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How to Successfully Manage Your LinkedIn Profile

With great resources comes great responsibility. LinkedIn is a great way to interact with your professional contacts but if you don’t use it wisely, you are likely missing out. So what can we do as future PR professionals to ensure we are building a LinkedIn profile that will help us get the job once we […]

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Post-Grad Job Scams: An Open Letter

It is time we all take an honest step for transparency in the job search realm for young professionals. To the recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates, I hope this message finds you all well. After much thought and consideration, it is time to discuss the not-so-glamourous parts of post-grad life. To begin, this post is […]

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3 Tips from Recent Graduates to Save Yourself the Post-Grad Panic Attack

You have two semesters until graduation, a mediocre internship and no set plans for the future – anxiety sets in. Sound familiar? Feeling lost about where to intern or what career path to take? Two recent graduates, who landed jobs at the largest privately held agency in the world, light the way to show us […]

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The Power of PRSSA

As a sophomore at the Ohio State University, I knew I needed to “get involved” and figure out a potential career path for myself. I wasn’t that innocent freshman anymore who could get away with not having ANY idea on what to study. With interest in communications, I joined PRSSA at the beginning of the […]

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Is the Title “Public Relations” Hurting Your Job Search?

From walking out the doors of your last class, across the stage at graduation and into your long list of job interviews, you come to the workforce with unique skills, fresh perspective, and excitement to hit the ground running with your hard-earned public relations degree. Until you find out it isn’t worth anything. Before you […]

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You Can’t Buy Time but You Can Save Time: Five Tips to Achieve More in Less Time!

For some reason, the older I get, the busier I get. Relatable? Life is a balancing act and if you are like me, you have probably found yourself wondering why there are not enough hours in the day. It has proven that no amount of wishing for more hours in the day will actually give […]

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Leadership Rally 2019: Building A Self-made Career

Did you know that freelance is on the rise? According to a contributor to Forbes Magazine, freelancers will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. Meet Becca Booker, owner of Homemade Social, a boutique agency that specializes in digital, social and influential campaigns for lifestyle brands. Booker informed students how freelancing can help them gain […]

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MaverickPR travels to New York for Professional Development

Taxis pulled up to the curb and cars honked as they weaved through the narrow streets. Crowds of tourists and businesspeople crossed the bustling intersections, preparing to start their day in the city that never sleeps. For student executives in MaverickPR, the Nationally Affiliated Student-run firm from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the sights […]

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Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career […]

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The Future … It’s Yours to Conquer!

The funny thing about growing up is that you’re expected to take on more and more responsibilities. You get to venture into often uncharted waters in pursuit of “your future.” College studies don’t necessarily prepare you for this. They provide you with the knowledge and the basic skills that will prepare you for that future, […]

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