Gearing Up to Revamp That Resume

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to update your resume. Many of us just wrapped up our last days at respective jobs and internships and will be starting new positions for the school year. Equipped with an additional few months of experience, the rub with this is deciding what to eliminate from your current resume. Follow these tips to make sure your resume is in prime shape for the year: 1. Sell Yourself A brief description of you, your passions and objectives is always a great touch. Think of a few adjectives that best define you … Continue reading Gearing Up to Revamp That Resume

Dealing with THAT Group Member

As summer dwindles to a close and thank you cards are left on internship coordinators desks, you’re probably reflecting on the internship experience you had, the portfolio work you gained and challenges faced. One thing is for sure; the people we worked with always leave a lasting impact – good or bad. At times co-workers can feel like the most difficult part of the job.  Every job environment presents the opportunity to work with a “flip-flopper,” “avoider,” or “know-it all.” When tumultuous situations arrive it can be tough finding the best solution. Here are some “what if” situations: What if … Continue reading Dealing with THAT Group Member

Twitter Lessons from @OU_Confessions and @OUCrushes

Two anonymous twitter accounts created by Ohio University students quickly caught the attention of fellow bobcats starting in the spring of 2013. The twitter accounts, OU Crushes and OU Confessions urge students to share their most intimate secrets, and personal issues with strangers, while they remain unidentified to followers. The twitter account OU Crushes prompts Bobcats to share their love interests with followers, while OU Confessions invites Bobcats to share confessions of any nature.  These confessions may range from heartfelt to down right disturbing.  The unpredictable nature of the twitter account may be one of the many reasons why this … Continue reading Twitter Lessons from @OU_Confessions and @OUCrushes

An Internship Completed, New Skills Gained

A crash course in some of the most basic, yet crucial skills that I learned while interning with PR Newswire. With every new experience, there are new lessons and skills learned and my summer internship at PR Newswire was no exception. My internship was an incredible learning experience filled daily with so much knowledge and excitement. Reflecting back on my internship, most of what I learned was specific to PR Newswire; however, there are three main skills that can be applied to any sector of the PR world. 1. The art of crafting a good release. Even though PR Newswire … Continue reading An Internship Completed, New Skills Gained

5 Challenges of Switching a Major into the Journalism School

Switching your major in college is one thing, but switching into the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is another story.  Personally, I didn’t know what I wanted to major in coming into college, so I scanned through the majors offered at Ohio University as I was applying.  By the time I got my acceptance letter, I had forgotten what I even chose to major in.  As I’m going into my sophomore year, I’m about to apply to the J-School for spring semester. I imagine many other students are in the same boat, and probably facing the same challenges as … Continue reading 5 Challenges of Switching a Major into the Journalism School

Should You Switch Journalism Tracks?

Entering my freshman year at Ohio University, I wanted to be a journalist. To me, being a journalist meant working for a newspaper or magazine in New York City and writing every day for the rest of my career. This seemed exciting, but little did I know that this was only the very beginning of where journalism could take me. I’ve always enjoyed exploring and trying new things, so I signed up for plenty of clubs outside of print journalism. One of those clubs was PRSSA. At the beginning of the year, I didn’t really understand what public relations consisted … Continue reading Should You Switch Journalism Tracks?

Four Years, Four Tips: Advice From a Senior in Denial

How is it even possible that I’m less than two weeks away from my last fall semester at Ohio University?! Like everyone else, I’ve definitely had my ups and downs over these last three years. I went from just “liking” college to considering Athens my home. I began as an often anxious, homesick freshman into an overly confident, self-proclaimed “hot commodity” senior. Although I’m in denial of approaching the ‘g-bomb’ and wish there wasn’t a life beyond Court Street, I can confidently say no other university would have given me a better college experience. OU and the J-School have given … Continue reading Four Years, Four Tips: Advice From a Senior in Denial

Taking a Peek Into Agency Life at Edelman

Agency life keeps you on your toes; it’s fast paced, mentally demanding yet very exciting. Professionals working at an agency have different day-to-day agendas and are constantly challenged to be creative and curious thinkers. During my time as an Edelman Trainee, I got a taste of what agency life is really like and what traits are essential for success. Here are four characteristics of a successful PR pro at Edelman: Creative- clients are always looking for the next big thing. Agency staff must be creative to drive interactive content and impression numbers with innovative strategies. Enthusiastic- in order for the … Continue reading Taking a Peek Into Agency Life at Edelman

5 Things Every PR Student Should do Before Fall Semester

Just because it’s summertime doesn’t necessarily mean you can slack off — okay, well a little slacking off is totally acceptable, not to mention well deserved! However, even though you are out of school, there are still a few things that you should do throughout the warm summer months to stay up to date and get prepared for the school year! Perfect your resume and portfolio. Now is the best time to work on your resume! Use this extra time to make your resume more creative. Maybe try re-creating your resume in InDesign or looking for ways to make it … Continue reading 5 Things Every PR Student Should do Before Fall Semester