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Dear Chapter Development: Exploring New Ideas for Chapter Meetings This Semester

“Dear Chapter Development” is a new Progressions series modeled after the famous “Dear Abby” advice column. The vice president of Chapter development will answer the most common questions from Chapter presidents and leaders. This is the first article in the series. Dear Chapter Development, I need new ideas for Chapter meetings and events. Do you […]

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How to Be a Great Chapter Member – No Leadership Position Required

As the new semester starts, Chapters around the nation will be welcoming new members and returning members alike. If you’re new or returning and are not currently holding a position, here are some great ways to be a great general member: 1. Ask questions and participate in discussions Many Chapters invite speakers to meetings, and […]

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Let’s Party! Five Steps to Planning a Successful Holiday Event

If the mere thought of planning a holiday get-together causes weeping and gnashing of teeth, take a minute to pull yourself together, put on your favorite holiday tunes and start planning. Establish the vision and purpose. Every event, no matter how small, needs a clear vision and purpose. Is your event to thank volunteers for […]

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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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Seven Things to See and Do While in Washington, D.C.

You’ve printed your business cards, updated your resume and purchased your flight tickets. It’s official — you’re going to the PRSSA 2014 National Conference. Even though you’ll be busy attending amazing sessions and learning about the profession, you’ll also have some free time to do some sightseeing. Wondering where to start? Here are a few […]

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Ramp up Recruitment by Taking Your Chapter to a Sporting Event

It’s that time again. It’s the first time you get to see your favorite sports team. The excitement peaks as the stadium comes alive. Imagine the thrills of experiencing this with your PRSSA Chapter. Taking your members to a sporting event has the potential to change the dynamic of your Chapter for the better. During […]

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Home from a PRSSA Event — Now What?

Leadership Rally. National Conference. PRSA Luncheons. Regional Conferences. National Assembly. The calendar of a PRSSA student is filled with many events to attend throughout the year. Once you get home and reflect on all you have learned, there is still so much to do. It might seem overwhelming to get back into your daily routine, […]

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Never Stop Learning: Another Lesson at the MSU 2014 PRSSA Regional Conference

The Michigan State University Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter kicked off Electing Excellence: Public Relations in Government and Politics, a Regional Conference hosted at the MSU Union on Saturday, Feb. 8. MSU PRSSA welcomed public relations professionals and PRSSA Chapters from Wayne State, Eastern Michigan University, and Illinois State University. While attending my […]

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Breaking Out of Your Shell: Make PRSSA National Conference and Other Networking Connections With a Winning Approach

For many natural-born networkers, attending their first PRSSA National Conference or any similar type of large-scale professional development event can seem like a dream come true — oodles of fresh faces to meet and greet, all the while connecting and trading Twitter handles with both students and professionals from every corner of the country. But […]

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October Twitter Chat “Maximizing Your @PRSSANC Experience” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our National Conference-themed Twitter Chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank co-hosts Drexel PRSSA and Vice President of Public Relations, Ben Butler (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account), for leading the conversation. Don’t forget to visit the National Conference website, Facebook and Twitter for more updates. Join us on November 12 at 9 p.m. ET for the next PRSSA Twitter Chat: […]

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