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Take Advantage of your Membership During the Summer

With a summer break from regular PRSSA Chapter meetings, it would be easy to take a break from PRSSA involvement altogether. But doing that would mean cheating yourself out of three months of opportunity to use your member benefits. Summer provides an opportunity to take advantage of some of the best PRSSA member benefits, including […]

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Growing Up: Three Reminders for the New Pro

This post is part of a series of “Lives of New Professionals” guest posts for Progressions. As we take our first steps into the real world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our industry and to get swept away by deadlines and projects. Many young pros have this tendency […]

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The PRSSA 2013 National Assembly Taught Me …

Every year, PRSSA members from around the country gather to share ideas in Chapter Officer Sessions, participate in Leadership Training Sessions and make important decisions about the future of our Society by participating in the annual National Assembly. This year’s event was held from April 4-7 in Albuquerque, NM. We asked on Twitter what you […]

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Three Tips for Making the Most out of a Networking Event

Many networking opportunities exist for students, such as conferences, conventions, mentor shadowing days and agency tours. It is important to shine at these events, as the connections you make could later help your professional career.  Here are three tips to consider when attending your next networking event. Do Your Research Before going to your event, […]

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Five Steps to a Professional Online Portfolio

In the past, a hard copy of your résumé may have been enough to get your dream position; now, employers want more. With all of today’s advances in technology, students are able to not only provide a detailed résumé of their achievements, but also an online portfolio that can showcase some of their finest work. […]

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Gaining Connections and Jobs through LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media networks and is the go-to social network for professionals and networking. It is important for students to maintain a presence on LinkedIn for several reasons, including: promoting yourself, connecting with professionals, searching for jobs and more. This professional network can land anyone a job if used in the right way. When […]

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Five Secret Strategies for Finding Your Perfect Job

In my experience, not ONE of the jobs I scored in my public relations career was a public listing or posting. This may be the case for you, as well. Here’s how you can find and even create your dream job beyond the want ads. 1. Seek People Ask yourself where you really want to work and […]

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November Twitter Chat Highlights: Internships

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the November PRSSA Twitter chat. PRSSA would especially like to thank Aaron Brown, managing director at Fahlgren Mortine, for joining the chat to provide his professional advice. Additionally, we’d like to thank co-moderators Vice President of Internships/ Job Services, Joe Clarkson, FORUM Editor in Chief, Amy Bishop […]

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