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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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Utilize the PRSSA Internship Center in Six Easy Steps [Infographic]

Finding an opportunity on the PRSSA Internship Center is easier than you think. All PRSSA members and affiliate members have access to the Internship Center to use as a resource in career preparation. Follow the instructions in the infographic below to login and begin your search today.  

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Five Steps to a Professional Online Portfolio

In the past, a hard copy of your résumé may have been enough to get your dream position; now, employers want more. With all of today’s advances in technology, students are able to not only provide a detailed résumé of their achievements, but also an online portfolio that can showcase some of their finest work. […]

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PRSSA One Year Later: Scott Thornburg, Red Square Agency

Editors Note: To honor our graduating PRSSA members, this “One Year Later” series will follow where our past members are one year after their graduation. Follow our “One Year Later” posts to inspire your members and learn from the success of past members. Current Company: Red Square Agency Current Position: PR Coordinator Former PRSSA Chapter: […]

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