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, [...]

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 [...]

24 03, 2022

RE: An Email Worth Reading

By |2022-03-24T14:15:34-04:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I didn’t expect that email writing would be arguably my most practical takeaway from higher education.  But after three crazy years of classes, activities, and relational upkeep, it is clear that if I want people to read my emails—and I mean actually read them—I need to apply a little bit of PR strategy to my [...]

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 [...]

2 03, 2022

Tackling Tough Topics (w/ Bryce Huffman)

By |2022-04-28T11:48:36-04:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Journalism, Media, Media Relations, Networking/Relationships, Podcast, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

PR pros and journalists, despite key differences in their approach, have a lot in common. So how can these two distinct roles work together to advocate for community members in difficult situations where the wellbeing of communities is at stake? Bryce Huffman, a reporter and producer for BridgeDetroit, has interacted with many communications professionals [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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