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Ace the Audio and Visual Interview Process

When applying for jobs and internships, often the first round of interviews is via phone or Skype before you’re invited to the office. You also may have two or more rounds of phone or Skype interviews if you are applying for a position in another state as well. Here are a few tips to make […]

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How To Survive Post-Grad Changes

By senior year, a glimpse of the real world begins to creep its way into your collegiate life. In the second semester, you may be experiencing sheer panic because the glimpse is now a bright and blinding light beaming down on you. Do not close the curtain because now is your time to shine. You […]

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How to Think Like An Entrepreneur in Your PR Career

I’ll be the first one to tell you that being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone. The philosophy behind the lifestyle, however, can help anyone advance his or her career. Think like an entrepreneur in your growing public relations career with these concepts: Take Risks Entrepreneurs are comfortable being uncomfortable because the lifestyle is full of uncertainties […]

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Doing Something Different: Pursuing an Atypical PR Career

The summer before I began college the nine-story building that housed the library began to undergo renovation. I was furious. Why hadn’t I heard about this before? I wasn’t going to have a library to utilize until I was a junior! I immediately called my mother to complain (mature, I know), but there was nothing […]

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Why You Need a Post-Graduation Break

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. With the start of spring semester the “G” word hangs heavy in the minds of college seniors. Job searches, polished cover letters and countless interviews are inevitable over the next few months. Excited as you may be about landing […]

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Searching for Your First Internship? Find One That Suits Your Interests

Finding an internship is tricky especially for your first one. With so many options to choose from where do you start? For me, I thought about what area of public relations I would enjoy working in, and this ultimately pointed me in the right direction. I have always had a passion for photography and dance. […]

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Interviews Aren’t Just for Jobs: Enhance Your Professional Development with Informational Interviews

This last year, I’ve made a significant effort to schedule informational interviews with people in my area of interest. In an informational interview, the student leads the show. It’s an ideal opportunity to ask questions, make connections and build relationships.  I always look forward to these meetings because I learn something new each time, and […]

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Intern Talk: Navigating Tough Conversations

Internships and job searches both bring with them the need to broach difficult topics with your supervisor. Though important discussions regarding full-time employment, salary and job searching can be scary, avoiding them may lead to more difficulty down the road. Open conversations are always a good policy. Getting Feedback Opening yourself up for criticism – […]

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Five Ways To Make a Gutsy Transition From Student To Professional

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. New to the working world or preparing to make the leap from public relations student to professional? Besides joining PRSA’s New Professionals Section, there are several ways to make the transition seamless, exciting…and even gutsy. To get gutsy, you […]

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Know Your Worth

Due to the competitive nature of finding a job, students are at times subjected to unreasonable internship work environments. As students, we may not realize how valuable we are and find ourselves in positions that we are advised to avoid. I interned at a startup product marketing and public relations company where I learned a […]

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