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How to Manage Offers and Decisions

“It’s not you, it’s me,” is the most overused line in television and movie break-ups, and also a line that tends to apply when weighing the pros and cons of different internship and job offers. So how do you make a decision? How do you maintain these relationships along the way? Below are a few […]

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City Series: Live and Work in Detroit for a High Octane Career

Detroit is a public relations professional’s playground. As a native, I’m happy to share the many reasons new professionals should consider opportunities in the ‘Motor City,’ both from a career and quality of life perspective. Because of the large number of Fortune 100 companies, particularly within the automotive industry, the public relations profession has grown […]

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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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Finding the Right Fit: Which Section of Public Relations Will You Call Home?

Most public relations students are presented time and time again with the same question: What types of jobs are available within the public relations industry?   The options for a successful career in public relations are endless. Therefore, answering this question is complex. Most students aren’t sure what they are most interested in, so taking […]

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Time is Key Variable in PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Formula

As we come to the end of PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, I think it’s appropriate to look at those factors that hinder a Chapters’ ability to establish and maintain a close relationship with its parent Chapters and offer some thoughts on how to overcome those factors. I don’t know if time is the most important variable […]

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PRSA New Professionals Equips Students for the Real World

Transitioning from student to professional can be quite the challenge. PRSSA prepares you for getting your first job, but how do you continue to learn and advance your career after college? Looking back now, my PRSSA experience was a dream. From becoming our Chapter’s president to serving as the National Vice President of Career Services, […]

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10 Tips to Land Your Dream Internship [Video]

Every student has a dream internship in mind, or even simply the dream to have an internship, regardless of your dream follow these tips to gain an internship that will enhance not only your resume, but also your career. What tips do you have for students trying to land an internship? How have you successfully […]

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10 Conference Networking Tips: From Sessions to Elevators

You are standing by yourself in an elevator at the PRSSA 2011 National Conference when the doors open and a lone man walks in next to you. You immediately recognize him as one of the Conference keynote speakers. You have about two minutes to make an impression. If you try too hard, you will make […]

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