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Introducing the 2019–2020 Publications Committee

As the 2019–2020 vice president of brand engagement, I have a number of responsibilities aimed at guiding the reputation of PRSSA and providing opportunities for our members. This work entails quite a bit in order to get it done right. Luckily for me, I have a group of enthusiastic leaders who will support the work […]

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Leading Your Small Chapter to Great Success

If you have 0–30 members in your PRSSA Chapter, congratulations, you have what is considered a small Chapter! While low numbers can be intimidating and concerning at times, it does not mean your Chapter is any less than those who have 50 members and beyond. Small Chapters can conquer incredible things with the right determination […]

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[Editorial] How a Programmer Became Your Editor in Chief

If you would have told me in high school that I would major in public relations, you would have received a response asking what that was. Now you are reading an editorial I wrote while overseeing the blog of an organization for students interested in communications. And at least one person believes in my passion […]

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Mickey G. Nall presents a slide titled, "Focus on Priorities"

Leadership Rally Welcome Ceremony [2019 Rally Recap]

PRSSA Leadership Rally began Friday, May 31. The festivities started at 6 p.m. where an amazing dinner was served to the group. This was a great chance to say hello to familiar faces and to also introduce yourself to unfamiliar faces. During dinner, 2013 PRSA Chair and CEO Mickey G. Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, kicked […]

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10 Steps to Creating Impactful Programs for your Chapter

This year I served as the programming director for Wayne State University’s PRSSA Chapter in Detroit, Michigan. This position entailed planning events, panels and agency tours for our members. Creating worthwhile programs provides students with opportunities they would not have otherwise. Some of our events included resume workshops, the power women panel, the entrepreneurship panel, […]

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Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career […]

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The Future … It’s Yours to Conquer!

The funny thing about growing up is that you’re expected to take on more and more responsibilities. You get to venture into often uncharted waters in pursuit of “your future.” College studies don’t necessarily prepare you for this. They provide you with the knowledge and the basic skills that will prepare you for that future, […]

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Powerful Potential: Chapter Officer Sessions

The power of potential and passion radiate throughout Salon BC as students fill the space to the brim, eager to learn and connect. Alisa Agozzino, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser, and Ryan Will, vice president of events and fundraising, greet the Chapter presidents, vice presidents and firm directors as they walk into the room. To kick […]

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National Assembly Day-of Competition: No Expectations Leading to High Reward

When I first received the email about the Day-of Competition for National Assembly, I had no idea what I would be doing or whether I even had the skills to participate, but I figured, “Hey, why not?” For the Day-of Competition, we were placed into groups of four to five students from various PRSSA Chapters […]

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PRSSA National Assembly, the Benefits of PRSSA National Conference With Intimacy

As I prepared for the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly, I had a decent idea of what to expect at a national event. I had attended the PRSSA 2018 National Conference in Austin, Texas, this past October. After shaking the initial feeling of being a deer in headlights by seeing almost 1,000 fellow members in attendance, […]

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