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Connect, Link and Dream. Reasons Why You Should Have Created a LinkedIn Yesterday

As a junior in college, I still run into people daily who don’t see the need for a LinkedIn profile. “I’m only a junior,” they say. “I’ll do it next year.” Here’s what I have to say about that —  while they’re setting up their LinkedIn profile 365 days from now, I’ll be starting a […]

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Kick-Start Your Career [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Kick-Start Your Career: Tips From New Professionals Presenters: Gemrick Curtom, Consultant, GC Communications Hanna Porterfield, Account Manager, Development Counsellors International Robyn Rudish-Laning, Senior Marketing Manager, Airports Council International-North America Mia Simon, Public Relations Coordinator, Methodist Health System Recap: In this session, past PRSSA members who are now PRSA members gave advice on entering their careers […]

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Everyone is Networkable

“Network, network,network!” every single PR professor, practitioner and student passionately preached into my ear. In my freshman year of college, I heard this verb so much I nearly grew sick of it. Sure, I thought I already knew what networking meant: to ambitiously introduce oneself to new people, to forge new, beneficial connections. But it […]

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Four Podcasts that will Feed the Communication Student’s Soul

Podcasts are magical because they are as entertaining as they are educational. Sometimes it can feel terrible to waste hours on Instagram, YouTube or television…but podcasts? You could listen for hours and leave with as many hours of conversation topics. As a communication student, it’s to your benefit to soak up information wherever you can […]

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How and Why Students Should Grow Their Global Network

As a soon-to-be public relations professional, I am always looking to grow my network, whether it be at my university, my current internship or during my travels. I recently concluded my semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia. While school was my main priority abroad, I also used my time in a new foreign environment to grow […]

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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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The Power of a Storytelling Cover Letter: Q & A with Danny Rubin

Since taking office in June, I’ve had the chance to hear from many of you about your career development questions. You have asked me about resumes; how to find internships, (hint: start with the Internship Center); and writing cover letters. Actually, I’ve received more questions about cover letters than anything else. I took your questions […]

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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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The Lowdown on LinkedIn’s Newest App, Connected

With the launch of LinkedIn’s Connected app last month comes the question, “Should I download this or not?” Three PRSSA members share their impressions and usefulness of the app below. Star rating: 4.7 out of 5 For those who love LinkedIn, prepare to obsess over LinkedIn’s new app, Connected. As an aspiring public relations professional, I […]

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10 Tips to Help You Master LinkedIn

As the most popular social network for job-seekers and professionals, LinkedIn can be fairly confusing, and there’s not much help available through the site. Worry not—below are some of the best tips to ensure your profile is as visible and searchable as possible. How to optimize your profile 1. Customize your URL Rather than having […]

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