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Intern Talk: How to Bounce Back After Rejection

“Thank you for applying, but we have decided to move forward with other candidates.” After months of applying to agencies across the country, perusing the Internship Center for countless hours and practicing interviews with family and friends, my last hope of getting my dream internship disappeared when I read that sentence. Had I wasted all […]

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How To Prepare for an Internship

Finals are over, interview stress has passed and it’s time to, as I like to say, put on your big girl (or guy) pants and get ready for a summer of learning. The application and interviewing process required a lot of research but you’re not done yet. This is where you can dive a little […]

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How to Manage Offers and Decisions

“It’s not you, it’s me,” is the most overused line in television and movie break-ups, and also a line that tends to apply when weighing the pros and cons of different internship and job offers. So how do you make a decision? How do you maintain these relationships along the way? Below are a few […]

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How to Follow Up After an Interview

So you’ve applied for a job or internship, submitted writing samples and maybe conducted a first-round phone interview. Now what? While it seems like the “hard” part of the process is over because everything has already been submitted, the waiting has begun. To me, this is actually the most challenging and vital stage of the […]

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How to Nail Long-Distance Interviews

Internship and first job interviews can be a challenge, especially if you go to school far from home or your dream company/city. There are two common long-distance interview types: phone and Skype, and each can have a unique set of challenges. Below are some key things to do before, during and after an interview, collected […]

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Pat Ford’s Top Tips for Building Relationships

This summer I had the rare treat of working down the hall from a public relations great, Pat Ford, vice chairman and chief client officer at Burson-Marsteller. The recipient of the Milestones in Mentoring Legacy Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and recipient of 2016 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander […]

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Intern Talk: How to Network on Your Campus

We hear it everywhere we go: learn to network. Networking is a skill that builds relationships, provides opportunities for mentorship, initiates connections and possibly leads to internships or job openings. You can network at events like PRSSA National Conference or even in line at the grocery store. Networking happens everywhere and anywhere — including your […]

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Intern Talk: How to Maintain Relationships Formed During Your Internship

The internship has ended, you’re back on campus and classes have begun — now what? The transition can be a challenge, but it’s crucial when it comes to bridging the gap between relationships formed during the internship and maintaining your network. I chatted with Lori Crabtree, senior communications specialist at Southwest Airlines, about the best […]

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Intern Talk: How to Measure Success During Your Internship

So you’re halfway through your dream internship; now what? There are numerous ways to gauge how you are working — thriving — in your internship. The important thing is that you are measuring your work. Whether it’s for a resume, LinkedIn or end-of-internship evaluation, you should keep track of your accomplishments, challenges and goals. Set […]

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Intern Talk: How to Maintain Your Network

When Brian Price spoke at the University of Florida earlier this semester, he discussed with us the many networking opportunities within PRSSA. He shared the strategic approach he uses to maintain contact with those he meets. Intrigued by his approach, I asked the former PRSSA National President and current co-chair of the Champions for PRSSA […]

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