National Assembly Day-of Competition: No Expectations Leading to High Reward

National Assembly Day-of Competition: No Expectations Leading to High Reward

When I first received the email about the Day-of Competition for National Assembly, I had no idea what I would be doing or whether I even had the skills to participate, but I figured, “Hey, why not?” For the Day-of Competition, we were placed into groups of four to five students from various PRSSA Chapters throughout the country and given […]

WVU Regional Conference Recap

WVU Regional Conference Recap

The weekend of March 28 to March 31, West Virginia University’s PRSSA Chapter hosted the Wired and Wonderful Regional Conference. The event enabled attendees to learn more about the field of public relations, meet a variety of industry professionals and make new friends from nearby universities. Wired and Wonderful was a great opportunity to learn from each other and make […]

An Informed Voter Is an Invested Voter: What You Should Know for the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly

An Informed Voter Is an Invested Voter: What You Should Know for the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly

The annual PRSSA National Assembly is set to take place April 4–7 in Portland, Oregon. In preparation for the event, it is crucial that all Chapter delegates review the 2019 Situation Analysis and the delegate packet in its entirety. Below are three pieces of information that all delegates should be familiar with. Preparation Session If this is your first National Assembly, […]

Forge Your Future with Point Park PRSSA

Forge Your Future with Point Park PRSSA

We are very excited that this convergence of business, marketing and communications can take place in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. A city that is quickly becoming an ever-growing nerve center of nationally distinguished public relation firms and standout leaders within their respective industries. Throughout the Forge Your Future Regional Conference, you will be able to hear from and interact […]

Research Yields Results

Research Yields Results

Great ideas don’t always yield great results. As a PR professional, it can be easy to become married to what you perceive as great creative ideas. But employers only care about interesting ideas if they are going to improve the company. Research skills prove to your employer that you are strategy-driven and mission-focused. It’s a mistake to think that research […]

Tips for Acing the Job Search

Tips for Acing the Job Search

This piece is part of the new series, New Pro? No Problem: The PRSA New Professional Guide to Success. The fall semester may feel like it’s only just begun, but now is the perfect time to dive into your post-grad job search (or summer internship search, if you’re not yet a senior). Sure, May is still six months away, but there’s […]

Committee Confessions

Committee Confessions

It was Tuesday afternoon on October 2, 2018 and all across the country, the PRSSA National Committee was stirring. From Millersville, Pennsylvania to Athens, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois to Raleigh, North Carolina to Gainesville, Florida, phones lit up, suitcases remained empty and chaos ensued. Only one day before flying to Austin, Texas for PRSSA National Conference, the National Committee realized […]

Everyone is Networkable

Everyone is Networkable

“Network, network,network!” every single PR professor, practitioner and student passionately preached into my ear. In my freshman year of college, I heard this verb so much I nearly grew sick of it. Sure, I thought I already knew what networking meant: to ambitiously introduce oneself to new people, to forge new, beneficial connections. But it wasn’t until I began realizing […]