How to Pull Back from the Edge of a Breakdown

PR students are arguably some of the busiest college students on campus. We balance internships, classes, and part-time jobs while sacrificing our sleep schedules and social lives in the process. However, as extraordinary as this may sound, we are only human. At some point, something has to give, and it isn’t rare for it to … Continue reading How to Pull Back from the Edge of a Breakdown

I Hate my Internship…Now What?

Excelling academically is incredibly important in college, however, gaining professional experience for your resume is just as crucial. Many students rush to find internships by time they are sophomores or juniors, and many times, they get great experience and knowledge that will help them in their future careers. But what happens if you don’t like … Continue reading I Hate my Internship…Now What?

Standing in Solidarity with the Journalism Community

No one ever said being a communications professional is easy. We deal with difficult people, fast-approaching deadlines, crashing computer programs, and much more. However, one thing we don’t consider to be a worry or fear on a daily basis is risking our lives for our job. It has been two days since reporter Alison Parker … Continue reading Standing in Solidarity with the Journalism Community

The Next Step: Serving on a Nonprofit Board in Your 20’s

As college students, we have the world in our hands. If we push ourselves and take advantage of opportunities that come our way, we can excel greatly in our field of study. Many students take internships, and some take more than one. Other students volunteer for organizations or get involved in professional student activities. However, … Continue reading The Next Step: Serving on a Nonprofit Board in Your 20’s

Burning Out: How to survive at work during a personal crisis

It is one of the golden rules when working in the professional world: don’t let your personal life interfere with your professional one. You’ve been warned time and time again about letting the lines blur between your social life and work duties, and so far, it has been easy to keep them apart (keeping separate … Continue reading Burning Out: How to survive at work during a personal crisis

PRSSA National Conference summer prep: Steps you should be taking now

Even though PRSSA National Conference doesn’t take place until early November, it isn’t too early to begin getting ready for the professional experience of the year! Summer is a great time to stock up on much needed supplies as well as revamp your professional materials, so don’t spend all of your free time in the … Continue reading PRSSA National Conference summer prep: Steps you should be taking now

50 Shades of Embarrassment: A Twitter Chat Gone Wrong

On Monday, June 29th, twitter was busy with one unique hashtag: #AskELJames. EL James, the successful (yet controversial) author of the Fifty Shades of Grey series had decided to host a twitter chat through Twitter’s UK headquarters, and it quickly spiraled out of control. While some people commend James on her series that focuses on the … Continue reading 50 Shades of Embarrassment: A Twitter Chat Gone Wrong

What does it mean to have a “PR Vibe”?

http://guardianlv.com/ Last week, I was running errands and stopped in a pharmacy. Slightly exhausted from the week of interning and working at various positions, I was sure that I looked a bit unkempt at best. Upon reaching the register, I began to have a conversation with the cashier, which eventually led her to ask me … Continue reading What does it mean to have a “PR Vibe”?

Summer Traveling on a Budget: How to Gain Experience Without Going Abroad

http://www.popsugar.com Summertime isn’t just for relaxation and catching up on sleep. Many students use the time off to travel abroad through programs offered by their colleges, which often gives them the opportunity to study or intern in a foreign country. These programs are wonderful, and many students talk about their experiences for years after their … Continue reading Summer Traveling on a Budget: How to Gain Experience Without Going Abroad

Answering “How is the job search going?” and other awkward questions during summer break

Summer break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it isn’t completely stress-free. One of the greatest stressors of the sunny season is the barrage of questions from family members and friends who are dying to know answers to their inquiries that you might not know yourself. These questions can blindside you at barbecues, … Continue reading Answering “How is the job search going?” and other awkward questions during summer break