Being PRoductive Over Winter Break

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It feels like an eternity since I’ve been on here. My apologies for the hiatus. Before I knew it the end of the term with finals, presentations, papers and a knee surgery came faster than I expected!

I am cherishing this winter break because it will be the last month-long break I will have for quite some time. As college students we tend to forget that in the “real world” we will not get these long holiday breaks. I intend to spend every minute of it wisely.

Speaking of spending the time wisely, as public relations professionals in training we cannot afford to take a complete mental pause during winter break. Don’t get me wrong, I will certainly be using a fair share of the time to relax, spend time with my family and scarf down delicious holiday foods. However, with as much time as we have over winter break, we should be using some of it to work on prepping for job/internship hunting (it will come faster than you think) and building our personal brands. Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 10.31

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Happy Halloween! Before you get your costume on and start tonight’s activities, take some time to see what has been going on this week.

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NYC PR Girls took this spooky holiday as an opportunity to remind us of the scary PR mistakes you can make. Take a minute to review so you don’t create a nightmare for yourself. Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 9.12

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Are you constantly scanning news aggregators, refreshing your social media feeds and skimming blogs you’ve bookmarked? I will admit – I am one of those people who is insatiably trying to soak up information. It may look like I’m playing Candy Crush all day on my phone; however, I am actually relentlessly reading and posting. I am more drawn to public relations, social media and writing related articles than I am to, say, articles about geocaching because of my chosen field of study (though there is no doubt that I am intrigued by geocachers and their quest for hidden treasure).

So, I am starting this series to share articles that catch my eye each week with you. Most will be geared towards the public relations industry, but you never know what interesting finds I will come across!

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Here’s your weekly roundup:
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