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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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The Power of a Network

As communications professionals, we’re sure you’ve heard it before — your network is everything. So, what is a network? By definition, a network is “an interconnected or interrelated chain, group or system.” You likely already know that your network is comprised of the professionals you meet throughout your life at conferences, trainings, happy hours, etc. […]

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Professionals and Students Make Champions for PRSSA a Two-Way Street of Mutual Career Benefits

One of my earliest career mentors (who also influenced my career-long involvement in Champions for PRSSA), David Bicofsky, taught me early on that effective mentoring is a two-way relationship between mentor and protégé. Thirteen years ago, we even co-wrote a Public Relations Tactics article on the subject, “Two Sides of the Mentoring Process,” wherein we […]

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Advice for PR Students Seeking Their First Job

There was a time when public relations positions used to be available for almost anybody who wanted them. Few people were sure exactly what public relations was and standards weren’t high. Today, the situation is far different. As public relations has become more enticing to liberal arts students, lawyers, journalists and others, positions have become […]

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How to Write a Killer Job Application [National Conference Recap]

Session: How to Write a Killer Job Application Presenter: Danny Rubin, vice president, Rubin Communications Group Recap: In this session, we learned ways to make ourselves look better to employers when submitting a job application, cover letter, etc. The session was informative, interesting and engaging, and provided lots of great tips and tricks. Rubin told […]

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Internships: A Necessity for All PR Majors

As public relations majors, having experience is key. Without an internship — or two — under your belt you may find yourself struggling to find a job after graduation. The experiences provided through an internship are invaluable, and oftentimes the skills you build can’t be learned in a classroom. Searching for and securing internships early […]

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