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Three Tidbits I Gained from Speaking with an Informational Interviewer

This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to spend several months in Washington D.C.  working as a communications intern for the United Nations Foundation. I had a fantastic experience working in for a global NGO and experiencing the great sights and sounds of our nation’s capital. This experience was also an important stepping stone […]

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Why You Should Invest in #PRSSANC

Attending the PRSSA 2017 National Conference is one of the best things you can do for your college and professional career. Between the professional development sessions, social networking events and more, you will have countless opportunities to grow personally and launch your future career. However, it can be difficult to make that initial investment of […]

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Transforming Risks Into Opportunities When Moving to a New State Without Connections

With graduation quickly approaching, it is finally time to take a leap of faith into the real world and search for jobs. For many students, this means trying to find job opportunities in a different state. This can be intimidating when you have no professional connections in the city you are going to. We spent […]

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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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How to Succeed at Something When You Don’t Have a Natural Talent for It

You spend hours on a test and get a lower score than the person who hasn’t cracked open the textbook all semester, or run daily at the gym only to be beat at the race by someone who rarely practices. So why can some people get by on natural talent, but you have to put […]

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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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Getting Outside the Classroom: How Agency Tours Provide Young Pros With Valuable Advice

Agency tours offer a chance for students to peek into their future careers and get inspired. Meeting with professionals gives the organization access to advice from people who are active and knowledgeable in the industry. Last semester, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire PRSSA Chapter traveled to Minneapolis to check out two communication powerhouses: Lola Red […]

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Why National Assembly Is My Favorite PRSSA Event

During my four years in PRSSA, I have attended four National Conferences (Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis), two Leadership Rallies (both in Arizona), three Regional Conferences (Chicago, Detroit, Waynesburg) and two National Assemblies (Portland, Austin). I’m lucky to have seen so many parts of the country and met so many peers and professionals, but for […]

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January Twitter Chat — Career Development Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Career Development Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Career Services Sarah Dougherty (tweeting from @sarahgdougherty) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (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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Why You Should Attend a PRSSA 2017 Regional Conference

Regional Conferences are one of the greatest benefits offered by PRSSA. The experience for hosting an event of that caliber is great for the Chapter, but the perks of attending are even better. Attending Regional Conferences provides unique professional development and networking opportunities. Similar to the PRSSA National Conference, Regional Conferences provide unique insight to […]

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