Interning at KEDS: Communications Summer Internship Experience and 3 Tips

This past summer, I interned at Keds Shoes headquarters. My responsibilities included organizing and preparing sample shoes for meetings, photo shoots and reviews, giving my own input on the Spring and Summer 2015 lines and pulling materials for the 2015 Holiday line. I was also sent to do fieldwork at stores in Boston for theContinue reading “Interning at KEDS: Communications Summer Internship Experience and 3 Tips”

How to Write a Stellar Press Release

As a senior in my final semester, writing an effective press release is arguably the most important PR skill I learned thus far. Thanks to some exceptional UD professors and an article from PR Daily, I learned a few tricks on how to write to impress: Remember your audience Press releases are sent to journalists.Continue reading “How to Write a Stellar Press Release”

The First Of Many Successful Meetings

PRSSA-UD shattered records of attendance at its very first general meeting on Monday, September 8 with a whopping 101 students packed into a Gore Hall classroom. Intrigued, the crowd sat and stood in any spot they could grab to hear the inspiring Laura Woodin share some of her wisdom on how to succeed in theContinue reading “The First Of Many Successful Meetings”

Four Ways to Get the Most of Your Summer Internship

The weeks left until the start of another semester dwindled down to just three, and if you’re like me, you still have part of that time left at your summer internship. In that amount of time, you can tackle a big project or meet an Executive who offers to look over your work. I knowContinue reading “Four Ways to Get the Most of Your Summer Internship”

3 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Intern at the Same Place Twice

Internships are something every college student thinks about as a way for them to get a job right after college. Getting hands on experience in an industry is deemed as one of the best ways to showcase why you’re the best. Even if you’re working for free. That’s the way I saw internships when IContinue reading “3 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Intern at the Same Place Twice”

New executive board spotlight: Public Relations Director, Keri Betters

– Name: Keri Betters – Class year: Senior – PRSSA E-Board Position: Public Relations Director – Nicknames: Kerbear, Carols, K-Dawg, Eliza, Ker, KB Toys, Betters – Favorite meal/foods: Dinner’s my favorite meal! Favorite foods are grape leaves (a Lebanese dish), hummus, chicken and broccoli casserole, coffee (it’s a food group, I promise), and watermelon. – If you could meet anyone: JohnnyContinue reading “New executive board spotlight: Public Relations Director, Keri Betters”

Strike Gold: Uncover Your Dream Job

As college students, we extensively prepare for our futures—raising our sails, gripping the wheel, pushing off the dock and venturing into the vast sea of our future. We don’t quite know what lies ahead, but we do have our sights set on one thing: finding our own treasure chest of joy, otherwise known as ourContinue reading “Strike Gold: Uncover Your Dream Job”

New executive board spotlight: President, Natalie Hines

– Name: Natalie Hines – Class year: Senior – PRSSA E-Board Position: President – Nickname: Nat, Natty, and Patty – Favorite meal/foods: Spaghetti for lunch or dinner, or a mid-day snack. Also, chips and salsa. Don’t forget the guac! – If you could meet anyone: Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon. – Dream career: I aspire to work in communications orContinue reading “New executive board spotlight: President, Natalie Hines”

New executive board spotlight: Historian, Elizabeth Coulbourn

Name: Elizabeth Coulbourn -Class Year: Senior PRSSA E-Board Position: Historian -Nickname: Betsey Boodle – Favorite meal/foods: Breakfast–anything with eggs and sirracha. – If you could meet anybody, who would it be? Janis Joplin. – Dream career: To combine my love of public relations, government, policy, journalism, and Islamic studies. Working for a government agency is my dream.  –Continue reading “New executive board spotlight: Historian, Elizabeth Coulbourn”

Social Media Safety Tips for Young PR Professionals

With social media being such a great outlet for people to speak their minds, it also has created an issue—what is too much to be put online? What is okay to be shared, and what should not be?  Sometimes, it is hard to determine, but it is important for students looking to enter the worldContinue reading “Social Media Safety Tips for Young PR Professionals”