Tag Archives | Professional Development

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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Alabama, Boston, North Carolina—January and February Regional Conference Preview

Regional Conferences are kicking off this month, with schools from all over the country ready to host conferences for everyone to enjoy. The University of Alabama is first on the list, hoping to help all attendees fine-tune their public relations skills. Boston University and the combined forces of Elon University and University of North Carolina […]

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Career Tips from the PRSSA National Committee

Chances are, mentors, professors, peers and colleagues have given you gold nuggets of information about how to land your dream job, nail an interview or make a positive impression. As part of the National Committee, we found that the advice we have been given has made a profound impact on how we approach our own […]

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No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies [National Conference Recap]

Session: No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies Presenters: Peter M. Macias, Director of Communications at American Red Cross Evan Nierman, Principal at Red Banyan Group Recap: A crisis can be any situation or event that has the potential to impact your brand in a negative way. As communicators within our organization, we have the […]

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