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5 Reasons to Take a Post-Grad Internship

After being involved with your PRSSA Chapter and interning during college, being an intern following graduation may not sound too appealing. But the right internship will offer you much more than mastering the copy machine. You might be working at the bottom of the food-chain, but having the ability to learn on the job is […]

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International Public Relations: Combining My Love for Travel and My Passion for Public Relations

Each morning I walk down cobblestone streets, board a trolley car, pass the royal palace and head to my internship where I can look out of my window to a fjord from the North Sea. Now let me start off by saying, I didn’t know anyone in the company prior to my start and I […]

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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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Day in the Life Of: Mike DeFilippis Gives a Sneak Peek Into Agency Life

I hate clichés, but I’m going to start with one. Working at an agency, there really is not a typical day. A lot of people say that, but I genuinely mean it because agency life, although sometimes stressful, is so unique. That said, I don’t want to talk about just one “day in the life,” […]

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Day in the Life Of: Reagan Nickl Shares Graduate’s Guide to Landing Your Dream Job

Courtesy of Nickl According to Matt Prince, social media director for Taco Bell, over 50 percent of the workforce will be millennial workers by 2020. But before you start pumping your fist in the air with millennial pride, keep in mind that this isn’t necessarily good news for you and me. Along with being one […]

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Day in the Life of: Ashleigh Mavros, Transitioning From Intern to Full-Time Associate

This is a post on behalf of the PRSA New Professionals Section’s monthly series for PRSSA titled “Day in the Life Of.” The series journeys through various new public relations professionals’ daily lives, experiences and advice. You were actively involved in your PRSSA Chapter and student-run firm at Ohio University. How do you feel your […]

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Day in the Life Of: Ben Butler, Firm Owner Extraordinaire

This is a post on behalf of the PRSA New Professionals Section’s monthly series for PRSSA titled “Day in the Life Of.” The series journeys through various new public relations professionals’ daily lives, experiences and advice. As a former PRSSA Chapter president and National Committee member, how did you handle being very involved in PRSSA […]

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Why You Should ‘Date’ Your Mentor

Where are all the good mentors hiding? There are networking events, but how do you know if the established professional you’re interested in is looking for a mentee, or even ready for a mentorship? There are professional organizations that boast matching programs based on your interests and aspirations, but you’re looking for a deeper connection […]

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The Reality of the Transition from Student to New Professional

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. Many things change when you transition from a student to a professional. You now earn a salary, but that new job comes with a whole host of new responsibilities, not to mention the physiological changes that come with changing […]

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Diversity and New Pros: What Will You Bring to the Table?

Congratulations to all recent graduates and soon-to-be-graduates! I know this is a time to be both excited and terrified, but it’s okay. I went through that myself when I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in December 2011, where I was a member of the PRSSA Chapter and served on the executive board during my senior […]

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