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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How Millennials Can Use Social Media Effectively for Work

We all know most Millennials are social media savvy. Whether you are on the metro, street or at a restaurant, I am sure you have seen a young person updating their status or posting a picture. Did you know social media translates into a needed skill? Some wonder how hard can it be to tweet [...]

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Global Trends From the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals, digital innovators and marketers. Every year in June, around 11,000 registered delegates from 90 countries visit the festival to celebrate the best of creativity in brand communication, discuss industry news and network with one another. The seven-day festival, incorporating the [...]

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How to Join PRSSA’s Twitter Chats

  It’s Tuesday night and you’re surfing the Web. You hit up Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. After a while, you realize that there’s probably something more productive that you could be doing with your time. You’re right. PRSSA National holds at least one Twitter chat every month and they are typically [...]

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The Lowdown on LinkedIn’s Newest App, Connected

With the launch of LinkedIn’s Connected app last month comes the question, “Should I download this or not?” Three PRSSA members share their impressions and usefulness of the app below. Star rating: 4.7 out of 5 For those who love LinkedIn, prepare to obsess over LinkedIn’s new app, Connected. As an aspiring public relations professional, I [...]

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Infographic: 2013-2014 Annual Report

According to, each Annual Report “explains the accomplishments of the past academic year and the future of the Society.” The following infographic highlights the 2013–2014 Annual Report, published by PRSSA earlier this summer. Let us know your favorite PRSSA memory from last year in the comments below.

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The Importance of Mentoring Millennial Minority Students

Fewer than 20 years ago, virtually no books were available pertaining to the topic of workplace diversity. Journal articles on the topic were just as rare. Today, things have changed considerably. Hardly a day goes by that a national newspaper, magazine, blog or social media site doesn’t run a story on an aspect of the [...]

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Video: Tips for Creating an Online Portfolio

If you’ve ever wanted to create an online portfolio but don’t have a clue how to start, this video is for you. Public relations college students will benefit from the useful tips outlined in the video below:

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Intern Talk: Use a Lazy Summer Day to Get Ahead

We all have that realization after Independence Day that the summer is sadly moving just as quickly as it did the year before. Your summer to-do list might still have a ways to go and you might find yourself starting to stress about the upcoming semester. Luckily, there are still plenty of summer days left [...]

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