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[Editorial] How a Programmer Became Your Editor in Chief

If you would have told me in high school that I would major in public relations, you would have received a response asking what that was. Now you are reading an editorial I wrote while overseeing the blog of an organization for students interested in communications. And at least one person believes in my passion […]

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Group photo of the eight-member conference team for the WVU 2019 Regional Conference

An Open Letter to my Conference Committee

“Never work with your friends,” we’ve all heard it and may have witnessed the horror stories of giving a referral for a friend who turns out to be a less-than-stellar employee or is the furthest thing from a team player. What they don’t tell you, though, is that the people you work with should become […]

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Andrew Cook behind a PRSSA podium

3 Tips from Recent Graduates to Save Yourself the Post-Grad Panic Attack

You have two semesters until graduation, a mediocre internship and no set plans for the future – anxiety sets in. Sound familiar? Feeling lost about where to intern or what career path to take? Two recent graduates, who landed jobs at the largest privately held agency in the world, light the way to show us […]

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10 Steps to Creating Impactful Programs for your Chapter

This year I served as the programming director for Wayne State University’s PRSSA Chapter in Detroit, Michigan. This position entailed planning events, panels and agency tours for our members. Creating worthwhile programs provides students with opportunities they would not have otherwise. Some of our events included resume workshops, the power women panel, the entrepreneurship panel, […]

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Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career […]

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The Future … It’s Yours to Conquer!

The funny thing about growing up is that you’re expected to take on more and more responsibilities. You get to venture into often uncharted waters in pursuit of “your future.” College studies don’t necessarily prepare you for this. They provide you with the knowledge and the basic skills that will prepare you for that future, […]

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If You’re Happy, I’m Happy

We all want to be happy. Husbands want their wives to be happy, parents want their children to be happy and dogs want their humans to be happy. And you, a fantastic PR pro, want your audience to be happy. In 1998, Martin Seligman was the president of the American Psychologists Association. His most notable […]

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Fitting in an Internship on a Busy Schedule

Maximum credit hours, PRSSA meetings, homework and the list goes on – PR majors are busy. While your classwork and PRSSA involvement can boost your resume above the rest, an internship may be the critical piece needed to land your dream job down the road. While many think that squeezing in an internship may seem […]

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Forge Your Future with Point Park PRSSA

We are very excited that this convergence of business, marketing and communications can take place in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. A city that is quickly becoming an ever-growing nerve center of nationally distinguished public relation firms and standout leaders within their respective industries. Throughout the Forge Your Future Regional Conference, you will be able […]

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The University of Florida Hosts Super Bowl Advertisement Trust Review

The University of Florida Chapter of PRSSA partnered with The Agency at UF and UF Ad Society to create the first Brand Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. The purpose of the Brand Bowl was to analyze the trustworthiness of the Super Bowl advertisements. For these students, it was more than a sporting event; it was […]

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