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How to Make the Most of an Internship

Summer internships are a time for young adults to get real-life experience and learn about the possible career they may want to pursue. After my own experience interning in Washington, D.C. at the White House and an international human rights organization, I knew I wanted to pursue a public relations career in Washington, D.C. The […]

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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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Five Ways to Rock Your Internship Search

Internships serve as an important stepping stone in a young professional’s career. They offer you valuable experience and insight, preparing you for your post-grad journey. But how do you search for such an experience? For me, the internship search illuminates a mixture of excitement and anxiety. It’s as if you have endless yet limited possibilities […]

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Secrets of the PR World: Intern Edition

Summer internships are a whole lot more than just a fancy addition to stick on your resume or something to fill those long summer days. They’re meant to open your eyes to how the real world handles and uses PR. After spending the summer interning at a hospital in a big city, I learned quite […]

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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 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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January Twitter Chat — Career Development Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Career Development Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Career Services Sarah Dougherty (tweeting from @sarahgdougherty) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View […]

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Becoming the Intern Guru [National Conference Recap]

Session: Become the Intern Guru Presenter: Lauren Berger, Intern Queen Recap: Lauren Berger isn’t called the Intern Queen for nothing. During her college years she completed 15 internships. Don’t worry though, she reassured the audience you don’t need so many to be successful. She’s just, as she so lovingly puts it, “psychotic.” Berger describes how […]

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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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The 5 Stages of Reuniting With Your PR Pals After a Summer Apart

Between internships, blogging and planning for the upcoming year, public relations majors rarely get a break. However, we do get an unwanted break from our PRSSA pals during the three long summer months. When August rolls around, we all inevitably hit that summer lull and start itching for classes to start. And the one thing […]

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