By: Erin McMahon; @emcmahon1
During my spring semester of 2016, I put my life at OU on pause and moved to Florence, Italy, for a semester abroad. While I was initially nervous about leaving my life at school, my friends and family and the campus that I had become so comfortable with over the past Continue reading “How Studying Abroad Changed My Life…and My Resume”
By: CJ Riggs, @carla_riggs For anyone who has never interned before (like myself), you have NO clue what to expect, what you will be asked to do or how to come across as intelligent and knowledgeable. From professional tips, to the sticky situations, I am going to lay it all out for you. First Nail-Biting Part of Summer Internships: Sending Millions of Applications Once you decide you’re going to apply to your favorite company, keep in mind that each company looks for something unique. Sending a copy and past resume probably won’t appeal to the directors. Be sure to customize your … Continue reading Summer Interning: What can I expect?
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
By: Erica Stonehill, @estonehill13 When it’s time to start applying for internships, it’s important to try and experience every possible route in the PR world: corporate, agency, non-profit, etc. It’s very common that your first internship will be at a firm, close to home. You’re aiming to get your feet wet and learn the ins and outs of the business. That being said, you should always shoot for the stars, and apply for your dream position, whatever that may be at the time. We hear too many stories from working adults about the horrors of nine to five jobs and getting … Continue reading Why I Will Always Apply for my Dream Internship
My freshman year was coming to a close and I couldn’t have been happier with my first year at Ohio University. I had made great friends in my dorm, joined a sorority and PRSSA, and done well in all my classes. As sad as I was to leave Athens, I was so excited to be heading home to Cleveland for a summer internship I had gotten through a family friend. Then the unthinkable happened: about a month before break began I was notified the company’s funding for interns was taken away and I was left with an internship-less summer. I’m … Continue reading Your Internship Fell Through…Now What?
In college one of the greatest ways to gain professional experience and expand your knowledge of your major outside the classroom is by getting involved. Luckily for us Scripps Kids, the journalism school has some top-notch extracurricular activities that students can be a part of. PRSSA and ImPRessions are two of these amazing organizations. Both yield so many amazing benefits; I could go on forever about why I love each of these organizations. However, when you join both PRSSA and ImPRessions instead of just one or the other, it can be extremely beneficial in the short and long run. 1. … Continue reading Benefits of Joining Both ImPRessions & PRSSA
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
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