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Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/ PRSSA Relationship

The Dr. F. H. Teahan Awards in PRSSA honor Chapters for outstanding performance in various categories. These are considered some of the most coveted awards by PRSSA Chapters. The Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/PRSSA Relationship is no different. I had the opportunity to talk to the current Chapter Presidents of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Connecting with your Sponsor Chapter

Do have them look over your résumé, business cards and portfolio. I have asked professionals from my local PRSA Chapter multiple times to glance over my résumé and business cards, especially when I was new to PRSSA and was trying my best just to get my bearings. Don’t be embarrassed to do the same! It […]

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Connecting Your Chapter and Alumni

Whether your Chapter has been around for five years or 50, it is important for Chapters to connect with their alumni. Alumni offer valuable advice and have ties to your university as well as want to give back. Here are some ways to help get your alumni involved that Belmont PRSSA uses. Alumni Spotlight Series: […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Student-run Firm Leadership

A new school year means new leadership for Student-run Firms across the country. Some executive leadership will remain the same, while other teams may have the opportunity to grow under new leadership. In any case, leading a Student-run Firm is no small feat. As the busy semester begins, take a look at these do’s and […]

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Starting your Executive Board Meetings Off on the Right Foot

The start of the school year can mean two things for PRSSA executive boards: a lot of exciting ideas and “e-board” meetings lasting several hours. Weekly e-board meetings should be a productive time full of brainstorming, organizing and planning of upcoming activities for your Chapter. However, sometimes what is supposed to be an hour-long meeting, […]

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How to Host the Ultimate Interest Meeting

We’ve all sat in interest meetings before. While some have been good, the majority of them have probably been boring and not very memorable. So what makes a noteworthy interest meeting and how can you design a PRSSA interest meetings that standouts? The following guidelines will ensure that your Chapter’s interest meetings will make every […]

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50 Things to Do in the Next 50 Days to Prepare for #PRSSANC

With #PRSSANC officially 50 days away, it is time to start preparing for your trip to Boston! Check out these 50 things you should do in the next 50 days before Conference begins. Review the program online. Pick your “can’t miss” sessions. Follow speakers on social media. Plan your outfits — business professional and casual! […]

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Getting Your Chapter to Boston: Fundraising Edition

Although it only happens once a year, it’s probably the best five days of any PRSSA member’s college career — National Conference. While this professional development event can be an amazing opportunity, the financial burden can often be a barrier in getting students there. Regardless if your Chapter aims to send two students or 20 […]

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Benefits of Attending PRSSA/PRSA Events

There are many reasons students should join PRSSA — enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career. The constructive work one does during these formative college years will go a long way in paving the way to success post-graduation. One way a public relations student can aid this success is by attending PRSSA […]

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Media Pitching 101: How to Gain Coverage for Your Event

In a typical PR classroom, media pitching is a hot topic of discussion. While you can have as many talks about it as you want, you never really get the hang of it until you do it yourself. Reporters want newsworthy stories — but they’re not opposed to having some fun. If you’ve got a […]

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