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The Internship Application Process in 5 Easy Steps

For the typical college student, the beginning of the spring semester is a chance to relax before the stress caused by midterms and class projects. While you’re relaxing, take the time to start preparing to apply for summer internships. While some application deadlines have already passed, many have deadlines early in the spring. Taking steps […]

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Twitter Chat Recap — Launch Your Career During Career Development Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Career Development Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA National Vice President of Career Services Veronica Mingrone (tweeting from @veronica_min) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! […]

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InternTalk: How To Make the Most of the PRSSA National Conference Career Development Exhibition

After keeping a countdown leading up to the PRSSA 2015 National Conference and planning every professional outfit, you’re finally in Atlanta and ready to dazzle future employers at the Career Development Exhibition. As a previous exhibition attendee, I know firsthand what it’s like to be in your shoes. I got together with Jenn Shafer, national […]

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3 Effective Ways to Start Your Internship Search Now

Too often, the pressures of new class schedules, quizzes and activities get in the way of starting the journey to scoring what will have a tremendous impact on your career—an internship. Looking for your ideal internship is a process that takes a long sequence of preparation to land in the right place. Here are three […]

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How to Practice Your Public Relations Skills Without a Student-Run Firm

Every public relations student dreams of having a great portfolio to bring with them to job interviews, but this is easier said than done. If your Chapter doesn’t have a student-run firm, there aren’t a lot of obvious ways to give your members experience and pieces for their portfolios. One source of experience is to […]

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Building Bridges to Summer and Beyond

Before spring semester gets crazy and summer arrives, it’s time to think about getting hired.  Now is the time to act, whether you’re pursuing a temporary internship this summer or a full-time position after graduation. It’s tempting to delay preparation until closer to the end of the semester, but that could mean forfeiting prime opportunities […]

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Make Your Résumé Stand Out in a Good Way [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Rebooting Your Résumé Presenter: Devon Conley, Ketchum Recap: Senior Human Resources Manager Devon Conley reminded members that on average, résumés are viewed for a total of six seconds. “What can you do in six seconds to make me want to reach out to you?” asked Conley. Session attendees received instructions of the do’s and don’ts of résumés and connecting […]

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Sharpen Your Networking Skills, Get Noticed by Professionals at National Conference

With PRSSA 2014 National Conference quickly approaching, I am sure you are actively counting down the days until your trip to Washington, D.C. As part of your Conference preparations, I hope that you’re also thinking about how to make the most of the opportunities that you will have to interact with the 2,000-plus public relations […]

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Why You Should Never Lie on Your Résumé

We’ve all been at that point — you’re working on your résumé and you’re stuck. Maybe a company is looking for someone who’s bilingual, and you completed two semesters of Spanish. So surely no one will care if you enhance your experiences, right? Wrong. Anything that you enhance, expand or elaborate is still a lie […]

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Necessary Skills for the 21st Century PR Major

For public relations majors, the competition in the job market is fierce. An average of 250 résumés are received for every job posting, and the average recruiter spends only six seconds looking at each résumé before deciding whether it’s worthy of further review. In order to make it to the coveted interview stage and eventually […]

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