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PRSSA: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

While students struggle to find a place in the communications industry, PRSSA guides young professionals to their communications careers  Like most students, when Andrew Cook, PRSSA National immediate past president, joined PRSSA, he had no idea where his career path would lead. Using his PR skills and his PRSSA network, he found his path. With his […]

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Essential Tips for a Successful Interview

Kevin Campbell, a Marketing Communication Lead at Siemens Healthcare, spoke to the Millersville University PRSSA Chapter about the importance of effective interviewing. Below are some of his best tips. Interviewing is nothing more than a social exercise. Do not focus on your competition because you do not know the competition nor their qualifications or the […]

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Research Yields Results

Great ideas don’t always yield great results. As a PR professional, it can be easy to become married to what you perceive as great creative ideas. But employers only care about interesting ideas if they are going to improve the company. Research skills prove to your employer that you are strategy-driven and mission-focused. It’s a […]

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#EthicsStartWithYou

Unethical behavior, corruption and scandal plague the news cycle, and it is our job as public relations professionals to protect ourselves and our company from suffering due to poor decisions. It is important for PR professionals to be sincere advocates for their client. The PRSA Code of Ethics is a guide to help you navigate […]

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Tips for Acing the Job Search

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. The fall semester may feel like it’s only just begun, but now is the perfect time to dive into your post-grad job search (or summer internship search, if you’re not yet a senior). Sure, May is still […]

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InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

National Conference Session Recap Session: InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses Presenter: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, JKD & Company Inc. Recap: Applying and interviewing for a job can be a little stressful at times. In the session of “InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses,” Jane Dvorak reassures that there can be less stress by learning to […]

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Finding a Company Culture that Fits You

There are many important things to consider when applying for an internship or job. There are the basic requirements like salary and location but there is another important piece to the puzzle—company culture. Many people emphasize the importance of company culture; however, few people know how to find the right one. Get to know yourself. […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Case Study Edition

I’m currently taking a public relations case study course in which every class we discuss and examine some of PR’s best and worst moments. Topics have ranged from consumer products and health communication, to social marketing campaigns and community relation cases. Since starting this course, I have greatly developed my sense of what makes a […]

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Navigating PR Jargon

I knew from the moment that I applied for college what I wanted to major in — journalism. I wrote for my high school paper and eventually became editor. With that came responsibility, extra work and terms to learn. Copy, layout, leads and deadlines were all part of my vocabulary. Then, I came to college […]

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How to Nail Long-Distance Interviews

Internship and first job interviews can be a challenge, especially if you go to school far from home or your dream company/city. There are two common long-distance interview types: phone and Skype, and each can have a unique set of challenges. Below are some key things to do before, during and after an interview, collected […]

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