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 […]

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased exponentially over the course of the pandemic due to racially charged and xenophobic rhetoric expressed by people such as former President Donald Trump, who has publicly referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus”.  Comments such as those referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus” are very damaging to the AAPI […]

The Importance of Passion in PR

The Importance of Passion in PR

In a field driven by storytelling, passion drives public relations. This is something I’ve especially noticed during my time with Relief Communications, LLC., a small public relations firm in Philadelphia working within the nonprofit sector. As the firm’s only intern, I’ve completed a variety of projects for clients such as Mural Arts Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and Prevention Point Philadelphia. […]