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How the New Instagram and Facebook Algorithm Will Affect Businesses

Recently, a new algorithm has been created for multiple social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook. This algorithm will remove the number of likes from posts and only show the names of a few mutual friends who liked the photo. The reasoning behind this algorithm was to help prevent the comparisons that take place from […]

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Six Ways to Start Off on the Right Foot at Your Summer Internship

Early mornings, long days, quick lunch breaks and a whole slew of other things you didn’t expect. That’s right; you’re an intern now and no longer can you strategically schedule your classes so you don’t have to get up until noon. Internships come in all shapes and sizes. In other words, all internships are different. […]

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InternTalk: A Crash Course on Interning in a New City

You worked your network, polished your résumé and landed your dream internship in a new and exciting city. Now what? Next steps include packing outfits for multiple months — while staying under the 50 pound luggage limit imposed by most airlines, finding affordable housing and making the most of living in a new city. These […]

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The Lowdown on LinkedIn’s Newest App, Connected

With the launch of LinkedIn’s Connected app last month comes the question, “Should I download this or not?” Three PRSSA members share their impressions and usefulness of the app below. Star rating: 4.7 out of 5 For those who love LinkedIn, prepare to obsess over LinkedIn’s new app, Connected. As an aspiring public relations professional, I […]

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Ryan Kahn’s Secrets to Landing a Job After Graduation

*Editor’s Note* A similar version of this article first appeared on Careerealism. Have a Unique Story One of the greatest assets you have when looking for your first job — and every one after that — is your life experiences. Who you are, and what makes you unique and interesting, is something all employers seek […]

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Intern Talk: Forget Networking and Start Creating Relationships

Who you know is a key factor in a successful job search. We know this due to the immense amount of professional development content that circulates the internet. The majority of articles and blog posts discuss the dos-and-don’ts of networking and ways to expand a professional network, among other topics. Research also shows that up […]

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How to Pitch the Media

Knowing how to successfully pitch a story to the media is a fundamental skill that public relations professionals must develop. However, it seems that young professionals are often not as educated about the subject, which makes them fairly anxious the day they have to do it themselves. Break your fear and pitch your way to […]

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How to Pitch PRSSA Membership

PRSSA offers invaluable professional development opportunities geared specifically toward public relations students. Although more than 11,000 students are part of the Society, there are still many students who could find great value in PRSSA but have yet to join. Here are four key tips to help you pitch PRSSA to potential members. Consider it an […]

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8 Do’s and Don’ts of Informational Interviews

During the past few weeks, I’ve met with many students and recent grads for informational interviews. Some of them have blown me away with professionalism and obvious preparedness; others haven’t quite been up to par. Below are a few tips on the do’s and don’ts of informational interviews. 1. Do Research the Company Before Read […]

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