Why PR is the best profession

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Public relations is absolutely the best career, in my humble opinion. PR is in everything. It is one of only a few professional positions that is found in nearly every industry and business. That is what makes the PR degree incredibly exciting; the opportunities are limitless and unbounded. Many public relations practitioners will tell you […]

Crafting a Career Storybook

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“What is your greatest triumph?” “Tell me about a time you failed.” “Are you a team player?” All of these hypothetical interview questions require examples, or real life stories, as support. But for most 20-somethings, figuring out your greatest triumph is a bit daunting. We all have applicable successes and failures – it comes from […]

Top 5 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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Interviewing can be a very daunting task. Many times you are walking into a completely new environment with brand new faces. You have less than an hour to truly express who you are and what you bring to the company. Use this quick guide below to help you ace the most common interview questions.   […]

What I Learned from My Summer Internship

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I received the incredible opportunity to intern for University Communications (UC) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for five weeks this summer. I could not be more thankful to be able to work with such an insightful group of professionals. Most recently, the Southern Public Relations Federation awarded UC with several awards, including the […]

How PRSSA Landed Me a Job

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I joined LSU’s PRSSA chapter for the same reason many members join: to learn more about the public relations field and to network with professionals and other students. But this year, PRSSA has given me more than just a few connections and discussions. PRSSA landed me a job. At the end of each chapter meeting, […]

Summer-Productivity

No Job, No Problem — Keep Productive During the Summer

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So your spring semester job and/or internship hunt didn’t go as planned. You either got no response, or your interview didn’t land you the position. It’s easy to feel like you’re not as successful as your classmates, but don’t forget that many successful people — like J.K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, and Steve Jobs — were […]

Down by the Lakeshore: Dipping into Sports PR

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By: Christina Riviere Manship senior Writing samples, writing samples, writing samples—something tells me you’ve heard those two words together a time or two. When January of my junior year rolled around, a scary thought crossed my mind: “you need more writing experience.” I had the best of intentions to write for The Daily Reveille or intern […]

Using LinkedIn to Link Yourself to Opportunities

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By: Darla Nguyen Manship freshman Summer break is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to freshen up your LinkedIn profile and start looking for summer internships. LinkedIn is a professional social networking site that allows people to build their professional profiles and connect with others. The great thing about social […]

From a PRofessional’s View: How to Go From Intern to Full-Time

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By: Mallory Richardson Manship alumna and account manager at Blueye It was always a dream of mine to start my public relations career in Chicago, and I was willing to take a post-graduate internship to get my foot in the door. Luckily, that internship turned into a full-time job after just three months. My mantra while […]