Tips from New Professionals [National Conference Recap]

Session: Tips from New Professionals Presenters: Laura Daronatsy Fooks, Communications LPD Associate, Lockheed Martin; Chad Furst, Communications Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton; Andrea Gils, Marketing and Communications Manager, University of Kentucky International Center; Veronica Mingrone, Digital Analyst, Canvas Blue Recap: Laura Daronatsy Fooks, Chad Furst, Andrea Gils and Veronica Mingrone, all accomplished new professionals, offered […]

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How I Quit My Job

I quit my job last month. It was a great job, too — decent pay, plenty of learning opportunities, amazing people to work with. So why did I quit? Because I’m a public relations student. How I got here. I’m currently a senior studying public relations at The University of Alabama. I count my blessings […]

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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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An Audience Missed in a Protest

The Energy Transfer Partners applied for permission to build a 1,172-mile pipeline in 2014 that was going to cross four states. This issue with the pipeline was in North Dakota and it would interfere with a Native American tribe’s (Standing Rock Sioux) reservation as well as possibly damage their water reserve. The potential for the […]

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50 Leadership Tips From the Plank Center

This past July, I had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago, Illinois, to attend the Plank Center Board meetings at the Union League Club. The Plank Center sponsored this year’s Leadership Rally for Chapter presidents and firm directors as well as the Living Legends Panel at National Conference, as it continues to further the work […]

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October Twitter Chat Recap — Relationship Month

https://storify.com/prssanational/october-twitter-chat-recap-relationship-month Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ethics Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Immediate Past President Emma Finkbeiner and Vice President of Digital Communication JaCey Yonke (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to join us Nov. 14 for our publications Twitter chat.    

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Connecting Your Chapter and Alumni

Whether your Chapter has been around for five years or 50, it is important for Chapters to connect with their alumni. Alumni offer valuable advice and have ties to your university as well as want to give back. Here are some ways to help get your alumni involved that Belmont PRSSA uses. Alumni Spotlight Series: […]

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PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center

Are you looking for an internship? Are you interested to see what internships are available in your hometown? Want to learn more about an exclusive PRSSA National member benefit? Tune in to this podcast, “PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center” to learn about this career development opportunity here.  

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What I Learned Doing PR for an Alligator Farm

Did you know that large alligators can go up to 18 months without eating? The nearly 20,000 people who “like” the Alligator Alley Facebook page certainly do. Alligator Alley is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Summerdale, Alabama, about 30 minutes away from the beaches of Gulf Shores. This summer, I had the opportunity to […]

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