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Media Pitching 101: How to Gain Coverage for Your Event

In a typical PR classroom, media pitching is a hot topic of discussion. While you can have as many talks about it as you want, you never really get the hang of it until you do it yourself. Reporters want newsworthy stories — but they’re not opposed to having some fun. If you’ve got a […]

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Career Roadmap: Becoming an Event Planner

Do you think you have what it takes to become an event planner? If you’re motivated by working in a fast-paced environment and can manage details, you might be on the right track. Eventbrite has outlined the following steps to help you become an event planner. Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree. Management and communications-focused […]

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How Your PR Skills Can Help You Plan Your Next Event

  One of the best parts about studying public relations is becoming equip with an array of skills that transfer into several different business areas. One of these areas is event planning. Whether you work as a public relations professional for a nonprofit, agency and everything in between, you will most likely come across a […]

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Big Dreams, Small Programs: Creating High Quality Public Relations Experiences with Limited Resources [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Big Dreams, Small Programs: Creating High Quality Public Relations Experiences with Limited Resources Presenters: Drake University’s PRSSA Chapter Megan Johns, Communication Chair Madison McConnell, Events Chair Kelly Marble, Vice President Recap: Drake University’s Chapter Development Session on big dreams and small programs covered how Chapters can create meaningful experiences on a small budget. Megan, […]

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Connecting Across Chapters: How to Host a Relationship-Building Workshop

It’s a new school year, a new executive board and a new start for every PRSSA Chapter. How can a Chapter spice things up to keep its members interested and engaged? The answer lies in what public relations students do best – communication. Or more specifically, communication between Chapter. The University of Alabama PRSSA Chapter […]

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To Bid or Not To Bid: Benefits of Hosting a Regional Conference Part One

One of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences a Chapter can have is hosting a Regional Conference. I may be a little biased, but here are just a few reasons why your Chapter should consider taking that leap and bidding to host: 1.     Event Planning 101 Most of the time, people see event planning […]

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Three Things You Might Forget When Planning an Event

Event planning can be a phenomenal way to introduce yourself to the realities of the public relations industry.  With so many intricate, fast-moving parts, it takes a very organized person to execute a successful event. Sometimes it can be difficult for you to maintain the focus of a public relations practitioner in all of your […]

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Twitter Chatting With Your Chapter

Monthly #PRSSA Twitter Chats are opportunities for you to stay in contact with your PRSSA colleagues and interact with professionals. Every month, #PRSSA chats focus on a variety of topics relevant to students from every Chapter. These chats, however, should be more than individual experiences. We encourage your entire Chapter — every member — to […]

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A BluePRint to Planning the Perfect Event

There is often so much to take in to consideration when planning an event that it can rapidly overwhelm you. Below is a blueprint to help you plan the perfect event, whether it is a Chapter meeting, fundraiser or networking social. 1. Get the Event Approved. When hosting an event through PRSSA or any other […]

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Campus Connections: Get Involved Early

Wake up. Answer emails. Pitch media. Approve designs. Check email again. Just a typical morning in the life of a public relations practitioner. But wait – add ‘go to class’ to the list. Though it can be tough to balance class schedules and extracurricular activities, college is the prime time to get involved and start […]

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