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Alabama, Boston, North Carolina—January and February Regional Conference Preview

Regional Conferences are kicking off this month, with schools from all over the country ready to host conferences for everyone to enjoy. The University of Alabama is first on the list, hoping to help all attendees fine-tune their public relations skills. Boston University and the combined forces of Elon University and University of North Carolina […]

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Mentoring Management: From Mayhem to Merriment

When I graduated from college, I couldn’t have imagined where my public relations career would take me. I knew what I liked, and through on-the-job experience, I learned what I didn’t like. Every step of the way, however, I relied on a mentor to help me understand my next step and what I needed to […]

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Best Practices: Building Better Relationships with Your PRSA Sponsor Chapter

Networking is always a priority for PRSSA members as they seek guidance and work to grow as professionals, but it’s not always easy. Some members don’t feel comfortable reaching out to people and it’s not always easy finding a professional who has the time. Fortunately for PRSSA, we have the incredible opportunity to learn from […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Counselors Academy Members Lead Agencies Throughout the U.S. and Canada

If you have ever wanted to know more about different types of public relations careers straight from professionals in each area, the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA public relations professional interest sections. Each month, two professionals will sound off on their specific sub-category of the […]

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City Series: Examining the Bustling Public Relations Industry of Nashville

Dynamic. Robust. Diverse. This is the public relations industry in Nashville, Tennessee. The city is well deserving of its nickname, “Music City,” inspired by its recording industry and the bounty of live music performances all around town every night. Nashville is music and so much more, and its public relations industry reflects this. It’s also […]

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How to Explain Public Relations to Your Family and Friends

How do you explain public relations to your friends? To your parents? It’s common to have a bit of trouble explaining such a complex field. With so many different aspects to the profession, there’s a lot to mention. And with an array of varying daily tasks from designing communication plans to media relations, it’s tricky […]

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Where to Meet Your Future Mentor

The end of October marks the end of this year’s PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. After connecting with your sponsor PRSA Chapters, I hope you fostered a better understanding of public relations in your local area while connecting with professional mentors. Now that you started, below are some more ways to meet public relations mentors Public Relations […]

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Sharpen Your Networking Skills, Get Noticed by Professionals at National Conference

With PRSSA 2014 National Conference quickly approaching, I am sure you are actively counting down the days until your trip to Washington, D.C. As part of your Conference preparations, I hope that you’re also thinking about how to make the most of the opportunities that you will have to interact with the 2,000-plus public relations […]

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They’re Just Not That Into You: Persevering in the Internship Search

Applying for internships is meant to test a lot of things: experience, skills, patience and even the number of times you’ll proofread your own resume, to name a few. However, I wasn’t prepared for the constant string of rejections that led me to test my own self-worth as a future industry professional. And there was […]

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Intern Talk: How School Spirit Can Help Long After Graduation

Whether you are reflecting back on freshman year, or heading into it now, the clichés of your college years are the same. You’ll encounter several chants, lanyards galore and let’s not forget the pile of free t-shirts soon to be in your closet. My first semester freshman year was a blur of dorm room posters, […]

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