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How PRSSA Led Hernandez to Her Career

Ashley Hernandez is a marketing associate at Napa Technology, a hospitality company based in downtown Campbell, California. Napa Technology is the worldwide provider of the most effective intelligent wine preservation and dispensing technology. In her position, she creates social media campaigns, flyers, blog posts and marketing campaigns, and manages the communications interns. Prior to this […]

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From Nikes to Heels: How Being an Athlete Makes Me a Better Professional

As public relations students and professionals, we understand the importance of efficient communication. Our success lies in our ability to form lasting relationships and communicate effectively with clients, key publics, media and co-workers. Some public relations professionals were born with a natural aptitude for the career. Their effortless charm, creative thinking, leadership abilities and strong […]

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City Series: Live and Work in Detroit for a High Octane Career

Detroit is a public relations professional’s playground. As a native, I’m happy to share the many reasons new professionals should consider opportunities in the ‘Motor City,’ both from a career and quality of life perspective. Because of the large number of Fortune 100 companies, particularly within the automotive industry, the public relations profession has grown […]

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The Challenge of Fake News

When the phrase “fake news” first emerged, I thought it was literally fake news. I thought, “How could the journalism and communications industry allow such a thing as fake news to become so popular?” As an undergraduate public relations student at the University of Florida, our program has a heavy focus on writing. In a […]

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Determining the PR Niche for You

Public relations students are taught many things in the classroom: how to craft the perfect news release, what to do when a crisis occurs and how to remain professional on social media. Students are often left on their own to determine what section of the industry they will enter — nonprofit, education, entertainment, crisis, healthcare […]

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March Monthly Reading Round-Up — Diversity Champions, Teaching Ethics, Oxford Commas, Ad Stunts

Between midterms and spring break, it was tough to keep up with industry news in March. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age Author: Alexandra Samuel Publication: The Wall Street Journal While being on social media at conferences seems like it would disengage […]

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From Athens to APCO: Bridgens Continues to Serve the Society

Gary Bridgens is a New York-based project consultant at APCO Worldwide, where he supports clients across a variety of industries with issues management and corporate communications strategy. Prior to working for APCO, Bridgens completed internships with a boutique integrated communications agency, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign for president. Bridgens […]

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Parman and West Join Forces to Honor Summar

This article was originally published in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville newsletter. You can find it here. Two 1994 University of Tennessee Public Relations alumni, Travis Parman and Mary Beth West, have joined forces to honor Dwayne Summar by increasing funding for the existing Dwayne Summar Public Relations Endowment. Their $35,000 collaborative gift will enrich the […]

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City Series: St. Louis Is More Than Flyover Country

When searching for a job in public relations, St. Louis is probably not at the top of your list. Often overshadowed by nearby Chicago, St. Louis is truly more than “flyover country” and has much to offer both young and seasoned professionals. It’s more than the home of America’s largest monument, the Gateway Arch, or […]

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Ending the Stigma on Mental Health

The stigma behind mental health is increasing with the number of individuals who have these conditions, and there is a serious lack of education about it. As of right now the mental health definition among the public is in bad shape, and who better to fix this reputation than public relations students? “Mental health includes […]

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