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I Promise You Can Fit Your Internship Into Your Busy Schedule

You are holding down a part-time job, taking 15 credits and trying to see your friends. It might seem absolutely impossible to fit an internship into your schedule. Fortunately, it’s not. It’s entirely possible to fit every number of opportunities into your schedule if you want it badly enough. Plus, those opportunities are going to […]

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Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

The majority of my interviews during my search for a summer internship were conducted over the phone as was to be expected since I was interviewing from Iowa for positions in Washington D.C. One practice phone interview with my dad showed just how much preparation I needed so I decided to make improving my interview […]

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Four Unexpected Soft Skills to Develop Before Starting Your First Job

Congratulations! You got the job. Whether it’s a summer internship, a first full-time job as a post-graduate or you’re well into your young professional career, entering a new role is always filled with excitement and anticipation of what you will learn. While respect, punctuality, humility and professionalism are tried and true soft skills to bring […]

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How to Make the Most of an Internship

Summer internships are a time for young adults to get real-life experience and learn about the possible career they may want to pursue. After my own experience interning in Washington, D.C. at the White House and an international human rights organization, I knew I wanted to pursue a public relations career in Washington, D.C. The […]

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Do Yourself a Favor

What do a seasoned professional, a novice practitioner and a college student all have in common? They can all benefit from having a . Whatever stage you’re in your career and whatever your age, you can always gain from the knowledge others have to offer. It’s important to have someone invested in your career success […]

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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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Pitching Best Practices

One of the most nerve-wracking moments in a student’s or young professional’s career is pitching. As young professionals we often have to pitch many things. Think about it — you get to an interview and you are given a sample product that you have 20 minutes to prepare a pitch for the interviewer. Maybe you […]

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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?” […]

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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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