Diversity and Inclusion Training for Public Relations Pros [PRSSA 2019 National Assembly recap]

Session: D&I Training for PRos Presenter: Ben Duncan, Oregon Public Health Institute The phrase “diversity and inclusion” has been thrown around a lot in the public relations industry, especially in recent years. In a time when it is easy to be divided, working professionals have had to ask the hard questions about the culture and […]

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How To Be a True Professional

Professional development is a broad term used to describe or inform someone on how to appear and behave professionally. With the PRSSA International Conference coming up, this area of professionalism is super important for how you’ll go about networking and meeting new people. Professional development is an ongoing process that not only helps you build […]

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PRSSA 2019 National Assembly Reflection

I jumped at the chance to attend the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly when my Chapter president first asked for volunteers. I was eager to have another national PRSSA event under my belt. As the date approached, I began to question my decision to travel across the country for a conference that, to my knowledge, mostly […]

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The Experience of a Newcomer at a PRSSA National Event

As a new member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, I was not sure of what to expect at the 2019 National Assembly in Portland, Oregon. I understood the procedures and protocol for the actual event, however, I underestimated the level of acceptance and welcoming that this Society has for new members. The […]

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Trisch Smith Keynote [National Assembly 2019 Recap]

Session: Friday Keynote Speaker Presenter: Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman Recap: No matter where you look, diversity and inclusion is a topic of discussion in today’s society. From the MeToo movement to the #AerieReal campaign, the world is starting to follow a change of action that no longer represents the minority but the […]

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Insights from the Day-of Competition [National Assembly 2019 Recap]

You’ve paid your registration fee, booked your hotel and are on your way to Assembly. You go to your first meeting and walk out unsure of how you can apply what was spoken about to your career. The next meeting leaves you feeling the same. But the next meeting is different. The speaker gives a short […]

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An Experience of a Lifetime

A room full of uplifting, inspiring professionals greeted me upon arrival at the PRSSA National Assembly held in Portland, Oregon. Four days later, I flew back to Columbus, Ohio with dozens of contacts, new friends, an overflowing file of creative ideas and the knowledge that indeed, I’m in the right place and this is the […]

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WVU Regional Conference Recap

The weekend of March 28 to March 31, West Virginia University’s PRSSA Chapter hosted the Wired and Wonderful Regional Conference. The event enabled attendees to learn more about the field of public relations, meet a variety of industry professionals and make new friends from nearby universities. Wired and Wonderful was a great opportunity to learn […]

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What to do After Graduation

What do I know about graduation? I’m just a student myself, making the decisions we all make. So, I started asking people for advice. After talking with several professionals, I’ve compiled a few steps for you. Define your options Imagine you are at a buffet. You stare at three different food options, read the reviews, […]

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What I Didn’t Expect to Learn from National Conference

In the fall of 2017, I was a first-time sophomore on my Chapter’s executive board. Our Chapter had decided to go to the annual PRSSA National Conference and I couldn’t be more excited to attend. I paid a fee, packed my bags and hoped in a van with seven other Chapter members to take the […]

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