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 [...]

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, [...]

23 04, 2022

Call to Action

By |2022-04-23T12:22:07-04:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: BLM, Ethics, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the past few years, social media has become the biggest platform to show support for different social and human rights causes. From Black Lives Matter to Supporting Ukraine, individuals and businesses are sharing their support with posts on their pages. Now, more than ever, is the time that we should ask ourselves what we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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