The MEPRA Student Chapter focuses on meeting the needs of students and graduates as they prepare to enter the communications profession. Through this program, student members can grow their network, build knowledge through focused workshops and gain access to industry resources and training to further develop their skills prior to entering the workforce. Student Chapter members have access to internship opportunities with some of the region’s top communication consultancies and corporate teams through the MEPRA Student Member Portal.
The MEPRA Student Chapter is your entry into the communications profession. We believe that the region’s students will become the public relations leaders of tomorrow; we are committed to supporting students across the region who either currently specialise in a communication-related subject and wish to join the profession, or those who see themselves pursuing a career in PR and are seeking experience in the field.
As the region’s leading industry body for public relations, student members of MEPRA will benefit from a variety of resources and opportunities to kick-start a career in the communications profession as well as improving their practical understanding.
Student Member Benefits
MEPRA Student Members are in the best possible position to increase their employability, enrich their CV and gain direct exposure to the industry’s leaders. MEPRA Student Chapter membership includes the following benefits:
- Access to 4 x complimentary student-focused events with leading industry professionals
- Access to exclusive internship placements to increase chances of workplace opportunities
- Access to the MEPRA Student Pitch Challenge, and the chance to win a prize package valued at over AED18,000 (Read more below)
- Discount on MEPRA training courses and industry events
- One complimentary pass to member exclusive events e.g. breakfast seminars
- Access to local industry research and thought leadership
- Discounted PR Week news subscription
- Student membership fee guaranteed for 1 year from date of expected graduation as post-graduate; Individual membership fee introduced thereafter.
The membership fee for the MEPRA student chapter is: AED 300 per student.
Discount of 10% available for a group of 10 students who register together.
For more information, read through our programme toolkit here.
MEPRA Student Pitch Challenge
MEPRA Invites all PR and communication students and recent grads to compete in the Student Pitch Challenge for the chance to win a prize package valued at over AED18,000! In teams of four, students will respond to a communications brief set by EXPO2020 and take part in a live pitch to a panel of senior industry professionals who will select the inaugural MEPRA Student Pitch Challenge title winner. Ahead of the pitch challenge, participants will hear from senior practitioners on how to dissect a brief and develop a communications strategy before the EXPO2020 team delivers their brief.
The MEPRA Student Pitch Challenge is a one-day event filled with mini workshops, an opportunity to impress senior industry professionals and network with likeminded students from other Universities.
Employers: Search for Interns using student member portal
All MEPRA registered members can connect with students and recent graduates for internship opportunities by using the MEPRA dedicated student portal. The portal includes MEPRA student member profiles which include their CV, cover letter and any relevant experience.
MEPRA is also offering members the opportunity to advertise internship placements within the portal. These internship advertisements are free and part of membership. Please contact email@example.com if you would be interested in posting an internship vacancy.
To help navigate internship programmes, MEPRA has developed an internship toolkit which includes guidelines, tips and resources on managing a placement. Read through our programme toolkit here.
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