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Build an Award-Winning Executive Board

One of my first jobs was working for the Chamber of Commerce in the small town I grew up in. Here, I learned many valuable lessons and got an inside look at how businesses function. I saw numerous examples of how to be an effective leader and what not to say if I wanted to […]

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The University of Florida Hosts Super Bowl Advertisement Trust Review

The University of Florida Chapter of PRSSA partnered with The Agency at UF and UF Ad Society to create the first Brand Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. The purpose of the Brand Bowl was to analyze the trustworthiness of the Super Bowl advertisements. For these students, it was more than a sporting event; it was […]

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A Seat at the Table and a Chance to Speak

As an aspiring Communications professional and a woman of color, I have undoubtedly had a different experience trying to break into the public relations industry. I personally understand the importance of fair representation and strive to be a part of the continued effort to diversify the industry through acts of inclusion. It is especially important […]

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Dear Future Chapter Presidents

The thought of running a national, pre-professional organization on your campus may seem overwhelming and quite scary. While it will have its challenges, don’t let a little challenge discourage you from continuing and enhancing your Chapter. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have during your college career. When I ran […]

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Everyone is Networkable

“Network, network,network!” every single PR professor, practitioner and student passionately preached into my ear. In my freshman year of college, I heard this verb so much I nearly grew sick of it. Sure, I thought I already knew what networking meant: to ambitiously introduce oneself to new people, to forge new, beneficial connections. But it […]

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PR Practice Outside the Classroom

As a Communication Studies student at James Madison University, I have learned a variety of skills that will assist me in my post-graduation plans. As a senior, I feel confident about my future after college not only because of the education that I have received but also because of the experience I have gained outside […]

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Climb the Ladder by Saying These Six Things to Your Boss

I’ve spoken with a lot of college students over the years. One of my favorite questions they ask me is “what are you looking for in an ideal employee?” I love the question for a number of reasons because even the fact that they’re asking me a question like this is one of the things […]

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Meet Ben Butler: A Q&A with the New PRSSA National Professional Adviser

Ben Butler, APR, is the founder and client services director for Top Hat— an award-winning marketing communications firm in Pittsburgh. In his past life, he served as a public relations specialist for a motorsports complex, the National Vice President of Public Relations for PRSSA, Director of Inbound Partnerships at an inbound marketing agency (GuavaBox) and Head […]

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PRSSA to PRSA Transition [Leadership Rally Recap]

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from college but sadly, that also means you’ve graduated from PRSSA. You can’t help but think to yourself, what next? At the 2018 Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser, Alisa Agozzino and PRSA Board Liaison, Michelle Olson discussed the structure of PRSSA and how to make a seamless and […]

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Seven Truths: Trends That Will Affect Your Work as Students and Professionals [Leadership Rally Recap]

Saturday’s Keynote and case study speaker was Keith Burton of Grayson Emmett Partners. His presentation covered seven truths that he believes are affecting students and professionals in the industry. The seven truths, according to Mr. Burton are: 1) Average is officially dead. The field of public relations is moving and changing quickly. If older models […]

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