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Three Reasons Every PR Student Should Have a Cover Letter

  When applying to internships or potential jobs, pr students face a series of questions such as: “Should I include a summary on my resume?” “Should I include a cover letter?” “If I have a summary on my resume, why should I have a cover letter?” “Why isn’t my resume not enough for the recruiter?” […]

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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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The Power of a Storytelling Cover Letter: Q & A with Danny Rubin

Since taking office in June, I’ve had the chance to hear from many of you about your career development questions. You have asked me about resumes; how to find internships, (hint: start with the Internship Center); and writing cover letters. Actually, I’ve received more questions about cover letters than anything else. I took your questions […]

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The Internship Application Process in 5 Easy Steps

For the typical college student, the beginning of the spring semester is a chance to relax before the stress caused by midterms and class projects. While you’re relaxing, take the time to start preparing to apply for summer internships. While some application deadlines have already passed, many have deadlines early in the spring. Taking steps […]

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Twitter Chat Recap — Launch Your Career During Career Development Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Career Development Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Career Services Veronica Mingrone (tweeting from @veronica_min) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! […]

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3 Effective Ways to Start Your Internship Search Now

Too often, the pressures of new class schedules, quizzes and activities get in the way of starting the journey to scoring what will have a tremendous impact on your career—an internship. Looking for your ideal internship is a process that takes a long sequence of preparation to land in the right place. Here are three […]

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An Underclassman’s Perspective of Com Day 2012

Before I joined PRSSA, I was unaware of the many resources available to help me launch a successful career in the communications field. After attending a few PRSSA events, including Purdue University’s Regional Conference, Com Day, I realized these resources represented many of the important reasons to be a part of PRSSA. At Regional Conferences such […]

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Five Secret Strategies for Finding Your Perfect Job

In my experience, not ONE of the jobs I scored in my public relations career was a public listing or posting. This may be the case for you, as well. Here’s how you can find and even create your dream job beyond the want ads. 1. Seek People Ask yourself where you really want to work and […]

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November Twitter Chat Highlights: Internships

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the November PRSSA Twitter chat. PRSSA would especially like to thank Aaron Brown, managing director at Fahlgren Mortine, for joining the chat to provide his professional advice. Additionally, we’d like to thank co-moderators Vice President of Internships/ Job Services, Joe Clarkson, FORUM Editor in Chief, Amy Bishop […]

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