Tag Archives | Professional Development
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Leadership Rally 2019: Building A Self-made Career

Did you know that freelance is on the rise? According to a contributor to Forbes Magazine, freelancers will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. Meet Becca Booker, owner of Homemade Social, a boutique agency that specializes in digital, social and influential campaigns for lifestyle brands. Booker informed students how freelancing can help them gain […]

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How To Be a True Professional

Professional development is a broad term used to describe or inform someone on how to appear and behave professionally. With the PRSSA International Conference coming up, this area of professionalism is super important for how you’ll go about networking and meeting new people. Professional development is an ongoing process that not only helps you build […]

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Self-Care Sundays Should Be Every Day

I was reading the Institute for Public Relations Research Letteron a Sunday when the idea came to me. Self-care Sundays should be every day to build confidence and healthy mindsets.  Both are needed for creating strategies, spotting key insights and making ethical decisions. Most students studying public relations already identify as Type A personalities. We […]

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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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