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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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Get Busy: The Importance of Time Management in College

Being a part of college athletics is a life changing experience. Along with the countless hours of rehabilitation, athletic advising meetings, conditioning and practice times, it is essential to find “free time” to be involved in extracurricular activities as an aspiring public relations professional. This year, I am working in athletic communications for the Division […]

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Going Global: Study Abroad Provides a World of PR Opportunities

How did study abroad add value to my education? It took me a long time to decide that I was going to study abroad. The toughest part of the decision was weighing the benefits of the program when compared to starting an internship. After spending most of my junior year talking to my peers and […]

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How To Create an Engaging Internship Program: A Guide for Employers

Employers: this one’s for you. Every month, I write a column for interns on how to maximize their professional development opportunities and ask professionals to chime in—but this month, I decided to turn things around. This installment of Intern Talk is different than any of the previous ones: I’m giving interns the floor to voice […]

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How To: Learn More About the Different Sectors of Public Relations

When I first decided to major in public relations, it seemed as though everyone asked me the same question, “Do you want to work in an agency or a corporation?” Little did I know then that the job opportunities in public relations are far greater than those two options. Here are some great ways to […]

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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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