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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Hired by An Agency

When I was a student, I was obsessed with agencies. To me, it was always big news when a friend or someone in my network scored a job or internship with an agency. I’d quickly sit them down and dig for their secrets. How did they approach them? What did they do? Who did they […]

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City Series: Washington, D.C. Boasts More Than Public Affairs and Healthcare Opportunities

For someone who never planned to make a home in the Washington, D.C., metro area, I’ve been here an awful long time — 12 years and counting. Here’s a secret: D.C. was never high on my list of places to live. I had nothing against it, it simply didn’t make it onto my radar screen. […]

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Edelman Agency Tour: Know Your Story [National Conference Recap]

Event: Agency Tours Organization: Edelman Recap: My first morning of the PRSSA 2015 National Conference was spent participating in the agency tours. My agency tour was held at the Edelman Atlanta office in Midtown Atlanta. Edelman was founded in 1952 and is currently the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm. Edelman boasts an incredible […]

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4 Tips to Nail that Job Interview

So, you want to get hired. You’re ready, you’re excited, you’re anticipating your first day on the job, but there’s one thing standing between you and that first day: the ever daunting, and rather intimidating, job interview. Within this post you’ll find helpful hints and practical advice on how to nail that interview. 1)   Do […]

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So You Got the Job—Now Keep It! A Guide to Getting Hired After Your Internship

Courtney Moats did what public relations students dream of doing: she was hired full-time for a company after completing that company’s internship program. She is now an assistant manager for Chevrolet Communications, following her time as a Chevrolet Communications intern. If you’re looking to snag an open position after the internship of your dreams, Courtney […]

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The Power of a Storytelling Cover Letter: Q & A with Danny Rubin

Since taking office in June, I’ve had the chance to hear from many of you about your career development questions. You have asked me about resumes; how to find internships, (hint: start with the Internship Center); and writing cover letters. Actually, I’ve received more questions about cover letters than anything else. I took your questions […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Communications Theory, Modeling, Vital to Tech PR

If you have ever wanted to know more about different types of public relations careers straight from professionals, then the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA Professional Interest Sections. Each month, professionals will answer questions about their specific subcategory of the industry. Our eighth post […]

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Revisiting the Resume with Ketchum’s Talent Acquisition Manager

When I started to build a list of what employers really want to see (and not see) in a resume, I expected the answers to be the same. After a chat with resume expert and Ketchum’s Talent Acquisition Manager Serena Cohen about what she looks for in a resume, I quickly learned that writing and […]

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InternTalk: The Benefit of Informational Interviews

This January, PRSSA is hosting its first-ever Career Development Month. Everything this month revolves around one central theme: “Launch Your Career.” As public relations pre-professionals, we are all eager to learn and network in these formative college years so that when it’s our time to enter the workforce, we’ll do so successfully. Whether you’re looking […]

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Rubbing Shoulders with Senior Leadership (and Other Perks of Interning at a Small PR Agency)

Big agency? Small agency? Any agency? These are the questions we can’t help but obsess over when trying to secure an internship that will deliver the most return on our investment of time and effort. As a student, you may not have the luxury of getting to choose from a long list of agencies, but […]

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