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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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The Internship Application Process in 5 Easy Steps

For the typical college student, the beginning of the spring semester is a chance to relax before the stress caused by midterms and class projects. While you’re relaxing, take the time to start preparing to apply for summer internships. While some application deadlines have already passed, many have deadlines early in the spring. Taking steps […]

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Career Tips from the PRSSA National Committee

Chances are, mentors, professors, peers and colleagues have given you gold nuggets of information about how to land your dream job, nail an interview or make a positive impression. As part of the National Committee, we found that the advice we have been given has made a profound impact on how we approach our own […]

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New Professionals Panel: Advice on the Transition from School to Workplace [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Transition to the Real World (Hosted by the New Professionals Section) Presenters: Hilary Jurinak, Communications Coordinator at Binny’s Beverage Depot Brian Price, Assistant Account Executive at Edelman JR Rochester, Digital Media Strategist at AAA Carolinas Moderated by Jessica Noonan, an Associate at Burson-Marsteller. Recap: Four former PRSSA National Committee members held a Q & […]

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Follow the Yellow-Brick Road: Internships and the Road to Professional Success

The summer internship: every college student’s biggest dream and worst nightmare. Interning is presented to college students as the next step in building your resume to prepare for the job market, or as I like to think about it, the next step down the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City, the capital of “success.” With […]

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Small Town Dreams Lead to Big City Opportunities: How I Scored a Major Internship

Small Town Dreams Lead to Big City Opportunities “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear. It’s a word to describe an inescapable, unexplainable emotion — something everyone can relate to. My greatest fear is time. When I think about the concept of time and how fast it […]

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Conference Preview: A Q & A With Hosts of Transition to the Real World

The PRSSA 2015 National Conference in Atlanta is now only two weeks away. After reviewing the program, one session every student should be looking forward to is one hosted by members of the PRSA New Professionals Section on Sunday Nov. 8. The following is a question and answer of this session with Brian Price (BP) […]

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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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