Archive | Internships

RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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?” […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Five Ways to Rock Your Internship Search

Internships serve as an important stepping stone in a young professional’s career. They offer you valuable experience and insight, preparing you for your post-grad journey. But how do you search for such an experience? For me, the internship search illuminates a mixture of excitement and anxiety. It’s as if you have endless yet limited possibilities […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Work from Your Dorm Room: Is a Remote Internship Right for You?

While classes give public relations students the fundamentals of our industry, it is the hands-on, field experience that defines the quality of a professional and how they understand effective communications. College towns are great for studies but not always for media industry employment if you are far from a major market. For those struggling to […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Finding a Company Culture that Fits You

There are many important things to consider when applying for an internship or job. There are the basic requirements like salary and location but there is another important piece to the puzzle—company culture. Many people emphasize the importance of company culture; however, few people know how to find the right one. Get to know yourself. […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Six Things I Learned When Creating My Own Online Portfolio

The job and internship hunt is aggressive. It’s competitive and stressful and college students everywhere are trying to strategically set themselves apart from the pile of resumes. In my case, I have one semester left until graduation. My two minors are completed, I have one class left in my major and my course load for […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }