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2019 International Conference Part 1

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

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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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Dear Chapter Development: Building a Budget out of Nothing

Dear Chapter Development, My Chapter has little-to-no budget, so what should we do? A Chapter’s budget can determine a lot about its programming for the year. When the budget is low, Chapter leaders can feel limited in their efforts. There is one key way to fix that: fundraise. Start by looking for fundraising ideas in […]

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What it Takes to Lead Change Effectively in an Organization [National Assembly Keynote Recap]

Session: Leading Teams Through Change and Transition Presenter: Victoria Trapp, Global Transition Manager, Nike Inc. Recap: Change is inevitable, but with the help of Nike Global Transition Manager Victoria Trapp, you can get through it smoothly and come out the other side energized and excited to move forward. Trapp spoke about recognizing the importance of […]

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Handling Conflict: Recognize it, Confront it, Resolve it [National Assembly Session Recap]

Session: Risk Management: Navigating Difficult Conversations Presenters: Don Egle, APR, ABC, PRSSA National Professional Adviser, Senior Director of Communications & Spokesperson for James Madison University; Brian Price, PRSSA Immediate Past President, Assistant Account Executive at Edelman; Heather Harder, PRSSA National President, Account Coordinator at Capstrat Recap: “Who likes conflict?” Few people raised their hands when […]

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