Internships

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 […]

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Confessions of a First Time Event Planner

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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 […]

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Vice President Q&A

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What made you want this position? Originally, I was going to run for a different position, but after being approached by the outgoing president about running for vice president, I changed my mind. I thought that I was not qualified to be VP, but she convinced me otherwise. I am so glad I listened to […]

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Secretary and Treasurer Q&A

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What made you want this position? Miranda: I had been involved in PRSSA for the past year and wanted to take my involvement to a new level. I enjoyed the meetings and the events that were thrown my freshman year, so it made me interested in the executive board. I’m organized and good with my […]

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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 […]

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Q&A with President Tara Hebert

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What made you want this position? After a very involved three years, I cared deeply about PRSSA. I decided to step up in leadership because I wanted to make a positive impact on the future of an organization that gave me so much.   What is the most demanding part of the position? What has […]

Public Relations

The Importance of a Thank You Letter

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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 […]

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Understanding and Applying Email Etiquette

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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 […]