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Six Ways to Start Off on the Right Foot at Your Summer Internship

Early mornings, long days, quick lunch breaks and a whole slew of other things you didn’t expect. That’s right; you’re an intern now and no longer can you strategically schedule your classes so you don’t have to get up until noon. Internships come in all shapes and sizes. In other words, all internships are different. […]

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InternTalk: A Crash Course on Interning in a New City

You worked your network, polished your résumé and landed your dream internship in a new and exciting city. Now what? Next steps include packing outfits for multiple months — while staying under the 50 pound luggage limit imposed by most airlines, finding affordable housing and making the most of living in a new city. These […]

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Practicing Media Relations: Building Relationships with Your Campus Newspaper

We all know the definition of public relations includes the phrase “building mutually beneficial relationships.” But what does this mean for college students? As members of PRSSA, we have the unique ability to learn about our craft while practicing it at the same time. From exceptional member meetings to guest speakers and agency tours, there’s […]

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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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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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Three Public Relations Tips to Lift Women to the Top

Even though we live in a time where women are increasingly dominating in the workplace, and the gender pay gap is shrinking in some industries, women are still lagging in management. You’ll hear chauvinists say women don’t assert themselves or aren’t aggressive enough. As a future public relations professional, and as a woman, these proclamations […]

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Chapters Commemorate Betsy Plank by Celebrating #BetsyDay in Unique Ways

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City Series: Public Relations Thrives in Sacramento — America’s Most Diverse City

We are an indomitable city. We are the farm-to-fork capital of the world. We are Sacramento Proud. Welcome to Sacramento, America’s Most Diverse City and the state capital of California! Sacramento is a diverse city, not only in its people, but in its cultures and opportunities. Our job market is booming with public affairs and nonprofit […]

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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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