How to Use PRSSA Member Benefits to Land an Internship

How to Use PRSSA Member Benefits to Land an Internship

For many young public relations professionals, completing an internship is a valuable way to gain real-world experience and put the skills you’ve developed in the classroom into practice. With prominent agencies and organizations in your city, it may seem like the opportunities are endless, but this often hinders students from knowing where to begin the search. The good news is […]

Interviews Aren’t Just for Jobs: Enhance Your Professional Development with Informational Interviews

Interviews Aren’t Just for Jobs: Enhance Your Professional Development with Informational Interviews

This last year, I’ve made a significant effort to schedule informational interviews with people in my area of interest. In an informational interview, the student leads the show. It’s an ideal opportunity to ask questions, make connections and build relationships.  I always look forward to these meetings because I learn something new each time, and they’re an excellent networking opportunity. […]

Intern Talk:  Navigating Tough Conversations

Intern Talk: Navigating Tough Conversations

Internships and job searches both bring with them the need to broach difficult topics with your supervisor. Though important discussions regarding full-time employment, salary and job searching can be scary, avoiding them may lead to more difficulty down the road. Open conversations are always a good policy. Getting Feedback Opening yourself up for criticism – even constructive criticism – takes […]

Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

Due to the competitive nature of finding a job, students are at times subjected to unreasonable internship work environments. As students, we may not realize how valuable we are and find ourselves in positions that we are advised to avoid. I interned at a startup product marketing and public relations company where I learned a lot, but the organization valued […]

Intern Talk: Tapping Into the PRSA Network

Intern Talk: Tapping Into the PRSA Network

We all know learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. And similarly, learning doesn’t just happen by interning. Becoming a young, successful professional requires a combination of things, including learning from experienced professionals. As a nod to PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, here are a few ways you should consider expanding your network to grow and learn as a future public relations […]

The Toe Tapper, the Pen Clicker and the Gum Smacker – Office Meeting Etiquette for Everyone

The Toe Tapper, the Pen Clicker and the Gum Smacker – Office Meeting Etiquette for Everyone

Whether it is an employee conducting a staff meeting, or a professional organization hosting a monthly luncheon, the “office meeting” can come in a variety of forms. Regardless of who, what, when and where, there are simple rules to follow to ensure you make the most of your meeting and allowing others to do the same. Write down notes, not […]