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Building Your Squad: Finding a Mentor

You probably already know all the reasons why you need a mentor but maybe you’re stuck on how to get one. Luckily, back-to-school season represents a prime period for building your network. Here are some things to consider while seeking a new mentor. Where to look. Establish a rapport with a faculty adviser – they […]

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Making Your Adviser Your Mentor

As members of PRSSA, there are a number of resources we have at our disposal. These resources come at the national, regional and local Chapter level. At the Chapter level, you are given two Advisers to work with: one Faculty Adviser and one Professional Adviser. Both are able to help guide you throughout your education […]

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We Are the Champions … for PRSSA: Interactive Website and Digital Directory is Launched

When students ask me what my favorite benefits of PRSSA are, I usually have a hard time choosing only a few. In my fourth year, and serving as National President, I’ve taken advantage of nearly every benefit the Society has to offer. But there is always one I make sure to emphasize — the Champions […]

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Mentorship: Making a Difference by Modeling Young Minds

Having a mentor in the public relations industry is essential to success. Having a mentor, and being a mentor, can also be one of the most rewarding professional and personal experiences. Mentorship presents an opportunity for personal growth and professional development, but how are these relationships formed? Where can you find mentorship opportunities? What should […]

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Mentoring Management: From Mayhem to Merriment

When I graduated from college, I couldn’t have imagined where my public relations career would take me. I knew what I liked, and through on-the-job experience, I learned what I didn’t like. Every step of the way, however, I relied on a mentor to help me understand my next step and what I needed to […]

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#PlankMentor Panel Recognizes Mentorship in Public Relations

Event: #PlankMentor Panel, DePaul University Presenter: Patrick Ford, Burson Marsteller; Barri Rafferty, Ketchum; Danny Rubin, Rubin Communications Group; Ron Culp, DePaul University Recap: The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations capped off its 10 year anniversary with the sixth annual Milestones in Mentoring celebration on Oct. 29. Public relations students from around the country […]

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Celebrating PRSSA/PRSA Relationship Month: Why You Need a Great Mentor

If someone asked me for tips on how to be successful in your career, one of my top answers would be “find a great mentor.” I would not be where I am today without the help of my mentors. Mentors help you navigate the waters of your career. Finding a great mentor is easier said […]

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Best Practices: Professional Growth Outside of the Classroom

At San Diego State University, we want to ensure our members gain knowledge outside of the classroom. This is one of the many reasons we encourage our members to connect and build relationships with our PRSA sponsor Chapter. Here are a few ways connecting with our sponsor Chapter has helped our members and how we […]

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The 3 Mentors You Can’t Thrive Without

It’s no secret that a mentor can make a life-changing impact on your career. They can help guide your steps, expand your perspective and introduce you to the right people. People often ask the question, however, “What kind of mentors do I need and how many should I have?” These are the three types of […]

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Best Practices: Building Better Relationships with Your PRSA Sponsor Chapter

Networking is always a priority for PRSSA members as they seek guidance and work to grow as professionals, but it’s not always easy. Some members don’t feel comfortable reaching out to people and it’s not always easy finding a professional who has the time. Fortunately for PRSSA, we have the incredible opportunity to learn from […]

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