Enacting Change: Three Takeaways from PRSA’s Recent Diverse Dialogues Webinar

  In a time of racial crisis, how should companies respond? This ongoing conversation reached a new peak in June with the death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests across the country. As professional communicators, we must be at the forefront of these conversations within our organizations to ensure every public has an equal […]

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PR News Recap- July 2020

July has been another busy month for the communications profession. The industry continues to respond to calls for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as adapts to the new surge in COVID-19 cases. As the second half of 2020 begins, here are some quick news pieces from the communications industry as well as my […]

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My Virtual Internship With the State Fair of Texas

  This past semester led to a new and unusual college experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. My bedroom became my classroom and my class discussions became Zoom breakout rooms. As the world moved virtual, I wondered what the future of internships would hold. As a college student, internships are a vital way to gain real-world […]

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How to Still Get Your Dream Job in a COVID-19 World

  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’ve heard this question your whole life. You’ve dreamed and hoped for what the future held and now, after sifting through options, you have a better idea of what you really want. Plus, you’ve put in years of work to get there. Yet, just […]

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Why I am a Disability Advocate

Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? This celebratory month is dedicated to increasing visibility and commemorating the disability community. The first Disability Pride parade took place in the year of 1990 in Boston. Now, there are many cities throughout the United States celebrating disability identity, culture, and positivity. My journey advocating for […]

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Let’s Chat: Telling Stories Through Virtual Events

Welcome to the new era of virtual events! It is certainly a turbulent time, but an exciting one filled with so much potential. While we all pivot into this “new normal,” here are three key thoughts to keep in mind while planning and executing virtual events or conferences. We are currently redefining what connection looks […]

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Introducing the 2020-2021 Publications Subcommittee

One aspect of PRSSA that members enjoy is increased opportunities for leadership and involvement at the National level. One of those opportunities is participating in subcommittees. Members of the Publications Subcommittee have the opportunity to recruit for submissions and submit to Progressions, the official blog of PRSSA. As an alumnus of the 2019–2020 Publications Subcommittee, […]

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Why Understanding Cancel Culture Is More Important Than Ever

Have you ever had something canceled? An event? A meeting? I think we can all relate to this just a little, especially during the last couple of months. How did that feel? Maybe, you were disappointed, angry, sad, or maybe relieved. Now imagine if thousands of people vocally expressed those emotions through social media about […]

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Keeping Members Engaged During a Summer of Quarantine

PRSSA executive boards across the country typically have meetings or at least summer check-ins to prep for the upcoming school year. They’re working on gathering speakers, making social media plans, prepping topics for professional development sessions and of course brainstorming about recruitment strategies. Half of the battle of recruitment in the fall is encouraging members […]

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#MeToo in the Gaming Industry

Recently, a wave of allegations surrounding abuse targeted towards women has hit the gaming industry, affecting everyone from Twitch streamers to YouTube stars and top executives at some of the world’s most highly-acclaimed publishers. For an industry that has traditionally been male-dominated, this is a huge wake-up call that some may consider long overdue. As […]

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