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How To Use LinkedIn To Its Fullest Potential

LinkedIn is one of the most underused tools for students and professionals. You can make connections, participate in discussions, search for jobs and more. According to the LinkedIn website, it operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 100 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. That’s a huge […]

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Jump-Start With QuickStart: Five Reasons Why PRQuickStart.org Is the Perfect Way to Launch a Career

PRQuickStart.org provides new public relations professionals with an overview of the field. It is a series of three online courses that explain the discipline, provide insight into what public relations jobs are like today and offer media relations advice. It is a resource provided by the Council of Public Relations Firms and PRSA, making it […]

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Blogs Are Social Media Too: The Best Public Relations Blogs

Ask someone to list two social media outlets and almost always they will say, “Facebook and Twitter.” It’s true; these are two important social media tools but there are many more to consider. One of the most important (but often forgotten) social media tools is blogs. Personal, professional and corporate blogs share some of the […]

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Dashboard Tools Make Social Media Management Easy, Effective and Efficient

Social networks provide a great way to connect with people for work, school and fun. Tools to effectively, easily (and inexpensively) manage these networks are something PRSSA students can utilize and that are readily available. Here are three options for you to investigate. Seesmic Desktop The free downloadable software application works great, and includes customizable […]

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Contact Through Capitalize: How to Form and Manage a PRSSA/PRSA Relationship

Although the PRSSA/PRSA Relationship is a two-way street, you should take the initiative to make contact and enhance this connection. There are endless ways to make the relationship successful and beneficial for both Chapters. Follow this outline to help form and maintain this relationship: 1. CONTACT your sponsoring PRSA Chapter. Try finding their website, Facebook […]

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Student-run Firms Provide Real-Life Experience – For Real!

Approximately one-third of all PRSSA Chapters have student-run firms; their popularity and recognition has drastically increased. National Affiliation and Student-run Firm Awards are just two of the ways that PRSSA recognizes and rewards involved students. Aria Fadakar, former director of Titan PR Group at California State University — Fullerton, shared the firm’s experience and influence […]

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What’s Up Social Media?

A series of blog posts discussing new things in social media and how Chapters can take advantage. Number One:  LinkedIn Gets a Makeover and YouTube Allows Easier Editing LinkedIn LinkedIn has recently released its first major enhancement since the introduction of “Groups” in August 2008.  The new features are intended to make the look and […]

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Make the Most of Webinars

Webinars offer a unique way to learn from an expert without getting anywhere near a conference room. This online tool has expanded the world of professional development through its freedom and ease of use. You have the opportunity to enhance your career from your very own home (or office or library), often with the chance […]

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Are you the right candidate for a future position?

Lee Bush from Elon University recently wrote an article about the abundance of entry-level candidates and how students can set themselves apart. She discusses the benefits of internships and the hands-on experience students can glean from student-run agency opportunities.  Read the entire article on the PR News website, and then let us know how you have benefitted from your experience in a student-run agency. What […]

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Stay Connected with PRSA Beyond October

This is the last of five posts relating to PRSSA/PRSA Relationship Month. First, we gave advice on how to participate in Relationship Month. We then invited a member of the PRSA New Pros to give advice on social networking. Then, we gave advice where you can find a mentor. Last week, Sarah Norton from Belmont […]

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