Experience and Lessons Learned in Private Health Care Group’s Corporate Communication Department

The idea of seeking an international public relations internship seems more appealing with the continued challenges of our domestic job market. However, it is difficult for recent graduates to land positions overseas due to the paperwork and costs involved in sponsoring foreign employees. Graduates might not understand local cultures and markets either. I secured and completed an internship in Singapore […]

Blogs Are Social Media Too: The Best Public Relations Blogs

Ask someone to list two social media outlets and almost always they will say, “Facebook and Twitter.” It’s true; these are two important social media tools but there are many more to consider. One of the most important (but often forgotten) social media tools is blogs. Personal, professional and corporate blogs share some of the world’s most relevant information. Some […]

A Newbie’s Approach to a Student-Run Firm

The University of North Texas PRSSA Chapter launched its first student-run firm this semester under the direction of Lizzie Smithson (@Lizonomics). Beginning a firm from scratch requires patience, commitment and teamwork. We want to share a few tips that we found helpful with other Chapter leaders who are thinking about or are in the process of establishing a student-run firm. […]

Dashboard Tools Make Social Media Management Easy, Effective and Efficient

Social networks provide a great way to connect with people for work, school and fun. Tools to effectively, easily (and inexpensively) manage these networks are something PRSSA students can utilize and that are readily available. Here are three options for you to investigate. Seesmic Desktop The free downloadable software application works great, and includes customizable options for audio and visual […]

Miss National Conference? Attend Regional Activities in Spring 2011

With the end of National Conference comes the beginning of Regional Activity planning season! Regional Activities are smaller than National Conference but include professional development sessions, career fairs, case studies and networking opportunities. Each event focuses on a different theme of public relations and is located in different area of the United States. If you were unable to attend National […]

Non-Profit Public Relations: Exciting, Rewarding, and Fun!

Imagine the excitement of an agency: A diverse range of clients, the flurry of deadlines and an opportunity to touch the entire media relations process in one day. Now, combine this with the fulfillment of a non-profit: working with passionate volunteers, progressing toward a common goal and making a positive impact on society. This combination is the best way to […]