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Finding a Mentor and Why You Definitely Need One

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a mentor is “a trusted counselor or guide.” However, a mentor is so much more. Through my experiences, both as a mentor and mentee, the relationship you craft with this individual goes beyond that. This person becomes a coach, cheerleader, adviser, confidant and, hopefully, a friend. My mentors have led […]

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50 Leadership Tips From the Plank Center

This past July, I had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago, Illinois, to attend the Plank Center Board meetings at the Union League Club. The Plank Center sponsored this year’s Leadership Rally for Chapter presidents and firm directors as well as the Living Legends Panel at National Conference, as it continues to further the work […]

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Leadership, as told by Miranda Priestly

For those of you who haven’t seen “The Devil Wears Prada,” this won’t make much sense. For those with good taste, please enjoy. Like her or hate her, Miranda Priestly is effective in her job. What can we learn from the Devil herself? Plenty. For now, let’s focus on three things — never settle for […]

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Strive to Be a #Leader, Not a #Boss

Close your eyes and think of the best supervisor you have ever had — did they take time to explain a project to you? Did they listen to you? Did they encourage you? Or were they critical, defensive and quick to place blame on others? The difference between these two people — one is a […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Student-run Firm Leadership

A new school year means new leadership for Student-run Firms across the country. Some executive leadership will remain the same, while other teams may have the opportunity to grow under new leadership. In any case, leading a Student-run Firm is no small feat. As the busy semester begins, take a look at these do’s and […]

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Starting your Executive Board Meetings Off on the Right Foot

The start of the school year can mean two things for PRSSA executive boards: a lot of exciting ideas and “e-board” meetings lasting several hours. Weekly e-board meetings should be a productive time full of brainstorming, organizing and planning of upcoming activities for your Chapter. However, sometimes what is supposed to be an hour-long meeting, […]

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PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally Recap

PRSSA Chapter presidents and Student-run Firm directors from across the country kicked off their terms for the 2017–2018 school year at the annual PRSSA Leadership Rally held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Students had the chance to listen to keynote speakers, network with peers and professionals and discuss plans for next year as well as challenges and […]

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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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