9 07, 2021

A PR Student’s Defense of a College Minor

By |2021-07-09T16:09:50+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: APR Program, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As a student majoring in advertising and public relations, I often get asked about my studio art minor. Usually, these questions are about how I decided on a studio art minor, what I’ve gained from it, and why I even elected to take on a minor in the first place. As an indirect result of [...]

24 06, 2021

Writing: It’s All About the Attitude

By |2021-06-24T20:43:03+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Tips, Writing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chances are, if you are studying or practicing public relations, you are doing your fair share of writing. When I began studying PR, I had little to no confidence in my writing abilities. The high school I attended was proficient in academics, and writing was not excluded. I couldn’t get above a ‘B’ on any [...]

10 06, 2021

It’s Looking Like a PR Summer

By |2021-06-10T20:38:04+00:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Holiday, Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As I write this sitting in 80 degree weather, it’s quite obvious that summer is officially here. School’s out, summer internships and side jobs are in full swing, and personally - I still feel some of the winter blues. Although I’m lathering up in SPF and beach days are on the horizon, I can’t help [...]

25 05, 2021

Efficient Ways to Use Social Media in PR

By |2021-05-25T21:01:24+00:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Creative, Media, Social Media, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Social media is a way for people to post about their weekends or give life updates, however, it is much more significant to brands. A brand’s social media can determine everything about their brand image and it allows them to grow relationships with their audience. According to Hootsuite, 44.8% of global internet users utilized social [...]

13 05, 2021

Combating Hustle Culture

By |2021-05-13T21:00:29+00:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the age of LinkedIn updates, side jobs, and packed Google calendars, the world has become obsessed with go-getters. Society loves to praise the young professional who works a 9 to 5, runs an Etsy shop on the side, and leads a committee while they’re at it. While these hustlers certainly can be inspirational and [...]

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. [...]

22 04, 2021

This Can Wait

By |2021-04-22T21:02:40+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To-do Lists Overload Having paper planners, digital planners, to-do lists, paper calendars, and digital calendars can be overwhelming when you feel like assignments and projects are piling up. During stressful times like exam week take the time to organize everything by due dates. Every assignment and task does not have to be done at that [...]

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 [...]

8 04, 2021

Optimizing Your Social Media Strategy

By |2021-04-08T21:01:06+00:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Branding, Creative, Media, Research, Social Media, Tips, Trends|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

As social media continues to grow, we continue to see an increased role for businesses and influencers worldwide. Social media has the power to allow you to raise awareness, engagement, and communication with your target audience. That’s why it’s become crucial for brands to establish an identity and social strategy to best optimize all that [...]

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 [...]

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