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The PR Professional’s Guide to Work Life Balance

Apply for jobs and internships, network, start a blog, read trade publications, rework your resume, update your LinkedIn—is anyone else exhausted? As aspiring PR professionals, we are constantly on the go and competitive by nature. Between writing your next content calendar and copy editing that press release, it can sometimes feel like we never catch […]

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3 Ways to Catapult Your PR Career While in College

While it’s only been eight months since I’ve graduated, it feels like I’ve gained eight years worth of knowledge and experiences. In the process of holding two different public relations roles since graduation, I’ve also had the pleasure of gaining insight into the hiring process as I hired my predecessor for one position and am […]

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PRSSA: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

While students struggle to find a place in the communications industry, PRSSA guides young professionals to their communications careers  Like most students, when Andrew Cook, PRSSA National immediate past president, joined PRSSA, he had no idea where his career path would lead. Using his PR skills and his PRSSA network, he found his path. With his […]

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Essential Tips for a Successful Interview

Kevin Campbell, a Marketing Communication Lead at Siemens Healthcare, spoke to the Millersville University PRSSA Chapter about the importance of effective interviewing. Below are some of his best tips. Interviewing is nothing more than a social exercise. Do not focus on your competition because you do not know the competition nor their qualifications or the […]

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An Interview With Brandi Boatner

Brandi Boatner is a Social and Influencer Communications Lead at IBM and a member of PRSA. In addition, she was a speaker at the 2018 PRSSA National Conference. In this interview with Brandi, we discussed her experience with public relations, advice she has for students and the improvements she feels are needed in the PR […]

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Invest in 2019: How to Become a PR Pro This Year

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to begin a new year filled with opportunities and motivation. Luckily, if you’re a young, rising PR professional, you’ve come to the right spot. Below I’ve laid out a handful of products and services that I believe every young professional should invest in to take their career to […]

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Maintaining Your Personal Brand: New Year, Same You, Just Better

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professionals Guide to Success. Before I finished my graduate degree, my final project included building an online portfolio, refreshing my resume and updating critical social media platforms like LinkedIn. It was the perfect opportunity for me to consider all the […]

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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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