PRep Program Provides Look at PR Careers

For years, we’ve heard about the need for more diverse talent in the public relations profession. Yet, by looking at most agency and corporate PR teams, little progress is being made. Realizing the need for a broader commitment, most major PR associations—led by PRSA Foundation, Arthur W. Page Society, Institute for Public Relations and the…… Continue reading PRep Program Provides Look at PR Careers

PR Apprenticeship Aims to Increase Diverse Talent

By Aray Rivera Summer 2016 was one of the most memorable summers of my life. Not only was it my first Chicago summer with the amazing festivals, events, and food, but I also did something I would have never thought I would have added to my resume: Introduce and teach the amazing world of public…… Continue reading PR Apprenticeship Aims to Increase Diverse Talent

My Midtown Experience: Providing High School Students With PR Vision

By Terrence McDaniel Before the summer of 2015, if you were to ask me to imagine the Midtown Center for Boys I would have drawn a blank. So, when I was invited to become the Lead Instructor for the Midtown PR/Journalism Apprenticeship Program, it was that absence of preconceived knowledge that allowed me to paint…… Continue reading My Midtown Experience: Providing High School Students With PR Vision

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

‘Culpwrit’ Award Winner: Kelsey Balimtas

By Geri A. Evans, APR “ . . . and the winner of the Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship is Kelsey Balimtas, president of the PRSSA Chapter at American University.” With these words, a very bright and talented young woman pursuing a degree in public communications with minors in marketing and psychology moved her dreams…… Continue reading ‘Culpwrit’ Award Winner: Kelsey Balimtas