7 04, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Public Relations Intern

By |2022-04-07T18:48:02-04:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: APR Program, Internships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

At Grand Valley State University, all public relations students must complete an internship before graduating. At one point in my academic career, this felt very intimidating and I was often worried about finding a good internship that would work with my school hours. Like all things in life, what once seemed unachievable became achievable, and [...]

24 02, 2022

Never Too Late for the PR Party

By |2022-02-24T15:45:35-05:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: APR Program, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

While in an interview for a public relations internship, my interviewer asked me why I was not a member of my university’s chapter of PRSSA. Not only did I not have an answer, but I also had no idea what the acronym meant. As a junior in college with a major in advertising and public [...]

31 01, 2022

Working at a Top PR Agency (w/ Melissa Albano)

By |2022-04-28T11:55:13-04:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, APR Program, Internships, Leadership, Networking/Relationships, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What does it take to work at a world-renowned agency? GVSU alumna Melissa Albano is an assistant account executive at Edelman, an agency that has ranked #1 of Global PR Firms.  Clearly, she’s doing something correctly. So what’s her “it” factor? Join Melissa as she shares her journey of joining Edelman, her client work [...]

28 01, 2022

Lessons Learned from GrandPR (And Why You Should Join!)

By |2022-01-28T03:56:45-05:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: APR Program, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As a part of Grand Valley’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, you have the opportunity to join GrandPR. GrandPR is GVSU’s nationally affiliated, student-run integrated communications firm. As an account executive for GrandPR, I get to lead teams through client work and assign tasks to make sure our work gets finished in [...]

16 01, 2022

What College Can’t Teach You: A Post-grad Conversation

By |2022-04-28T11:55:53-04:00January 16th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, APR Program, Networking/Relationships, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Some things can’t be taught in school. The awkwardness of settling into the ‘real world’ after college is one of those things. Today, recent GVSU Advertising and Public Relations graduates Allison Canter, Carson Kunnen, and Morgan Layne share their experiences of transitioning from involved students to young professionals. From finding joy in the mundane [...]

3 12, 2021

PR Street Smart (w/ Dr. LaShonda Eaddy)

By |2021-12-03T00:28:12-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Leadership, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Dr. LaShonda Eaddy, APR, Ph.D. isn’t afraid of research. In fact, she embraces it, teaching her students daily how to apply scholarship to the field of Public Relations. A self-proclaimed “practitioner scholar,” Dr. Eaddy has devoted her career to breaking down the barriers between academics and PR pros.  So what exactly is an APR [...]

30 09, 2021

The Importance of Leadership Skills in College

By |2021-09-30T21:02:00-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, it’s a good time to evaluate how we’re doing and where we’re going. While everybody’s working hard and trying their best, it’s important to get involved and make your mark on those around you. Building your leadership skills are a great way to maintain and grow [...]

17 09, 2021

Take it to the Next Level: Get Involved with GVPRSSA and GrandPR

By |2021-09-17T00:13:09-04:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The best not-so-kept secret in GVSU’s advertising and public relations program is GVPRSSA and GrandPR. In the vastness of student organizations, where there is virtually a student organization for every niche when it comes to professional development, few come close to GVPRSSA and GrandPR. In my experience being a member of both of these programs, [...]

15 09, 2021

The Questions We Avoided: A Q&A for New Students

By |2021-09-15T20:40:08-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|0 Comments

Asking foundational questions is scary. We Ad/PR students have all been there, felt that, and regretted not posing the big questions at the beginning of our studies. So, here we are: upperclassmen asking the questions so you don’t have to. In this episode, we cover 5 questions that first-year students are asking: What made [...]

22 07, 2021

NSAC: More Than a Competition

By |2021-07-22T20:49:05-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Creative, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As an advertising & public relations student at GVSU, I’m constantly looking to gain real-world experience through my program. While I’ve taken several classes at the university that provide those experiences, this past semester, I got as close to the real world as I can get, with an actual client.  About NSAC  Annually, the American [...]

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