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2018 Speed Mentoring

I am so excited to announce the 2018 Speed Mentoring event will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is a great networking opportunity for all of our EMU PRSSA members. The event will offer a variety of topics within the PR field. Mentors range from political PR to healthcare, museum, agency and more! Be sure to bring your resumé and business cards with you to the event. Members with have 5 minutes to spend with each mentor to ask whatever they would like to know. For more information on Speed Mentoring, be sure to sign up for our email list. I hope to see you all there!

Navigating the Hiring Landscape with Identity PR

Identity PR will be holding an event on Thursday, March 22 called Navigating the Hiring Landscape. Mix and mingle with professionals in the industry, ask any questions you might have, and get advice from the best of the best. Click here to find out more information about our agency tour to Identity PR this Friday!

Agency Tour Announcement

PRSSA will be touring Identity PR in Bingham Farms this Friday, March 2. The link to register can be found here; if you are interested in carpooling, we will be meeting at Starbucks in the Student Center at 8:15 A.M. This agency tour is free to attend, with money donations strongly encouraged for this carpooling. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Scholarship Opportunity!

The Public Relations Society of America Detroit Chapter is accepting applications for the Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship. Two awards of $2,000 will be given to students studying PR, communication, journalism, or a related field. More information about the scholarship can be found here. The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Why We Still Need Traditional Media

With the ever-evolving world of public relations, social media have been quickly established alongside other great tools in the public relations arsenal. As more people than ever find themselves browsing social media sites, public relations practitioners must continue increasing their efforts to reach those same audiences. While social media grant us instant access to those publics, we must not forget that traditional media sources are still out there, fighting hard against the increasing competition brought on by social media. Giving some of the spotlight back to traditional media, here are a few reasons why traditional media is still important to public relations. Source: Wikipedia Commons

How PRSSA Has Shaped My Future

Source: Josie Bobeck PRSSA has been the highlight of my college experience. I always talk about how much I love this organization, and it's because I really do love and advocate for this organization with everything in me. I wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't joined this PRSSA, plain and simple. PRSSA has opened up a world of opportunities. I've travelled, presented (twice!) at the National Conference, networked my heart out, and have met people from all around the world because of PRSSA. You learn a lot about who you are when you invest so much of yourself and your time in to something that can be so beneficial to your future. Source: EMU PRSSA PRSSA helped me fall back in love in public re

2018 Digital Summer Clinic Internship Information Session

Are you looking to advance your career in public relations? Looking to work for high-tech company over the summer? Look no further! The 2018 Digital Summer Clinic Internship Information Session is on Tuesday, March 6 at 4 pm in the College of Business. Learn about working for local startups in the Ann Arbor SPARK startup incubator. Internships are a minimum of 10 hours a week (with room more expansion) with pay at $15 an hour. 24 positions are available and the internship runs from mid June to August. EMU public relations alumni Nicole Raymond and Andrew Kanitz will be speaking about their experiences working for Ann Arbor SPARK. Attend the Info Session at 4pm then join PRSSA at 6pm for Spee

12 Tips Every Graduating College Senior Needs To Know

As graduation quickly approaches, the anxiety of job searching becomes more real day after day. Job searching is stressful, no doubt, but with proper preparation, you can nail that interview and land the job of your dreams. Here are a few interview tips to keep handy while you embark on your search for the perfect post-grad job. Source: Abby Cousineau 1. Know the details beforehand. Research the company, know their history, what they do, what products or clients they work with and any other interesting details you can dig up. Also, try to find out who you will be interviewing with, find them on LinkedIn if you can get their name. Also, try to find out if you will be in a one-on-one or a grou

How to Be Media Literate

Doesn’t being literate mean you’re media literate? Well, the answer is no… Being media literate is so much more than reading and comprehending content. It is distinguishing between true news and “fake news”, understanding credible sources of information, and understanding different perspectives of a story and learning to expand your own perspective. If we take the information we get from media as it is we are at the disposal of the messenger it came from. It is up to us to take a step further and go beyond the face front of the media in order to be truly intelligent in this age of media we live in. Source: mindomo.com In order to be media literate, we must have 5 different knowledge structur

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