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Climb the Ladder by Saying These Six Things to Your Boss

I’ve spoken with a lot of college students over the years. One of my favorite questions they ask me is “what are you looking for in an ideal employee?” I love the question for a number of reasons because even the fact that they’re asking me a question like this is one of the things […]

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A Five-Minute Guide to Crafting your Five-Year Plan

“So, what’s next?” These words ring all too familiar. Whether you just completed the internship of a lifetime or said goodbye to a leadership role in a beloved organization, you’ve probably been asked this question. The power that these words hold, although most likely stemming from the good intentions and genuine inquiry of a beloved […]

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How and Why Students Should Grow Their Global Network

As a soon-to-be public relations professional, I am always looking to grow my network, whether it be at my university, my current internship or during my travels. I recently concluded my semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia. While school was my main priority abroad, I also used my time in a new foreign environment to grow […]

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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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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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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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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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Beyond Graduation: Launch Your Career With PRSA

To all the graduating students out there … Congratulations on your graduation! Starting your career is an exciting and nerve-wracking time, and PRSA is here to help you transition from student to professional. You are the future of our profession! Your first step toward professional success is to join PRSA’s vibrant community – it’s the […]

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Is Graduate School The Right Move?

When deciding whether or not to attend graduate school, you must ask yourself an abundance of questions to determine if it is or is not the right time to continue your education. In my personal reflection on what to do with myself, post undergraduate career, it became blatantly obvious to me that graduate school was […]

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Build Your Foundation: Three Crucial Career Buildings Blocks You Can Strengthen by Getting the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Congratulations! You’ve made it this far, but this isn’t the end of your journey yet. There are three major things that you will need to have a strong career – Knowledge, Credibility and Confidence. Here’s how getting the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations can help build your foundation for a more successful career. Knowledge […]

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