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Parman and West Join Forces to Honor Summar

This article was originally published in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville newsletter. You can find it here. Two 1994 University of Tennessee Public Relations alumni, Travis Parman and Mary Beth West, have joined forces to honor Dwayne Summar by increasing funding for the existing Dwayne Summar Public Relations Endowment. Their $35,000 collaborative gift will enrich the […]

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Why You Should Apply for Your Chapter’s Executive Board

All PRSSA Chapters have benefits: professional connections, personal relationships, education enhancement and ways to jumpstart your career. In addition each Chapter allows for its dues-paying members to become leaders. As someone who has been on their Chapter’s executive board for the majority of their college career, I can guarantee you that there are plenty of […]

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Five PRSSA Membership Benefits That Will Launch Your Career

PRSSA offers a multitude of benefits to all its members. Below are five of my favorite benefits for members to take advantage of. 1. Scholarships and grants PRSSA members have access to more than $50,000 worth of scholarships and awards to apply for annually. Scholarships are not only a great way to fund your education, […]

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City Series: St. Louis Is More Than Flyover Country

When searching for a job in public relations, St. Louis is probably not at the top of your list. Often overshadowed by nearby Chicago, St. Louis is truly more than “flyover country” and has much to offer both young and seasoned professionals. It’s more than the home of America’s largest monument, the Gateway Arch, or […]

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March Twitter Chat Recap — Strategic Planning

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Twitter chat this evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSA Chair Jane Dvorak (tweeting from @JKDJane) 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 chat! [View the story “March Twitter Chat — […]

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What I Know About PR Now

Before I began my major in public relations, my knowledge of the industry stemmed from what I had seen from television shows such as “Sex in the City” and “Scandal”. From these shows, I learned that public relations is a solution-orientated field with fabulous, strong and independent women. These were the women who worked in […]

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Why I Quit my Job and Went on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Last summer I did something crazy. In the midst of a heated job search, I quit my existing job, put my belongings in storage and embarked on a cross-country road trip with a fellow PRSSA National Committee alumnae. Fortunately, this alumnae knows me well enough not to question my seemingly out of character actions and […]

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Why I Love My Little Chapter

Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter members reap many benefits everyday: enhancing their education, launching their career and broadening their network. Though every member receives the same PRSSA National benefits, each Chapter offers individual members personal experiences. As a senior leader in my Chapter, I have witnessed firsthand how small Chapters can make a […]

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Getting Outside the Classroom: How Agency Tours Provide Young Pros With Valuable Advice

Agency tours offer a chance for students to peek into their future careers and get inspired. Meeting with professionals gives the organization access to advice from people who are active and knowledgeable in the industry. Last semester, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire PRSSA Chapter traveled to Minneapolis to check out two communication powerhouses: Lola Red […]

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A View of Debra A. Miller’s Life Full of Inspiration and Mentorship

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. As the 2006 Gold Anvil Winner and PRSA 1997 National President, Debra A. Miller, Ed.D, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a public relations leader, strategist, counselor, […]

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