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Necessary Skills for the 21st Century PR Major

For public relations majors, the competition in the job market is fierce. An average of 250 résumés are received for every job posting, and the average recruiter spends only six seconds looking at each résumé before deciding whether it’s worthy of further review. In order to make it to the coveted interview stage and eventually […]

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Is Personal Branding All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? YES!

Over the last five months, the CEO of You series has taken off even more than I expected. The apex was appearing at last October’s PRSSA National Conference in Philadelphia. The response from the students in attendance and on social media was way beyond any expectations. Was I an original adopter of personal branding? No. […]

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PRSSA Gives Thanks for Thanksgiving

As we all celebrate Thanksgiving today, PRSSA Chapter members, 2013-14 National Committee members and PRSSA alumni share what they are thankful for in the public relations industry. -Brian Price, 2013-14 PRSSA National President  -Heather Harder, 2013-14 PRSSA National Vice President of Member Services  -Erica Brown, 2013-14 PRSSA National Vice President of Regional Conferences -Jamie Lawlor, […]

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Part II: Another Chicken Dinner – 10+ Etiquette Tips at the Table

This is Part II of “Business Etiquette FUN-damentals,” a three-part series for Progressions.  In my last Progressions post about business etiquette, I shared some overarching explanations and underlying philosophies about etiquette and then shared six tips for networking at cocktail parties. In today’s post, I’d like to share 10 tips about attending those fabulous “rubber […]

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Changing Career Paths to Find Success

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. When I graduated almost six years ago, I knew my career would not look as I had planned through those four years in school. As a new Navy wife, I knew that my husband’s career would often take precedence […]

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Advice for Faculty Advisers: Planning for the Year Ahead

In an ideal world, planning for the upcoming academic year began in March of the previous academic year. However, not everyone lives in an ideal world. You might have felt lucky to get your new Chapter officers elected before the end of the spring semester. But fear not … all is not lost. Another important […]

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Beat the Summer Blogging Blues

Got a case of summer writer’s block? Want to start a blog but not sure what to write about? Here are a few tips from 2013-2014 National Committee members Heather Harder (vice president of member services) and Ben Butler (vice president of public relations) to help you find motivation, whether you’re a veteran blogger or […]

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Brace Yourselves, The Real World is Coming

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. Congratulations, you’ve made it! You have your degree in hand, took a bunch of pictures of yourself and your friends in funny hats and you’re off to the real world. I can hear the screeching halt you just came […]

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Growing Up: Three Reminders for the New Pro

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. As we take our first steps into the real world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our industry and to get swept away by deadlines and projects. Many young pros have this tendency […]

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Five Things to Consider Before Accepting an Internship Abroad

Internships are a fantastic way to gain valuable work experience – especially if you decide to intern abroad. However, before you accept an offer, my colleagues and I at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau in the United Kingdom recommend you consider these five crucial factors before accepting your place. Relevance Is the content of your internship […]

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