Entering the World of PR: A Chat with Mindie Barnett

BY: MARISSA DIGIACOMO On Monday, May 13, our chapter of PRSSA got to meet with Mindie Barnett, a previous broadcast journalist and current author and founder of her own PR firm, MB and Associates. Her organized and energetic presentation shared tips on How to Crack the Code and Enter the World of PR, Must-Do Moves,Continue reading “Entering the World of PR: A Chat with Mindie Barnett”

PRSSA-UD in NYC: Spring Field Trip Recap

BY: FAWN BARTOK On May 3rd, our chapter visited two PR firms in New York City; Derris and Momentum Communications. This field trip served as a great opportunity and extension to our general meetings. These two agencies introduced us to the real world of public relations and how PR firms operate. We were able toContinue reading “PRSSA-UD in NYC: Spring Field Trip Recap”

Making Connections from Coast-to-Coast

BY: JENNA NEWMAN After being on the executive board from PRSSA Delaware for two years, I had still not attended National Conference or any other PRSSA national event and honestly, WOW, I was missing out. This spring, I finally had the opportunity to attend PRSSA National Assembly in Portland, Oregon. Before I talk about myContinue reading “Making Connections from Coast-to-Coast”

A Chat with Joey Silver: General Meeting Recap

BY: MORGAN ZYSMAN On March 18th, Joey Silver, a UD alumnus, joined us via skype. He discussed his time at UD and what he was involved with on campus, his past experiences, and his current position as a Data Account Manager at PINCHme. Joey said what makes him unique and sets him apart from othersContinue reading “A Chat with Joey Silver: General Meeting Recap”

Media Pitching Skill Slam Recap

BY: GILLIAN ZUCKER: As public relations and communications professionals, having strong writing skills is essential to our craft. It isn’t uncommon to apply for a role in the industry and be expected to provide a portfolio of samples or to complete a timed writing task even before scoring the coveted interview. On the job, asContinue reading “Media Pitching Skill Slam Recap”

Meeting Speaker Turned Internship Opportunity

BY: MARISSA DIGIACOMO This past fall semester, University of Delaware’s PRSSA chapter had the pleasure of hosting our general meeting speaker, Lauren Hess, the Director of Social Media and Partnerships for bloom Daily Planners. She intrigued our audience while discussing loom as a company along with how she manages promoting the company, engages social mediaContinue reading “Meeting Speaker Turned Internship Opportunity”

New Findings in Philly: PRSSA Field Trip Recap

BY: SAMANTHA MURPHY Throughout the semester, PRSSA offers a variety of opportunities and events that fully immerse members into the strategic, fast-paced world of PR. Our fall field trip to Philly served to do just that, providing us with a glimpse of everyday life at two different companies; Karma Agency and Braithwaite Communications. Karma AgencyContinue reading “New Findings in Philly: PRSSA Field Trip Recap”

What I Learned From Lauren Hess

BY: FAWN BARTOK Lauren Hess, a University of Delaware and PRSSA alumni joined us on Monday, October 22 to discuss her position at Bloom Daily Planners. Lauren is the Director of Social Media and Partnerships. It was insightful that Lauren had graduated only in 2016 and has already worked her way to such a successfulContinue reading “What I Learned From Lauren Hess”

“Why Network?” Skill Slam Recap

BY: MORGAN ZYSMAN On October 15th, PRSSA-UD welcomed career counselor, Nichole Hitchner, who spoke all about networking. Nichole focused on giving us tips on how to make connections, keep those connections, expand our networks, and how to present ourselves in the best way possible, whether it is online or in-person. Why Network? Nichole told usContinue reading ““Why Network?” Skill Slam Recap”