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Six Things I Learned When Creating My Own Online Portfolio

The job and internship hunt is aggressive. It’s competitive and stressful and college students everywhere are trying to strategically set themselves apart from the pile of resumes. In my case, I have one semester left until graduation. My two minors are completed, I have one class left in my major and my course load for […]

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Prepare for the School Year Ahead

Ah, summer. A time all college students look forward to — dreaming of summer days at the pool or beach and the joys of having no class for three months. These three months give students an ample amount of time to look back at the previous year and to get ready for the school year […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Stand out from the Pile

Envision this — you’ve taken the time to carefully craft your pitch to that dream employer. You fire off the email and anxiously begin the waiting process. Then, it happens. Maybe you’re walking to class or in the midst of planning your trip to the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. An email pops up in your […]

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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Hired by An Agency

When I was a student, I was obsessed with agencies. To me, it was always big news when a friend or someone in my network scored a job or internship with an agency. I’d quickly sit them down and dig for their secrets. How did they approach them? What did they do? Who did they […]

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Countdown to Conference: 3 Things You’re Sure to Take Away from the PRSSA 2015 National Conference

One can never underestimate the importance of attending professional conferences. While it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that conferences are made up of typical professionals wearing the same grey suit, uncomfortable rooms and monotone speakers, we should never assume the cons outweigh the pros. As someone who has never attended a PRSSA National Conference […]

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How to Practice Your Public Relations Skills Without a Student-Run Firm

Every public relations student dreams of having a great portfolio to bring with them to job interviews, but this is easier said than done. If your Chapter doesn’t have a student-run firm, there aren’t a lot of obvious ways to give your members experience and pieces for their portfolios. One source of experience is to […]

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Summer Time is the Perfect Time to Get Ahead

School is over for the summer and you are ready to begin your internship or job. You might not have yet thought of your plans for next fall–but are there things you should do during summer to prepare for the upcoming school year? The answer is yes. Read the great advice below from members of […]

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What’s a Work Ethic and How Do I Get One?

Work ethic. It may sound a little archaic, but in our generation it matters more than ever and has the potential to set you apart from your peers. Essentially, having a work ethic means that you care about your work efforts. You believe that what you do has value, that it must meet a certain […]

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Unemployment’s Silver Lining

For members currently without full-time work and seniors fearful of the economy, take heart – there is a silver lining to unemployment. I’m living it. If you’re like me, you’re passionate about one communications niche. After interning for the Philadelphia Flyers, experiencing the rush of working the Stanley Cup Final and, as a result, recognizing […]

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