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Four Reasons to Consider a Federal Government Internship

Watching national news come out of Washington, D.C. feels almost second nature. Press conferences, legislative decisions and national party happenings are just a few themes that make daily headlines; but have you ever wondered what else goes on behind the camera? After spending the summer of 2017 interning at the U.S. Department of State in […]

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Three Reasons Every PR Student Should Have a Cover Letter

When applying to internships or potential jobs, pr students face a series of questions such as: “Should I include a summary on my resume?” “Should I include a cover letter?” “If I have a summary on my resume, why should I have a cover letter?” “Why isn’t my resume not enough for the recruiter?” No […]

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Intern Talk: The Fine Art of Balancing Personality and Professionalism

The ones who have tackled this have gone on to become chief communications officers, public relations specialist or, in the case of Leah Seay, a public policy communications assistant manager at General Motors. Although I had only previously met Leah through a phone call that lasted no more than ten minutes, I was in awe […]

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The Interview: How to Slice Through the Competition

The receiver clicks but you are still holding your cell phone with a grin that reaches from ear to ear. Most of the conversation that just took place is a blur but this one phrase is pulsating like an electrical current in your mind: upon reviewing your resume, we believe you are a potential candidate […]

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Talking Internships: A Q&A with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook

Have you ever wanted to know the perfect recipe for landing a great internship or why having multiple college internships is so important? I recently had the chance to sit down with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook and talk about how he obtained his different internships, as well as how they have helped him become […]

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Considering a 6-month Internship?

There are many public relations companies that offer six-month internship programs to students. These are a good opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to hone their skills and expand their knowledge. These companies have a wide network of clients who work in various industries such as cloud technology, enterprise security, financial services technology, healthcare, innovation, corporate […]

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Writing a Resume for Employers — Not the Trash

I find it incredibly interesting that one of the most common phrases undergraduate students say regarding applications for jobs and internships is “my resume stinks.” Resumes are the number one deliverable that opens the doorway into the professional field and yet it is one of the most neglected items in preparing for job applications. “I’m […]

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3 Tips to Nix the Nerves in Your Next Interview

When you’re preparing for an interview, I’m sure you’ve heard advice along these lines: “Just be yourself!”  “Be sure you study the history of the company and culture to give them the answers they are looking for.” “Know what they want in interns and own it.” “Don’t wear a watch, dress up more than you […]

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4 Tips to Ace the Interview

Let the job searching process begin! It’s that time of year again where many undergraduate students are starting the job hunt and dreading the most important part — the interview process. Interviews are intimidating because they are the determining factor of acceptance or rejection but the interview itself doesn’t have to be scary. Continue reading […]

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What I Learned Doing PR for an Alligator Farm

Did you know that large alligators can go up to 18 months without eating? The nearly 20,000 people who “like” the Alligator Alley Facebook page certainly do. Alligator Alley is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Summerdale, Alabama, about 30 minutes away from the beaches of Gulf Shores. This summer, I had the opportunity to […]

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