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Announcing PRSSA National’s Newest Campaign — #ThisIsPublicRelations

There’s a misconception in our society about public relations. Most people don’t know what it is, so their conceptions of the profession are all over the place. All public relations students have experienced that awkward moment when you’re stumbling over your words at the family Thanksgiving table trying to explain how public relations has evolved […]

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A College Freshman’s Perspective on the Benefits of Joining PRSSA

On a large campus with over a thousand student organizations, the options were endless and everyone seemed so passionate. With so many opportunities, how was I supposed to know what was right for me? Before I started my first semester, I was determined to figure out if public relations was the right major for me, […]

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Intern Talk: How to Maintain Your Network

When Brian Price spoke at the University of Florida earlier this semester, he discussed with us the many networking opportunities within PRSSA. He shared the strategic approach he uses to maintain contact with those he meets. Intrigued by his approach, I asked the former PRSSA National President and current co-chair of the Champions for PRSSA […]

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Certificate in Principles of Public Relations Propels Recent Grads Forward

I was one of nine recent graduates of New Jersey college/university public relations education programs to earn the new Certificate in Principles of Public Relations offered through the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) and administered by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in November of 2014. The initiative, launched in 2014, challenges PRSSA members in […]

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City Series: Getting Connected to the Public Relations Scene in Atlanta

Atlanta has a history of reinventing itself, and right now it’s a sprawling city with a very diverse population. This fall, Atlanta will also be home to both the PRSA International Conference and PRSSA National Conference. It’s a great opportunity to check out all the jobs, sample the exciting lifestyle and learn how to network […]

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How My Future Husband Networked His Way Into My Heart Via PRSSA

In conferences, Chapter meetings and Twitter chats, we always discuss how important it is to network and to increase your personal brand; what we don’t always acknowledge are the benefits they can have for your personal life. Although my story isn’t the typical PRSSA experience, it’s still one worth sharing. When I first registered as […]

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City Series: Public Relations Thrives in Sacramento — America’s Most Diverse City

We are an indomitable city. We are the farm-to-fork capital of the world. We are Sacramento Proud. Welcome to Sacramento, America’s Most Diverse City and the state capital of California! Sacramento is a diverse city, not only in its people, but in its cultures and opportunities. Our job market is booming with public affairs and nonprofit […]

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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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February Twitter Chat Recap: Better Together — Student-Adviser Collaboration

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February 2015 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Faculty Adviser Robert “Pritch” Pritchard  (tweeting from @rspritchard) and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View […]

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Four Types of Students Who Should Attend National Assembly

This March, public relations students representing PRSSA Chapters from across the Americas will travel to Portland, Oregon, for the PRSSA 2015 National Assembly. At this annual event, members gather to make decisions about the future of the Society, elect a new National Committee and review the Bylaws. The Assembly draws in a smaller, more intimate […]

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