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Why I Chose to Master

I chose graduate school because my university didn’t have a public relations track or major in its undergraduate curriculum. I discovered a passion for PR after doing an internship with a local nonprofit organization. A few other factors that contributed in my decision to pursue a master’s degree were: time, opportunity and cost. I decided […]

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Public Relations Lessons from Steelers RB James Conner

If you don’t know James Conner’s story by now, you should. Even if you aren’t a football fan or don’t enjoy sports in general, his journey is as inspirational as they come. James Conner, an Erie, Pennsylvania, native finished his true freshman season in 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh by leading the Panthers in […]

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Public Relations Lessons Learned from ‘The Bachelorette’

Only weeks ago, nearly six million viewers tuned in for the 2017 season premiere of “The Bachelorette,” on ABC. Nearly six million viewers watched as the beloved Rachel Lindsay met 31 suitors – one of whom could be her future husband. I am not ashamed to say: I love watching “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” […]

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Running Into the Public Relations Industry

School, internships, friends, family and life are not always easy and often must to choose between the difficult path or the easy one. Most would choose what is easy because it requires less time and effort — but where is the reward in that? Oftentimes people will tell you to choose the easy way because, […]

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How to Succeed at Something When You Don’t Have a Natural Talent for It

You spend hours on a test and get a lower score than the person who hasn’t cracked open the textbook all semester, or run daily at the gym only to be beat at the race by someone who rarely practices. So why can some people get by on natural talent, but you have to put […]

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What I Know About PR Now

Before I began my major in public relations, my knowledge of the industry stemmed from what I had seen from television shows such as “Sex in the City” and “Scandal”. From these shows, I learned that public relations is a solution-orientated field with fabulous, strong and independent women. These were the women who worked in […]

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How Virtual Reality is Influencing PR

Virtual reality (VR) was one of the top technology trends of 2016 and has continued growing into the new year. As VR continues to become accessible to more people, it leaves public relations professionals wanting to find new ways to implement virtual reality to their clients’ campaigns. VR transfers users to new worlds, from the […]

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Why I Love My Little Chapter

Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter members reap many benefits everyday: enhancing their education, launching their career and broadening their network. Though every member receives the same PRSSA National benefits, each Chapter offers individual members personal experiences. As a senior leader in my Chapter, I have witnessed firsthand how small Chapters can make a […]

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Using a Public Relations Degree in a Non-Public Relations Field

When I graduated college, I decided to move to Ecuador and teach English for a year with WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship in developing countries. The world is an awfully big place and it was important that I take some time to experience […]

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What’s Your PRSSA IQ?

You may know your Chapter like the back of your hand, but how well do you know PRSSA National facts and figures? Take this quiz to discover your PRSSA IQ. — Meghan Caprez is a second-year graduate student at Kent State University, studying mediated and mass communication. A six-year member of PRSSA, Meghan has served […]

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