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Why You Shouldn’t Take My Advice

Not that you need the reminder, as I’m sure you’re currently experiencing it but when it comes to your career everyone is full of advice. From where to apply to what events to attend, it’s an endless sea of “you should’s” and “remember to’s.” It comes from a genuine place of wanting to help you […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Internship

We’ve all been there as public relations students. Internships ― the dreaded responsibility that we are usually required to participate in. However, internships can truly be one of the best parts of your college experience. Unlike the educational experience in the classroom, you are given adult responsibilities in the workplace. This can help you gain […]

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Puzzling Together a Communication Plan

Writing a communication plan is standard for public relations practitioners. A communication plan serves as a blueprint for how one will implement a campaign. It takes careful planning to construct and attention to detail before implementing. This is also the case when composing a puzzle. To begin, a practitioner has to have a client to […]

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Tips to Finding an Internship in College

Finding an internship in college can be slightly overwhelming; it is one of the first times you have had to think seriously about what life after college will look like. Personally, I was hit with this overwhelming feeling during the middle of my sophomore year of college. I knew event planning and building relationships with […]

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Tips for Acing the Job Search

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. The fall semester may feel like it’s only just begun, but now is the perfect time to dive into your post-grad job search (or summer internship search, if you’re not yet a senior). Sure, May is still […]

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Networking Tips That Will Make You Stand Out

The birthplace of a career opportunity is always the same — and it isn’t on a job board. It’s at a table, in a text or within a Slack channel, where the inevitable question arises for the very team looking to fill the role: “Do you know anyone who would be perfect for this?” My […]

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Connect, Link and Dream. Reasons Why You Should Have Created a LinkedIn Yesterday

As a junior in college, I still run into people daily who don’t see the need for a LinkedIn profile. “I’m only a junior,” they say. “I’ll do it next year.” Here’s what I have to say about that —  while they’re setting up their LinkedIn profile 365 days from now, I’ll be starting a […]

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InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

National Conference Session Recap Session: InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses Presenter: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, JKD & Company Inc. Recap: Applying and interviewing for a job can be a little stressful at times. In the session of “InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses,” Jane Dvorak reassures that there can be less stress by learning to […]

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Remaining Positive in a Cutthroat PR World

It’s not often this topic is talked about but we’ve all been there. A situation where it feels as though everyone is getting a summer internship except for you. In the field of public relations, it’s imperative to remain positive. For starters, if you’re outwardly salty about a peer getting a position that you applied […]

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Finishing Strong: Making the Most of Senior Year

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. You’ve been studying long and hard and you’ve finally made it to your last year of college. You’re on the cusp of the next chapter of your young life when it hits you: Senioritis. Symptoms include exhaustion, […]

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