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City Series: Building a Network in the Robust Charlotte Public Relations Landscape

Four years ago, I was a Virginia Tech graduate (and former PRSSA member) with a public relations degree in hand, hoping to relocate and claim a spot for myself in Charlotte’s public relations industry. After six weeks of job searching, I succeeded and found myself in a city full of opportunity, ambition and creativity. I’m […]

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Which Came first, the Internship or the Experience?

Obtaining an internship is no easy task. It takes a certain set of skills and a polished resume to land an internship that will (hopefully) guide you to the career of your choice. But what happens when you don’t have the skills necessary for the internship that you want? As a young student in PRSSA, […]

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Back to Basics — Networking Yourself Into a Public Relations Job in 2015

With the acceleration of social media and smart phones becoming outdated so quickly, there’s a danger that the networking advice you’ve been given is old news. Whether you’re attending your first public relations event or your 100th, here are 10 crucial tips for networking successfully in 2015. Introduce yourself The most important part of networking […]

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Make the Most of This Year’s National Assembly

One of the best benefits about being a PRSSA member is attending the events; from Leadership Rally to National Conference to Regional Conferences and, of course, National Assembly. While all enhance your PRSSA membership, Assembly gives you the opportunity to have a say in the future of the Society. During my time in PRSSA I […]

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How to Join PRSSA’s Twitter Chats

  It’s Tuesday night and you’re surfing the Web. You hit up Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. After a while, you realize that there’s probably something more productive that you could be doing with your time. You’re right. PRSSA National holds at least one Twitter chat every month and they are typically […]

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10 Tips to Help You Master LinkedIn

As the most popular social network for job-seekers and professionals, LinkedIn can be fairly confusing, and there’s not much help available through the site. Worry not—below are some of the best tips to ensure your profile is as visible and searchable as possible. How to optimize your profile 1. Customize your URL Rather than having […]

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Home from a PRSSA Event — Now What?

Leadership Rally. National Conference. PRSA Luncheons. Regional Conferences. National Assembly. The calendar of a PRSSA student is filled with many events to attend throughout the year. Once you get home and reflect on all you have learned, there is still so much to do. It might seem overwhelming to get back into your daily routine, […]

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How to Plan an Agency Tour

Going on agency tours is a fantastic way to expose yourself to local, regional or national businesses in order to get a feel for what life is like post-grad. Fellow Chapter leaders share best practices so you, too, can plan a memorable agency tour for your Chapter: We began planning our agency visit three months […]

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Top 5 Dating Clichés Applied to PR

We’ve all experienced the well-intentioned, yet cliché advice our friends and family offer about love and dating. (Not everyone meets his/her soul mate in high school, grandma!) Although rarely true in relationships, many clichés can be applied to effective public relations practices. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought it’d be fun to put a […]

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Intern Talk: Forget Networking and Start Creating Relationships

Who you know is a key factor in a successful job search. We know this due to the immense amount of professional development content that circulates the internet. The majority of articles and blog posts discuss the dos-and-don’ts of networking and ways to expand a professional network, among other topics. Research also shows that up […]

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