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”

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 “