The Importance of Diversifying Your Internship Portfolio

The Importance of Diversifying Your Internship Portfolio

There is a phrase in the collegiate world that claims, “The best way to learn is to do.” I couldn’t agree more.  Completing internships is one of the best ways to develop skills in any field, especially public relations. Working with real clients and deadlines provides students with the best possible, real-world experience in addition to college courses. Because the […]

Juggling Expectations and Reality in an Internship

Juggling Expectations and Reality in an Internship

What do you expect going into an internship? Internships are a big deal. Before you dive right into one, it’s important to acknowledge what you’re expecting. What I expected. Even with knowing each internship works differently, I thought I would have the stereotypical internship experience and would be making coffee, fetching snacks, grabbing lunch, running all sorts of errands. Even […]

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 2

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 2

This article offers reflections from various PRSSA students who participated in “Partners for Diversity: The Internship Preview” a collaborative program created by PRSSA and FINN Partners. To learn more about the program, see part one of our coverage here. Giselle Gallegos — California State University, Fullerton My recent participation in the FINN Partners x PRSSA Partners for Diversity program was […]

It Builds Character

Editor’s Note: The following blog post reflects the opinions and thoughts of the author alone and should not be viewed as official statements or positions of PRSSA. PRSA/PRSSA advocates for employers to offer interns compensation in the form of class credit or financial compensation. For more information on content guidelines, see the Progressions blog policy. You know the saying, “money […]

You’ve Completed Your Internship: Now What?

Internships are pivotal steps towards landing the job of your dreams. As public relations students, we need to take full advantage of different internships, extracurriculars and volunteer opportunities. If you’ve recently completed a summer internship, you are probably wondering what to do next. Remain connected with your previous colleagues. One of the most important ways to utilize your internship opportunity […]