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Remaining Positive in a Cutthroat PR World

It’s not often this topic is talked about but we’ve all been there. A situation where it feels as though everyone is getting a summer internship except for you. In the field of public relations, it’s imperative to remain positive. For starters, if you’re outwardly salty about a peer getting a position that you applied […]

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Everyone is Networkable

“Network, network,network!” every single PR professor, practitioner and student passionately preached into my ear. In my freshman year of college, I heard this verb so much I nearly grew sick of it. Sure, I thought I already knew what networking meant: to ambitiously introduce oneself to new people, to forge new, beneficial connections. But it […]

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Finishing Strong: Making the Most of Senior Year

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. You’ve been studying long and hard and you’ve finally made it to your last year of college. You’re on the cusp of the next chapter of your young life when it hits you: Senioritis. Symptoms include exhaustion, […]

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Go to National Conference. That’s an Order.

The PRSSA National Conference is the closest thing the public relations industry has to a super bowl. Featuring an all-star cast of guest speakers from the likes of Southwest Airlines, IBM and SXSW and wrapped up in one of the country’s coolest cities, this year’s Conference certainly won’t disappoint. So, as your PRSSA 2018-2020 National […]

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Ethics FAQ

What is the PRSA Code of Ethics and where can I find them? The PRSA Code of Ethics is “designed to be a useful guide for PRSA members as they carry out their ethical responsibilities.” They include the main tenets of the Code as well as Provisions of Conduct, which further explains each principle and […]

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Communication in Government: Our Role in the State [PR in Peru, RC Recap]

Session: Communication in Government: Our Role in the State Presenter: Estela Roeder, Consultant in Strategic Communication Recap: Estela Roeder began her presentation by talking about the function that the communicator has in the State. She proposed this question, “Do we communicate to govern or do we govern to communicate?” She emphasized the development of communication […]

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Seven Truths: Trends That Will Affect Your Work as Students and Professionals [Leadership Rally Recap]

Saturday’s Keynote and case study speaker was Keith Burton of Grayson Emmett Partners. His presentation covered seven truths that he believes are affecting students and professionals in the industry. The seven truths, according to Mr. Burton are: 1) Average is officially dead. The field of public relations is moving and changing quickly. If older models […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Engaging with Professionals Online

Thanks to the internet, professionals across the world are available for communication 24/7 no matter where you live. Here is a helpful list of dos and don’ts when it comes to contacting professionals: DO: Loop it back to how you heard/know the professional. Professionals are more likely to reach out and give a job to […]

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April Twitter Chat Recap — Mastering the Work-Life Balance

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Work-Life Balance Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Immediate Past President Laura Fooks (formerly known as Laura Daronatsy and tweeting from @lauradaronatsy) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter […]

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Finding Your Career Path: Careers From the Inside Out

Most people make their career decisions by looking at the world around them and then trying to reshape and change themselves to fit into it. But this is the opposite of what works and the opposite of what needs to be done. Defining the best career path for you is a process that starts from […]

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