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10 Steps to Creating Impactful Programs for your Chapter

This year I served as the programming director for Wayne State University’s PRSSA Chapter in Detroit, Michigan. This position entailed planning events, panels and agency tours for our members. Creating worthwhile programs provides students with opportunities they would not have otherwise. Some of our events included resume workshops, the power women panel, the entrepreneurship panel, […]

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Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career […]

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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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Advance Your Career Instantly: Obtaining an Online Certification

Between classes, internships and PRSSA, public relations majors are constantly building their resumes to become the top future professional candidate. However, if you’re looking for a winter break challenge or looking to diversify your experience from your peers, there are inexpensive ways to expand your business and communications knowledge. Online certifications can help give students […]

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Kick-Start Your Career [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Kick-Start Your Career: Tips From New Professionals Presenters: Gemrick Curtom, Consultant, GC Communications Hanna Porterfield, Account Manager, Development Counsellors International Robyn Rudish-Laning, Senior Marketing Manager, Airports Council International-North America Mia Simon, Public Relations Coordinator, Methodist Health System Recap: In this session, past PRSSA members who are now PRSA members gave advice on entering their careers […]

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Your Skills are the Secret Sauce that Corporate America Needs

When I first met my cohort in my MBA program, I wondered how I fit. I was looking at start-up mavens, Big Data, business owners, “If I told you I’d have to kill you” government and military types, too many lawyers and a tiny sprinkle of C-Suiters. I have been in publishing, PR and communications […]

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Advice for PR Students Seeking Their First Job

There was a time when public relations positions used to be available for almost anybody who wanted them. Few people were sure exactly what public relations was and standards weren’t high. Today, the situation is far different. As public relations has become more enticing to liberal arts students, lawyers, journalists and others, positions have become […]

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Internships: A Necessity for All PR Majors

As public relations majors, having experience is key. Without an internship — or two — under your belt you may find yourself struggling to find a job after graduation. The experiences provided through an internship are invaluable, and oftentimes the skills you build can’t be learned in a classroom. Searching for and securing internships early […]

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Early Planning Leads to Lasting Success

Summer is in full swing! The sun is out; the days are long and there is no better time to get a jump start gearing up for the fall. Whether summer means basking in the sun or making the most of an internship, developing strong project management skills are fundamental to success for both public […]

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Completing the Public Relations Bucket List

Like many students around the nation right now, I can’t believe I’m in my last semester of college. Time sure does fly, but I honestly didn’t feel the clock ticking until I became an active member of PRSSA. As a PRSSA member, I started to learn the things that I will take with me into […]

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