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Internships: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The topic of paid internships comes around each year like Labor Day.  Yet despite the frequency, companies still insist on internships that include no compensation or academic credit even though the Fair Labor Standards Act requires compensation. I have often written about the internships on behalf of the Public Relations Society of America and have […]

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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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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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Confessions of a First-Time Intern

By now many of you, like me, are in the midst of your summer internships. You researched your organization beforehand and you walked in that door on your first day feeling like you understood everything you needed to—you were wrong. As a first-time intern working for a non-profit’s community relations department, I knew walking in […]

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Benefits of An Unpaid Internship

Internships. While most of us might think that being an intern just consists of fetching coffee for people and doing the annoying tasks that nobody else wants to do, internships are wonderful opportunities for growth, exploration and yes, even failure. Internships serve as the exciting, intimidating and sometimes stressful period in many college students’ lives […]

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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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Prepare for the School Year Ahead

Ah, summer. A time all college students look forward to — dreaming of summer days at the pool or beach and the joys of having no class for three months. These three months give students an ample amount of time to look back at the previous year and to get ready for the school year […]

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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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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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Finding Your Career Path: Careers From the Inside Out

Most people make their career decisions by looking at the world around them and then trying to reshape and change themselves to fit into it. But this is the opposite of what works and the opposite of what needs to be done. Defining the best career path for you is a process that starts from […]

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