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Do’s and Don’ts of Student-run Firm Leadership

A new school year means new leadership for Student-run Firms across the country. Some executive leadership will remain the same, while other teams may have the opportunity to grow under new leadership. In any case, leading a Student-run Firm is no small feat. As the busy semester begins, take a look at these do’s and […]

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Capstone Agency CreateAthon Launch Recap

This year is the beginning of the partnership between PRSSA National and CreateAthon, and I had the unique opportunity to experience this both as a part of The University of Alabama’s Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm, Capstone Agency, and the 2016–2017 National Committee. It was 24 hours of creativity, bonding and service that I cannot say […]

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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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3 Things that Make Leadership Rally Worth Your Time

You’ve turned in your final assignment. You’ve broken a sweat packing up your dorm or apartment and moving out. You’ve said goodbye to your college friends for the summer, as everyone heads their own way for the next few months. What’s next for a savvy public relations student leader like yourself? PRSSA Leadership Rally, of […]

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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 to Practice Your Public Relations Skills Without a Student-Run Firm

Every public relations student dreams of having a great portfolio to bring with them to job interviews, but this is easier said than done. If your Chapter doesn’t have a student-run firm, there aren’t a lot of obvious ways to give your members experience and pieces for their portfolios. One source of experience is to […]

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Five Tips for Succeeding in the PRSSA Day-Of Competition

I participated in the PRSSA Day-of Competition at two National Assemblies. The first year, I came into the competition not knowing what to expect, and my team didn’t fare too well in front of the judges. The next year, I entered the competition armed with the lessons I learned from the first try. This time, […]

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Benefits of Working For Your Student-Run Firm

As public relations student, I’ve spent the last several years working for my university’s student-run public relations firm. Regardless of the number of internships or volunteer work you have done, I highly encourage being a member of your university’s firm. Here are a few reasons why: Gain leadership experience Whether you’re sitting in a classroom […]

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Maximizing Value Is Key to Maximizing Profit in a Student-Run Firm

“Maximize profits! Create shareholder wealth!” Sounds a lot like your intro to economics class, right? These are the values driving many businesses today. Whipped into a frenzy by the single-minded pursuit of these goals, organizations often end up sacrificing good judgment, value and, ultimately, the very success they were striving to achieve. By focusing their […]

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Strengthening the Relationship Between Chapter and Firm

Though you may not realize it, PRSSA Chapters and student-run firms often have similar goals. Both groups want to connect with students and help prepare them for life after graduation. Strengthening the relationship between these two groups will benefit both parties, as well as the students you wish to motivate. Here are some ways to […]

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