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What to do After Graduation

What do I know about graduation? I’m just a student myself, making the decisions we all make. So, I started asking people for advice. After talking with several professionals, I’ve compiled a few steps for you. Define your options Imagine you are at a buffet. You stare at three different food options, read the reviews, […]

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How to Turn Your Passions into a Career

It’s another family gathering. The aunts, uncles and grandparents are all asking the same questions: How’s school? Are you interning? What’s your major again? Will you find a job? What do you want to do after graduation? Are you excited about what you’re doing? With all of these questions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and […]

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Three Lessons From My First Two Years Post-Graduation

Two years ago, I was reading Progressions as a student, trying to soak up as much information as possible before graduating and entering the “real world.” If you are nearing that exciting time, congratulations. There is a lot of pressure on students to have post-grad life figured out, and we don’t always stop to celebrate. So […]

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To the Black Professional

I’m trying to run the world. That’s what I tell myself. My philosophy is: If I aim to run the world, I have to start, at the very least, by running my world. I have to take control of my life and make decisions that ALWAYS benefit me and my cause. I take advantage of every […]

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The PR Professional’s Guide to Work Life Balance

Apply for jobs and internships, network, start a blog, read trade publications, rework your resume, update your LinkedIn—is anyone else exhausted? As aspiring PR professionals, we are constantly on the go and competitive by nature. Between writing your next content calendar and copy editing that press release, it can sometimes feel like we never catch […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Internship

We’ve all been there as public relations students. Internships ― the dreaded responsibility that we are usually required to participate in. However, internships can truly be one of the best parts of your college experience. Unlike the educational experience in the classroom, you are given adult responsibilities in the workplace. This can help you gain […]

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Tips for Acing the Job Search

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. The fall semester may feel like it’s only just begun, but now is the perfect time to dive into your post-grad job search (or summer internship search, if you’re not yet a senior). Sure, May is still […]

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Four Podcasts that will Feed the Communication Student’s Soul

Podcasts are magical because they are as entertaining as they are educational. Sometimes it can feel terrible to waste hours on Instagram, YouTube or television…but podcasts? You could listen for hours and leave with as many hours of conversation topics. As a communication student, it’s to your benefit to soak up information wherever you can […]

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The Importance of Respect

Is it wrong to have different thoughts than another person? No, it is not. Yet, why do many cases end in a debate? One cause is the lack of respect for the other. I am sure that most of us know what this is about but not all of us implement it correctly when it comes […]

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Transforming Risks Into Opportunities When Moving to a New State Without Connections

With graduation quickly approaching, it is finally time to take a leap of faith into the real world and search for jobs. For many students, this means trying to find job opportunities in a different state. This can be intimidating when you have no professional connections in the city you are going to. We spent […]

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