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Getting Outside the Classroom: How Agency Tours Provide Young Pros With Valuable Advice

Agency tours offer a chance for students to peek into their future careers and get inspired. Meeting with professionals gives the organization access to advice from people who are active and knowledgeable in the industry. Last semester, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire PRSSA Chapter traveled to Minneapolis to check out two communication powerhouses: Lola Red […]

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How to Stand Out When You Start with the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Women make up roughly 70 percent of the public relations workforce, but only account for 30 percent of the top positions within the industry, according to The Holmes Report. As an undergraduate student, I knew I wanted to be a part of the 30 percent. Therefore, I did all I could to position myself as […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Student-run Firm

The best way to learn public relations is through application and experience. Thankfully, through professional organizations like PRSSA, students are able to equip themselves with the necessary skills to succeed in today’s ever-changing public relations industry. As the Faculty Adviser of Stockton University’s  3-year-old PRSSA Chapter and 1-year-old Student-run Firm, I am grateful for all […]

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4 Must-Have Traits for the Agency Environment

As a student, some of the best learning experiences come from outside the classroom. That is why my tour at Geben Communication was such a valuable experience. In their new space off Main Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Geben Communication welcomed my PRSSA Chapter with inside perspectives and advice for entering the public relations industry. […]

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Things Nobody Tells You When Starting a Student-Run Firm

The University of Nevada, Reno Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Nevada)’s student-run firm Wolf Pack Relations, just turned one on Jan. 20.  To celebrate I thought I’d share what I’ve learned that’s not in the handbook about the process of starting and running a firm. You will contemplate getting a second minor in […]

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How PRSSA Helped Me Realize I’m Ready to Graduate College

It was the beginning of my senior year, a time everyone told me was supposed to be full of excitement, but I was terrified. As a student who has spent more than the normal four years in college, I was stuck on the fact that my college career was coming to an end. There were […]

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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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No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies [National Conference Recap]

Session: No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies Presenters: Peter M. Macias, Director of Communications at American Red Cross Evan Nierman, Principal at Red Banyan Group Recap: A crisis can be any situation or event that has the potential to impact your brand in a negative way. As communicators within our organization, we have the […]

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Countdown to Conference: 3 Things You’re Sure to Take Away from the PRSSA 2015 National Conference

One can never underestimate the importance of attending professional conferences. While it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that conferences are made up of typical professionals wearing the same grey suit, uncomfortable rooms and monotone speakers, we should never assume the cons outweigh the pros. As someone who has never attended a PRSSA National Conference […]

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Why PR Students Need to Read Case Studies (and How to Get the Most Out of Them)

Growing up, I loved to read. I would read anything I could get my hands on, including the cereal box during breakfast. I still love reading, but sometimes I struggle to get through assigned readings for classes. This was the case in the Public Relations Management class I took last quarter. With more than 20 […]

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