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How to Turn Your Passions into a Career

It’s another family gathering. The aunts, uncles and grandparents are all asking the same questions: How’s school? Are you interning? What’s your major again? Will you find a job? What do you want to do after graduation? Are you excited about what you’re doing? With all of these questions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and […]

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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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Maintaining Your Personal Brand: New Year, Same You, Just Better

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professionals Guide to Success. Before I finished my graduate degree, my final project included building an online portfolio, refreshing my resume and updating critical social media platforms like LinkedIn. It was the perfect opportunity for me to consider all the […]

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Social Media Can Be Your Biggest Differentiator in a Crowded Job Market

It’s your senior year of college and you’re starting to get excited about your first real job in PR. Right now, your potential is limitless. Your ambitions know no bounds. Your career is ready to take off. You’ve got eight months until graduation. I know it’s tempting but try to avoid spending the next seven […]

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How to hold a “Ready, Set, Resume!” Meeting

One of the greatest rewards of belonging to the PRSSA community is the opportunity for professional advancement and achievement. While my PRSSA Chapter at Lee University likes silly ice-breaker games, epic Spotify playlists, engaging social media posts and delicious snacks as much as the next Chapter, preparing for life post-graduation is the theme we put […]

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Writing a Resume for Employers — Not the Trash

I find it incredibly interesting that one of the most common phrases undergraduate students say regarding applications for jobs and internships is “my resume stinks.” Resumes are the number one deliverable that opens the doorway into the professional field and yet it is one of the most neglected items in preparing for job applications. “I’m […]

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Personal Branding: Elle Woods Style

I’ll admit it — Legally Blonde is one of my guilty pleasures. I often find myself looking to Elle Woods for inspiration; whether it be life in general, fashion and yes, even career. The fictional fashionista-turned-lawyer is a powerhouse and always seems to know what to say and how to act. Elle Woods is also […]

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Prepare for the School Year Ahead

Ah, summer. A time all college students look forward to — dreaming of summer days at the pool or beach and the joys of having no class for three months. These three months give students an ample amount of time to look back at the previous year and to get ready for the school year […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Stand out from the Pile

Envision this — you’ve taken the time to carefully craft your pitch to that dream employer. You fire off the email and anxiously begin the waiting process. Then, it happens. Maybe you’re walking to class or in the midst of planning your trip to the PRSSA 2016 National Conference. An email pops up in your […]

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National Conference Twitter Chat Recap: Countdown to Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 National Conference Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Conference Coordinator Hannah Riffle (tweeting from @h_riff) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the […]

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