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 […]

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 […]

What’s Wrong with Unpaid PR Internships: A Lot

In a perfect world, students would complete a paid internship in their junior or senior year of college and then receive a full-time offer from the employer they have been working for. But that’s not always the case for students majoring in public relations. In several cases, PR internships are unpaid. While it’s true that unpaid internships are in decline […]

Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career began in local hospital administration. […]