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A 360 Degree Look at Public Relations [PRSSA 2014 Regional Conference]

The Columbia College of Chicago PRSSA Chapter knows how to put on a Regional Conference. The Loop: A 360 Approach to Public Relations in Chicago resembled a mini National Conference and had everything from agency tours to a case-study competition to a full day of rock-star speakers. The conference kicked off the morning of March […]

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Red River Regional Conference: PR in the “Real World” and How to Get There [PRSSA 2014 Regional Conference]

Syrup in your shoes, social listening, backflips off the stage and measurement were all part of Region Three’s Red River Regional Conference. Co-hosted by PRSSA Chapters from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin, it was the first Regional Conference held in this region in 10 years. Held near downtown Dallas […]

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MSU PRSSA members mix and mingle over breakfast before the sessions begin. Photo by Danielle O’Brien.

Never Stop Learning: Another Lesson at the MSU 2014 PRSSA Regional Conference

The Michigan State University Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter kicked off Electing Excellence: Public Relations in Government and Politics, a Regional Conference hosted at the MSU Union on Saturday, Feb. 8. MSU PRSSA welcomed public relations professionals and PRSSA Chapters from Wayne State, Eastern Michigan University, and Illinois State University. While attending my […]

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From Left to Right: Travis Parman (University of Tennessee, 1994-95 PRSSA National President), Mary Beth West, Mike Neumeier (University of Florida, 1992-93 PRSSA National PResident), Kimberly Dickson (Rowan University, 1993-94 PRSSA National President), Ted Lund

Breaking Out of Your Shell: Make PRSSA National Conference and Other Networking Connections With a Winning Approach

For many natural-born networkers, attending their first PRSSA National Conference or any similar type of large-scale professional development event can seem like a dream come true — oodles of fresh faces to meet and greet, all the while connecting and trading Twitter handles with both students and professionals from every corner of the country. But […]

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How to Navigate National Conference

As public relations students, we’ve heard the phrase “get involved” a million times. However, the real challenge is not just listening to those words, but actually acting upon them. With the PRSSA 2013 National Conference right around the corner, there is no better time to get involved, and no matter your position in your Chapter […]

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Intern Talk: Tapping Into the PRSA Network

We all know learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. And similarly, learning doesn’t just happen by interning. Becoming a young, successful professional requires a combination of things, including learning from experienced professionals. As a nod to PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, here are a few ways you should consider expanding your network to grow and learn […]

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Build Your Network: Join a PRSA Mentorship Program

Editor’s Note: To commemorate PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, PRSSA is running a series of posts on how to grow your relationships within the profession. An archive of PRSSA professional development posts can be found here. More information can also be found in the PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Manual. As public relations students, it is important for us to […]

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October Twitter Chat “Growing Your PRSSA/PRSA Relationship” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our third Twitter Chat of the 2013-2014 school year. Specifically, we’d like to thank co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development Helma von Zadow and Vice President of Public Relations, Ben Butler (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account), for leading the conversation. Join us on October 15 at 9 p.m. ET for the next PRSSA […]

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Go Bold or Go Unknown: How One PRSSA National Conference Attendee Made the Connection of a Lifetime

There is no doubt that the annual PRSSA National Conference can open up many doors and can provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for attendees. Whether those opportunities blossom from networking or attending the professional development sessions led by public relations industry titans, there is something every National Conference attendee can gain. For one eager 2012 National Conference […]

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Photo Credit: Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma

Paving Your Future from the Comfort of Your Campus

Students studying public relations are trained to implement strategic communication tactics and tools for virtually any industry – even for those industries unfamiliar to them. Obtaining knowledge from fields other than public relations will not only make you a well-rounded individual, but could also showcase your diverse perspectives to future employers. Use these tips to […]

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