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, [...]

5 08, 2021

The Importance of Pronouns in the Workplace

By |2021-08-04T13:39:47+00:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: DEI, Networking/Relationships|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Each year, more employees are entering the workplace with gender identities that may differ from what we most frequently think of when discussing gender. Whether these employees choose to be open about their identity or not, it is important to create a work setting that welcomes diversity with open arms.  With work settings becoming more [...]

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 [...]

6 05, 2021

Let’s Catch Up with GV PRSSA Alumni

By |2021-05-06T21:06:50+00:00May 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. [...]

15 04, 2021

Everything I Needed to Learn about PR I Learned when I was Five

By |2021-04-15T21:00:49+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Back To The Basics Since I’m graduating soon I tend to get asked what advice I would give to myself going into the Advertising and Public Relations major. To be honest with you, I don’t know what I would say to her. I’m content with where I landed and I’ve had the privilege of having [...]

6 04, 2021

Let’s Catch Up with GVPRSSA Alumni

By |2021-04-06T21:00:38+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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 [...]

16 03, 2021

Unpaid Internships? It’s a No From Me

By |2021-03-16T21:00:11+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Internships, Networking/Relationships, Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s no secret that employers want to hire candidates with hands-on, professional experience. There are some lessons and skills that just can’t be taught in a classroom setting. For this reason, many university programs require their students to complete at least one internship before they graduate. And, usually, those student interns go on to form [...]

17 02, 2021

Internships & Interviewing w/ Teagan Epley

By |2021-02-17T13:34:41+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Internships, Interviewing, Networking/Relationships, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

 Who’s Our Guest? Teagan Epley graduated from Grand Valley with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Business in April of last year (2020). During her time at Grand Valley, she was highly involved in GrandPR and PRSSA, serving as the chapter's VP of Member Services and attending the International [...]

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