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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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A Brand New You

Just like any healthy relationship, it takes strong communication to make people aware of who you are and what you’re about. What’s your relationship status with your personal brand? If you’re checking the “it’s complicated” box, you’re not alone. Your personal brand is complicated to deal with, both internally and externally. But in order to […]

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Former National President Continues to Serve

Kent Landers, APR served as the PRSSA National President and co-chair for the Champions for PRSSA while he was a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is an accredited member of the PRSA and has served on the Board of Directors for the PRSA Georgia Chapter and the national PRSA Foundation. Landers […]

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Life After College: Ensuring a Smooth Transition to the Workforce

This article originally appeared in the September issue of Public Relations Tactics. “It used to be that you’d go to college, maybe go to graduate school and you’d be done — along with some professional development along the way,” said “There Is Life After College” author Jeffrey J. Selingo. “But now, you have to constantly be […]

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Public Relations Through the Lens of Manhattan

When people think of New York City, the quintessential symbols come to mind: taxis, pretzels, rushing to work in the streets of Manhattan and sky-high office buildings. Terms often associated with NYC are “fast-paced,” “ever-changing,” “opportunity” and “stress.” Public relations has had a habit of matching NYC in some of its symbolism. The practice is […]

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Things Nobody Tells You When Starting a Student-Run Firm

The University of Nevada, Reno Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Nevada)’s student-run firm Wolf Pack Relations, just turned one on Jan. 20.  To celebrate I thought I’d share what I’ve learned that’s not in the handbook about the process of starting and running a firm. You will contemplate getting a second minor in […]

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Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice Presenters: Don K. Egle, MBA, APR, ABC, PRSSA National Professional Adviser, vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer, LeTourneau University Kelly Davis, APR, public relations director, Riggs Partners Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2015–2016 National Publications Editor in Chief Nolan Miles, PRSSA 2015–2016 National vice president of […]

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Telling the Story of Your Personal Brand

Storytelling is one of the many hats public relations practitioners wear. A good story can captivate the audience while a not-so-good story can put them to sleep. As public relations pre-professionals, we are responsible for telling our clients’ stories across a variety of platforms. However, a client’s story is not the only story you should […]

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Meet Kelly Davis: A Q&A with the Incoming PRSSA National Professional Adviser

Kelly Jackson Davis, APR, is the public relations director at Riggs Partners in Columbia, South Carolina, where she manages the integrated marketing firm’s public relations department and focuses on strategic communications planning, brand development, issues management and community relations. Kelly has been recognized both for her work and her contributions to the public relations profession. […]

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California, New York, Detroit—March Regional Conference Preview

The beginning of the semester brought some great Regional Conferences in Alabama, Massachusetts and North Carolina, but we’re only a third of the way through the Conference lineup. California State University, Fullerton, is coming up March 11–12 in the heart of sunny Orange County, with speakers from various areas of public relations giving insights into […]

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