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Do Yourself a Favor

What do a seasoned professional, a novice practitioner and a college student all have in common? They can all benefit from having a . Whatever stage you’re in your career and whatever your age, you can always gain from the knowledge others have to offer. It’s important to have someone invested in your career success […]

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Progress After PRSSA: New Pros Interview with Lyndsey Sager

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. Lyndsey Sager, a senior at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, had the perfect post-graduation job lined up. Just weeks from her December 2013 graduation date, her job fell through. Lyndsey accepted that she might be in the job […]

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8 Do’s and Don’ts of Informational Interviews

During the past few weeks, I’ve met with many students and recent grads for informational interviews. Some of them have blown me away with professionalism and obvious preparedness; others haven’t quite been up to par. Below are a few tips on the do’s and don’ts of informational interviews. 1. Do Research the Company Before Read […]

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Business Casual vs. Business Confused [Infographic]

At work, you never get another first impression and your appearance can say more than your vocal chords.  When attire calls for business casual, follow these tips to make sure you do not appear “business confused” to employers. How do you decide what is appropriate in the workplace? What common dress mistakes do you see […]

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Surviving Corporate Public Relations as a Newbie

I am approaching my third year of working in the corporate world of communications.  Here are a few pointers I picked up along the way, which are helpful no matter what industry you end up in as a new hire: Dress the part: If you dress as though you are in a position of authority, […]

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Experience and Lessons Learned in Private Health Care Group’s Corporate Communication Department

The idea of seeking an international public relations internship seems more appealing with the continued challenges of our domestic job market. However, it is difficult for recent graduates to land positions overseas due to the paperwork and costs involved in sponsoring foreign employees. Graduates might not understand local cultures and markets either. I secured and […]

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Most Asked Questions about National Affiliation

Because National Affiliation is required for firms to apply for the Student-run Firm Awards, directors have been doing a lot of work to achieve this status.  Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding National Affiliation to help out during the application process. Q. What is National Affiliation? A.  National Affiliation is status […]

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