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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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Snap & Tap: 16 Handles’ App Strategy

I am the community manager for 16 Handles, an East Coast frozen yogurt chain. One of my favorite parts of my job is testing out new apps and figuring out a way my company can use them; it’s almost like a puzzle. Outside of the day-to-day management of our Twitter, Facebook, and other channels, I […]

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Life as a New Professional: Never Stop Learning

This post is the second of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. The fact that a brand new job comes with an enormous learning curve is an understatement. Beginning my first full-time job has been one of the biggest life changes I have faced yet. I have said goodbye to […]

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Three Tips to Better Understand Social Business

It is very easy to confuse social media and social business. The graphic in this post, created by my colleague David Armano, is a great illustration of the differences between a social brand (for the purposes of this post, this is synonymous with social media) and social business. At a very high level, a social […]

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Tonight We Are Young, Tomorrow Our Alarm Goes Off at 6

This post is the first of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. For the majority of my life, I have been one of the following: a baby, a student, a part-time employee, an intern or some combination thereof. As of June 2012, however, I am a newly graduated, young professional […]

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An Inside Look to nycPRGirls: Personal Lessons on Juggling Life, Work and Responsibilities

Multitasking is one of the hardest learned skills. Between juggling clients, your personal life and any outside responsibilities, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. While I have a fulltime job, I am also a co-founder of the blog nyc PR girls ( alongside Meg, a best friend of mine I met during my first official […]

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