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Pat Ford’s Top Tips for Building Relationships

This summer I had the rare treat of working down the hall from a public relations great, Pat Ford, vice chairman and chief client officer at Burson-Marsteller. The recipient of the Milestones in Mentoring Legacy Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and recipient of 2016 Institute for Public Relations (IPR) Alexander […]

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Taking a Tour of Indy [National Conference Recap]

Event: Career Tours Organization: Visit Indy Recap: Career Tours are one of my most anticipated events of the PRSSA National Conference, and today was no exception. I had the opportunity to spend a couple hours today networking with Visit Indy Communications Coordinators Morgan Snyder and Lisa Wallace. Visit Indy is a tourism-based public relations organization. […]

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National Conference Twitter Chat Recap: Countdown to Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 National Conference Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Conference Coordinator Hannah Riffle (tweeting from @h_riff) 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 the […]

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7 Steps to Help Build Your Network

Networking plays an important role in public relations. Being good at networking can help land you your next job, gather information about an industry or introduce you to professionals who can offer advice about advancing your career. Here are seven ways to help improve your networking skills. 1. Attend as many events as you can. […]

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Coffee and Networking: A Match Made in Public Relations Heaven

If there is one thing that new public relations professionals and college students know well, it is coffee. Coffee is the fuel that helps us wake up and power through our busy days of social media managing, press release writing and event planning. It is rare to find a public relations person without their favorite […]

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June Monthly Reading Round-Up — A Letter to Public Relations Students, How to Pitch Better Brand Stories, Rules of Job Reference Etiquette

Another month has flown by and so have many of the headlines we’ve read. Between jobs, internships, activities and relaxing, it’s easy to fall behind on industry-related news and trends. Here are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. 1. A letter to public relations students Author: Gary Bridgens Publication: PR Daily Former PRSSA […]

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Immersing in the Unordinary: How my Non-Traditional Internship Benefitted Me

All internships tend to be the same. You apply via the required procedure and serve a spring, summer or fall term. But going to college in a small town without reliable transportation makes this difficult for me. So I looked into interning while home for winter break rather than catching up on sleep. While uncommon, […]

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Intern Talk: How to Maintain Your Network

When Brian Price spoke at the University of Florida earlier this semester, he discussed with us the many networking opportunities within PRSSA. He shared the strategic approach he uses to maintain contact with those he meets. Intrigued by his approach, I asked the former PRSSA National President and current co-chair of the Champions for PRSSA […]

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Things You’ll Love About National Assembly

In my experience, each PRSSA national event is unique. From the grand scale of National Conference, to the inspirational events of Leadership Rally, to the local charm of a Regional Conference, each and every event offers something special. National Assembly, coming up this March 3–6, in Austin, Texas, not only offers leadership training and networking—it […]

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So You Got the Job—Now Keep It! A Guide to Getting Hired After Your Internship

Courtney Moats did what public relations students dream of doing: she was hired full-time for a company after completing that company’s internship program. She is now an assistant manager for Chevrolet Communications, following her time as a Chevrolet Communications intern. If you’re looking to snag an open position after the internship of your dreams, Courtney […]

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