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Ring In the New Year with Resolutions and Regional Conferences

There are a number of opportunities to advance your education, broaden your network and launch your career with the Public Relations Student Society of America, and there’s no better time to seize the benefits of your membership than with the start of a new year. If your resolutions include focusing on professional growth and networking […]

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An Interview With Brandi Boatner

Brandi Boatner is a Social and Influencer Communications Lead at IBM and a member of PRSA. In addition, she was a speaker at the 2018 PRSSA National Conference. In this interview with Brandi, we discussed her experience with public relations, advice she has for students and the improvements she feels are needed in the PR […]

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PR Practice Outside the Classroom

As a Communication Studies student at James Madison University, I have learned a variety of skills that will assist me in my post-graduation plans. As a senior, I feel confident about my future after college not only because of the education that I have received but also because of the experience I have gained outside […]

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The Importance of Being Yourself in Corporate Communication [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address Presenters: Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2016–2017 National President; Ty Rogers, Director of Corporate Communications, Amazon Recap: Delegates and non-delegates of PRSSA waited all weekend to hear from Ty Rogers, director of corporate communications at Amazon. Students wanted to know Rogers’ path, why he went the corporate route within public relations […]

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Determining the PR Niche for You

Public relations students are taught many things in the classroom: how to craft the perfect news release, what to do when a crisis occurs and how to remain professional on social media. Students are often left on their own to determine what section of the industry they will enter — nonprofit, education, entertainment, crisis, healthcare […]

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The Facts About ‘Alternative Facts’

The foundation of good public relations is facts. Facts do not bend, they do not break, and above all else, they are not fiction. Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager and current counselor to President Donald Trump, recently referred to comments made by press secretary Sean Spicer as “alternative facts.” Spicer denounced news accounts that attendance […]

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How to Network When Meeting People Is Your Biggest Fear

Do you get anxious when you’re in public? Do you fear meeting new people and imagine the awkward silence, how you’ll end up saying something wrong, or else? Do you prefer to avoid communication and the chance of rejection? If that’s you, you’re not alone. If you’re a bit shy, aren’t a people person, are […]

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Internships: A Necessity for All PR Majors

As public relations majors, having experience is key. Without an internship — or two — under your belt you may find yourself struggling to find a job after graduation. The experiences provided through an internship are invaluable, and oftentimes the skills you build can’t be learned in a classroom. Searching for and securing internships early […]

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Using Sports as a Motive for Change [National Conference Recap]

Session: Opening Keynote Address Presenter: Allison Melangton, senior vice president, Hulman Motorsports Corporation Recap: You might not think that knitting and the Super Bowl go together, but Allison Melangton would disagree. Melangton, who currently works for Hulman Motorsports Corporation, has spent her career using sports as not only a method of entertainment, but also a […]

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Taking a Tour of Indy [National Conference Recap]

Event: Career Tours Organization: Visit Indy Recap: Career Tours are one of my most anticipated events of the PRSSA National Conference, and today was no exception. I had the opportunity to spend a couple hours today networking with Visit Indy Communications Coordinators Morgan Snyder and Lisa Wallace. Visit Indy is a tourism-based public relations organization. […]

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