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5 Career Tips for the Young Professional

I, like many other attendees at this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference, was in search for some career advice. The public relations industry is competitive and for most of us, getting our foot in the door can be challenging. However, with a little guidance and proper execution, it can be […]

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First day at PRSSANC 2018

After attending the PRSSA National Conference in Austin, Texas, I gained new insights about the public relations industry and gained more confidence about my future in this field. Throughout the few days I attended, I learned new ideas such as branding myself, how to manage crisis and learning how technology can advance the public relations […]

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The Feeling of Relief; PRSSANC 2018

“Make sure you pray before and after you get off the plane. And don’t forget to call me as soon as you land!” That was the statement my mother said to me as I boarded my third flight. I can’t begin to explain the feeling of nervousness and anxiousness that overwhelmed my body. It’s the […]

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PRSSANC 2018: Experience in PR and Life

When I received the news that I had won the PRSA Foundation Travel Grant I was excited because I was going to have the opportunity to go to the PRSSA National Conference and see familiar faces again and also I was going to participate in a larger conference than the previous one, where I was […]

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Celebrating Black Public Relations History [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Celebrating Black Public Relations History Presenter: Lori George Billingsley, The Coca-Cola Company, Neil Foote, National Black Public Relations Society, David Brown, Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication Moderator: Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR, Elon University Recap: The overarching theme of this session was viewing the intersectionality of who we are and not being ashamed of […]

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Committee Confessions

It was Tuesday afternoon on October 2, 2018 and all across the country, the PRSSA National Committee was stirring. From Millersville, Pennsylvania to Athens, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois to Raleigh, North Carolina to Gainesville, Florida, phones lit up, suitcases remained empty and chaos ensued. Only one day before flying to Austin, Texas for PRSSA National […]

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The Austin Bombings [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: A City on the Brink: The Austin Bombings Presenters: David Green, City of Austin Anna Sabana, Austin Police Dept. Angel Flores, Austin Homeland Security & Emergency Management Dept. Lisa Cortinas, City of Austin Recap: David Green, Anna Sabana, Angel Flores and Lisa Cortinas came together to share how they managed the Austin serial bomber in […]

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InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

National Conference Session Recap Session: InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses Presenter: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, JKD & Company Inc. Recap: Applying and interviewing for a job can be a little stressful at times. In the session of “InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses,” Jane Dvorak reassures that there can be less stress by learning to […]

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Financial Communications [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: The Fast-Paced World of Financial Communications Speakers: Kris Cole, Associate Vice President of Prosek Partners Recap: As someone who is not a finance person and can barely do her taxes, I went to the financial communications session. Conference is the time to learn new things so I figured, why not? Cole started off the […]

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Becoming the Change [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Becoming the Change: Rising from Tragedy to March for Our Lives Presenter: Brendan Duff and Delaney Tarr  Recap: Brendan Duff and Delaney Tarr took us through the story on how the March for Our Lives Movement started. They weren’t there to explain what happened to them or how they felt about the horrific day of the […]

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