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Determining if Nonprofit is Right for You

With one year of introductory PR classes under my belt, I had the privilege to work as the public relations intern for Gift of Life Donor Program — a nonprofit organ procurement organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The position I had originally applied for was a “community relations intern”. It, however, required a junior or senior […]

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Leadership, as told by Miranda Priestly

For those of you who haven’t seen “The Devil Wears Prada,” this won’t make much sense. For those with good taste, please enjoy. Like her or hate her, Miranda Priestly is effective in her job. What can we learn from the Devil herself? Plenty. For now, let’s focus on three things — never settle for […]

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Taylor Swift: PR Nightmare or Day Dream

I love Taylor Swift and I love public relations. Luckily for me, Taylor Swift is great at public relations. Unless you live under a rock, you know that Taylor Swift is set to drop her new album “Reputation” in mid-November. What makes this album truly unique is her album release campaign. In the past, Swift […]

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Books Every PR Student Should Read

With the PRSSA 2017 National Conference approaching, I have been giving a lot of thought to what clothes I will take, how many resumes I will print and what books I will bring to read on the plane. I love to read and have been trying to squeeze time in to read books relevant to […]

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Let’s Talk Public Relations Certificate

As a diligent public relations student nearing graduation, you’ve likely served as a member in your PRSSA Chapter, completed an awesome internship at a local agency and have maybe even done your share of networking at industry conferences. But it’s no secret how competitive the entry-level job market can be. You’ve put yourself ahead of […]

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Internal Communications: A Growing Type of Public Relations

According to SEO-PR, public relations is believed to have been around for almost 100 years. This means that for 100 years companies, organizations, individuals and groups have been practicing the professional skill of maintaining a positive image in the eye of the public. Shortly after public relations came to fruition, something called employee communication surfaced […]

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Millennials, Diversity and the Workforce

Millennials, the generation that is just now starting to surface into the real-world and develop themselves as young professionals, are not always understood. I’ve heard millennials called several different things — entitled, lazy, antisocial. Millennials have a negative connotation that they’re the generation that has been handed everything and constantly have their heads in their […]

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Millennial Republicans: A Political Death Sentence?

I visited NBC Chicago in May to speak with executives about millennials and our futures. Millennials are often perceived as spending too much time on Facebook, taking erroneous amounts of selfies and expecting a corner office within the first few years of their jobs. I was there to meet with executives to dispel these misconceptions. […]

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PR Playlist Additions

Music is powerful. It can uplift us when we’re sad, motivate us during our workout and simply make us feel good. People have playlists for just about every occasion: road trip, gym, homework and, of course, the weekend. But have you ever thought about what your work playlist would consist of? Well, I sure have! […]

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Navigating PR Jargon

I knew from the moment that I applied for college what I wanted to major in — journalism. I wrote for my high school paper and eventually became editor. With that came responsibility, extra work and terms to learn. Copy, layout, leads and deadlines were all part of my vocabulary. Then, I came to college […]

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