The Importance of Professional Personality

I find inspiration in shampoo. First, let me talk about my favorite brand. Herbal Essences Body Envy. Not only does this shampoo come in a fantastically bright pink and orange bottle, but it also makes your hair smell good enough to eat. Seriously. However, it’s not the color or the scent that really make me go crazy about this specific product; it’s the tiny, white, often ignored words on the back of the bottle that really make this shampoo for me. And here’s why: “Turn up the VOLUME! Take those stunning strands to higher ground by lathering up with this … Continue reading The Importance of Professional Personality

A Day in the Life: PR Student

This is the final post of a three-part series detailing the daily life of a public relations professional, intern and student. Name: Kerry Tuttle School: Ohio University Location: Athens, OH Hourly Snapshot 7 AM – Wake up, eat a protein bar for breakfast and head over to Ping to work out. 8:15 AM – Finished with my workout. Go home, take a shower and get dressed for class in business casual because of meetings and presentations. Have a last minute cram session before my first class because I have a quiz in it. 9:40 AM – First class of the … Continue reading A Day in the Life: PR Student

A Day in the Life: PR Intern

This is the second post of a three-part series detailing the daily life of a public relations professional, intern and student. Name: Ashley Osborne Company: The Original RICH Girls Inc., Brooklyn Bodega (Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival) and Marie Theodore (special events intern) Location: New York City, NY Hourly Snapshot 8 AM: Wake up. Eat breakfast. Do a quick workout. Shower. 9 AM: Do computer work which includes phone calls, emails, researching venues, contacts, organizations and companies for partnership/sponsorship, etc. Build media lists, create press releases for an event, or attend meetings with Seto McCoy for The ORG Inc. 3 PM: Finish up … Continue reading A Day in the Life: PR Intern

A Day in the Life: PR Professional

This is the first of a three-part series detailing the daily life of a public relations professional, intern and student. Name: Devin Hughes Company: Global Prairie Location: Cleveland, OH Hourly Snapshot 7:30 AM – Wake up, shower, and check Facebook/Twitter/News RSS Feed while eating a granola bar for breakfast. This includes both personal interest stuff (friends’ Facebook posts, sports scores) as well as work stuff (industry news/tweets) 8:30 AM – Arrive at work. Whole bunch of emails to sift through. Better make the first cup of coffee (in our Keurig!) 9:00 AM – A new team member has joined our … Continue reading A Day in the Life: PR Professional

Moving Mountains: Making Interning Abroad a Reality

I’ve always been the type of person with a plan, and when I mapped out everything freshman year,  I put interning abroad on my list the summer after sophomore year. Yes, I actually picked a summer and had an idea of where I wanted to go. At first I thought London because I’ve always wanted to go and there are numerous PR agencies. However, London was crossed off when I looked at the price and then I thought, ‘Dublin is nearby and they speak English; perfect!’ Here I am in Dublin for the summer interning for Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, a … Continue reading Moving Mountains: Making Interning Abroad a Reality

5 Tips for Your First Day

The first day of anything new is always scary and nerve-racking, whether it’s the first day of school, a new job or an internship. You don’t know what to expect and are thrown into a new place where everyone knows everyone; except you. On top of it all, you’re nervous about living up to everyone’s expectations. I started my internship at Imerman Angels exactly two weeks ago. Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization that provides one-on-one support to cancer fighters, caregivers and survivors. I had spent the previous two months learning all about the organization, but when my first day … Continue reading 5 Tips for Your First Day

Selling Yourself: Pitching Yourself Instead of a Product

In any number of my journalism classes I’ve learned how to write press releases, media pitches, package audio and video and just about everything needed to sell an idea. What my classes didn’t quite prepare me for was how to sell myself. During the interview process for my current internship at a waste and recycling company, I was asked to prepare a five-minute presentation about what I could add to their communications team. My first thought was, “how do I do this without bragging?” However, I quickly realized bragging was exactly what I needed to do. Just like with any … Continue reading Selling Yourself: Pitching Yourself Instead of a Product

Adjusting to the Windy City

I have always pictured my life out of college in a big city with a modern apartment and glamorous job. After work I could grab dinner with my fellow colleagues at a swanky restaurant and on the weekends I would have endless streets to explore and shop. Chicago has always been my city of choice. When I decided to start looking for internships for this summer, Chicago was my first option. Luckily, and to my surprise, I was able to get connected with a non-profit organization and land a social media internship. Once the excitement of my new summer plans … Continue reading Adjusting to the Windy City

Happiest 5k Takes on Social Media

Most of us have heard of The Happiest 5k on the Planet, known best as The Color Run. For those that haven’t, this is a run that has taken the world by storm with races in Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and all over the United States. Participants wear all white and are doused with 5 different colors as they pass each kilometer. The race has grown immensely from its start in 2012 and will have more than a million participants in 100 events in 2013. One of The Color Run’s greatest strengths has been its … Continue reading Happiest 5k Takes on Social Media