How Political Views are Impacted by Your Sense of Humor & Social Media

Social media can become an addiction, especially when you have run out of shows to watch on Netflix or when you find yourself stalking anyone/anything imaginable. Although contrary to popular belief, social media does dominate significant ideals and morals in our lives, including our political views. I will not discuss how solid statistics and factsContinue reading “How Political Views are Impacted by Your Sense of Humor & Social Media”

How Lena Dunham Sets the Standard for Women in the Workplace

As the producer, writer, director and main character of HBO’s hit show Girls, Lena Dunham has developed a large fan base for her confident, uninhibited spirit on and off the screen. As a fan myself, I was thrilled when she came out with her memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl.” Like so many other avidContinue reading “How Lena Dunham Sets the Standard for Women in the Workplace”

Dressing and Addressing the Crisis: Confronting the fashion industry on body image

Victoria’s Secret’s ‘The Perfect “Body”’ campaign, promoting their “Body” bra has sparked a heated conversation. 26,000 people signed a change.org petition that asked the company to revise the slogan “to something that does not promote unhealthy and unrealistic standards of beauty, as well as a pledge to not use such harmful marketing in the future.”Continue reading “Dressing and Addressing the Crisis: Confronting the fashion industry on body image”

Crisis Communication Lessons From Scandal’s Olivia Pope

Attention gladiators, there is a lot more to the hit show Scandal than meets the eye. Olivia Pope, a crisis communications consultant in Washington, has the tough job of handling some of politics biggest scandals. While tampering with evidence and discarding murder victim’s bodies is a common occurrence, not all of the actions of PopeContinue reading “Crisis Communication Lessons From Scandal’s Olivia Pope”

General Meeting Round Up: What You Missed on 10/6

At last week’s general meeting on October 6, we discussed the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington D.C. which was attended by representatives from our Chapter, including executive board and general members. At this conference, our e-board had the opportunity to meet and interact with their counterparts from other universities in different activities and workshops. Before we wereContinue reading “General Meeting Round Up: What You Missed on 10/6”

Paws and Public Relations

Most communication students say they learned career skills from professors and professionals, but few can boast wisdom learned from a canine source, as I have from my basset/beagle mix, Rosie. This summer, Rosie and I fulfilled our dream of becoming a certified therapy team with Paws for People, a nonprofit organization that provides pet-assisted visitationContinue reading “Paws and Public Relations”

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”

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”

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”