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Six Things I Learned When Creating My Own Online Portfolio

The job and internship hunt is aggressive. It’s competitive and stressful and college students everywhere are trying to strategically set themselves apart from the pile of resumes. In my case, I have one semester left until graduation. My two minors are completed, I have one class left in my major and my course load for […]

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Writing a Resume for Employers — Not the Trash

I find it incredibly interesting that one of the most common phrases undergraduate students say regarding applications for jobs and internships is “my resume stinks.” Resumes are the number one deliverable that opens the doorway into the professional field and yet it is one of the most neglected items in preparing for job applications. “I’m […]

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PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center

Are you looking for an internship? Are you interested to see what internships are available in your hometown? Want to learn more about an exclusive PRSSA National member benefit? Tune in to this podcast, “PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center” to learn about this career development opportunity here.  

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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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Determining if Nonprofit is Right for You

With one year of introductory PR classes under my belt, I had the privilege to work as the public relations intern for Gift of Life Donor Program — a nonprofit organ procurement organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The position I had originally applied for was a “community relations intern”. It, however, required a junior or senior […]

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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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