.
The top reasons to become a member include an award-winning professional mentor program, skills improvement workshops and conferences, social networking events and professional tours and lasting friendship with fellow students and mentors.