Accepting the Agency Rose: My Pandemic Job Search

Yes, I’m here for the right (PR)easons. By Alyssa Damato Long before starting my career in public relations, I heard *the* phrase for the first time. A phrase that many people have mixed feelings towards. One that you can either label as cliche, or take advantage of to excel in your career. The phrase? “It’s…… Continue reading Accepting the Agency Rose: My Pandemic Job Search

Tips for Entering the PR Field During the Pandemic

The entire job market has been impacted by the pandemic, and the PR industry has felt its effects deeply. Some PR agencies have been working overtime to showcase their clients’ COVID-19 protocols and issues, while others had to furlough employees during client downturns. Now that businesses are attempting to figure out the “new normal,” the…… Continue reading Tips for Entering the PR Field During the Pandemic

The Role of Confidence in a PR Interview

With any job interview comes an influx of nerves and fear; you want to impress the hiring manager and show you’re the best possible candidate for the job. However, if you’re seeking a career in public relations, you might want to approach the interviewing process a little differently. In order to be successful as a…… Continue reading The Role of Confidence in a PR Interview

5 Ways to Overcome Challenges New PR Pros Face

By Tim Johnson Whether you enter the profession right out of college or transition from another area, you will face challenges when starting your communications career. Here are five of those challenges and how you can turn them into opportunities: 1. Learn quickly. When you start out, your colleagues and clients will likely know more…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Overcome Challenges New PR Pros Face

10 College Habits To Drop Before Getting Hired

By Rilind Elezaj You finally got yourself a college degree. For the past few years, your college campus has been your entire universe. Your life revolves around this educational sanctuary and now the time has come to close this chapter in your life and move on to the next one. The moment college ends, your…… Continue reading 10 College Habits To Drop Before Getting Hired

The Intern: Keys to Success

By Lindsey Barber You’ve landed a new internship. Congratulations! Now what? Impressing the interviewers is only the first step. Now comes the hard (or exciting) part – demonstrating that the company made the correct choice in giving you a chance. Public Relations, particularly in the agency setting, is a fast paced world, often leaving new…… Continue reading The Intern: Keys to Success

4 College Excuses That Don’t Fly in the Workplace

By Ben Butler We’ve all heard the excuses in college for why someone didn’t have something done when it was due. Something that continues to shock me, however, is that people are still using these excuses in the workplace. Here’s the bottom line though: hiding behind college-grade excuses in the workplace stunts your growth as…… Continue reading 4 College Excuses That Don’t Fly in the Workplace

New York: From First Impressions to the First Day

By Jacquie McMahon It’s no secret that New York City is one of the main hubs of public relations in the country and the world. The part that can be as elusive as a secret is establishing a career in New York. The buildings and the companies are larger, the competition seems greater and the…… Continue reading New York: From First Impressions to the First Day

Writing, Time Management and Presentation Skills Are Keys To Success in New PR Job

Walking into the office on the first day of your first PR job without having an understanding about the basics of good PR is not a great idea. If you want to shine in your job, you must keep in mind the following tips. Writing high-impact press releases Writing press releases is an integral part…… Continue reading Writing, Time Management and Presentation Skills Are Keys To Success in New PR Job

Program Introduces Young Men to PR Careers

A unique seven-week summer program aimed at increasing the number of young minority men considering public relations as a career option just wrapped up at the Midtown Center for Boys in Chicago. Judging from initial feedback, the program was a success since none of the students initially was aware of the career potential of PR, but…… Continue reading Program Introduces Young Men to PR Careers