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The 3 Mentors You Can’t Thrive Without

It’s no secret that a mentor can make a life-changing impact on your career. They can help guide your steps, expand your perspective and introduce you to the right people. People often ask the question, however, “What kind of mentors do I need and how many should I have?” These are the three types of […]

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October Twitter Chat Recap: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October 2015 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Professional Development Sarah Johnson (tweeting from @SJo_94) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! […]

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Best Practices: The 3 Step Process to a Successful PRSSA/PRSA Relationship

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone you knew could give you tips for what to put on your resume, connect you to professionals in your field, teach you skills that match the ones under “job requirements” and help you build your career while you’re still in college? Many people may not be able to help […]

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Best Practices: Building Better Relationships with Your PRSA Sponsor Chapter

Networking is always a priority for PRSSA members as they seek guidance and work to grow as professionals, but it’s not always easy. Some members don’t feel comfortable reaching out to people and it’s not always easy finding a professional who has the time. Fortunately for PRSSA, we have the incredible opportunity to learn from […]

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3 Effective Ways to Start Your Internship Search Now

Too often, the pressures of new class schedules, quizzes and activities get in the way of starting the journey to scoring what will have a tremendous impact on your career—an internship. Looking for your ideal internship is a process that takes a long sequence of preparation to land in the right place. Here are three […]

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February Twitter Chat Recap: Better Together — Student-Adviser Collaboration

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February 2015 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Faculty Adviser Robert “Pritch” Pritchard  (tweeting from @rspritchard) and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View […]

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Celebrate Public Relations with the Plank Center

Ten years ago, the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations was established and named after the “first lady of public relations,” Betsy Plank. The board of trustees at The University of Alabama established the Plank Center on February 4, 2005, to develop research, scholarships and forums that advance the ethical practice of public relations. […]

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How to Be a Great Chapter Member – No Leadership Position Required

As the new semester starts, Chapters around the nation will be welcoming new members and returning members alike. If you’re new or returning and are not currently holding a position, here are some great ways to be a great general member: 1. Ask questions and participate in discussions Many Chapters invite speakers to meetings, and […]

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#PlankMentor Honoree Panel Inspires Students to Succeed

Event: #PlankMentor, DePaul University Presenters: Patrick Ford, Burson Marsteller; Wendi Strong, USAA; Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick; Lynne Sallot, University of Georgia; Jose Rivera, California State University, San Bernardino Recap: Before the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ fifth annual Milestones in Mentoring celebration on Oct. 30, public relations students from across the country gathered […]

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Where to Meet Your Future Mentor

The end of October marks the end of this year’s PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. After connecting with your sponsor PRSA Chapters, I hope you fostered a better understanding of public relations in your local area while connecting with professional mentors. Now that you started, below are some more ways to meet public relations mentors Public Relations […]

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