19 05, 2022

Making First ImPRessions: Tips for Success

By |2022-05-19T09:10:39-04:00May 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, [...]

3 03, 2022

Grand Rapids’ Influential Women in PR: Women’s History Month

By |2022-03-03T22:49:45-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Leadership, Networking/Relationships, Women's Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ah, Women’s History Month. It is once again that beautiful time to proudly celebrate the accomplishments of women. While I like to treat every month like Women’s History Month, this time of year creates the perfect opportunity to write an entire blog about my favorite thing: influential (and badass) women. This blog will highlight some [...]

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 [...]

16 02, 2022

Morality Matters: Considering Ethics in PR

By |2022-02-16T16:06:48-05:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Ethics, Leadership, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I have a confession: I love watching public relations play out on the TV screen. I don’t think I’m alone in the fact that Scandal’s Olivia Pope ignited my initial interest in public relations. Watching her cover up a multitude of White House crises was exciting, suspenseful and, frankly, pretty badass. However, as much as [...]

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 [...]

19 12, 2021

National Leadership and Relationship Building (w/ Rachel Meltzer and Cat Kalogeros)

By |2021-12-19T01:28:57-05:00December 19th, 2021|Categories: Leadership, Networking/Relationships, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What’s it like to run a renowned national organization while simultaneously living the student life? It’s no small feat, but with initiative, time management, and effective leadership, Rachel and Cat make it look easy. Rachel Meltzer, PRSSA National President, and Cat Kalageros, PRSSA National VP of Brand Engagement discuss their roles on the national [...]

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 [...]

23 09, 2021

Importance of Government Relations in Small Businesses

By |2021-09-23T20:25:54-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Leadership, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shopping with a small business can give consumers a sense of pride. When you buy from a local mom-and-pop shop, you are helping real people succeed in their dreams of running a business. Whether you are acquiring a service from a boutique agency, getting hard cider from your local cidery, or shopping at your farmer’s [...]

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