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Tips to Finding an Internship in College

Finding an internship in college can be slightly overwhelming; it is one of the first times you have had to think seriously about what life after college will look like. Personally, I was hit with this overwhelming feeling during the middle of my sophomore year of college. I knew event planning and building relationships with […]

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PR Practice Outside the Classroom

As a Communication Studies student at James Madison University, I have learned a variety of skills that will assist me in my post-graduation plans. As a senior, I feel confident about my future after college not only because of the education that I have received but also because of the experience I have gained outside […]

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Keep Austin Weird – PRSSA National Conference 2018

 For years, Austin, Texas has often been compared to Silicon Valley in California and has been dubbed Silicon Hills. However, there’s more to Austin than meets the eye. From the outside looking in you see a fast-growing, populated area that has been the result of gentrification over the years. What you don’t see is a […]

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A Five-Minute Guide to Crafting your Five-Year Plan

“So, what’s next?” These words ring all too familiar. Whether you just completed the internship of a lifetime or said goodbye to a leadership role in a beloved organization, you’ve probably been asked this question. The power that these words hold, although most likely stemming from the good intentions and genuine inquiry of a beloved […]

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From Intern to Student: How to Use Your Internship Experience in the Classroom

The end of summer internship season and the beginning of school is quickly approaching. Have you taken full advantage of everything your summer internship has to offer to prepare you for the school year and potential fall internship season? Here are three final steps to ensure you receive the best internship experience, as well as […]

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Small Town, Big Experiences: How to Gain PR Experience in a Rural Setting

Ohio University may be home to a top journalism school, PRSSA Chapter and Student-run Firm, but it’s not home to a large city. When students move in, we double the population of Athens, Ohio. However, our Chapter members still manage to gain public relations experience even though we live in a quintessential Midwest college town. […]

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How to Practice Your Public Relations Skills Without a Student-Run Firm

Every public relations student dreams of having a great portfolio to bring with them to job interviews, but this is easier said than done. If your Chapter doesn’t have a student-run firm, there aren’t a lot of obvious ways to give your members experience and pieces for their portfolios. One source of experience is to […]

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Make an Impression at a National Level [National Assembly Session Recap]

Session: Guiding Your Chapter to the National Level Presenters: Bonnie Upright, APR, PRSA Board Liaison, Senior Vice President of Olympus Foundation Management; Jordan Paquet, PRSSA Vice President of Member Services; Ethan Parry, PRSSA Vice President of Public Relations; Jonathan Hill, PRSSA Vice President of Career Services Recap: Guiding your Chapter to the national level is […]

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One internship, two internships, three internships…more!

An internship is good, right? What about two internships? What about, dare I say, six internships? Working as an intern in public relations is an almost guaranteed way to get hands-on, relevant experience in the profession. You have the opportunity to surround yourself in a communications environment, work on projects and network with fellow employees. […]

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How to Succeed as an Intern

In last week’s post, we discussed what you should be looking for in an internship. Even though not every internship you will come across meets the recommended criteria, the points we discussed should help guide you in your search. On the other side of internship success is you. Finding an internship is one challenge and […]

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