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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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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 […]

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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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The Three Misconceptions of Business Casual

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If you’re an aspiring professional, college student or even a seasoned veteran of the business world, you’ve probably heard the term “business casual” before. This term is frequently used, and can even be disguised as phrases such as “casual Fridays” or “dress-down Friday.” Even though it is a frequently used term, there are still a […]

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How to maintain a balanced life

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Students are constantly swamped with schoolwork, internships, and trying to maintain a social life. At least one of these things often gets neglected throughout the semester for most students. Grasping the idea of a work-life balance can be hard, especially for public relations professionals as our work often comes home with us. Do you need […]

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Guest Speaker Q&A with Brandi Boatner

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Brandi Boatner is the Digital Experience Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services in New York City. Brandi is a New Orleans native born and raised in Metairie. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Loyola University of New Orleans and Masters of Arts in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University. Brandi is a […]