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Skills Necessary to Succeed in Media Relations

After graduating with a B.A. in Communications with a focus in public relations, I began looking for entry-level positions at agencies in Chicago with media relations departments. I interned at a radio station and was a media connoisseur. I also liked being behind the scenes and liked understanding the ins-and-outs of the exciting newsroom environment […]

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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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Intern Talk: Crafting a Standout Résumé

The process of applying for jobs can be overwhelming due to the many variables – especially with résumés – that can affect your hiring potential. If you prepare and research in advance, it is much easier to craft a résumé that stands out among the rest. Remember that it’s not all about you On its surface, a […]

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How to Motivate Apathetic Members

Every Chapter has them; yet, no Chapter knows exactly what to do with them. They’re the members who attend an occasional meeting but never seem to get further involved. How can you motivate your apathetic members to tap into their potential and make the most of their own membership? It is about showing what you […]

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Five Avoidable, Ethical Dilemmas for Interns

As student interns honing our skills in preparation for our professional career, it is likely that we will experience situations with unethical aspects. We need to know and be comfortable with how to overcome these challenges. Free Flow of Information The free flow of information includes a wide range of issues, such as disclosing yourself […]

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