As students begin to return to colleges throughout the U.S. and abroad, paying for tuition and room and board are top of mind. So should finding ways to help pay those costs. Most students rely on loans to pay for their education, but only a small percent of them ever apply for “free money”–scholarships. Some…… Continue reading In College and Need Cash? Apply for Scholarships
Just returned from Austin, Texas where I met several hundred enthusiastic future PR pros at the PRSSA National Conference. It was especially fun to present my annual mentorship scholarship to someone who is destined to make her mark on our profession–Maret Montanari. Now a senior public relations major, Maret is firm director of Capstone Agency, an impressive 116-person…… Continue reading Scholarship Winner’s Advice for College Success
By Maret Montanari If you had asked me four years ago if I’d major in public relations, I would have laughed and told you it wasn’t even on my radar. Fast forward, and I’m three years into pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication from The University of Alabama. How did this happen? Some days I…… Continue reading Are You the Next PRWeek Outstanding Student?
By Maret Montanari You either love it or you hate it, but we can all agree on one thing: Networking is an essential skill for a rising public relations professional. Networking is consistently a trending topic, and often hundreds of posts about unlocking your networking potential clog my social feed. I frequently find these articles…… Continue reading The Freestyling Art of Networking
By Maret Montanari Inspired and energized hardly describe the range of emotions I experienced at The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala. Undoubtedly, this event rightfully earns its title as “The Best Night in PR.” The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations hosted its 8th annual gala on Oct. 26 in Chicago. The…… Continue reading Great Mentors Share Insights at ‘Best Night in PR”