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Five Tips to Senior Year Survival

Senior year comes with a lot of stress, especially when you have so many things competing for your time (especially job hunting). Before you start planning for the big day, here are some tips to help make the final stretch of your college career a bit easier to manage. With classes, extracurricular activities, job hunting, […]

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Managing Different Leadership Styles Within Your Chapter

As a new school year begins, PRSSA’s 312 Chapters in the United States and one in Argentina will have to adjust to new leadership, new visions and new expectations. Whether Chapter President, executive board member or regular member, you will face a learning curve figuring out each person’s leadership style, especially when planning events, hosting […]

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Collaborating With PRSA

One of the cool parts of my job as National President is my responsibility to work with PRSA. In June, I attended the PRSA Leadership Rally on behalf of PRSSA. Connecting with PRSA leaders from around the country made me realize that PRSA Chapter leaders share many of the same challenges and goals as PRSSA […]

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Unemployment’s Silver Lining

For members currently without full-time work and seniors fearful of the economy, take heart – there is a silver lining to unemployment. I’m living it. If you’re like me, you’re passionate about one communications niche. After interning for the Philadelphia Flyers, experiencing the rush of working the Stanley Cup Final and, as a result, recognizing […]

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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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PRSSA: What Membership Truly Has to Offer

In my first meeting as a member of the PRSSA Texas Christian University Chapter, I remember being told that membership would help me grow personally and professionally as I prepared for my career in public relations. As I’m now enjoying an exciting tenure as the summer intern at PRSA headquarters in New York City, I […]

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Agency Internship Realities

As someone who has worked in three different agencies and witnessed the hiring process change and develop during the past three years, I wanted to offer some advice to those applying for internships with public relations agencies. To properly disclose, this post is based on my perspectives, as well as those in my network. This […]

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Walking the Social Networking Tightrope

The following is a guest post from Courtney Vaught, a Boston public relations professional and PRSA New Professionals Section member-at-large. You can read more about the PRSA New Professionals by checking out their blog. If you’re like every other college student, you probably use Facebook to write funny comments on friends’ walls or to post […]

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Tips For A Successful Internship

I had the opportunity to ask Heather Crowley, recruitment specialist for Edelman in Chicago, some questions about how to be successful in a summer internship. At Edelman, she is responsible for recruiting interns and entry level employees, so she has seen her fair share of good interns. Her tips and advice are below: What are some of the top traits for successful interns? It […]

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Success on the Job

We often speak of getting jobs but we rarely discuss what an entry-level employee can do to improve.  I have asked many professionals and have received many different answers; however a few comments appear regularly: 1.  Work hard – be willing to stay late and put work above personal whims. 2.  Be a team player […]

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