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How To: Learn More About the Different Sectors of Public Relations

When I first decided to major in public relations, it seemed as though everyone asked me the same question, “Do you want to work in an agency or a corporation?” Little did I know then that the job opportunities in public relations are far greater than those two options. Here are some great ways to […]

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Five Tips to Get the Most Out of PRSA’s Mentor Match Program

We seek advice from our mentors and we enjoy picking their brains, but sometimes our needs do not fall directly under their area of expertise. That’s when PRSA’s Mentor Match program comes in handy, especially for new professionals. Through this program, you can learn from professionals immersed in your areas of interest, expand your network […]

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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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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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Graduating Seniors Can Learn to Further Their Careers through PRSA and the New Professionals Section

Congratulations seniors! You’re graduating from college soon, and with that, you will soon become a PRSSA alumnus. It’s now time to transition from student to professional with PRSA and the New Professionals Section. As a PRSSA member, you had access to a local Chapter that provided you with networking opportunities and led to friendships that […]

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Time is Key Variable in PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Formula

As we come to the end of PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, I think it’s appropriate to look at those factors that hinder a Chapters’ ability to establish and maintain a close relationship with its parent Chapters and offer some thoughts on how to overcome those factors. I don’t know if time is the most important variable […]

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Where to Meet Your Future Mentor

The end of October marks the end of this year’s PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. After connecting with your sponsor PRSA Chapters, I hope you fostered a better understanding of public relations in your local area while connecting with professional mentors. Now that you started, below are some more ways to meet public relations mentors Public Relations […]

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PRSA New Professionals Equips Students for the Real World

Transitioning from student to professional can be quite the challenge. PRSSA prepares you for getting your first job, but how do you continue to learn and advance your career after college? Looking back now, my PRSSA experience was a dream. From becoming our Chapter’s president to serving as the National Vice President of Career Services, […]

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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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October 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The October 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “How do […]

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