Becoming Inventors in PR

BY: MARISSA DIGIACOMO University of Delaware’s Public Relations Student Society of America had the pleasure of Skyping with Adam Ritchie at our general meeting on Monday December 4, 2017 at 5pm. Ritchie is the principle of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse and he shared with us his presentation on “Invention inContinue reading “Becoming Inventors in PR”

PR Across the Pond

BY: GILLIAN ZUCKER While I haven’t been in London enough to be legally considered a true British citizen, I HAVE been immersed in many aspects of culture across the pond. Believe me, I drink approximately three cups of tea each day, call potato chips “crisps” and French fries “chips,” and understand more British popular cultureContinue reading “PR Across the Pond”

Time at Tipton

BY: TYLER NOLLEY Over this past semester, I interned at Tipton Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency that specializes in strategic internal communications, public relations, certification support and content marketing solutions for corporations, hospitals, and healthcare systems nationwide. I served as the co-director of Tipton’s student-run public relations agency, providing much-needed support to local nonprofitContinue reading “Time at Tipton”

Chris Daley Crosses the State Border to Share Experiences with PRSSA-UD

BY: KARA NORTH Monday night, PRSSA was host to Chris Daley, the Director of Business Development for Maroon PR in Columbia, Maryland. While this was Chris’s first time experiencing Delaware’s main campus, he had no shortage of experiences to share with the students. The room was quiet and the students engaged, enjoying the stories ChrisContinue reading “Chris Daley Crosses the State Border to Share Experiences with PRSSA-UD”

Living the PR Dream: A Day at Ketchum NYC

BY: ANASTASIA MATYOLA Ketchum. One of the most well known, well respected PR agencies in the industry. Some argue even the best. Through networking with alumni, PRSSA-UD was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the New York office on Friday, and the experience was nothing less than amazing.  Located on the Avenue ofContinue reading “Living the PR Dream: A Day at Ketchum NYC”

Night with the Pros or a Night to Remember?

BY: SAM MURPHY For the past few weeks, “Night With the Pros” was overflowing my social media and email inbox, stressing the magnitude of this exclusive networking opportunity. With this being my first year attending, my nerves were as high as my expectations as I entered the Career Services Center room displaying my best businessContinue reading “Night with the Pros or a Night to Remember?”

15 Firsts for the PR Student

BY: JENNA NEWMAN On Monday, October 19th, Meredith Z. Avakian, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Philadelphia Bar Association, came in to talk to PRSSA-UD about how she went from a PRSSA student to where she is today. She told us about how for the last 20 months she has been doing a “first”Continue reading “15 Firsts for the PR Student”

Career Skills: Tips to Building Your LinkedIn Profile

BY: JENNA NEWMAN defines LinkedIn as, “a social networking website, designed specifically for the business community, whose goal is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.” As the fall season begins and school is back in session, it is time to put the bikinis andContinue reading “Career Skills: Tips to Building Your LinkedIn Profile”

#ImportanceofPR in Sports: Unpredictable is an Understatement

BY: KARA NORTH This summer I had the privilege of interning in our very own University of Delaware Athletics Department, with Development and Alumni Relations. Although my position was not strictly public relations, I utilized many of the skills I’ve learned over the past three years in an area I was newly introduced to. MostContinue reading “#ImportanceofPR in Sports: Unpredictable is an Understatement”