Q. Is there any benefit to doing an internship at a newspaper as a reporter as opposed to an internship with a PR firm? What are the pros and cons of each and which one makes you more appealing as a new PR job candidate in today’s market? -SS A. Full disclosure: My first two…… Continue reading Newsroom vs. PR Agency Internships
I attended a going away party this week for an outstanding intern, who reached the end of her internship. She did an outstanding job while in her internship, and she did a brilliant job of building an impressive network while on the job. In fact, she landed another big-agency internship via a PRSA networking event sponsored by her former firm. Importantly, the young…… Continue reading 9 End-of-Internship Tips That Leave a Good Impression
Q. I’m attending a liberal arts college that doesn’t offer a PR curriculum, but I want to pursue a career in PR. One of your earlier posts seemed to indicate that communication degrees aren’t required to land a job in public relations. Did I make a mistake in my college choice or can I still…… Continue reading Job Prospects: Liberal Arts vs. PR Degree
Q. After many months, I finally got an offer this week for a PR internship. However, I’m supposed to start a full-time job in sales on Monday. My parents are split–one tells me to stick with the sales job since it has a salary and bonus–and benefits, while the the other (mom) says I should do what…… Continue reading Internship vs. Full-Time: Flip a Coin?
Flora and Eternal Interns Much has recently been written about the “fairness”, “legality” and “reality” of unpaid internships. Many opinions have been shared, many have debated both sides of the issue and many simply do not agree on whether unpaid internships should remain a reality or not. This very debate came up in a…… Continue reading Interns in Search of “Eternal Employment”