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Three Tidbits I Gained from Speaking with an Informational Interviewer

This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to spend several months in Washington D.C.  working as a communications intern for the United Nations Foundation. I had a fantastic experience working in for a global NGO and experiencing the great sights and sounds of our nation’s capital. This experience was also an important stepping stone […]

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Secrets of the PR World: Intern Edition

Summer internships are a whole lot more than just a fancy addition to stick on your resume or something to fill those long summer days. They’re meant to open your eyes to how the real world handles and uses PR. After spending the summer interning at a hospital in a big city, I learned quite […]

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Why your Chapter Should Host a PRSSA Regional Conference

“My favorite thing about hosting a Conference was the opportunity to get students in the region together and let them experience a Conference,” said Wade Draper, Utah Valley University PRSSA Chapter President. “Many don’t get to go to National Conference, so it was great to give them that experience.” Networking is the backbone of any […]

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Guide to Crafting your Elevator Speech

The elevator speech is one of many tools budding professionals and students should have in their repertoire. But don’t feel limited to only using your speech in an elevator. As fall approaches, you’d be surprised how many opportunities you might have to use those few rehearsed verses. Networking events, conferences, first-day-of-class introductions (raise your hand […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Heather Whaling

Heather Whaling, CEO and founder of Geben Communication, takes the German root of her company’s name to heart. Geben, which means “to give,” focuses on providing its employees with a quality work experience. She also focuses on this meaning throughout other aspects of her life. Heather is an advocate for women and girls in the […]

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Building Your Squad: Finding a Mentor

You probably already know all the reasons why you need a mentor but maybe you’re stuck on how to get one. Luckily, back-to-school season represents a prime period for building your network. Here are some things to consider while seeking a new mentor. Where to look. Establish a rapport with a faculty adviser – they […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Steve Radick

In the first episode of “Podcast with the Pros,” Steve Radick, Vice President of Public Relations and Content Integration at Brunner and PRSA Pittsburgh Chapter President, discusses his experience in crafting the most buzzed about 2017 Super Bowl commercial, agency life and why every PR student/professional should join PRSSA/PRSA. Listen here! — Natalie Gloady is […]

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Benefits of Attending PRSSA/PRSA Events

There are many reasons students should join PRSSA — enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career. The constructive work one does during these formative college years will go a long way in paving the way to success post-graduation. One way a public relations student can aid this success is by attending PRSSA […]

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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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