Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

The majority of my interviews during my search for a summer internship were conducted over the phone as was to be expected since I was interviewing from Iowa for positions in Washington D.C. One practice phone interview with my dad showed just how much preparation I needed so I decided to make improving my interview […]

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PR Roundup: June 2018

The PR Roundup covers the top public relation stories from the past month. Check out this month’s featured news below. IHOP Rebranding: Incredible or Irresponsible PR? The 24/7 restaurant chain previously named IHOP rebranded to the International House of Burgers (IHOB). The decision left customers thinking one of two things: either renaming the chain would […]

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Four Unexpected Soft Skills to Develop Before Starting Your First Job

Congratulations! You got the job. Whether it’s a summer internship, a first full-time job as a post-graduate or you’re well into your young professional career, entering a new role is always filled with excitement and anticipation of what you will learn. While respect, punctuality, humility and professionalism are tried and true soft skills to bring […]

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Meet Ben Butler: A Q&A with the New PRSSA National Professional Adviser

Ben Butler, APR, is the founder and client services director for Top Hat— an award-winning marketing communications firm in Pittsburgh. In his past life, he served as a public relations specialist for a motorsports complex, the National Vice President of Public Relations for PRSSA, Director of Inbound Partnerships at an inbound marketing agency (GuavaBox) and Head […]

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AP Style Quiz 5

Test your AP Style skills this month with our latest quiz!

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Why I Started My Own Podcast Series

It began as a simple idea. I was at dinner with an old friend. She and I were laughing over some wine and a delicious meal while we exchanged old stories and memories we shared. Our conversation, while humorous, did not lack some profound comments. It was one of those conversations that I knew I […]

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PRSSA to PRSA Transition [Leadership Rally Recap]

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from college but sadly, that also means you’ve graduated from PRSSA. You can’t help but think to yourself, what next? At the 2018 Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser, Alisa Agozzino and PRSA Board Liaison, Michelle Olson discussed the structure of PRSSA and how to make a seamless and […]

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Seven Truths: Trends That Will Affect Your Work as Students and Professionals [Leadership Rally Recap]

Saturday’s Keynote and case study speaker was Keith Burton of Grayson Emmett Partners. His presentation covered seven truths that he believes are affecting students and professionals in the industry. The seven truths, according to Mr. Burton are: 1) Average is officially dead. The field of public relations is moving and changing quickly. If older models […]

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How to Make the Most of an Internship

Summer internships are a time for young adults to get real-life experience and learn about the possible career they may want to pursue. After my own experience interning in Washington, D.C. at the White House and an international human rights organization, I knew I wanted to pursue a public relations career in Washington, D.C. The […]

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Keynote Speaker, Scott Thornburg, APR [Leadership Rally Recap]

On the last day of PRSSA’s Leadership Rally, all attendees heard from Scott Thornburg, PRSA National Board Director-At-Large. Currently, Scott lives in San Francisco, CA and is the Senior PR Manager at Sojern. Sojern is a big-name travel data company that utilizes programmatic buying and machine learning technology. First, Scott discussed his upbringing and the […]

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