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Three Ways to Prepare for the PRSSA 2019 International Conference

The PRSSA 2019 International Conference is an event that brings communications students from around the world together for professional development and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in numerous sessions that will shed light on current topics and trends in the field of public relations. In addition, students will be able to attend […]

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Five Things To Do in San Diego

The beautiful San Diego Bay was founded in 1769 when the Spanish started to build missions across California. On Sept. 9, 1850, California was granted statehood by the United States of America. Shortly after, San Diego’s population steadily grew during the 1860s, which then led to the establishment of the city hall in 1874. From […]

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5 Career Tips for the Young Professional

I, like many other attendees at this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference, was in search for some career advice. The public relations industry is competitive and for most of us, getting our foot in the door can be challenging. However, with a little guidance and proper execution, it can be […]

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First day at PRSSANC 2018

After attending the PRSSA National Conference in Austin, Texas, I gained new insights about the public relations industry and gained more confidence about my future in this field. Throughout the few days I attended, I learned new ideas such as branding myself, how to manage crisis and learning how technology can advance the public relations […]

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The Feeling of Relief; PRSSANC 2018

“Make sure you pray before and after you get off the plane. And don’t forget to call me as soon as you land!” That was the statement my mother said to me as I boarded my third flight. I can’t begin to explain the feeling of nervousness and anxiousness that overwhelmed my body. It’s the […]

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PRSSANC 2018: Experience in PR and Life

When I received the news that I had won the PRSA Foundation Travel Grant I was excited because I was going to have the opportunity to go to the PRSSA National Conference and see familiar faces again and also I was going to participate in a larger conference than the previous one, where I was […]

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Cure Your Communication Skills [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Cure Your Communication Skills: Healthcare PR Presenter: Rachel Henderson, Vice President, Warschawski Recap: Rachel Henderson discussed the contemporary climate of healthcare communications and the need for PR practitioners to adapt to an ever-changing consumer base. Henderson shared problems that have emerged as a result of factors such as declining attention spans and the increasingly prevalent presence […]

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Celebrating Black Public Relations History [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Celebrating Black Public Relations History Presenter: Lori George Billingsley, The Coca-Cola Company, Neil Foote, National Black Public Relations Society, David Brown, Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication Moderator: Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR, Elon University Recap: The overarching theme of this session was viewing the intersectionality of who we are and not being ashamed of […]

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Roll With Your Reputation [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Roll With Your Reputation: Sports PR Presenter: Andy McGowan, Clinical Instructor, Georgia State University Recap: The media world is ever changing. Nowadays everyone is a reporter and everything is on the record. Presenter Andy McGowan emphasized this concept throughout his presentation. To start, he asked what reputation is. There are two parts of reputation: the rational part […]

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Not for PRofit [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Not for PRofit Presenter: Michele Glaze, Former Chief Development Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area and current Communications & Community Affairs for Samsung Recap: “There are around 1.3 million nonprofits,” Michele Glaze opens her lecture with a striking statistic. “In Austin, there are 4,000 locally based nonprofits.” Michelle Glaze is […]

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