Seven Quotes for Public Relations Professionals

I’ve attended my fair share of public relations events over the years, from PRSSA National Conferences to professional seminars. Going through my notes, I’ve discovered some great quotations from speakers, and I figured it was time to share them. Any photos used are my own.                    …

Ten signs you’re a grammar freak … and OK with it

1. You can’t read anything without looking for typos.   2. During group projects, you insist on volunteer to be the project editor. Image: Tumblr   3. When no one else volunteers to be project editor, you’re surprised and relieved you don’t have to fight for it. Image: Tumblr   4. Finding typos in credible publications gives…

Summer as a young PR pro

This post is part of PRSSA’s June 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt” exercise. Read this post for details. If things had gone as originally planned, I would have started my first PR job this summer. Instead, I seized the chance to serve as PRSSA National President, which means I have one more semester of college—and one…

The Intangible Value of PRSSA Membership

  [Photo: PRSSA 2014-2015 National Committee] I recently finished my term as the PRSSA 2013-2014 National vice president of member services. For those who are unfamiliar with PRSSA National Committee responsibilities, this position is primarily responsible for promoting the Society’s membership benefits. I know these benefits by heart. There are 15. What this list of benefits…

Following Your Compass

As a college senior, I’ve faced many decisions. Which city do I want to move to? Where do I want to work? Should I apply for graduate school? The list goes on. In the midst of making these decisions, I realized something very important: You have to follow your inner compass, and you can’t let…

How to Handle the Interview Curveball

No matter how many interviews I have, there is one question that always catches me by surprise. I can take just about any job- and experience-related question, but for some reason, when I hear, “What do you like to do for fun?”  I freeze up. No, this is not because I don’t know how to…

Ten Ways to Stay Productive During College Breaks

How students can get ahead during breaks and vacations After weeks of study sessions, group projects and assignments, it’s nice to have a break from schoolwork – and you should take a break. But before the routine of watching movies and scrolling through Pinterest sets in, it’s important not to miss out on the opportunity…