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Kick-Start Your Career [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Kick-Start Your Career: Tips From New Professionals Presenters: Gemrick Curtom, Consultant, GC Communications Hanna Porterfield, Account Manager, Development Counsellors International Robyn Rudish-Laning, Senior Marketing Manager, Airports Council International-North America Mia Simon, Public Relations Coordinator, Methodist Health System Recap: In this session, past PRSSA members who are now PRSA members gave advice on entering their careers […]

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To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents

To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents, I didn’t decide to run for President of my Chapter until the deadline to submit our names to the ballot — but I am so glad that I did and have had the opportunity to lead my Chapter this year. I have grown so much because of this role and […]

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Talking Internships: A Q&A with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook

Have you ever wanted to know the perfect recipe for landing a great internship or why having multiple college internships is so important? I recently had the chance to sit down with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook and talk about how he obtained his different internships, as well as how they have helped him become […]

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New Pro? No Problem

Breaking into the real world is a lot less like a break-in and a lot more like a lonely drop off. Learning how to navigate the professional world, work culture, workplace competition and your actual job duties can be challenging. Lucky for me, I’m surviving it all so here’s a few tips and some truth […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Heather Whaling

Heather Whaling, CEO and founder of Geben Communication, takes the German root of her company’s name to heart. Geben, which means “to give,” focuses on providing its employees with a quality work experience. She also focuses on this meaning throughout other aspects of her life. Heather is an advocate for women and girls in the […]

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Career Advice for Recent Graduates from the Pros

Thousands of public relations graduates hit the workforce after graduation every spring with internships, writing experience, 4.0 GPAs and volunteer experience neatly organized on their resume as it is sent it out to dozens of potential employers. Once you’ve landed that first job, how can you ensure your own success? Professionals in the field offer […]

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Why I Quit my Job and Went on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Last summer I did something crazy. In the midst of a heated job search, I quit my existing job, put my belongings in storage and embarked on a cross-country road trip with a fellow PRSSA National Committee alumnae. Fortunately, this alumnae knows me well enough not to question my seemingly out of character actions and […]

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February Twitter Chat Recap — New Professionals Chat

Thank you to everyone who participated in our new professionals Twitter chat Thursday evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Laura Daronatsy (tweeting from @lauradaronatsy), Andrea Gils (tweeting from @andreagils) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account), for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the story […]

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Former National President Continues to Serve

Kent Landers, APR served as the PRSSA National President and co-chair for the Champions for PRSSA while he was a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is an accredited member of the PRSA and has served on the Board of Directors for the PRSA Georgia Chapter and the national PRSA Foundation. Landers […]

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5 Ways to Advance Your Career This Year

It’s hard to believe that the end of January is right around the corner! How have your New Year’s resolutions been going? Most people have the same resolutions: eat healthier, workout more, save money, etc. But what about your professional resolutions and goals? How are you going to further your career this year? Below are […]

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