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5 Reasons I Changed My Major to Public Relations

I am often asked why I chose to change my major to public relations. To be honest, it pretty much chose me. Public relations takes someone who can handle fast-paced environments with a constant Internet connection and coffee readily available 24/7. I’ve learned that most public relations practitioners spend their days working long hours, strategizing […]

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So You Got the Job—Now Keep It! A Guide to Getting Hired After Your Internship

Courtney Moats did what public relations students dream of doing: she was hired full-time for a company after completing that company’s internship program. She is now an assistant manager for Chevrolet Communications, following her time as a Chevrolet Communications intern. If you’re looking to snag an open position after the internship of your dreams, Courtney […]

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PRSA Sections Series: Writing a Critical Skill for Higher Education Communicators

If you have ever wanted to know more about the different types of public relations careers straight from professionals, then the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA Professional Interest Sections. Each month, two professionals will answer questions about their specific subcategory of the industry. Our […]

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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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