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How to Get a Mentor

Everyone needs a mentor. There is no doubt that mentorship has positive lift for young and old, job seekers and career ladder climbers, students and teachers, managers and individuals. I have often argued that not only are mentors valuable, but a variety of mentors is perhaps the best path to objective, savvy and smart advice […]

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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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Three #Adulting Tips from a Recent Grad

Congratulations to those of you who graduated in December! I hope you are making the most of the sweet victory you just achieved. Although, I should probably warn you: while being homework-free is amazing, life is about to get more real than ever. No more student discounts, relying on the excuse “oh, I’m just a […]

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Using a Public Relations Degree in a Non-Public Relations Field

When I graduated college, I decided to move to Ecuador and teach English for a year with WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship in developing countries. The world is an awfully big place and it was important that I take some time to experience […]

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5 Things I Learned Working at an Agency

I wish I had a dollar for every time I was told to gain experience at a public relations agency early on in my professional career. I’ve been given this piece of advice by numerous professionals, alumni, advisers and professors since beginning my public relations education … Needless to say, I would have a lot […]

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Twitter Chat Recap — Ask New Pros

Thank you to everyone who participated in our new professionals Twitter chat Wednesday evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, the PRSA New Professionals Section (tweeting from @PRSANewPros) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. [View the story “Twitter Chat: Ask New Pros” on Storify]

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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Hired by An Agency

When I was a student, I was obsessed with agencies. To me, it was always big news when a friend or someone in my network scored a job or internship with an agency. I’d quickly sit them down and dig for their secrets. How did they approach them? What did they do? Who did they […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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Hire for Attitude and Train for Skill [National Assembly Recap]

Event: PRSSA 2016 National Assembly Friday Keynote Presenter: Brandy King, Southwest Airlines, “Communications Director” Recap: Brandy King double majored in political science and communication at Texas State University, and started her career as a TV producer for a television station in Dallas. She did not originally study or practice public relations. She currently is a […]

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City Series: Washington, D.C. Boasts More Than Public Affairs and Healthcare Opportunities

For someone who never planned to make a home in the Washington, D.C., metro area, I’ve been here an awful long time — 12 years and counting. Here’s a secret: D.C. was never high on my list of places to live. I had nothing against it, it simply didn’t make it onto my radar screen. […]

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