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PRSA Foundation Scholarship Recipient

I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the PRSSA National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts two weeks ago. It was a trip that I will never forget! From the public relations professionals to the people who are studying Public Relations just like me. I met some outstanding leaders and future superstars in the communications world. […]

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PRSA Foundation PRSSA 2017 National Conference Grant

On the very first day of my intro to PR class, my professor, Lynn Applebaum, informed us about a grant by the PRSA Foundation that would be awarded to eight students around the country to attend the PRSSA National Conference in Boston. She told us how to apply, offered to write recommendation letters to those […]

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PRSA Foundation Scholarship and #PRSSANC

I was awarded a travel grant to participate in the Public Relations Student Society of America International Conference. It was such an amazing experience. I made new friends and participated in workshops that will benefit my career in public relations. The first full day I went on a career tour at HubSpot, which is a […]

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PRSA General Session [National Conference Recap]

Session: PRSA General Session Presenter: Morgan Spurlock, Recap: To be a good storyteller, “You have to be ready and willing to take criticism,” Spurlock said as he showed photos of him as a 10-year-old ballet dancer, growing up in West Virginia. The second thing you need to be a good storyteller according to Spurlock is […]

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Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/ PRSSA Relationship

The Dr. F. H. Teahan Awards in PRSSA honor Chapters for outstanding performance in various categories. These are considered some of the most coveted awards by PRSSA Chapters. The Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for PRSA/PRSSA Relationship is no different. I had the opportunity to talk to the current Chapter Presidents of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Connecting with your Sponsor Chapter

Do have them look over your résumé, business cards and portfolio. I have asked professionals from my local PRSA Chapter multiple times to glance over my résumé and business cards, especially when I was new to PRSSA and was trying my best just to get my bearings. Don’t be embarrassed to do the same! It […]

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Seven Tips for Connecting With PRSA at National Conference

Welcome to Boston! You’ve traveled from near and far to learn from incredible speakers, make memories with old and new friends and expand your professional network. If you didn’t already know, October is also PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. The PRSSA National Conference is a great time to connect with PRSA because the PRSA International Conference is […]

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Transitioning from PRSSA to PRSA

Throughout one’s college career, it is important to seek opportunities for advancement outside of academia. One avenue is joining pre-professional organizations to gain experience and learn to get a peep into what the professional world is like. Transitioning to PRSSA’s professional organization, PRSA, provides a more realistic immersion into professional practice as students get to […]

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Preparing for APR — Starting Now!

Grab your phone. Set a reminder for five years from today: “APR time! I can do it!” The APR or Accreditation in Public Relations is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals. The distinction of those three letters after your name sets you apart as a PR pro who has demonstrated broad knowledge, experience […]

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How to Get a Mentor

Everyone needs a mentor. There is no doubt that mentorship has positive lift for young and old, job seekers and career ladder climbers, students and teachers, managers and individuals. I have often argued that not only are mentors valuable, but a variety of mentors is perhaps the best path to objective, savvy and smart advice […]

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