By Olivia Falcone This time of year can be stressful for public relations students. The hunt for summer internships is in full swing and networking events for students are a big part of it. Making sure you’re prepared for the next big internship fair or networking event is key to getting that dream position or … Continue reading Five Helpful Tips to Prepare for Networking Events
I’ve always loved to cook and go out to eat, and I have had my fair share of part time jobs. I’ve noticed in college that we talk about restaurants all the time, and we talk about our jobs and internships all the time. Why don’t we talk about how to handle when the two … Continue reading “Let’s Meet Over Lunch!” A Guide to Acing an Interview Over a Meal
Temple PRSSA held their third annual TU Invitational on Saturday, Mar. 12. TU Invitational is a one- day, regional conference focused on public relations, marketing and the communication industry. It offers a variety of guest speakers to attendees, as well as a networking session with professionals from the region at the end. The theme this … Continue reading Three Non-traditional Takeaways from TU Invitational 2016
Internships are always a hot topic. It’s all about where to find them, how to get them and how to sustain those work relationships. Networking is the foundation of unknown success. Here are current, real-life examples of what you can do to better your brand. Cover letters and resumes: Temple University has fantastic resources for … Continue reading Internship Tips & What You Can do to Better Your Network
LinkedIn has become an extremely underutilized tool for college aged students. A large majority of us, especially those who study a business related major, have been taught about the importance of having a LinkedIn profile throughout their education. However, many still do not fully understand how to use this important, useful tool. They copy and … Continue reading Perfecting Your LinkedIn Profile in 5 Simple Steps
Events are a common occurrence in the world of public relations. Therefore, volunteer opportunities will consistently emerge for both students and established professionals. Although there may not be a foreseeable long term benefit to volunteering at an event, you never know who might be there or what opportunities may pop up. Many view volunteering as … Continue reading How volunteering can benefit your career
I was once told that 1 in 5 people that work in the Philadelphia communications industry are Temple University graduates. While I was skeptical at first, I soon became a believer. Through meeting a Temple alum at a class sophomore year, I was offered an internship. At said internship, there were more Temple grads on … Continue reading Keep Your Alumni Close!
As college students, most of us are accustomed to meeting new people each semester. With a few exceptions, college students usually end up spending each semester with a mostly unfamiliar group of students. In most circumstances, the extent of the relationships shared by many of these students includes collaborating on dreaded group projects or studying … Continue reading Clever Ways for College Students to Develop Their Networks among Peers
Since the beginning of this summer, I have noticed an increasing popularity around the social media platform LinkedIn. While I made an account on LinkedIn during my freshman year of college, I was never too active on the account until this past year when I began to network with people that I felt the need to … Continue reading What are we really using LinkedIn for?
In numerous cases, what happens during the summer stays in the summer. A gloomy reality, though is, what is learned in the classroom may very well be put to the side and filed in our brain somewhere, only to be used once we get back to school. Avoiding that summer slide is essential, even though … Continue reading Changing the Summer Slide into the College Glide