Your First Three Months in PR: What to Expect

Adjusting to your first full-time public relations job  This is the first post in a three-part series discussing the first year in public relations for those who recently graduated and landed their first jobs. As much as I’d like to tell you the first three months of full-time public relations work will be a breeze,…

Why diversity is a gateway to success

I am participating in PRSSA’s “Progressions Writing Prompt” exercise for November 2014. To learn more, check out this post for details. There is no singular image or word that comes to mind when I think of diversity — which makes sense, if you think about it. Diversity can pertain to demographics, psychographics, experiences and more. I have…

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.                    …

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…