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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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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