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To Grad School or not to Grad School, That is the Question

Many people have strong opinions on whether or not graduate school is necessary for people in the communications industry. The short answer to “Should I go to grad school?” is that it depends. It’s not like the medical field where further education is a must, but there are still many public relations graduate programs across […]

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From Intern to Student: How to Use Your Internship Experience in the Classroom

The end of summer internship season and the beginning of school is quickly approaching. Have you taken full advantage of everything your summer internship has to offer to prepare you for the school year and potential fall internship season? Here are three final steps to ensure you receive the best internship experience, as well as […]

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PR in Campus Activities

Clubs and organizations are forums where students have the ability to nurture their public relations skills. Different clubs and organizations provide students the opportunity to become involved in areas that interest them. For example, a student wildlife club in college facilitates the interests of students that have a passion for nature. Eventually, students can establish […]

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Why I Chose to Master

I chose graduate school because my university didn’t have a public relations track or major in its undergraduate curriculum. I discovered a passion for PR after doing an internship with a local nonprofit organization. A few other factors that contributed in my decision to pursue a master’s degree were: time, opportunity and cost. I decided […]

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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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6 Common Phrases of a PRSSbAe

After spending three years in as a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, I’ve had plenty of time to spot a “PRSSA phrase” when I hear one. So this goes out to all my #PRSSbAes who can probably relate to the quirky things that make us #PRassionate. 1. “I can’t hang out […]

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New Professionals Panel: Advice on the Transition from School to Workplace [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Transition to the Real World (Hosted by the New Professionals Section) Presenters: Hilary Jurinak, Communications Coordinator at Binny’s Beverage Depot Brian Price, Assistant Account Executive at Edelman JR Rochester, Digital Media Strategist at AAA Carolinas Moderated by Jessica Noonan, an Associate at Burson-Marsteller. Recap: Four former PRSSA National Committee members held a Q & […]

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3 Powerful Ways to Kick-Start Your Chapter’s Year

Whether it’s working with a new client or joining a new team, I’ve learned that the way you start has a lot of influence on the rest of the experience. The same applies to your upcoming PRSSA year. How you start will have an impact on the way it progresses, and ultimately, what you get out […]

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It’s Never Too Late To Return To College

It is humbling to look around the room and realize that you are a decade older than most of your classmates. Being older is intimidating, but I have learned that my age offers a perspective that many of my classmates do not have. Below are some of the things I learned as a 30-something college […]

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