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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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The Power of a Network

As communications professionals, we’re sure you’ve heard it before — your network is everything. So, what is a network? By definition, a network is “an interconnected or interrelated chain, group or system.” You likely already know that your network is comprised of the professionals you meet throughout your life at conferences, trainings, happy hours, etc. […]

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How to Get a Mentor

Everyone needs a mentor. There is no doubt that mentorship has positive lift for young and old, job seekers and career ladder climbers, students and teachers, managers and individuals. I have often argued that not only are mentors valuable, but a variety of mentors is perhaps the best path to objective, savvy and smart advice […]

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How to Network When Meeting People Is Your Biggest Fear

Do you get anxious when you’re in public? Do you fear meeting new people and imagine the awkward silence, how you’ll end up saying something wrong, or else? Do you prefer to avoid communication and the chance of rejection? If that’s you, you’re not alone. If you’re a bit shy, aren’t a people person, are […]

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Advice for PR Students Seeking Their First Job

There was a time when public relations positions used to be available for almost anybody who wanted them. Few people were sure exactly what public relations was and standards weren’t high. Today, the situation is far different. As public relations has become more enticing to liberal arts students, lawyers, journalists and others, positions have become […]

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