Get Active Now

This is a guest post from Jarrett Cocharo, a senior at the University of Alabama and PRSSA member. Jarrett is also the PRSA summer intern, which he earned through a PRSSA award. Have you had one of those life moments where you can recall every single detail? You remember the smell of the room, the people around you, what was […]

Issues Facing the Profession

Last week, the Counselors Academy, a PRSA Professional Interest Section, released survey results discussing the top three issues facing the profession. Check out the PRSA release describing the survey and how it was conducted. Also, for reference, the full results of the survey can be found here. According to the survey, the top three issues facing the profession are “providing authentic strategic counsel,” “demonstrating […]

Tips For A Successful Internship

I had the opportunity to ask Heather Crowley, recruitment specialist for Edelman in Chicago, some questions about how to be successful in a summer internship. At Edelman, she is responsible for recruiting interns and entry level employees, so she has seen her fair share of good interns. Her tips and advice are below: What are some of the top traits for successful interns? It is important for interns to […]

PRSSA Leadership Rally

The following is a guest post from Alyssa Bronikowski, PRSSA Chapter President at DePaul University. She is also a blogger and you can find her blog, “PR Thoughts From An Undergrad,” here. Last week, PRSSA Chapter Presidents and executive board representatives traveled to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, to attend the 2nd Annual PRSSA Leadership Rally. The theme for this year’s rally […]

A Preview of the Coming Year

Since the PRSSA Blog launched in 2006, some major topics have been covered – from PRSA defending the profession to transparency and even the death of public relations. Now, approaching the third year of its existence, I’d like to take the blog to the next level with your help. Here are some things we’ll be working on this year: Sharing […]

Incoming National Committee

This is contributed by Ryan Casey McShane, PRSSA 2007-08 FORUM Editor-in-Chief As a former National Committee member, who found the PRSSA Blog as a useful resource, I decided to start a blog of my own from the perspective of a young professional in the public relations industry. Members are more than welcome to visit http://www.ryanmcshane.com, as well as share their […]

Success on the Job

We often speak of getting jobs but we rarely discuss what an entry-level employee can do to improve.  I have asked many professionals and have received many different answers; however a few comments appear regularly: 1.  Work hard – be willing to stay late and put work above personal whims. 2.  Be a team player – learn from leaders, work […]