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Twitter Chat Recap — Quality Writing: The Cornerstone of an Effective PR Professional

Thank you to everyone who participated in our writing focused Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Shonali Burke (tweeting from @shonali), PRSSA National Publications Editor in Chief Emma Finkbeiner (tweeting from @efink101) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the […]

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Conference Preview: A Q & A With Speakers Ron Culp and Ryan McShane

The PRSSA 2015 National Conference in Atlanta is just around the corner, and like most students, I’ve anxiously reviewed the program to find the sessions I’m most looking forward to. Not surprisingly as the publications editor in chief, I’m excited for the professional development session on writing hosted by Ron Culp (RC) of DePaul University […]

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I Got 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain’t One: Tips for Proper Pitching to a Publication

Whether you’re pitching the media on a story about your client’s next big campaign or trying to publish your masterful 3,000-word feature story, there are a few things you should know before you hit send on that email. Do Your Research This step is of the utmost importance. Don’t pitch to a publication you know […]

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5 Reasons to Write for Your Student Newspaper

With participation in student-run firms and internships taking precedence in the “free time” of public relations majors, writing for your school’s newspaper may seem like a waste of time, but I assure you it is not. This past year, I served as an editor of my school’s student newspaper, the Yellow Jacket. Through this experience, […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Degree’s Electives

Before every semester, students fret about what courses they need to take to fulfill their degree requirements. Next time you find yourself in this situation, use those extra electives and degree requirements to your advantage by choosing one of these out of the box courses. Screenwriting While this course is typically taken by theater and […]

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Fall in Love With PRSS(bae) This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, singles awareness day or “the day before chocolate goes on sale.” Whatever you call it, this day focuses on love, adoration and over-priced dinners from restaurants with dim lighting. This year, instead of binge-watching Netflix and drowning yourself in tears, focus on the things that make you happy and the things that have […]

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February 2015 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA, to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The February 2015 writing prompt is as follows: “February is […]

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January Twitter Chat Recap: Write Right — Improve Your Writing Skills and Get the Job

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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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Infographic: 2013-2014 Annual Report

According to prssa.org, each Annual Report “explains the accomplishments of the past academic year and the future of the Society.” The following infographic highlights the 2013–2014 Annual Report, published by PRSSA earlier this summer. Let us know your favorite PRSSA memory from last year in the comments below.

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