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“PRedict Your Future” With the Chicago PRSSA Chapters

Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago Chapters of PRSSA have joined forces to bring together two days of awe-inspiring events for students across the nation! “PRedict the Future” was made by students for students who are driven to be leaders of the public relations industry. The three schools are coming together for […]

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PRSA Grant Funds Diversity in Public Relations Initiative

For the third consecutive year, the PRSA Foundation has awarded a grant to DePaul University and Midtown Center for Boys to encourage Chicago minority high school students to pursue a career in public relations or journalism through a seven-week intensive apprenticeship. As part of this program, students produce several issues of a newspaper called the […]

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Merry Pitchmas: Effectively Pitching During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a great time to pitch because the season is frequently targeted for promotional events—especially around Christmas. From product launches and gift guides to events, there are several ways for brands to insert themselves in the holiday news cycle, and it’s our job to make sure these brands are noticed. Here […]

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City Series: Why Chicago is Second to None for Public Relations

Chicago did not earn its Second City moniker by measuring opportunities for public relations professionals. In fact, Chicago continues to be home to innovation in our field and home to top companies to work for across specialties and industries. Just looking at the companies based in the Chicago area, it is clear opportunity must follow. […]

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#PlankMentor Honoree Panel Inspires Students to Succeed

Event: #PlankMentor, DePaul University Presenters: Patrick Ford, Burson Marsteller; Wendi Strong, USAA; Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick; Lynne Sallot, University of Georgia; Jose Rivera, California State University, San Bernardino Recap: Before the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ fifth annual Milestones in Mentoring celebration on Oct. 30, public relations students from across the country gathered […]

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Day in the Life of Government, Automotive Public Relations

When people ask what I do for a living, I usually tell them automotive or government public relations; but in reality, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what industry I fall under. To give more insight, my career at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago falls under the triangle of academia, automotive and government. My career involves […]

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