16 06, 2022

5 PR Podcasts to Keep you Knowledgeable about the Industry

By |2022-06-16T11:55:19-04:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Podcasts and PR? Say less! One of the best ways to keep updated with the latest and greatest in the PR industry is to get plugged into podcasts. Podcasts provide insight into the industry, real-life experiences, and so much more. Here are the five best podcasts I’ve listened to for those interested in growing their [...]

2 06, 2022

Keeping it PRofessional on Social Media

By |2022-05-31T17:00:42-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Media, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Summer is officially underway and you may feel pressured to keep your Instagram feed filled with content and updates on what you are up to! Connecting with friends, family, and fellow social media users allows you to communicate in a variety of ways. From commenting on photos, having a streak on Snapchat, or uploading albums [...]

15 04, 2022

Know Your Worth: How to Negotiate Your First Salary

By |2022-04-15T20:42:09-04:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Interviewing, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

During my years in college, I never learned how to negotiate a salary, so it came as a shock to me when I was interviewing for entry level positions and was asked by hiring managers, “What are your salary expectations for this position?” I was like a deer in the headlights because I was unsure [...]

7 04, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Public Relations Intern

By |2022-04-07T18:48:02-04:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: APR Program, Internships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

At Grand Valley State University, all public relations students must complete an internship before graduating. At one point in my academic career, this felt very intimidating and I was often worried about finding a good internship that would work with my school hours. Like all things in life, what once seemed unachievable became achievable, and [...]

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 [...]

17 03, 2022

Summer is Around the Corner: How to Finish Strong

By |2022-03-17T13:12:38-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

No more fun in the sun, palm trees, and sleeping in — Spring Break is over and now it is time to wrap up the last month of the semester. It can be difficult to come back to the school-life routine. Early mornings and late nights doing homework and studying can be hard to jump [...]

17 02, 2022

How to Be a Better Time Manager, Really

By |2022-02-17T13:06:39-05:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “time management''? Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? For many, it’s a trigger word. Being a better time manager isn’t a cake walk, and there’s certainly no one right answer to become a better manager. We often hear tactics and tips for being a more effective [...]

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 [...]

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