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Finishing Strong: Making the Most of Senior Year

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. You’ve been studying long and hard and you’ve finally made it to your last year of college. You’re on the cusp of the next chapter of your young life when it hits you: Senioritis. Symptoms include exhaustion, […]

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Four Podcasts that will Feed the Communication Student’s Soul

Podcasts are magical because they are as entertaining as they are educational. Sometimes it can feel terrible to waste hours on Instagram, YouTube or television…but podcasts? You could listen for hours and leave with as many hours of conversation topics. As a communication student, it’s to your benefit to soak up information wherever you can […]

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Climb the Ladder by Saying These Six Things to Your Boss

I’ve spoken with a lot of college students over the years. One of my favorite questions they ask me is “what are you looking for in an ideal employee?” I love the question for a number of reasons because even the fact that they’re asking me a question like this is one of the things […]

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A Five-Minute Guide to Crafting your Five-Year Plan

“So, what’s next?” These words ring all too familiar. Whether you just completed the internship of a lifetime or said goodbye to a leadership role in a beloved organization, you’ve probably been asked this question. The power that these words hold, although most likely stemming from the good intentions and genuine inquiry of a beloved […]

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Alternate Routes to Your PR Path

Here you are at the finish line of your academic PR journey. You put in the blood, sweat and tears into earning your degree. Fresh out of college and ready to immerse yourself in the working world, you may ask yourself: Well, what now? By the time I graduated from the University of Florida’s College […]

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How To Prepare for an Internship

Finals are over, interview stress has passed and it’s time to, as I like to say, put on your big girl (or guy) pants and get ready for a summer of learning. The application and interviewing process required a lot of research but you’re not done yet. This is where you can dive a little […]

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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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Life After College: How LinkedIn Can Help You Get Hired

In the third installment of the “Life After College” webinar series, Ray Kotcher, Fellow PRSA, senior partner and chairman at Ketchum, facilitated a conversation with Ron Culp, Fellow PRSA, professional director of DePaul University’s public relations and advertising graduate program. The conversation centered on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile to complement your resume […]

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April Twitter Chat Recap — Mastering the Work-Life Balance

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Work-Life Balance Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Immediate Past President Laura Fooks (formerly known as Laura Daronatsy and tweeting from @lauradaronatsy) 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 […]

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From Nikes to Heels: How Being an Athlete Makes Me a Better Professional

As public relations students and professionals, we understand the importance of efficient communication. Our success lies in our ability to form lasting relationships and communicate effectively with clients, key publics, media and co-workers. Some public relations professionals were born with a natural aptitude for the career. Their effortless charm, creative thinking, leadership abilities and strong […]

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