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 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 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 [...]

18 11, 2021

4 Ways to Battle End-of-the-Semester Stress

By |2021-11-18T22:14:34-05:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The end of the semester is upon us. The holidays are around the corner, and I can practically smell the pumpkin pie. As this semester draws to a close, it is important to put as much effort into your mental health as you are putting into studying for exams. This can prove to be difficult, [...]

11 11, 2021

How to Boost Productivity: Unique Tips & Tricks

By |2021-11-11T19:42:35-05:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We all know that having a productive day results in a boost of energy and mood. You can finally go to sleep feeling refreshed and excited to start your next day at work. You may have some productivity tactics that you currently use to get things done, but I can guarantee this blog will give [...]

14 10, 2021

How To Write Better Copy

By |2021-10-14T22:37:25-04:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Creative, Tips, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Copywriting is an integral part of writing that helps to draw attention to a product or service by storytelling. Yes, you read that right. Copywriting is essentially storytelling for a brand or business; it helps translate a product or service feature into benefits that match consumer psychology.  In short, copywriting is the process of producing [...]

7 10, 2021

We Need Research, Even if We Don’t Want to Admit It

By |2021-10-07T21:25:05-04:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Research, Tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Research is definitely not the most fun part in the realm of communications. However, it’s the stepping stone to the substance of any strategy, and it’s crucial to the success of reaching client goals and doing the best possible work. Focus groups and GVSU’s library database are the basis of our undergraduate years and for [...]

23 09, 2021

Importance of Government Relations in Small Businesses

By |2021-09-23T20:25:54-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Leadership, Networking/Relationships, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shopping with a small business can give consumers a sense of pride. When you buy from a local mom-and-pop shop, you are helping real people succeed in their dreams of running a business. Whether you are acquiring a service from a boutique agency, getting hard cider from your local cidery, or shopping at your farmer’s [...]

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