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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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5 Ways to Advance Your Career This Year

It’s hard to believe that the end of January is right around the corner! How have your New Year’s resolutions been going? Most people have the same resolutions: eat healthier, workout more, save money, etc. But what about your professional resolutions and goals? How are you going to further your career this year? Below are […]

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Finding Your Perfect Summer Internship

Though it’s only January, you should be on the look out for summer internship opportunities. Some internship deadlines have already passed, but you still have time, so start looking now! If you’re not sure where to begin searching, check out the sources below: If you’re a due-paying PRSSA member… The Internship Center is an exclusive […]

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Advice for PR Students Seeking Their First Job

There was a time when public relations positions used to be available for almost anybody who wanted them. Few people were sure exactly what public relations was and standards weren’t high. Today, the situation is far different. As public relations has become more enticing to liberal arts students, lawyers, journalists and others, positions have become […]

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Breaking Into the World of Fashion PR

Working in the fashion industry is not an easy job. It requires long hours and hard work. This career choice is not for the fainthearted, but if you are someone who masters the art of representing a single brand or even multiple brands at once, you will be successful as a fashion publicist. Former voice […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Newsletter Writing as an Intern

This semester I started my first internship at an agency located in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the agency’s primary tasks is to send out weekly newsletters for each of their clients. Because they’re sent out so frequently, we had to develop a better strategy to entice our audience. These are some of the things I’ve […]

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