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Dear Chapter Development: Exploring New Ideas for Chapter Meetings This Semester

“Dear Chapter Development” is a new Progressions series modeled after the famous “Dear Abby” advice column. The vice president of Chapter development will answer the most common questions from Chapter presidents and leaders. This is the first article in the series. Dear Chapter Development, I need new ideas for Chapter meetings and events. Do you […]

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Celebrate Public Relations with the Plank Center

Ten years ago, the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations was established and named after the “first lady of public relations,” Betsy Plank. The board of trustees at The University of Alabama established the Plank Center on February 4, 2005, to develop research, scholarships and forums that advance the ethical practice of public relations. […]

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C-Suite to Business Consultant: Four Communication Practices That Work

As a business consultant and corporate communication strategist, I consider myself lucky. Before leaving the C-suite and going into my own practice, I was fortunate to work for a corporation who believed good communication was paramount to their success. I was able to see how consistent, relevant and engaging communication can rally employees, foster pride […]

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Maximize Your Spring to Land Your Dream Summer Internship

Summer is a prime time to focus on an internship. With little to no class work during the summer, it is the most optimal time to experience the real world and completely immerse yourself into a life-changing professional experience. Now’s the time, PRSSA members, to hone in on your best professionalism and start preparing for […]

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Ten Items on Our Public Relations Holiday Wish List

Whether you’re making your own wish list or looking for the perfect present for a public relations pal, look no further. These ideas should give you plenty of fuel this holiday season. LADIES “My Content Brings All The Leads to the Yard” Shirt — $25 From internships to student-run firms to daily life, this shirt […]

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December Twitter Chat Recap: The Internship Search — Secure Your Future

Thank you to everyone who participated in our December 2014 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Career Services Jonathan Hill  (tweeting from @JonJonHill) and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next semester’s Twitter chat […]

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Completing the Public Relations Bucket List

Like many students around the nation right now, I can’t believe I’m in my last semester of college. Time sure does fly, but I honestly didn’t feel the clock ticking until I became an active member of PRSSA. As a PRSSA member, I started to learn the things that I will take with me into […]

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Attempted CNBC Bribe Reveals Honesty’s Importance in Public Relations

Recently, CNBC revealed a public relations agent’s disturbing attempt to bribe a CNBC employee. The pitch went something like this: I would be asking you to include our clients in stories you’re working on (assuming there’s a natural fit), or pitch your editors on new stories that include discussion of our clients. We’re not looking […]

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Blind PRSSA Member Discusses Her Journey, Challenges in the Public Relations Industry

When many hear the term diversity, they jump straight to the category of race or other cultural identifiers. However, many times we don’t think about those affected by physical disabilities. I was fortunate to meet and spend an afternoon with Sena Pottackle, while I was volunteering at the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. […]

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Exploring Diversity in Light of Public Relations

From education to the workforce and beyond, diversity plays a critical role in the world today.  But what are the factors of diversity, and how has diversity changed in public relations over the years? Jason Mollica, public relations and marketing consultant as well as president of JRM Comm, Inc., began his career in television and […]

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