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Graduating Seniors Can Learn to Further Their Careers through PRSA and the New Professionals Section

Congratulations seniors! You’re graduating from college soon, and with that, you will soon become a PRSSA alumnus. It’s now time to transition from student to professional with PRSA and the New Professionals Section. As a PRSSA member, you had access to a local Chapter that provided you with networking opportunities and led to friendships that […]

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PRSA New Professionals Equips Students for the Real World

Transitioning from student to professional can be quite the challenge. PRSSA prepares you for getting your first job, but how do you continue to learn and advance your career after college? Looking back now, my PRSSA experience was a dream. From becoming our Chapter’s president to serving as the National Vice President of Career Services, […]

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Diversity and New Pros: What Will You Bring to the Table?

Congratulations to all recent graduates and soon-to-be-graduates! I know this is a time to be both excited and terrified, but it’s okay. I went through that myself when I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in December 2011, where I was a member of the PRSSA Chapter and served on the executive board during my senior […]

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Progress After PRSSA: New Pros Interview with Lyndsey Sager

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. Lyndsey Sager, a senior at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, had the perfect post-graduation job lined up. Just weeks from her December 2013 graduation date, her job fell through. Lyndsey accepted that she might be in the job […]

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Why You Need a Post-Graduation Break

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. With the start of spring semester the “G” word hangs heavy in the minds of college seniors. Job searches, polished cover letters and countless interviews are inevitable over the next few months. Excited as you may be about landing […]

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Five Ways To Make a Gutsy Transition From Student To Professional

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. New to the working world or preparing to make the leap from public relations student to professional? Besides joining PRSA’s New Professionals Section, there are several ways to make the transition seamless, exciting…and even gutsy. To get gutsy, you […]

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Make Your Passion Profitable: What You Need to Know to Start a Company

As a new professional, I never expected to start a business. In fact, the mere thought was terrifying. I knew I still needed to prove my worth in the industry and was worried what seasoned professionals would think of a new graduate trying to squeeze yet another company into the market. As I gave myself […]

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The Next Step in Your Career Journey

When I was applying for jobs, I knew my professional development would greatly influence where I would end up. I loved my experiences with PRSSA and the opportunities the Society gave me, from friendships to connections to learning more about the profession. When you graduate, your professional development journey doesn’t end—it continues. By taking advantage […]

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How Public Relations Helped Me Become a Viral Blogger

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. The first PRSSA event I ever attended was the National Conference in 2011. I remember being brilliantly intimidated by the crowds of competing public relations majors who helped me remember that I had so much more to learn before […]

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From Intern to Full-Time

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. In the public relations industry, intern experience is typically a vital component to landing an entry-level position, especially at a big agency. If you’re already interning at your dream company, you can take the right steps to make your […]

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