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#PRSSANC Advice from the National Committee

With Boston and #PRSSANC less than two weeks away, the National Committee came together to give their best advice on how to get the most out of Conference. Check out their advice below: Emma Finkbeiner: Sit next to someone new in every session and introduce yourself. Also, follow up with the students and professionals you […]

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Strive to Be a #Leader, Not a #Boss

Close your eyes and think of the best supervisor you have ever had — did they take time to explain a project to you? Did they listen to you? Did they encourage you? Or were they critical, defensive and quick to place blame on others? The difference between these two people — one is a […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Student-run Firm Leadership

A new school year means new leadership for Student-run Firms across the country. Some executive leadership will remain the same, while other teams may have the opportunity to grow under new leadership. In any case, leading a Student-run Firm is no small feat. As the busy semester begins, take a look at these do’s and […]

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Benefits of Attending PRSSA/PRSA Events

There are many reasons students should join PRSSA — enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career. The constructive work one does during these formative college years will go a long way in paving the way to success post-graduation. One way a public relations student can aid this success is by attending PRSSA […]

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PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally Recap

PRSSA Chapter presidents and Student-run Firm directors from across the country kicked off their terms for the 2017–2018 school year at the annual PRSSA Leadership Rally held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Students had the chance to listen to keynote speakers, network with peers and professionals and discuss plans for next year as well as challenges and […]

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Prepare for the School Year Ahead

Ah, summer. A time all college students look forward to — dreaming of summer days at the pool or beach and the joys of having no class for three months. These three months give students an ample amount of time to look back at the previous year and to get ready for the school year […]

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From Nikes to Heels: How Being an Athlete Makes Me a Better Professional

As public relations students and professionals, we understand the importance of efficient communication. Our success lies in our ability to form lasting relationships and communicate effectively with clients, key publics, media and co-workers. Some public relations professionals were born with a natural aptitude for the career. Their effortless charm, creative thinking, leadership abilities and strong […]

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Guiding Leaders and Uniting Firms and Chapters [National Conference Recap]

Session: Chapter Development Session: Drake University, “Not the Boss of You: A Guide to Leading Leaders” and Ohio University, “Two Halves of a Whole: Uniting Firms and Chapters” Presenter: Drake University and Ohio University Recap: Drake University spoke about their own Chapter struggles and what it takes to be a good leader. They walked through […]

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5 Takeaways From the PRSSA 2016 Leadership Rally

After a long journey from Lima, Peru to Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to attend the PRSSA 2016 Leadership Rally. Below are five takeaways from this year’s Leadership Rally. Encourage your members to endorse the mission and vision of the organization. As leaders, we always want our members to feel the same enthusiasm and […]

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PRSSA and Student-run Firms: Where the Discipline and Practice Intersect

This was the first year the PRSSA 2016 Leadership Rally invitation was extended to Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm directors. As someone who is new to the PRSSA game, I gained so much insight at Leadership Rally. Cardinal Communications is Ball State University’s Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm and has been my extracurricular focus since day one […]

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