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From Nikes to Heels: How Being an Athlete Makes Me a Better Professional

As public relations students and professionals, we understand the importance of efficient communication. Our success lies in our ability to form lasting relationships and communicate effectively with clients, key publics, media and co-workers. Some public relations professionals were born with a natural aptitude for the career. Their effortless charm, creative thinking, leadership abilities and strong […]

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April Twitter Chat Recap — Building Chapter Community

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Building Chapter Community Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Chapter Development Victoria Leigh Ward (tweeting from @VictoriaLeighW), Vice President of Member Services Jon Kovach Jr. (tweeting from @Jon_Kovachjr) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding […]

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Why You Should Apply for Your Chapter’s Executive Board

All PRSSA Chapters have benefits: professional connections, personal relationships, education enhancement and ways to jumpstart your career. In addition each Chapter allows for its dues-paying members to become leaders. As someone who has been on their Chapter’s executive board for the majority of their college career, I can guarantee you that there are plenty of […]

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Why I Love My Little Chapter

Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter members reap many benefits everyday: enhancing their education, launching their career and broadening their network. Though every member receives the same PRSSA National benefits, each Chapter offers individual members personal experiences. As a senior leader in my Chapter, I have witnessed firsthand how small Chapters can make a […]

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A View of Debra A. Miller’s Life Full of Inspiration and Mentorship

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. As the 2006 Gold Anvil Winner and PRSA 1997 National President, Debra A. Miller, Ed.D, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a public relations leader, strategist, counselor, […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Chapter Leadership

As freshmen, we always knew that someday we wanted to be leaders within our Chapter. Now, as upperclassmen, we both hold executive board roles as Chapter president and public relations director. We’ve learned how to be successful leaders through challenges, as well as from those who held our positions before us. As the semester ends, […]

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Guiding Leaders and Uniting Firms and Chapters [National Conference Recap]

Session: Chapter Development Session: Drake University, “Not the Boss of You: A Guide to Leading Leaders” and Ohio University, “Two Halves of a Whole: Uniting Firms and Chapters” Presenter: Drake University and Ohio University Recap: Drake University spoke about their own Chapter struggles and what it takes to be a good leader. They walked through […]

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We Are the Champions … for PRSSA: Interactive Website and Digital Directory is Launched

When students ask me what my favorite benefits of PRSSA are, I usually have a hard time choosing only a few. In my fourth year, and serving as National President, I’ve taken advantage of nearly every benefit the Society has to offer. But there is always one I make sure to emphasize — the Champions […]

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3 Things that Make Leadership Rally Worth Your Time

You’ve turned in your final assignment. You’ve broken a sweat packing up your dorm or apartment and moving out. You’ve said goodbye to your college friends for the summer, as everyone heads their own way for the next few months. What’s next for a savvy public relations student leader like yourself? PRSSA Leadership Rally, of […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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