Tag Archives | Professional Development

Q&A with National Conference Speaker Adam Ritchie

Adam Ritchie, Principal at Adam Ritchie Brand Direction, is one of the featured speakers who will be at the PRSSA 2017 National Conference this October. Adam’s session, Invention in PR, will cover breaking the rules, creating new communication vehicles and even coming up with the product. Learn to run a campaign across multiple industries and […]

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Career Roadmap: Becoming an Event Planner

Do you think you have what it takes to become an event planner? If you’re motivated by working in a fast-paced environment and can manage details, you might be on the right track. Eventbrite has outlined the following steps to help you become an event planner. Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree. Management and communications-focused […]

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Capstone Agency CreateAthon Launch Recap

This year is the beginning of the partnership between PRSSA National and CreateAthon, and I had the unique opportunity to experience this both as a part of The University of Alabama’s Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm, Capstone Agency, and the 2016–2017 National Committee. It was 24 hours of creativity, bonding and service that I cannot say […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Student-run Firm

The best way to learn public relations is through application and experience. Thankfully, through professional organizations like PRSSA, students are able to equip themselves with the necessary skills to succeed in today’s ever-changing public relations industry. As the Faculty Adviser of Stockton University’s  3-year-old PRSSA Chapter and 1-year-old Student-run Firm, I am grateful for all […]

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October Twitter Chat Recap — PRSSA/PRSA Relationship Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October 2016 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Professional Development Liz Skeele (tweeting from @LizSkeele) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! […]

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Learning Lessons Outside of the Classroom

We all know what it’s like to sit through classes that don’t seem to connect with our careers. There comes a time when students have exhausted their opportunities for classroom learning and must make their entrance in the real world. Professors have experience, but no one can give practical advice like those who work in […]

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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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4 Tips to Nail that Job Interview

So, you want to get hired. You’re ready, you’re excited, you’re anticipating your first day on the job, but there’s one thing standing between you and that first day: the ever daunting, and rather intimidating, job interview. Within this post you’ll find helpful hints and practical advice on how to nail that interview. 1)   Do […]

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The Power of a Storytelling Cover Letter: Q & A with Danny Rubin

Since taking office in June, I’ve had the chance to hear from many of you about your career development questions. You have asked me about resumes; how to find internships, (hint: start with the Internship Center); and writing cover letters. Actually, I’ve received more questions about cover letters than anything else. I took your questions […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Communications Theory, Modeling, Vital to Tech PR

If you have ever wanted to know more about different types of public relations careers straight from professionals, then the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA Professional Interest Sections. Each month, professionals will answer questions about their specific subcategory of the industry. Our eighth post […]

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