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What to do After Graduation

What do I know about graduation? I’m just a student myself, making the decisions we all make. So, I started asking people for advice. After talking with several professionals, I’ve compiled a few steps for you. Define your options Imagine you are at a buffet. You stare at three different food options, read the reviews, […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Internship

We’ve all been there as public relations students. Internships ― the dreaded responsibility that we are usually required to participate in. However, internships can truly be one of the best parts of your college experience. Unlike the educational experience in the classroom, you are given adult responsibilities in the workplace. This can help you gain […]

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Tips for Acing the Job Search

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. The fall semester may feel like it’s only just begun, but now is the perfect time to dive into your post-grad job search (or summer internship search, if you’re not yet a senior). Sure, May is still […]

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Life After College: How LinkedIn Can Help You Get Hired

In the third installment of the “Life After College” webinar series, Ray Kotcher, Fellow PRSA, senior partner and chairman at Ketchum, facilitated a conversation with Ron Culp, Fellow PRSA, professional director of DePaul University’s public relations and advertising graduate program. The conversation centered on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile to complement your resume […]

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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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How to Write a Killer Job Application [National Conference Recap]

Session: How to Write a Killer Job Application Presenter: Danny Rubin, vice president, Rubin Communications Group Recap: In this session, we learned ways to make ourselves look better to employers when submitting a job application, cover letter, etc. The session was informative, interesting and engaging, and provided lots of great tips and tricks. Rubin told […]

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Internships: A Necessity for All PR Majors

As public relations majors, having experience is key. Without an internship — or two — under your belt you may find yourself struggling to find a job after graduation. The experiences provided through an internship are invaluable, and oftentimes the skills you build can’t be learned in a classroom. Searching for and securing internships early […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Stand out from the Pile

Envision this — you’ve taken the time to carefully craft your pitch to that dream employer. You fire off the email and anxiously begin the waiting process. Then, it happens. Maybe you’re walking to class or in the midst of planning your trip to the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. An email pops up in your […]

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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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