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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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Life After College: How LinkedIn Can Help You Get Hired

In the third installment of the “Life After College” webinar series, Ray Kotcher, Fellow PRSA, senior partner and chairman at Ketchum, facilitated a conversation with Ron Culp, Fellow PRSA, professional director of DePaul University’s public relations and advertising graduate program. The conversation centered on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile to complement your resume […]

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How to Manage Offers and Decisions

“It’s not you, it’s me,” is the most overused line in television and movie break-ups, and also a line that tends to apply when weighing the pros and cons of different internship and job offers. So how do you make a decision? How do you maintain these relationships along the way? Below are a few […]

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Small Town, Big Experiences: How to Gain PR Experience in a Rural Setting

Ohio University may be home to a top journalism school, PRSSA Chapter and Student-run Firm, but it’s not home to a large city. When students move in, we double the population of Athens, Ohio. However, our Chapter members still manage to gain public relations experience even though we live in a quintessential Midwest college town. […]

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Finding Your Career Path: Careers From the Inside Out

Most people make their career decisions by looking at the world around them and then trying to reshape and change themselves to fit into it. But this is the opposite of what works and the opposite of what needs to be done. Defining the best career path for you is a process that starts from […]

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How to Follow Up After an Interview

So you’ve applied for a job or internship, submitted writing samples and maybe conducted a first-round phone interview. Now what? While it seems like the “hard” part of the process is over because everything has already been submitted, the waiting has begun. To me, this is actually the most challenging and vital stage of the […]

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4 Steps to Remember During Your Job Search

As your undergraduate studies come to an end it’s time to enter the real world. It can be daunting to think of post-graduate life, so keep these four steps in mind during your job search. 1. Personal Brand 101 “Personal branding is critical in this day and age,” said Donna Wertalik, Virginia Tech director of […]

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How to Nail Long-Distance Interviews

Internship and first job interviews can be a challenge, especially if you go to school far from home or your dream company/city. There are two common long-distance interview types: phone and Skype, and each can have a unique set of challenges. Below are some key things to do before, during and after an interview, collected […]

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