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The Interview: How to Slice Through the Competition

The receiver clicks but you are still holding your cell phone with a grin that reaches from ear to ear. Most of the conversation that just took place is a blur but this one phrase is pulsating like an electrical current in your mind: upon reviewing your resume, we believe you are a potential candidate […]

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Talking Internships: A Q&A with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook

Have you ever wanted to know the perfect recipe for landing a great internship or why having multiple college internships is so important? I recently had the chance to sit down with PRSSA National President Andrew Cook and talk about how he obtained his different internships, as well as how they have helped him become […]

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Considering a 6-month Internship?

There are many public relations companies that offer six-month internship programs to students. These are a good opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to hone their skills and expand their knowledge. These companies have a wide network of clients who work in various industries such as cloud technology, enterprise security, financial services technology, healthcare, innovation, corporate […]

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What I Learned Doing PR for an Alligator Farm

Did you know that large alligators can go up to 18 months without eating? The nearly 20,000 people who “like” the Alligator Alley Facebook page certainly do. Alligator Alley is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Summerdale, Alabama, about 30 minutes away from the beaches of Gulf Shores. This summer, I had the opportunity to […]

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Different Internships, Different Experiences, Different Skills

You spent the summer at your dream internship, working for a huge PR agency in the “Big Apple” and now it’s back to school to sift through the thousands of “intern wanted” posts on Indeed, all while attempting to decipher whether they are searching to teach a future PR pro the ropes or are looking […]

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So You Landed Your Dream Summer Internship — Now What?

Securing a summer internship is no easy task. You spend hours (days even) preparing the perfect resume. You spend weeks role-playing interviews so you can answer any question. You spend money on the perfect professional wardrobe. Finally, the interview arrives and you nail it. It’s a matter of days before you receive the call saying […]

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Six Ways to Start Off on the Right Foot at Your Summer Internship

Early mornings, long days, quick lunch breaks and a whole slew of other things you didn’t expect. That’s right; you’re an intern now and no longer can you strategically schedule your classes so you don’t have to get up until noon. Internships come in all shapes and sizes. In other words, all internships are different. […]

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Ace the Audio and Visual Interview Process

When applying for jobs and internships, often the first round of interviews is via phone or Skype before you’re invited to the office. You also may have two or more rounds of phone or Skype interviews if you are applying for a position in another state as well. Here are a few tips to make […]

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Intern Talk: Interview Dos and Don’ts

You did your research and found the perfect summer internship. Now — after spending countless hours preparing a flawless application — you’ve been asked back to interview with the team you would be working with. What best practices should you know going into the interview? Below are a few dos and don’ts to keep in […]

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Five Lessons I Learned at My Internship

You don’t have to have all the answers, but you need to know how to find them. Also known as being resourceful, knowing how to find answers and solutions has become one of my top skills since becoming an intern. The Internet is surprisingly unhelpful in some situations, so don’t use it as a crutch. […]

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