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 [...]

28 01, 2021

Virtual Fatigue Funk

By |2021-02-04T16:21:39+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take over everyday life, we have to work to accept the “new normal” that is going to come along with it. Virtual fatigue is something that we are all experiencing right now. I wake up and sit on my laptop all day. For work, class, and even happy hours.  So [...]

12 11, 2020

Tips for Starting a New Internship

By |2020-11-12T00:56:54+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips|0 Comments

Congratulations! You’ve made it past the countless hours of combing Indeed, Linkedin, and all of the job search sites. You want to hit the ground running after you accepted your new internship after that nerve-wracking interview. Yes, you can wipe the sweat off your forehead and breathe. Before you get into the workplace, be sure [...]

29 10, 2020

Networking in a Pandemic World

By |2020-10-28T21:12:31+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Networking/Relationships|0 Comments

Networking is an integral part of the public relations industry. Knowing other professionals within your industry can grant you access to job opportunities, get your name out in the field, or help you meet friends who understand what you do for a living. With that said, networking was difficult before the pandemic hit our world [...]

1 10, 2020

How to be an Introvert in a Field of Extroverts

By |2020-10-01T05:42:56+00:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips|0 Comments

Fact: I love integrated communications and working with clients to create their ideal brand image.  Another Fact: I am an introvert.  Unfortunately, these facts don’t often go hand in hand. I wish I could just send emails and write client copy all day, but that’s just not the case. Because a “typical” day in communications [...]

20 08, 2020

Relationship Building for PR Pros & Journalists with Bryce Huffman

By |2020-08-20T21:21:48+00:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover, Tips|0 Comments

Summary of Guest Bryce Huffman is a reporter and producer for Bridge Detroit, and a former reporter and podcast host with Michigan Radio NPR. Huffman graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016 and has since won multiple Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters awards for his reporting. When he's not working, he's usually [...]

26 04, 2019

Freelance in Public Relations

By |2019-04-26T13:55:04+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips|0 Comments

By: Rachel Osborn (@rachel__osborn ‏)    Freelance work in the PR field has grown significantly over the years. Often, smaller organizations don’t have a need for a full-time practitioner, which makes hiring a freelancer more appealing and affordable. Freelance provides an opportunity for practitioners to specialize and grow their unique skill set at their own pace. Starting [...]

10 04, 2019

The Art of Networking

By |2019-04-10T12:55:58+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Networking/Relationships, Tips|0 Comments

By: Lilia Hauenstein (@ukulilia11)    Networking. This word may sound exciting or intimidating depending on how you perceive it. Believe it or not, it’s a powerful tool when it comes to job hunting. You may find yourself trying to scout for an internship or a job opportunity, but you realized that Indeed.com or career fairs just aren’t [...]

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