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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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Podcast with the Pros: Steve Radick

In the first episode of “Podcast with the Pros,” Steve Radick, Vice President of Public Relations and Content Integration at Brunner and PRSA Pittsburgh Chapter President, discusses his experience in crafting the most buzzed about 2017 Super Bowl commercial, agency life and why every PR student/professional should join PRSSA/PRSA. Listen here! — Natalie Gloady is […]

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Paquet Takes His Public Relations Skills Across the Pond

Jordan Paquet spends his weeks near a fjord at the Oslo-based headquarters of Helly Hansen, a clothing brand widely known for their technical sailing, performance skiing and premium workwear lines, working on the global marketing team. His weekends are often spent in the mountains or exploring his natural surroundings in Norway and he believes he’s […]

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How to Launch Your Career in College

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will make. As a student with so many options, deciding which career path is right for you can be difficult. Thankfully, many universities have resources available to students who are undecided. I sat down with James Haung, a career adviser at the New […]

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Finding Your Career Path: Careers From the Inside Out

Most people make their career decisions by looking at the world around them and then trying to reshape and change themselves to fit into it. But this is the opposite of what works and the opposite of what needs to be done. Defining the best career path for you is a process that starts from […]

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4 Steps to Remember During Your Job Search

As your undergraduate studies come to an end it’s time to enter the real world. It can be daunting to think of post-graduate life, so keep these four steps in mind during your job search. 1. Personal Brand 101 “Personal branding is critical in this day and age,” said Donna Wertalik, Virginia Tech director of […]

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How to Nail Long-Distance Interviews

Internship and first job interviews can be a challenge, especially if you go to school far from home or your dream company/city. There are two common long-distance interview types: phone and Skype, and each can have a unique set of challenges. Below are some key things to do before, during and after an interview, collected […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Stand out from the Pile

Envision this — you’ve taken the time to carefully craft your pitch to that dream employer. You fire off the email and anxiously begin the waiting process. Then, it happens. Maybe you’re walking to class or in the midst of planning your trip to the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. An email pops up in your […]

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How to Make The Best of Pursuing a PR-Related Major

When researching for a volunteer opportunity, internship, or entry-level job you are more than likely to scroll to the qualifications section first. Often, one of the bullet points will state a requirement such as “working towards undergraduate degree in a related field of public relations.” However, in the past I have been denied an opportunity […]

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Regional Conference Highlights: Y Are You in PR?

Georgia Southern University recently hosted its Regional Conference, “Y Are You in PR: A Study of Generation Y and the Profession,” giving attendees the opportunity to learn how to reach and motivate different generations. While gaining useful information, students applied their newly found knowledge throughout the event with interactive workshops. Keynote presenter, Kathryn Potter, senior […]

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