“Be confident, my Asian friends.” A Commentary on Asian Representation in PR

“Be confident, my Asian friends.” A Commentary on Asian Representation in PR

As I reflect on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, I want to introduce you to another way to think about the #StopAsianHate conversation. I was born in Xi’an, China. Every time I saw a foreigner on the street who looked very different from me, I was genuinely curious about that person’s life story, language, experience and what brought […]

All for Autism Awareness: Montclair State University PRSSA Hosts PRofessional Development Week

All for Autism Awareness: Montclair State University PRSSA Hosts PRofessional Development Week

For its annual Autism New Jersey Fundraiser, Montclair State University PRSSA faced a challenge like never before. Over the past eight years, Montclair’s Chapter has raised over $40,000 collectively in donations for the organization. However, this year’s fundraiser would have to be done completely online due to COVID-19. Despite this challenge, the Chapter moved forward and set a goal of […]

Changing Your Outlook on Unfortunate Circumstances: The Importance of Flexibility in the Workplace

Changing Your Outlook on Unfortunate Circumstances: The Importance of Flexibility in the Workplace

Flexibility is arguably one of the most important qualities that a public relations professional can have. A PR professional must be responsive to changes in the news while generating content that captures these ever-changing stories. A professional must also be flexible in regard to changes in the workplace. I have recently come to appreciate the trait of flexibility after my […]

How to Sell Yourself

How to Sell Yourself

COVID-19 created many challenges for everyone, especially college students. We are expected to prepare for our future through classes, extracurriculars and securing internships. Now the pandemic has disrupted everything, sending us on a different trajectory. With the virtual world evolving and companies cutting employees and internship opportunities, how do we make ourselves stand out and secure employment? Get Involved One […]

How to Build Your Confidence Without Work Experience

How to Build Your Confidence Without Work Experience

If you don’t have any or much work experience, chances are, you are likely to feel incapable and “unworthy” of landing an internship or even a full-time job. However, you may be losing sight of some experience or skills that could be classified as “relevant” for the opportunity you are seeking. Finding that competitive advantage even without a company name […]

Learning From Mistakes: How PR Students Feel About University Communications During COVID-19

Learning From Mistakes: How PR Students Feel About University Communications During COVID-19

Public relations has become a challenge this past year as everything went virtual — particularly for colleges. Many students believe their schools have improved their public relations skills as the pandemic progressed. Natalia Ortiz, a public relations student at Manhattan College, felt her school’s lack of transparency made her transition to remote learning over a thousand miles away from campus […]

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 […]

April Twitter Chat Recap: #NeverStopLearning

April Twitter Chat Recap: #NeverStopLearning

PRSSA hosted their last Twitter chat of the 2020–2021 school year on April 12, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET. The session was co-hosted with Champions for PRSSA. Titled “Never Stop Learning: Transitions and Mentorship”, this chat cultivated discussion around the transition from student to professional and how to form impactful mentor-mentee relationships. Highlights can be found below or at this […]