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How to Stay Involved During the Summer Months Without an Internship

Working as a full-time summer camp counselor is certainly not the same as completing a public relations internship, and neither is completing an online biology course. Despite having a full-time job, taking classes, and participating in other activities, there are many ways you can work on your public relations skills without an internship this summer. […]

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InternTalk: How to Ask for More Responsibility in Your Internship

In the past, July to me was synonymous with Independence Day and trips to the beach. But now that I have interned for five consecutive summers, the month has taken a  different meaning. July is the perfect time to put the skills you’ve learned to the test and make a bigger impact on your organization […]

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So You Landed Your Dream Summer Internship — Now What?

Securing a summer internship is no easy task. You spend hours (days even) preparing the perfect resume. You spend weeks role-playing interviews so you can answer any question. You spend money on the perfect professional wardrobe. Finally, the interview arrives and you nail it. It’s a matter of days before you receive the call saying […]

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How-To: Keep Your Chapter Engaged During the Summer

Final exams are finished, the dorms are empty and the year’s last PRSSA meeting is in the books; it’s summertime. Yes, the summer is a perfect time to sharpen your skills at an internship or get away and enjoy the simple things in life: the weather, family, sleeping in. However, summer is also the perfect […]

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Six Ways to Start Off on the Right Foot at Your Summer Internship

Early mornings, long days, quick lunch breaks and a whole slew of other things you didn’t expect. That’s right; you’re an intern now and no longer can you strategically schedule your classes so you don’t have to get up until noon. Internships come in all shapes and sizes. In other words, all internships are different. […]

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InternTalk: A Crash Course on Interning in a New City

You worked your network, polished your résumé and landed your dream internship in a new and exciting city. Now what? Next steps include packing outfits for multiple months — while staying under the 50 pound luggage limit imposed by most airlines, finding affordable housing and making the most of living in a new city. These […]

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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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Maximize Your Spring to Land Your Dream Summer Internship

Summer is a prime time to focus on an internship. With little to no class work during the summer, it is the most optimal time to experience the real world and completely immerse yourself into a life-changing professional experience. Now’s the time, PRSSA members, to hone in on your best professionalism and start preparing for […]

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Intern Talk: Use a Lazy Summer Day to Get Ahead

We all have that realization after Independence Day that the summer is sadly moving just as quickly as it did the year before. Your summer to-do list might still have a ways to go and you might find yourself starting to stress about the upcoming semester. Luckily, there are still plenty of summer days left […]

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How to Start Your PRSSA Year on the Right Foot

I hope you’re enjoying your time off this summer, because you’ve earned it. However, it’s time to get to work. Successful PRSSA years are solidified well before the semester even begins. Although you may have started planning earlier than this summer (and I hope you have), the success of your year is determined by the […]

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