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Determining if Nonprofit is Right for You

With one year of introductory PR classes under my belt, I had the privilege to work as the public relations intern for Gift of Life Donor Program — a nonprofit organ procurement organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The position I had originally applied for was a “community relations intern”. It, however, required a junior or senior […]

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Finding the Right Fit: Which Section of Public Relations Will You Call Home?

Most public relations students are presented time and time again with the same question: What types of jobs are available within the public relations industry?   The options for a successful career in public relations are endless. Therefore, answering this question is complex. Most students aren’t sure what they are most interested in, so taking […]

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How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Benefitted Me

Many professors will tell us as students that the most important thing to experience during college is an internship. Without internships, we would be missing out on many real-life professional opportunities. And let’s face it, when graduation is close, we’ll be glad we gained experience through our internships. Early on I decided I wanted to […]

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City Series: Washington, D.C. Boasts More Than Public Affairs and Healthcare Opportunities

For someone who never planned to make a home in the Washington, D.C., metro area, I’ve been here an awful long time — 12 years and counting. Here’s a secret: D.C. was never high on my list of places to live. I had nothing against it, it simply didn’t make it onto my radar screen. […]

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City Series: Public Relations Thrives in Indianapolis, the Crossroads of America

If you’re like many public relations students, you may feel you should move to a big city such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Atlanta to have a flourishing career after you graduate. I thought that, too. I went straight to New York City after graduation to work at a public relations agency. However, […]

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Ethics Every Day: Employing Proactive Ethical Behavior in the Absence of a Crisis

“Ethical practice is the most important obligation of a PRSA member.” This statement can be found in the preamble of the PRSA Code of Ethics. As members of PRSSA, we hold ourselves accountable for the same ethical standards. We are to always work under the pretenses of advocacy, honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty and fairness. As […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Nonprofit and Association Public Relations

If you have ever wanted to know more about different types of public relations careers straight from professionals in each area, the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA public relations professional interest sections. Each month, two professionals will sound off on their specific sub-category of the […]

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Intern Talk: Diverse Internships Offer a Competitive Advantage

We’re often told that college is the time to experience new things and enhance our education. This seems to work out naturally, because, in reality, the experiences outside of the classroom are really half of what college is. Most of us automatically do this by joining Greek life, student organizations and going on study abroad […]

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Help Leave Our Mark on Philadelphia

With a few short weeks until National Conference, there are a lot of things to prepare. Your list is probably topped with cleaning up your résumé, compiling a wardrobe and mapping out your touring schedule. But before descending upon Philadelphia, you and your Chapter should prepare for the PRSSA 2013 Community Service Initiative. What is […]

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Public Relations: When Two Worlds Collide

Communications students came to the nation’s capital on March 23-24 to learn the importance of traditional and new media in public relations. At the PRSSA Regional Conference, “When Two Worlds Collide: Bridging Online and Offline Communication,” speakers and panelists with backgrounds in politics, crisis communication, social media, nonprofits and more shared their stories and offered […]

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