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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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From Intern to Student: How to Use Your Internship Experience in the Classroom

The end of summer internship season and the beginning of school is quickly approaching. Have you taken full advantage of everything your summer internship has to offer to prepare you for the school year and potential fall internship season? Here are three final steps to ensure you receive the best internship experience, as well as […]

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Intern Talk: How to Bounce Back After Rejection

“Thank you for applying, but we have decided to move forward with other candidates.” After months of applying to agencies across the country, perusing the Internship Center for countless hours and practicing interviews with family and friends, my last hope of getting my dream internship disappeared when I read that sentence. Had I wasted all […]

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Confessions of a First-Time Intern

By now many of you, like me, are in the midst of your summer internships. You researched your organization beforehand and you walked in that door on your first day feeling like you understood everything you needed to—you were wrong. As a first-time intern working for a non-profit’s community relations department, I knew walking in […]

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Benefits of An Unpaid Internship

Internships. While most of us might think that being an intern just consists of fetching coffee for people and doing the annoying tasks that nobody else wants to do, internships are wonderful opportunities for growth, exploration and yes, even failure. Internships serve as the exciting, intimidating and sometimes stressful period in many college students’ lives […]

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Different Internships, Different Experiences, Different Skills

You spent the summer at your dream internship, working for a huge PR agency in the “Big Apple” and now it’s back to school to sift through the thousands of “intern wanted” posts on Indeed, all while attempting to decipher whether they are searching to teach a future PR pro the ropes or are looking […]

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How to Launch Your Career in College

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will make. As a student with so many options, deciding which career path is right for you can be difficult. Thankfully, many universities have resources available to students who are undecided. I sat down with James Haung, a career adviser at the New […]

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How To Prepare for an Internship

Finals are over, interview stress has passed and it’s time to, as I like to say, put on your big girl (or guy) pants and get ready for a summer of learning. The application and interviewing process required a lot of research but you’re not done yet. This is where you can dive a little […]

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Career Advice for Recent Graduates from the Pros

Thousands of public relations graduates hit the workforce after graduation every spring with internships, writing experience, 4.0 GPAs and volunteer experience neatly organized on their resume as it is sent it out to dozens of potential employers. Once you’ve landed that first job, how can you ensure your own success? Professionals in the field offer […]

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Transforming Risks Into Opportunities When Moving to a New State Without Connections

With graduation quickly approaching, it is finally time to take a leap of faith into the real world and search for jobs. For many students, this means trying to find job opportunities in a different state. This can be intimidating when you have no professional connections in the city you are going to. We spent […]

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