Tag Archives | Professional Development

Twitter Chat Recap: Recipe for Success, Leading Your Student-run Firm to New Heights

View Storify. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Student-run Firm Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development (@Ashleigh_K_W) and Vice President of Digital Communication JaCey Yonke (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to join us for next Twitter chat taking place next […]

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PeeR Mentoring

When you think of a mentor, you probably imagine someone established in their career with a keen sense of the PR landscape and a respectable list of connections. This past year, thanks to PRSSA, I’ve developed a different kind of mentor/mentee relationship—one with a peer and fellow Regional Ambassador. Lenie and I became fast friends […]

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Vacaciones de verano: Cómo convertirte en un profesional más atractivo

Lo único que nos ayudará a sobrevivir en un mundo tan competitivo como el nuestro es DESTACAR. Pero, ¿cómo destacar a través del CV? A lo largo de estos últimos años, he leído muchos artículos sobre cómo redactar el CV de tal forma que el reclutador no dude en llamarte. Diseño sobrio y sencillo, foto […]

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Six Things I Learned When Creating My Own Online Portfolio

The job and internship hunt is aggressive. It’s competitive and stressful and college students everywhere are trying to strategically set themselves apart from the pile of resumes. In my case, I have one semester left until graduation. My two minors are completed, I have one class left in my major and my course load for […]

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The WWWWW&H of Investing in Yourself

At this time in our careers, as young professionals, it is most important to invest in ourselves. Before we can work for anyone, we have to know ourselves — from how we work, to who we are in general. So here is the who, what, when, where, why and how of investing in yourself. Who: […]

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4 Tips to Ace the Interview

Let the job searching process begin! It’s that time of year again where many undergraduate students are starting the job hunt and dreading the most important part — the interview process. Interviews are intimidating because they are the determining factor of acceptance or rejection but the interview itself doesn’t have to be scary. Continue reading […]

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How to Construct your Personal-Professional Purpose Statement

I struggled through my last internship. I was so excited to start it and I hoped to learn a lot from the company with which I was about to spend my summer. The company was cool, the environment was fun, the work was high in quality but for some reason I dreaded going into the […]

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From Resident Assistant to PR Professional

Many college students apply to become a resident assistant (RA) for the perks — which often include free room and board. What they should be thinking about is how the job can benefit them in their future careers. As a resident assistant at La Salle University, here are five skills I believe that becoming a […]

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What I Learned Doing PR for an Alligator Farm

Did you know that large alligators can go up to 18 months without eating? The nearly 20,000 people who “like” the Alligator Alley Facebook page certainly do. Alligator Alley is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Summerdale, Alabama, about 30 minutes away from the beaches of Gulf Shores. This summer, I had the opportunity to […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Marlene Neill, Ph. D., APR

Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR, is an assistant professor at Baylor University. She teaches courses in public relations and advertising. She also serves as the faculty adviser for the Baylor PRSSA Chapter. Neill is an accredited member of the Central Texas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She served as the chair for the […]

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