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4 Steps to Remember During Your Job Search

As your undergraduate studies come to an end it’s time to enter the real world. It can be daunting to think of post-graduate life, so keep these four steps in mind during your job search. 1. Personal Brand 101 “Personal branding is critical in this day and age,” said Donna Wertalik, Virginia Tech director of […]

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Breaking Into the World of Fashion PR

Working in the fashion industry is not an easy job. It requires long hours and hard work. This career choice is not for the fainthearted, but if you are someone who masters the art of representing a single brand or even multiple brands at once, you will be successful as a fashion publicist. Former voice […]

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Internships: A Necessity for All PR Majors

As public relations majors, having experience is key. Without an internship — or two — under your belt you may find yourself struggling to find a job after graduation. The experiences provided through an internship are invaluable, and oftentimes the skills you build can’t be learned in a classroom. Searching for and securing internships early […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Stand out from the Pile

Envision this — you’ve taken the time to carefully craft your pitch to that dream employer. You fire off the email and anxiously begin the waiting process. Then, it happens. Maybe you’re walking to class or in the midst of planning your trip to the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. An email pops up in your […]

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How an Internship in News Media Changed the Way I Pitch to Journalists

You spend hours crafting your pitch; you know it’s perfect. Unfortunately, a flawless email isn’t enough when it comes to pitching to journalists these days. As future public relations practitioners, we need to work smarter when it comes to media pitching. During an internship with Iowa Public Radio (IPR), I learned a few things that […]

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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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How to Make the Most of Any Internship

With only four short years to gain the experience needed to enter the public relations profession, the pressure is on for undergraduates to enhance our skills, broaden our networks and determine which path we will take within the industry. Without the pressure of full course loads and extracurricular activities, summer is the perfect time to […]

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How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Benefitted Me

Many professors will tell us as students that the most important thing to experience during college is an internship. Without internships, we would be missing out on many real-life professional opportunities. And let’s face it, when graduation is close, we’ll be glad we gained experience through our internships. Early on I decided I wanted to […]

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May Monthly Reading Round-Up — Happy Chewbacca, Ethical Decision-Making, Transitioning from Intern to Full-Time

Summer is right around the corner. Chapters are transitioning; graduates are job hunting and others are planning summer vacations, leaving little time to catch up on industry news and trends. The Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here to help. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month: 1. Achieve Success in Communications With […]

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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Hired by An Agency

When I was a student, I was obsessed with agencies. To me, it was always big news when a friend or someone in my network scored a job or internship with an agency. I’d quickly sit them down and dig for their secrets. How did they approach them? What did they do? Who did they […]

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