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Five PR Skills to Build at Your Non-PR Part-time Job

Whether it be working a part-time job for extra cash or juggling multiple gigs in order to help your family or even working for enjoyment, people don’t always have a job in their career field. However, amidst pressure to gain real-world experience and hone the necessary skills for a communications profession, many may feel like […]

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Introducing the 2020-2021 Publications Subcommittee

One aspect of PRSSA that members enjoy is increased opportunities for leadership and involvement at the National level. One of those opportunities is participating in subcommittees. Members of the Publications Subcommittee have the opportunity to recruit for submissions and submit to Progressions, the official blog of PRSSA. As an alumnus of the 2019–2020 Publications Subcommittee, […]

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The story of an aspiring, bi-sexual public relations leader.

Throughout the month of June we continue to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community across the globe. I was inspired to share my story because I want other LGBTQ+ students to understand that they can succeed in this industry. I would like to begin this story by sharing my LGBTQ+ journey. It wasn’t until middle school that […]

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Four Lessons Learned from Bateman

PRSSA has provided countless opportunities that have helped me grow, both personally and professionally, but by far the most rewarding experience has been being a part of PRSSA’s Bateman Case Study Competition. The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA’s national case study Competition, where participants research, plan, execute and evaluate a full-on public relations campaign. PRSSA […]

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What it Really Means to be a Star Chapter

The James Madison University Chapter of PRSSA has won five Star Chapter awards in a row, but it’s not the recognition that has meant the most to us. When you break down what it means to be awarded Star Chapter, you realize what it’s all about: giving back and making a difference. First of all, […]

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Self-Leadership: A 3-Step Guide to Achieving Personal Success

By Mihaela Plugarasu and Heather Bermudez, APR J.K. Rowling, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Steve Jobs, and other well-admired individuals, made the impossible the inevitable through their exquisite ability to self-lead. What do these leaders have in common? How did they beat all the odds?  There […]

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Karen Mateo

Women in Leadership in Public Relations: Karen Mateo, CCO, PRSA

So, at this point, we all know (or hopefully should know) that there is a diversity problem in public relations senior leadership. Not only does this impact brands reaching target audiences, but it hinders the development of aspiring leaders and the future success of the industry. When there is no representation, it makes it harder […]

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Your Boss was an Intern too, Once.

So you’ve locked down that internship. Your perfect cover letter, resume and portfolio did the job and your interview couldn’t have gone better. The dream internship is finally in your lap and you are antsy to start. Before you jump the gun and sell your soul to your new job, take a step back. Because […]

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Heathere Evans speaking from stage

Emotional Intelligence: Five Leadership Skills to Take Away from PRSSAIC, with Heathere Evans

A room of future industry leaders chatter about their Chapter experiences and Student-run Firm campaigns when Heathere Evans, president of Pivot, Inc., takes hold of the room. Her charisma feeds off the student energy as she dives into her passion. Emotional Leadership is a scientific practice. With repetitive thoughts and mindful thinking, Evans shares that […]

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2019 International Conference Part 2

This is the second blog post sharing the experience at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, California, taking place October 18–22, 2019. Read the first post here. Saturday With roll call out of the way and students welcomed, Saturday’s portion of the 2019 International Conference continued with a series of breakout sessions. Some […]

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