Don’t Worry, You’re in the Right Major

By: Elaine Carey, @snakesona_laine You have decided to major in Strategic Communication. Congratulations! Now what? What happens after graduation? Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t just pick something concrete to major in like engineering or biology! Then, I remember that I hate math and science, and that writing is my world. I have to admit that I’m jealous of my peers who have those skills that are completely foreign to me, and will be able tell everyone, for the rest of their lives, that they’re engineers or doctors. Us PR folks, well, we’re writers, and communicators, and social media moguls, and email … Continue reading Don’t Worry, You’re in the Right Major

AMplified Communication Founded From NYC Inspiration

While being alone in different environments for all of 2013, I’ve gained a great sense of confidence and growth within myself. I’ve always known I wanted to some day own my own PR firm or agency, collaborating with clients who needed my expertise. I’ve always been aware of my appreciation for the arts, expression and our rising media culture. As time progressed, I noticed more and more of my friends and peers expressing themselves through their creative art outlet. Whether it’s music, fashion or creating a fresh, new product with a brand, the people I’m surrounded by are some of … Continue reading AMplified Communication Founded From NYC Inspiration

My New York Moment

Last winter, I found myself at a crossroads—an extremely busy one. So busy, in fact, that if I stood still for just ten seconds longer, I may have been run over by the relentless taxicab drivers speeding every which way. I was in New York City, wearing a wide-eyed, open-mouthed look on my face and gripping an oversized transit map as if someone might snatch it from my hands at any minute.  On a tight schedule, I bounced around the city from one public relations agency to the next with my PRSSA peers (note: wear sneakers, not heels, when commuting … Continue reading My New York Moment

Paid Fall PR Internship in NYC

Current is a consumer public relations agency based in New York City and is looking for a PR intern for fall 2013. Heather Bartman, former CEO of ImPRessions and recent Ohio University graduate, interned with Current summer 2012. Details of the internship are included below. Please contact Heather Bartman if interested at Current: We are looking for enthusiastic, self-starters who are good multi-taskers and are organized. It is a very hands-on role where you will be integral to the team and be given the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of PR. Core tasks include writing, researching, event … Continue reading Paid Fall PR Internship in NYC

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