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Why PR is the best profession

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 the best part of their …

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Confessions of a First Time Event Planner

The event planning industry is no easy feat. Though it is often overlooked or underestimated, the amount of work that truly goes into pulling off events with no disasters or explosions is remarkable. Through my experience in helping to plan the Dine Like A Professional event hosted by PRSSA at LSU, I have gained a newfound respect for all the …

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Digital Media Director and PR Director Q&A

What made you want this position? Hannah: I was approached by the immediate past president, who told me that I should consider running for an executive board position. I couldn’t figure out which one to go for when Darla, who I had met while working with ImPRint Communications, told me about the Digital Media Director position and how it collaborated …

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Crafting a Career Storybook

“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 being human. Being aware of …

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Top 5 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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.   Tell me about yourself. My …

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The Importance of a Thank You Letter

The first words a southern child learns are “thank you.” The South promotes the idea of hospitality and kindness, and maybe those southern mommas knew a thing or two about the importance of a thank you letter. In today’s busy world, we may forget the importance of a professional thank you letter. Thank you notes are not a thing of …

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Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette

When I first heard the expression “email etiquette,” it seemed like common sense. I had accepted that text could not adequately convey tone; there would always be times when it would be misinterpreted, and there was nothing I could do to influence or change that. However, there are guidelines to consider when composing emails that can assist with maintaining a …

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