Don’t Judge an Internship by its Location By: Kelsey Miller @Kelsey_65 When you live in a small city, the last thing that you want to do is stay there for an internship – I was no exception. Being from a small, rural community, Marion,OH was the last place I wanted to go to get internship experience for the summer before my junior year – but that was where I stayed. By the time I started looking for internships last year, I was out of luck in finding myself an internship. I did get interviews, but I kept getting the same feedback … Continue reading Summer Reflection Series: Kelsey Miller
By: Morgan Peterson @mopeeeezy When trying to land the perfect dream job, it’s important to find a way to stand out to the employer. Sure you might have a perfect resume and transcript, but you are a dime a dozen to some employers. If you don’t get the opportunity to get an interview, a personal website is one of the best ways to stand out from other candidates. Showcase Your Work With a personal website, you can market yourself and your work, however you want to. By creating this website you have an exclusive space of your best work. It’s … Continue reading Why a Personal Blog/Website looks Good on a Resume
By: Lindsey Zimmerman @lindseyzim716 Any PRSSA guest speaker or industry professional will tell you that good writing skills are absolutely crucial if you want to get ahead in PR. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to showcase your writing talents by creating your own blog. I think it’s safe to say that a professional, well-written, consistently updated blog could be the deciding factor between two equally qualified candidates for the same internship or job. Many students may find the concept of blogging to be daunting. After all, you have to come up with interesting, relevant ideas; update your blog regularly; and … Continue reading Blog Like a PRo: Best Blogging Practices for PR Students
If I had a quarter for every time a class, professor or professional stressed the importance of being a good writer I’d be rich enough to have a closet full of Louboutins and Louis Vittons. (A girl can dream, right?!) From press releases to ad copy to news writing to social media lingo, a successful PRofessional is one who can creatively communicate and articulate a message to their audience. Blogging allows you to demonstrate your strengths and style as a writer. Whether you’re writing for a company or trying to develop your own personal brand, a blog can be your … Continue reading Blogging – Your Own Blank Online Canvas
Trying to figure out the theme of a blog, let alone the name could take hours, weeks or months if you’re really stuck. It’s like the epitome of writer’s block but worse because there’s not a definite focus. What did I do when it came to creating my blog? I thought about what I liked, what I am passionate about and what I am going to do with my life. The first two were easier, but the last one helped me with what I was going to write. My advice, follow these steps and you’ll have your own blog in … Continue reading Blogging 101: What Should I Call Me?
Event planning, social media, InDesign, internal communications and blogging are all PR-related activities that I heard a lot about during my first year in PRSSA, but didn’t experience first-hand until I was a sophomore, actively involved with ImPRessions.Don’t get me wrong – PRSSA is a fantastic organization and I’ve learned so much through my involvement with it. However, ImPRessions really helped to supplement my experience as a young PR professional by allowing me to practice everything that I’d been preached about during my weekly PRSSA meetings. As a sophomore at Ohio University I was placed as an account associate on … Continue reading How ImPRessions Supplemented my PRSSA Experience