By: Rebecca Reif Co-Account Executive, Express, Inc. Dressed for success in my black pencil skirt and khaki blazer, I tried to ignore the lump in my throat as I walked into my first day of work. Entering the corporate world as an intern for The Cincinnati Insurance Company was both intimidating and exhilarating. I was eager to be interning in Cincinnati’s Corporate Communications department, but nervous that my savvy journalism skills wouldn’t be enough to hide the dearth of my insurance knowledge. I quickly learned, as most interns do, that you don’t have to be an expert in your field … Continue reading Communication in the Corporate World
By: Rachel Csaszar Vice President of Operations It’s that time of year again! We’re halfway through the summer, meaning that a lot of us are halfway through an internship experience. I’m currently deep into my second internship, and while I felt at the beginning of the summer that I might be a little more confident…considering this is my second go around…I realized just how wrong I was within the first week on the job. With this realization, I also realized just how many things I’m learning on a daily basis, and decided to narrow it down to three small tips … Continue reading Internship Survival Guide: 3 Midsummer Tips
By: Kate Willse Account Executive, Student Senate Who knew the information technology (IT) world was a hotspot for marketing and public relations work? I definitely did not, until I received an offer to work as a public relations intern at an IT consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio this summer. I figured I could give it a shot. It was near my hometown, and offered some great benefits. Little did I know I would become fully immersed in the IT world and proficient in a tech language that I never knew existed…and I was the girl who took my computer to … Continue reading IT Needs Me?
By: Sam Bartlett Supervisor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and College Book Store accounts As students, we’re told that we have to get good grades and get plenty of experience. Many college-aged-individuals don’t know where they want to work after they graduate or what they really want to do. A great way to figure out what you might be interested in doing is by going to Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meetings this upcoming year and becoming a dues-paying member. But what is the benefit of joining PRSSA? Every Monday night, at 6 p.m., there are various guest … Continue reading Experience more with PRSSA