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Preparing for APR — Starting Now!

Grab your phone. Set a reminder for five years from today: “APR time! I can do it!” The APR or Accreditation in Public Relations is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals. The distinction of those three letters after your name sets you apart as a PR pro who has demonstrated broad knowledge, experience […]

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PR in Campus Activities

Clubs and organizations are forums where students have the ability to nurture their public relations skills. Different clubs and organizations provide students the opportunity to become involved in areas that interest them. For example, a student wildlife club in college facilitates the interests of students that have a passion for nature. Eventually, students can establish […]

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Why I Chose to Master

I chose graduate school because my university didn’t have a public relations track or major in its undergraduate curriculum. I discovered a passion for PR after doing an internship with a local nonprofit organization. A few other factors that contributed in my decision to pursue a master’s degree were: time, opportunity and cost. I decided […]

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Ending the Stigma on Mental Health

The stigma behind mental health is increasing with the number of individuals who have these conditions, and there is a serious lack of education about it. As of right now the mental health definition among the public is in bad shape, and who better to fix this reputation than public relations students? “Mental health includes […]

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Black History Months Honors Terrie M. Williams, PR Practitioner and Mental Health Pioneer

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. This month celebrates the accomplishments of African-American innovators, visionaries and revolutionaries who have paved the way for modern society’s most impactful advancements. Today we pay […]

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Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA: A Champion for Diversity and Education

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a leader, advocate, educator and passionate public relations practitioner. As the first black PRSA president of one of the […]

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Finding Your Public Relations Niche

Public relations professionals can delve into many different areas of the industry. College students have the opportunity to further focus their studies by adding minors to their education, which can help craft greater knowledge both personally and professionally. Minors allow one to explore other areas of interest and link together multiple disciplines. This helps prepare […]

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Using a Public Relations Degree in a Non-Public Relations Field

When I graduated college, I decided to move to Ecuador and teach English for a year with WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship in developing countries. The world is an awfully big place and it was important that I take some time to experience […]

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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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Twitter Chat Recap — PR: Your Education and Your Career

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Twitter chat this evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Public Relations Professor and Researcher at Stockton University Ai Zhang (tweeting from @aiaddysonzhang) 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 […]

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