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What Communications Executives Are Thinking About

I recently attended the Arthur W. Page Society Spring Seminar as part of the Society’s annual case study competition in corporate communications. Page is a selective society for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who mostly represent Fortune 500s and the world’s largest public relations agencies. Aside from discovering that the New York Times’s [...]

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Introducing: Monthly “Progressions Writing Prompts”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Want to enhance your writing skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally by PRSSA? Welcome “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly, writing exercise and contest provided by PRSSA. How It Works: Each month a writing [...]

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April Twitter Chat “Following Through With The Internship Hunt” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our April 2014 Twitter Chat, “Following Through With the Internship Hunt.” We appreciate everyone’s tweets this year throughout all of our Twitter Chats and would like to thank everyone who participated in our last one of the year! We’d also like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of [...]

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Bridging the Gap: Five Tips to Harness Generational Diversity in the Public Relations Field

This post is part of diversity series for Progressions. “Our generation will be the one hiring you someday,” my parents reminded me for the millionth time, slipping a final snippet of professional advice into our dinner conversation. We were discussing the controversial issue of tattoos and piercings in the workplace — and not making much [...]

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Cashing in With Scholarship Applications

Do you opt out of applying for scholarships because you don’t feel confident enough? Has anyone ever taught you how to compile a strong and effective scholarship application? If you’re like me, no one has taught you the ropes for scholarship applications, so I made time to teach myself. I’ve been fortunate to score thousands [...]

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How to Think Like An Entrepreneur in Your PR Career

I’ll be the first one to tell you that being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone. The philosophy behind the lifestyle, however, can help anyone advance his or her career. Think like an entrepreneur in your growing public relations career with these concepts: Take Risks Entrepreneurs are comfortable being uncomfortable because the lifestyle is full of uncertainties [...]

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Looking Further Than Skin Deep

This post is part of diversity series for Progressions. Racial and ethnic diversity in the public relations field is paramount. Several agencies such as FleishmanHillard, Edelman, and PorterNovelli have programs dedicated to promoting racial and ethnic inclusion and celebrating individuality. But why should one need to know about other racial and ethnic groups? How does [...]

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Intern Talk: Interview Dos and Don’ts

You did your research and found the perfect summer internship. Now — after spending countless hours preparing a flawless application — you’ve been asked back to interview with the team you would be working with. What best practices should you know going into the interview? Below are a few dos and don’ts to keep in [...]

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What the Hollywood Under the Oaks Taught Me About Finding Your Entertainment PR Niche

PRSSA at LSU allowed aspiring public relations practitioners to walk down the red carpet March 21–23 when the Chapter hosted a Regional Conference entitled Hollywood Under the Oaks. The conference was held “under the oaks” of LSU’s campus with a theme inspired by the booming entertainment industry in Louisiana. Friday night all attendees were welcomed [...]

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A Timeline of PRSSA [Infographic]

Since its inception in 1967, PRSSA has become the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Let’s have a little history lesson! Infographic by Lauren Foster

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