Find Your Focus: How to Narrow that Over Involvement

By: Sam Miller, @keepcalmsam14 I’m sure we all remember our first weekend on campus. After a riveting speech from President McDavis, your entire class marches up Richland Avenue to College Gate, and here you truly become a bobcat. Another event that everyone undoubtedly remembers is the involvement fair. Hundreds of organizations, and thousands of students, crammed onto College Green, each of them trying to find the place they want to get involved. If you’re like me, then you probably signed up for at least 10 clubs, but you only became a member of about half of them. Fast forward to the … Continue reading Find Your Focus: How to Narrow that Over Involvement

PaRtner’s Conference 2015

By: Jess Carnprobst, @jess_carnprobst This past Saturday, Melaina Lewis, Allison Evans, Kelsey Miller and I traveled to Columbus for this year’s PaRtner’s Conference at Capital University. After attending last year’s conference at Ohio State, I was excited to see what was in store. Capital welcomed us with some breakfast foods, juice and coffee, before starting the keynote speaker. Then at 9, we heard from Amanda DeCastro, who is currently working at Resource Ammirati and talked to us about the things we won’t learn in school. She told us to have an elevator speech, learn to speak in public, take big risks, … Continue reading PaRtner’s Conference 2015

4 Ways To Develop A Better Relationship With Your Mentor

By: Samantha Miller, @keepcalmsam14 Being a part of such a great PRSSA chapter has given many of us the experience of being assigned a mentor. This is someone that we turn to if we have questions about the industry, our university, or pretty much whatever else we are curious about. Some, although, may not have a designated mentor, we all should have someone we look up to and turn to with our questions. While the point of this partnership is more on the professional side, that doesn’t mean that these relationships cannot develop into a more well-rounded relationship. By doing some … Continue reading 4 Ways To Develop A Better Relationship With Your Mentor

The Advantages of Being a College Student

By: Morgan Borer, @MorganBorer Last semester, I took World History Since 1750, to fulfill my history requirement. There were mostly freshman, but sprinkled in there was a handful of sophomores and juniors. Somewhere between discussion of the Cold War and the spread of anti-colonial movements, my professor said something that has been etched in my mind ever since. While vehemently urging us to attend an extra credit presentation in Baker Theater, he said “Never again in your life will you have access to this many free resources. After college, you have to pay for everything. Take advantages of these opportunities while … Continue reading The Advantages of Being a College Student

A Guide to Kick Starting Your Internship Search

By: Emily Barber, @emilybarbershop It’s that time of year again, and the smell of internship applications is in the air. While you may have an idea of what you want to do this spring or summer, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. Anyone would feel overwhelmed after entering “public relations internship” into Google and seeing thousands of results. Not to worry, young grasshopper! Take a deep breath and check out these sites to find your perfect internship. 1. Career Sushi This website is great for people looking to travel for an internship. With opportunities in California, New York, … Continue reading A Guide to Kick Starting Your Internship Search

Big Lights, Big City: The Small Town Girl’s Guide to a Big City

By: Sam Miller @keepcalmsam14 It’s no secret that in this business big cities are the hubs of public relations. However, being born and raised in small town Somerset,Ohio, does not prepare you for a city that has so many new things to offer. The village I live in is nestled in Perry County, and is a solid hour and a half drive to a city where there are not cornfields every mile. So you could say that being dropped in the middle of Washington D.C. for PRSSA National Conference was a little overwhelming. However, during my stay I picked up a … Continue reading Big Lights, Big City: The Small Town Girl’s Guide to a Big City

For all the Incoming Scripps Kids

By: Kelly Hayes @kmshayes It’s almost here: the day when you finally walk through College Green and are officially a Bobcat. We are one giant happy family, with a few mishaps here and there. However, for all of you freshman new to the Scripps school, you made the right choice. Welcome to the happiest place on earth. As a senior entering my last semester at Ohio University, I can only enter it with bittersweet feelings. This summer I spent my time interning at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago, ready to enter the adult world… boy will I miss Scripps. What to … Continue reading For all the Incoming Scripps Kids

Successful Scrippsters

By: Sydney Gardner @sydneygardner E.W. Scripps is more than a person or a school – it’s a state of mind. Students have studied at Ohio University’s Journalism school for decades, but it isn’t what they did in their four (or five) years at Ohio University that sets them apart. It’s what they did when they graduate that truly shows why Scripps is a name that carries prestige. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some recent and not so recent grads of Scripps that have found success beyond the bricks of Athens. As a proud member of the Scripps’ … Continue reading Successful Scrippsters

First ImPRessions: PRoperly PRofessional

Think back to your first few weeks as a freshman in college. I’m sure we all made those frantic calls back home in which we were convinced we were simply meant to join the fast food industry because we really just didn’t know what we were doing. “You’ll find your place,” said every adult we’ve ever known. “Just get involved!” So we gathered our group of equally confused, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshmen and made our way to the ever-confusing involvement fair on College Green. With so many organizations offered, we couldn’t even distinguish which paths we’d traveled thus far; the … Continue reading First ImPRessions: PRoperly PRofessional

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?