30 09, 2021

The Importance of Leadership Skills in College

By |2021-09-30T21:02:00+00:00September 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+00:00September 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 [...]

17 09, 2021

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

By |2021-09-17T00:13:09+00:00September 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, [...]

22 07, 2021

NSAC: More Than a Competition

By |2021-07-22T20:49:05+00:00July 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 [...]

11 03, 2021

Women’s History Month: A Crash Course on Women PR Trailblazers

By |2021-03-11T21:56:48+00:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Diversity, Leadership, Women's Month|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

First off, let me say Happy Women's History Month! It is important to celebrate how far women have come in history and critical to learn about the women who changed history for the next generation. Think about it: when was the last time you learned about a female public relations pioneer in your public relations [...]

6 08, 2020

How my involvement in the APR program has helped me grow: Insights from Allison Canter

By |2020-08-06T19:04:08+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Tips|0 Comments

We’ve all been given more time to think than we’re used to. In the past five months, I’ve had time to reflect on the things that have changed me, and the things that have made me. My routine, pre-COVID,  was definitely something that I took for granted. I think we can all agree, we took [...]

31 07, 2020

PRoud to announce: GVPRSSA recognized as a Star Chapter by the PRSSA National Board

By |2020-07-31T23:11:53+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Leadership, PR News|0 Comments

The Grand Valley State University Public Relations Student Society of America (GVPRSSA) was recognized by the PRSSA National Board as a Star chapter for the eighth time. The Star Chapter award is earned by chapters demonstrating excellence in providing programming and relationship building opportunities for students. GVPRSSA’s commitment to setting the bar higher each year [...]

23 07, 2020

Learning Never Stops: Ways to Stay Up-to-date with PR in the Summer

By |2020-07-23T20:25:10+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Tips|0 Comments

It’s summer! Time to forget about school and relax, right? Actually, this couldn’t be more wrong for college students. Although the standard school year might be paused, it’s so important to keep all the concepts and theories you’ve learned fresh in your mind. It may seem like a daunting task without the help of assignments [...]

9 07, 2020

PR Conversations with a 5th Grade Teacher 

By |2020-07-09T22:39:11+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Trends|0 Comments

2020 has been a year of unprecedented change, to say the least. Starting with COVID-19 hitting the United States quickly with ease and depth, and the Black Lives Matter movement sparking attention in late spring, inspiring and demanding social justice for the Black community, and people of color across the board. I think it’s fair [...]

9 04, 2020

Why You Should Hold a Leadership Position in College

By |2020-04-09T17:10:25+00:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Ella Rechner Ever since I can remember, leadership genuinely intimidated me. It was a fear of not being good enough to fit the position, fill the shoes of the person preceding me, and living up to the expectations of my superior. However, the one thing that drives people towards these roles is the understanding [...]

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