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”

PRSSA National Conference: Austin, TX

BY: ANASTASIA MATYOLA Last week, I had the amazing opportunity of traveling halfway across the country with three of my fellow PRSSA-UD Executive Board members to Austin, TX to attend PRSSA National Conference – and to say it was one of the most valuable pre-professional experiences of our college careers would be an understatement. NotContinue reading “PRSSA National Conference: Austin, TX”

#Interns101: Turning an Informational Interview into an Internship

BY: SAM MURPHY Throughout my past two years of involvement in PRSSA, I’ve been prepped by a community of professionals and mentors to sharpen my knowledge on the public relations industry. While learning from these experts, I have been able to polish up on resume building, networking, job searching, and everything in between. For meContinue reading “#Interns101: Turning an Informational Interview into an Internship”

How You Can Find a Job on Twitter: A Chat with Erica Nardello of Digitas Health 

BY: GILLIAN ZUCKER “You’re never going to get a job looking on Twitter,” Erica Nardello’s father told her while she was searching for her first opportunity after graduating from UD with a B.S. in Marketing in 2009. However, the now Senior Manager of Social Strategy for Digitas Health laughs that she found, applied, and acceptedContinue reading “How You Can Find a Job on Twitter: A Chat with Erica Nardello of Digitas Health “

#Interns101: Connections, Patience, and Hard-work

BY: JENNA NEWMAN This summer I had the opportunity to be an intern for Blue Blaze Marketing Associates located right in Newark, DE! I actually started my internship with them in January and then had it extended through August. The three main things that were reinforced throughout my internship was the importance of connections, patience,Continue reading “#Interns101: Connections, Patience, and Hard-work”

#Interns101: Making a Difference in Public Relations

BY: GILLIAN ZUCKER Every time I meet someone new or attend a family function, I’m asked the inevitable, “So, you’re a Communication major, what are you looking to do after graduation?” For a while, that question overwhelmed me as I considered avenues of the field that related to my passions. Could there be a wayContinue reading “#Interns101: Making a Difference in Public Relations”

#Interns101: How Joining PRSSA Enabled Me to Feel Prepared for My Internship

BY: MORGAN ZYSMAN This past summer, I had the privilege of being a public relations intern at The Syndicate, an entertainment marketing agency in Weehawken, New Jersey. This was the first real internship I’ve ever had, so there were obvious nerves that came with it. I can definitely say I would not have been ableContinue reading “#Interns101: How Joining PRSSA Enabled Me to Feel Prepared for My Internship”

Making Communicators: A Conversation with Kim Dixon

What makes a great communicator? Is it the number of Communication classes you’ve taken? Or the amount of press releases you’ve written? Or the number of LinkedIn connections you have? Kimberly Dixon thinks otherwise – anyone can be transformed into a great communicator with eight (not-so-magic-after-all) qualities. Kimberly Dixon, a UD alumna now working asContinue reading “Making Communicators: A Conversation with Kim Dixon”