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“I couldn’t think of a clever title, so this is it…” [PRSSAIC 2019 Session Recap]

Sitting in a room bubbling with the eagerness of PRSSA students from around the world, enters Will Collie; husband, father and PR pro from Edelman Southern California – here to deliver the first keynote of the fun-filled weekend. Collie admits that, twenty years ago, he was where we are. After showing us a few amazing […]

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Advice For Pitching to Clients

Public relations campaigns consist of many elements but before the magic can begin, a campaign must be “pitched” and given authority. However, the term “pitch” can be misleading – pitches aim to strike opponents out. In this sales environment, your “pitch” should instead aim for a homerun – a mutually beneficial relationship. In pitching a […]

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2019 International Conference Part 2

This is the second blog post sharing the experience at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, California, taking place October 18–22, 2019. Read the first post here. Saturday With roll call out of the way and students welcomed, Saturday’s portion of the 2019 International Conference continued with a series of breakout sessions. Some […]

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2019 International Conference Part 1

This is the first of two blog posts sharing the experience at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, California, taking place October 18–22, 2019. Read the second post here. “Let’s take a journey,” PRSSA National President Nicholas Goebel sang to 700 students while kicking off the Chapter roll call alongside the National Committee […]

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Colorful artwork depicting Ruth Bader Ginsburg created by Ashley Longshore

Instagram According to Ashley Longshore

Let’s face it, the 9–5 desk job just isn’t for everyone. With the growth of social media and technology, more and more are turning to an unconventional work approach and for some, it is working quite well. How does making $1.3 million in under 2 hours on Instagram sound? To some, it sounds rather unattainable. […]

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Turning Internships Into Job Offers

It is important to make a major step in your career in your early ages because your academic years are about to end faster than you think. Likely, you have heard before that you must get some work experience before you jump into the world of work. Later you will thank yourself for putting your […]

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Post-Grad Job Scams: An Open Letter

It is time we all take an honest step for transparency in the job search realm for young professionals. To the recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates, I hope this message finds you all well. After much thought and consideration, it is time to discuss the not-so-glamourous parts of post-grad life. To begin, this post is […]

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City Series: Getting Connected to the Public Relations Scene in Atlanta

Atlanta has a history of reinventing itself, and right now it’s a sprawling city with a very diverse population. This fall, Atlanta will also be home to both the PRSA International Conference and PRSSA National Conference. It’s a great opportunity to check out all the jobs, sample the exciting lifestyle and learn how to network […]

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How My Future Husband Networked His Way Into My Heart Via PRSSA

In conferences, Chapter meetings and Twitter chats, we always discuss how important it is to network and to increase your personal brand; what we don’t always acknowledge are the benefits they can have for your personal life. Although my story isn’t the typical PRSSA experience, it’s still one worth sharing. When I first registered as […]

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Day in the Life Of: Ben Butler, Firm Owner Extraordinaire

This is a post on behalf of the PRSA New Professionals Section’s monthly series for PRSSA titled “Day in the Life Of.” The series journeys through various new public relations professionals’ daily lives, experiences and advice. As a former PRSSA Chapter president and National Committee member, how did you handle being very involved in PRSSA […]

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