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My Virtual Internship With the State Fair of Texas

  This past semester led to a new and unusual college experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. My bedroom became my classroom and my class discussions became Zoom breakout rooms. As the world moved virtual, I wondered what the future of internships would hold. As a college student, internships are a vital way to gain real-world […]

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How to Still Get Your Dream Job in a COVID-19 World

  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’ve heard this question your whole life. You’ve dreamed and hoped for what the future held and now, after sifting through options, you have a better idea of what you really want. Plus, you’ve put in years of work to get there. Yet, just […]

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Got Stress? A PR Profesional Gives Helpful Tips

Imagine you are working at your first public relations job. A news release needs to be drafted by the end of the night, you need to customize pitches for journalists, one of your clients is in the middle of a crisis and you are stressed out. Welcome to the demanding work of a public relations […]

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How Mentors Guided GM Communications Coordinator to Dream Job

The difference between getting an internship at your top pick company and settling for one of your lower choices often comes down to knowing the right people. You’ve heard over and over again about the importance of networking and mentoring, but have you seen any real-life mentoring success stories? In a recent interview, Chris Bonelli, […]

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How to Move Forward While Staying in Place

First and foremost, breathe. We’re living during a time in which the world, in many ways, has turned upside down. As a young professional and recent college graduate, I am overwhelmed by case numbers and a career that has not started off the way that I planned. But what I’ve learned during this time can […]

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How to find Your PR Niche!- an Infographic

View the infographic here We have all been asked the most daunting question for college students: “What are you going to do with your life with your degree?” This question is very overwhelming considering how vast the options are in our field. There are opportunities for public relations specialists in every line of work, from […]

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The Betsy Plank Scholarship- a Reflection Comic

View the reflection comic here A wave of shock hit me the moment I refreshed my email in the Walmart checkout line to reveal that I received the 2019 Betsy Plank Scholarship from the PRSA Foundation. This scholarship is an incredible honor and one that I will hold close to me forever, though it did […]

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Let’s #FlattenTheCurve!

As time goes on, COVID-19 still puts us in uncertainty and in quarantine. Being at home every day for a month (or maybe longer) sounds crazy, right?! Let’s avoid quarantine extensions by taking this pandemic seriously and staying home as much as we can. Here are some ways we can all #FlattenTheCurve! SOCIAL DISTANCE + […]

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A Letter to Current and Rising Communications Professionals

It is currently a Thursday afternoon as I am writing this and I am tired. Like many around me and perhaps the many more that will read this post, I am tired of being constrained to my house, only leaving for the occasional fast-food drive-thru run or shift at the sandwich shop I work at. […]

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Self-Leadership: A 3-Step Guide to Achieving Personal Success

By Mihaela Plugarasu and Heather Bermudez, APR J.K. Rowling, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Steve Jobs, and other well-admired individuals, made the impossible the inevitable through their exquisite ability to self-lead. What do these leaders have in common? How did they beat all the odds?  There […]

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