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Advice For Pitching to Clients

Public relations campaigns consist of many elements but before the magic can begin, a campaign must be “pitched” and given authority. However, the term “pitch” can be misleading – pitches aim to strike opponents out. In this sales environment, your “pitch” should instead aim for a homerun – a mutually beneficial relationship. In pitching a […]

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Outfits That Can Help Nail an Interview

First impressions can be a key component to whether you get a job or not. You may have worked a retail job or in food service when you were in high school. Those interviews may not have been as demanding. But for college students, the interviews you are doing now may very well lead to […]

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How to Successfully Manage Your LinkedIn Profile

With great resources comes great responsibility. LinkedIn is a great way to interact with your professional contacts but if you don’t use it wisely, you are likely missing out. So what can we do as future PR professionals to ensure we are building a LinkedIn profile that will help us get the job once we […]

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Leading Your Small Chapter to Great Success

If you have 0–30 members in your PRSSA Chapter, congratulations, you have what is considered a small Chapter! While low numbers can be intimidating and concerning at times, it does not mean your Chapter is any less than those who have 50 members and beyond. Small Chapters can conquer incredible things with the right determination […]

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Turning Internships Into Job Offers

It is important to make a major step in your career in your early ages because your academic years are about to end faster than you think. Likely, you have heard before that you must get some work experience before you jump into the world of work. Later you will thank yourself for putting your […]

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Post-Grad Job Scams: An Open Letter

It is time we all take an honest step for transparency in the job search realm for young professionals. To the recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates, I hope this message finds you all well. After much thought and consideration, it is time to discuss the not-so-glamourous parts of post-grad life. To begin, this post is […]

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Taking Conference International

One of the greatest experiences of my life so far has easily been studying abroad and, believe it or not, International Conference plays a significant role in why I was able to get the most out of my time abroad. I joined PRSSA exactly a year ago, leading up to the Conference in Austin, Texas […]

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Social Media and the Rise of Mental Illness… Let’s Talk About It

Being born right before the turn of the century puts me and many others in a very unique situation. We are technically #90skids if that even matters but we also are heavily influenced by technology and popular culture from the early 2000s onwards. According to some textbooks, a person like me born in 1998 is […]

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3 Tips from Recent Graduates to Save Yourself the Post-Grad Panic Attack

You have two semesters until graduation, a mediocre internship and no set plans for the future – anxiety sets in. Sound familiar? Feeling lost about where to intern or what career path to take? Two recent graduates, who landed jobs at the largest privately held agency in the world, light the way to show us […]

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The Power of PRSSA

As a sophomore at the Ohio State University, I knew I needed to “get involved” and figure out a potential career path for myself. I wasn’t that innocent freshman anymore who could get away with not having ANY idea on what to study. With interest in communications, I joined PRSSA at the beginning of the […]

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