Intern Talk: Why a ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Mentality Will Kill Your Credibility

It’s your first day on the job and you have a crucial decision to make. Should you ask as many questions as humanly possible or will you adopt the all-too-popular “fake it until you make it” outlook? It’s true that adopting this mentality has potential to lessen anxiety and build confidence, but when it comes [...]

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September “Ethics and PRSSA” Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September 2014 Twitter Chat, “Ethics and PRSSA.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Advocacy Eric Winkfield and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for leading the conversation. Join us on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET for the next [...]

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What to do When Your Boss Asks You to Compromise Your Ethics

As young professionals entering the workforce, we may soon be forced to make the dreaded decision of what to do when a boss asks us to do something unethical. I know it’s easy to say, “This won’t happen to me.” But it might. And if it does, you need to be ready to react appropriately [...]

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BuzzFeed Battles Ethics in Plagiarism Scandal

BuzzFeed’s Viral Politics Editor, Benny Johnson, was fired after BuzzFeed executives discovered over 40 counts of plagiarism on the site, according to a blog on Politico.com. In the late evening on Friday, July 25, BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith issued an online apology to BuzzFeed readers. “After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny’s posts, we [...]

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September 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The September 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “Ethics play [...]

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Four Lessons on Perfecting Peer Leadership

Peer leadership comes with a unique set of challenges. Unlike in the professional world, almost everyone you are leading is within one to four years of your age. At times, you may question your authority to be giving orders or running meetings. The best advice I can offer is to consider yourself a partner — [...]

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They’re Just Not That Into You: Persevering in the Internship Search

Applying for internships is meant to test a lot of things: experience, skills, patience and even the number of times you’ll proofread your own resume, to name a few. However, I wasn’t prepared for the constant string of rejections that led me to test my own self-worth as a future industry professional. And there was [...]

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Intern Talk: How School Spirit Can Help Long After Graduation

Whether you are reflecting back on freshman year, or heading into it now, the clichés of your college years are the same. You’ll encounter several chants, lanyards galore and let’s not forget the pile of free t-shirts soon to be in your closet. My first semester freshman year was a blur of dorm room posters, [...]

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August 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The August 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “With a [...]

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Get to Know Canva, a Free Graphic Design Program

Design surrounds us and helps us communicate. Forbes listed graphic design right after social media on its list of the Top 10 Best Freelance Careers. Being in the public relations profession, design is one of the most important skills to have. You never know when your boss will ask you to resize an image or to design an [...]

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