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New Pro? No Problem

Breaking into the real world is a lot less like a break-in and a lot more like a lonely drop off. Learning how to navigate the professional world, work culture, workplace competition and your actual job duties can be challenging. Lucky for me, I’m surviving it all so here’s a few tips and some truth […]

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Three #Adulting Tips from a Recent Grad

Congratulations to those of you who graduated in December! I hope you are making the most of the sweet victory you just achieved. Although, I should probably warn you: while being homework-free is amazing, life is about to get more real than ever. No more student discounts, relying on the excuse “oh, I’m just a […]

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Twitter Chat Recap — Ask New Pros

Thank you to everyone who participated in our new professionals Twitter chat Wednesday evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, the PRSA New Professionals Section (tweeting from @PRSANewPros) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. [View the story “Twitter Chat: Ask New Pros” on Storify]

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Transitioning from PRSSA to PRSA

You’ve put in the work, you’re finals are in and graduation is finally right around the corner. You’re making your post-grad to-do list and checking it twice. Joining PRSA as an Associate Member should also be at the top of your to-dos. Why Join PRSA? As a graduating PRSSA member you likely already know that […]

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4 Things Every PR Student Should Be Doing On Campus

Think having a relevant internship is enough to land your dream job or internship? Think again. Today’s graduates need more than internships to stand out. When I review resumes, I look for involvement in the campus community. On-campus engagement shows the interviewer that you invest in your community, a quality that would transfer to your […]

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New Professionals Panel: Advice on the Transition from School to Workplace [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Transition to the Real World (Hosted by the New Professionals Section) Presenters: Hilary Jurinak, Communications Coordinator at Binny’s Beverage Depot Brian Price, Assistant Account Executive at Edelman JR Rochester, Digital Media Strategist at AAA Carolinas Moderated by Jessica Noonan, an Associate at Burson-Marsteller. Recap: Four former PRSSA National Committee members held a Q & […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Joining a Network of New Professionals

If you have ever wanted to know more about the different types of public relations careers straight from professionals, then the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA Professional Interest Sections. Each month, two professionals will commentate on their specific subcategory of the industry in a […]

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Conference Preview: A Q & A With Hosts of Transition to the Real World

The PRSSA 2015 National Conference in Atlanta is now only two weeks away. After reviewing the program, one session every student should be looking forward to is one hosted by members of the PRSA New Professionals Section on Sunday Nov. 8. The following is a question and answer of this session with Brian Price (BP) […]

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Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Propels Recent Grads Forward

I was one of nine recent graduates of New Jersey college/university public relations education programs to earn the new Certificate in Principles of Public Relations offered through the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) and administered by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in November of 2014. The initiative, launched in 2014, challenges PRSSA members in […]

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Getting Hired by Being Yourself: Tips from a New Professional

If you want to land a job in public relations, you need to know how to write engaging copy. You need to understand target audiences, and how to reach them through a variety of tactics. And of course, you need to be professional, smart and a hard worker. We all know these things, but there’s […]

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