Summer Reflection Series: Hannah Wheeless

By: Hannah Wheeless @tweetsonwheels This past summer I was fortunate enough to remember my roots down in the Lone Star State of Texas while gaining valuable knowledge of the PR industry. Interning at a major communications agency thousands of miles away from my OU home made for an incredible experience. KGBTexas Communications is headquartered in San Antonio, but also has an office in Houston. They have clients both local and national including, the San Antonio Police Department, Benson Automotive, McDonalds and Walmart. I was a PR and advertising intern, which allowed me the opportunity to understand how both sides function. … Continue reading Summer Reflection Series: Hannah Wheeless

7 Tips & Tricks For Networking Trips

Whether you’re traveling to a new city alone or with a school organization for a networking trip, interacting with professionals can always be intimidating for a college student on the job hunt. Over the course of my professional experience, I’ve discovered how essential it is to plan for the worst before diving head first into the “working world.” That way, you’ll be completely prepared and the right mindset to give your best first impression. Here are the seven tips I’ve taken away for professional networking. Research the Company Before Visiting This is crucial before even setting up the trip. For … Continue reading 7 Tips & Tricks For Networking Trips

5 Pinteresters Every PR Pro Should Follow

Whether you’re procrastinating, or just looking for some new Pinteresters to follow, here’s a list of five Pinteresters for a well-rounded Pinterest Profile. 1. PR Daily (prdailycom). With almost 4,000 followers, this Pinner is the public relations newsletter we all know and love in Pinterest-form. With boards ranging from “Social Media” to “Humor”, any PR pro can appreciate these boards. Their “Global Media/PR Events” board holds updates on upcoming get-togethers such as content marketing summits and PRSA’s International Conference. Following PR Daily is a great way to have a little bit of news on your home page. 2. Heidi Leonard (HeidiLeonard). Hello type-A personalities, this … Continue reading 5 Pinteresters Every PR Pro Should Follow

3 Perks of Having a Scripps PRSSA Mentor

We’ve all felt that feeling as a freshman; you’re lost, confused and lonely when you first arrive in Athens, especially if you don’t know anyone on campus. I can admit that as a freshman last year, I had no idea what to do with my major and didn’t know anyone who could help me. I wanted to get involved to meet new people by joining organizations so I could gain PR experience. Little did I know that my future PR mentor was someone I looked up to in high school four years ago. I first met Darby Fledderjohn, a senior … Continue reading 3 Perks of Having a Scripps PRSSA Mentor

Benefits of Joining Both ImPRessions & PRSSA

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