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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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Which Came first, the Internship or the Experience?

Obtaining an internship is no easy task. It takes a certain set of skills and a polished resume to land an internship that will (hopefully) guide you to the career of your choice. But what happens when you don’t have the skills necessary for the internship that you want? As a young student in PRSSA, […]

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Fall in Love With PRSS(bae) This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, singles awareness day or “the day before chocolate goes on sale.” Whatever you call it, this day focuses on love, adoration and over-priced dinners from restaurants with dim lighting. This year, instead of binge-watching Netflix and drowning yourself in tears, focus on the things that make you happy and the things that have […]

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Building Bridges to Summer and Beyond

Before spring semester gets crazy and summer arrives, it’s time to think about getting hired.  Now is the time to act, whether you’re pursuing a temporary internship this summer or a full-time position after graduation. It’s tempting to delay preparation until closer to the end of the semester, but that could mean forfeiting prime opportunities […]

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