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Five PR Skills to Build at Your Non-PR Part-time Job

Whether it be working a part-time job for extra cash or juggling multiple gigs in order to help your family or even working for enjoyment, people don’t always have a job in their career field. However, amidst pressure to gain real-world experience and hone the necessary skills for a communications profession, many may feel like […]

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How to Still Get Your Dream Job in a COVID-19 World

  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’ve heard this question your whole life. You’ve dreamed and hoped for what the future held and now, after sifting through options, you have a better idea of what you really want. Plus, you’ve put in years of work to get there. Yet, just […]

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Dr. Devin Knighton

Dr. Knighton’s Networking Tips in the Age of Coronavirus

If there’s any silver lining to canceling virtually every in-person event due to COVID-19, it’s that public relations students can delay typically awkward in-person networking attempts. Events like conferences are great networking opportunities in theory, but they’re daunting and hard to navigate in actuality. According to Dr. Devin Knighton, an award-winning public relations professor at […]

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Takeaways from DePaul PRSSA’s Chapter Development Session: Networking is So Fetch

At the PRSSA 2019 International Conference, DePaul PRSSA presented a Chapter development session called Networking is So Fetch! The Mean Girls spin-off showcased tips on the world of networking and how to best use your network for professional development. Here are a few of the key takeaways: Never burn a bridge, personal or professional. There […]

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Andrew Cook behind a PRSSA podium

3 Tips from Recent Graduates to Save Yourself the Post-Grad Panic Attack

You have two semesters until graduation, a mediocre internship and no set plans for the future – anxiety sets in. Sound familiar? Feeling lost about where to intern or what career path to take? Two recent graduates, who landed jobs at the largest privately held agency in the world, light the way to show us […]

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How To Be a True Professional

Professional development is a broad term used to describe or inform someone on how to appear and behave professionally. With the PRSSA International Conference coming up, this area of professionalism is super important for how you’ll go about networking and meeting new people. Professional development is an ongoing process that not only helps you build […]

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Three Ways to Prepare for the PRSSA 2019 International Conference

The PRSSA 2019 International Conference is an event that brings communications students from around the world together for professional development and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in numerous sessions that will shed light on current topics and trends in the field of public relations. In addition, students will be able to attend […]

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Being a Full Service PRo Regional Conference Preview

This year, Temple University’s PRSSA Chapter is proud to be celebrating 50 years of networking, leadership and mentorship. To celebrate this milestone, it felt only right to go big with a regional conference this spring. In the past, we created a local conference to give Temple students of all majors and students from area schools […]

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Three Ways to Get Involved With Your Local PRSA Chapter

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professionals Guide to Success. Graduation is around the corner and the job search is on! But what happens after you secure your first gig? It is important to stay involved in professional organizations like PRSA even after graduation for continued […]

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3 Ways to Catapult Your PR Career While in College

While it’s only been eight months since I’ve graduated, it feels like I’ve gained eight years worth of knowledge and experiences. In the process of holding two different public relations roles since graduation, I’ve also had the pleasure of gaining insight into the hiring process as I hired my predecessor for one position and am […]

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