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February Monthly Reading Round-Up — Social Responsibility, Journalism Fights for Survival, Love Letter to Millennials, Super Bowl LI

It’s been a busy month to say the least, which makes it difficult to stay on top of industry news and trends. Luckily for you, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here to help fill you in on what you may have missed. Below are eight interesting articles from this month. How to Weave Social […]

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6 Common Phrases of a PRSSbAe

After spending three years in as a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, I’ve had plenty of time to spot a “PRSSA phrase” when I hear one. So this goes out to all my #PRSSbAes who can probably relate to the quirky things that make us #PRassionate. 1. “I can’t hang out […]

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5 Reasons I Changed My Major to Public Relations

I am often asked why I chose to change my major to public relations. To be honest, it pretty much chose me. Public relations takes someone who can handle fast-paced environments with a constant Internet connection and coffee readily available 24/7. I’ve learned that most public relations practitioners spend their days working long hours, strategizing […]

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How PRSSA Helped Me Realize I’m Ready to Graduate College

It was the beginning of my senior year, a time everyone told me was supposed to be full of excitement, but I was terrified. As a student who has spent more than the normal four years in college, I was stuck on the fact that my college career was coming to an end. There were […]

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Fundraising Tips: Food is Key to Winning Over Your College Campus

Fundraising. It can be the bane of any Chapter treasurer’s existence. Not only that, but trying to raise funds on a college campus is difficult. The only simple solution to this conundrum is food. Everyone needs it and it’s an excuse for students to not eat campus food. I can guarantee if you ask anyone […]

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True Life: I’m a PR Student Living in a Non-Traditional Public Relations Setting

Close your eyes and envision yourself living out your dream public relations job. Ready…Set…Go… Do you see yourself strolling the streets of New York? Residing in a downtown high-rise? Having the world at your fingertips? Becoming the next Olivia Pope or Samantha Jones? As a profession that’s depicted to be glamorous, demanding and media-driven, public […]

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New Professionals Panel: Advice on the Transition from School to Workplace [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Transition to the Real World (Hosted by the New Professionals Section) Presenters: Hilary Jurinak, Communications Coordinator at Binny’s Beverage Depot Brian Price, Assistant Account Executive at Edelman JR Rochester, Digital Media Strategist at AAA Carolinas Moderated by Jessica Noonan, an Associate at Burson-Marsteller. Recap: Four former PRSSA National Committee members held a Q & […]

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Get Busy: The Importance of Time Management in College

Being a part of college athletics is a life changing experience. Along with the countless hours of rehabilitation, athletic advising meetings, conditioning and practice times, it is essential to find “free time” to be involved in extracurricular activities as an aspiring public relations professional. This year, I am working in athletic communications for the Division […]

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3 Powerful Ways to Kick-Start Your Chapter’s Year

Whether it’s working with a new client or joining a new team, I’ve learned that the way you start has a lot of influence on the rest of the experience. The same applies to your upcoming PRSSA year. How you start will have an impact on the way it progresses, and ultimately, what you get out […]

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Practicing Media Relations: Building Relationships with Your Campus Newspaper

We all know the definition of public relations includes the phrase “building mutually beneficial relationships.” But what does this mean for college students? As members of PRSSA, we have the unique ability to learn about our craft while practicing it at the same time. From exceptional member meetings to guest speakers and agency tours, there’s […]

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