19 05, 2022

Making First ImPRessions: Tips for Success

By |2022-05-31T17:15:30-04:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Internships, Interviewing, Leadership, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s that time again, and summer is officially in swing! While this time of year brings us the much-needed time to catch rays, catch up with friends, or catch up on a few hours of sleep, it is also a time for new beginnings. You may be starting in a new internship position, summer job, [...]

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 [...]

31 03, 2022

How To: Get The Most Out of Your Internship

By |2022-03-31T22:57:27-04:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Internships, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Let’s face it, being an intern can be hard. The people that you work with, whether it be your boss or your general team members, may think you know everything or nothing all at once. The extra stress of being a full time student does not make the process feel any easier. What I’m getting [...]

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 [...]

9 09, 2021

Designing the Perfect Resume: Steps for Success

By |2021-09-09T17:14:34-04:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Internships, Interviewing, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

With summer coming to a close and the fall semester upon us, a fresh set of internship opportunities and professional experiences are on the horizon. As we prepare for a school year full of new beginnings, what better way to put your best foot forward than with a new resume? Whether you’re looking for a [...]

2 09, 2021

5 Key Takeaways from A Nonprofit Internship

By |2021-09-02T21:13:04-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Internships, Non-profit|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“I spent my summer working at a local nonprofit.”  This thought used to make me feel a twinge of guilt, like I missed an opportunity and was not moving forward in my career goals.  But that twinge has quickly faded after working as the Marketing and Advancement Intern for Wedgwood Christian Services this summer. It [...]

6 05, 2021

Let’s Catch Up with GV PRSSA Alumni

By |2021-05-06T21:06:50-04:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Alumni, Internships, Interviewing, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

This week we will be catching up with GVPRSSA alumna Sarah Dudinetz. Sarah is the former Podcast Director for GVPRSSA’s PR Hangover and is now making a name for herself in the professional world. Sarah landed herself a Social Media and Communications Specialist position at A.K. Rikk's, which is a luxury boutique downtown Grand Rapids. [...]

6 04, 2021

Let’s Catch Up with GVPRSSA Alumni

By |2021-04-06T21:00:38-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Alumni, Internships, Networking/Relationships, PR News, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Let’s see what past GVPRSSA students are up to after graduation. For this GVPRSSA alumni series, I caught up with Emily Gagnon, the former GrandPR CEO and now a young public relations professional. During her time with GVPRSSA and GrandPR, she won various awards for her dedication to the organizations, such as the PRSSA National [...]

25 03, 2021

Internships: Where to Start

By |2021-03-26T13:50:07-04:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Internships, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The frequently discussed buzzword of communications majors: internships. Where do I look, how do I start applying, and am I even ready to dip my toes in the field? As someone who is no stranger to internships, from searching to working, I’ll give you tips for the start of your internship journey. Actively Search An [...]

18 03, 2021

The Best Tips and Tricks for Interviews

By |2021-03-22T14:40:29-04:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Internships, Interviewing, Networking/Relationships, Research, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As a current senior who is undertaking the home stretch before graduation, I have been applying to many different jobs. In a little over a month, I will be graduated and thrown into the “real world”. As a fresh college graduate or current college student applying to jobs or internships can be trying and frustrating [...]

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