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Twitter Chat Recap: Recipe for Success, Leading Your Student-run Firm to New Heights

View Storify. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Student-run Firm Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development (@Ashleigh_K_W) and Vice President of Digital Communication JaCey Yonke (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to join us for next Twitter chat taking place next […]

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PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally Recap

PRSSA Chapter presidents and Student-run Firm directors from across the country kicked off their terms for the 2017–2018 school year at the annual PRSSA Leadership Rally held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Students had the chance to listen to keynote speakers, network with peers and professionals and discuss plans for next year as well as challenges and […]

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Guiding Leaders and Uniting Firms and Chapters [National Conference Recap]

Session: Chapter Development Session: Drake University, “Not the Boss of You: A Guide to Leading Leaders” and Ohio University, “Two Halves of a Whole: Uniting Firms and Chapters” Presenter: Drake University and Ohio University Recap: Drake University spoke about their own Chapter struggles and what it takes to be a good leader. They walked through […]

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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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Maximizing Value Is Key to Maximizing Profit in a Student-Run Firm

“Maximize profits! Create shareholder wealth!” Sounds a lot like your intro to economics class, right? These are the values driving many businesses today. Whipped into a frenzy by the single-minded pursuit of these goals, organizations often end up sacrificing good judgment, value and, ultimately, the very success they were striving to achieve. By focusing their […]

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Strengthening the Relationship Between Chapter and Firm

Though you may not realize it, PRSSA Chapters and student-run firms often have similar goals. Both groups want to connect with students and help prepare them for life after graduation. Strengthening the relationship between these two groups will benefit both parties, as well as the students you wish to motivate. Here are some ways to […]

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PRSSA’s National Initiatives: Participate and Apply for Star Chapter

All Chapters and members are encourage to participate in PRSSA’s National Initiatives as we continuously strive to accomplish more as a Society each year. There are plenty of ways to engage by becoming involved on the National level. Implement just a few of these Initiatives and your Chapter may be on the way to achieving […]

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A Campaign Experience to Remember

I’ll never regret starting my college experience as a musical theatre major. The lessons I learned in the rehearsal studio and on the stage have been invaluable to my success as a public relations student. Improvising, trusting others and pushing through difficult situations–such as  complicated song and dance routines– are just a few of the […]

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Student-run Firms Provide Real-Life Experience – For Real!

Approximately one-third of all PRSSA Chapters have student-run firms; their popularity and recognition has drastically increased. National Affiliation and Student-run Firm Awards are just two of the ways that PRSSA recognizes and rewards involved students. Aria Fadakar, former director of Titan PR Group at California State University — Fullerton, shared the firm’s experience and influence […]

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Resources for Student-run Firms

It’s no secret that student-run public relations firms around the country are growing and thriving. There are more than 100 student-run firms around the country and 15 of these are Nationally Affiliated. I wrote a guest post for Culpwrit giving advice for student-run firms, but wanted to expand the advice and point out additional resources. […]

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