Marilyn's Life From East to West

Career Services Event with Big Time Benefit
April 19, 2010, 11:56 pm
Filed under: PR Practicum 3711

The Career Services event that I went to seemed to be just perfect for me because it was something I wanted to learn more about.  The business tool/networking site that we learned more about was LinkedIn.  Until this year I was vaguely familiar with the real use and purpose of this site and came to find out through this seminar that it can be extremely beneficial to college students looking for jobs and internships.

Here are a few things that were presented in the seminar:

  1. LinkedIn is the largest professional business network
  2. It helps you exchnage knowledge, ideas, etc. with other professionals that you either already know or are interested in learning more about

Below are some helpful steps that can help you become more involved with LinkedIn:

  1. Build your profile– describe anything your have been involved in whether it is an internship, job, or organization- all of these things are important.  Also include your education because this along with other work experience is important to the potential employer.
  2. Get connected- join your school LinkedIn group that’s a great way to connect with other students and can be very helpful in the long run.  Also connect with your family- when you think about it these connections are more like a web and can expand from personal relationships or others that you make through these people.  These people can make recommendations for you!
  3. Research– If you are interested in a specific field- LinkedIn can help you by searching for companies that work in areas of your interest.
  4. Network- Once you find your interest NETWORK.  This is hands down one of the most powerful tools in any industry you want to work in.    Finds alums and employers that can help you start off on your journey because that’s what everything in life is all about!

This seminar made me much more interested in the network than I was before because I understand the power that it has.  In this day in age you can never be too involved in social media networks because it allows you to make connections.  There are so many people looking for jobs fresh out of college and it is OUR JOB to make sure that we use all of the tools we have to the best of our abilities.

I personally think that employers will also be thoroughly impressed to find a young adult familiar with the site because it shows initiative and interest in the business world.  It also shows that you take yourself seriously and want others to do the same, and they will.

Here are some tips to build a professional student LinkedIn profile:

  1. Craft an informative headline
  2. Display an appropriate photo
  3. Show off your education
  4. Develop a professional summary statement
  5. Fill your “Specialties” section with KEYWORDS
  6. Update your status weekly
  7. Show your connectedness with LinkedIn group badges
  8. Collect diverse recommendations
  9. Claim your unique LinkedIn URL
  10. Share your work

I hope that this was helpful to you because it certainly was for me.  I feel that as a student I needed some of this information to further expand my profile and it definitely needs a little bit of work!

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Informational Interview- Carter Salley
April 2, 2010, 6:03 pm
Filed under: PR Practicum 3711

Sometimes when thinking of someone who has successfully made it in the field of public relations and other forms of communication, we might think of someone in their 30’s or older who have had years of experience.  For my interview I went against this idea and interviewed someone still in college, yet who has had many years in the field of communication.  I have done interviews with adults who have practiced public relations for longer periods of time but this time I was interested in seeing how students/young adults are using the classes they are taking now and applying that knowledge.

Carter Salley, 21, is a senior marketing major at Georgia Southern University.  He has been working in the fields of public relations and marketing since he was 16 years old and using his growing knowledge in the industry today. Salley has worked for companies such as Soft Trading out of California and 1Degree Marketing in Texas.  Currently he works at Seasons Apartments in Statesboro, GA and plays a major role in the public relations aspect.  In the past year that he has worked for Seasons he has made a dramatic difference in the publicity and reputation of the complex.    Below are some of the questions I asked him during out interview:

  • Tell me about a project you worked on that you are especially proud of.

I was given the task to lease half the properties apartments in a two month period. We came up with a referral program along with multiple signing bonuses and several giveaways. We also flooded all media outlets accessible with current promotions. Our end result was 98% occupancy down from 49% in a matter of 56 days.

  • What do you do to keep current in the PR industry?

I constantly shop other properties to see what new additions they may have upgraded. I also carefully watch how other agents and representatives interact with me and how they show off the property. It always helps to ask if any of their current residents had requested something new for the property.

  • How important is writing in your career?

Very important, our newsletters, statements, announcements, and events are all written communication to our residents.

  • What three tips would you offer someone just starting out in PR?

Personality plays such a huge role, connecting with your surroundings and being able to adapt to others needs and wants. Most importantly, you have to enjoy it, it’s tough to please others if you’re not happy yourself.

  • When your company is hiring for an entry-level PR position, what makes a candidate stand out?

The interview is one of the best ways we can truly evaluate how a person interacts with us. How they present themselves and how they communicate with us is the biggest deciding factor as they must have a strong character in order to please potential clients.

  • How does technology affect your daily work?

Technology is always changing and we are constantly using and testing new technology in order to make our everyday work more productive. Technology allows us to be efficient in the office while keeping the edge in marketing our community.

When asked what a typical week is like, Salley said that there is “so such thing” because the events, publicity, promotion, etc. changes on a day-to-day basis.

Speaking with Salley has made me more excited to get into public relations and see it from a career aspect more than just from a student perspective.  It is interesting hearing students relate what they are learning in school to a job that utilizes their skills on a daily basis.

You can find him at:

How to Stand Out as an Intern!!!
March 31, 2010, 1:14 am
Filed under: PR Practicum 3711

So far I have completed one internship, at Cumulus Q100 (99.7) in Atlanta.  Needless to say it was a great internship with great people and great experience.  Many internships consist on two or three interns that do a lot of work but this one had about 30 interns, which can make it hard to stand out when only working once or twice a week.

Internships can be great experience for a real-world job and also your time to be noticed.  Depending on the company, they will sometimes hire interns for a full-time position.  Many internships are unpaid but that hardly means that its okay to slack off.  An internship is a time to show your full potential and what positive attributes you can bring to the company.  Here are a few pointers for anyone looking for or doing an internship:

  1. Do all of the work asked of you promptly and with a smile– look like you are enjoying what you are doing and not bored
  2. Be grateful for the internship that has been offered to you– really, there are a lot of other people who would love to have your internship and the company thought you stood out and picked you for a reason
  3. Get to know people in the office– these are people you want to be on good terms with because they can give you some great advice and you can learn a lot from them.  Also, if other employees know who you are then maybe they will put in a good word to the boss aka job opportunity!
  4. Get to know the other interns– I worked somewhere with 30 interns and worked in total with about 5 of them.  Although I wasn’t able to meet all of them I friended them on Facebook so that I would be familiar with them if we worked in the office or an event together.
  5. Try and take on a little extra work– it will show your boss you are really interested in the line of work and know how to take initiative and go the extra mile.  Extra work can also benefit you because you may learn something that would otherwise not have been so easily accessible.
  6. Pay attention- there is definitely a fair amount of busy work that goes on during an internship, but more than  likely you will also experience some great career opportunities.  For instance, if you are interested in event planning and one night you are helping some of the staff at an event (something outside of the office) it is important to pay attention to what they are doing and how situations are handled so that you can be prepared for your own career.  Plus, it is always nice to have the extra help.
  7. Have FUN– internships no doubt require a lot of work, but enjoy what you are doing!  There are so many opportunities that come out of internships like a job, job connections, new friends, etc.  The options are endless and the experience is what you take out of it.

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Twitterville- My Experience When Visiting
March 3, 2010, 3:30 am
Filed under: PR Practicum 3711

The presentation  below is one that I made about the novel Twitterville, written by Shel Israel.  The book is not just a “how to” about Twitter, but the significant changes it has made over the past few years.  I didn’t honestly realize how powerful Twitter was until I saw the amazing progress that has been made in more than the communication area.  I have posted my powerpoint below and if you visit it at SlideShare you can see my full presentation- notes and all!!  (The notes won’t display on WordPress) .  Enjoy and let me know what you think!!

Dress to Impress- What to Wear to an Interview Aso They Pick YOU
February 24, 2010, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Personal, PR Practicum 3711

Everything about an interview is important… what you say, body language, attitude, and of course WHAT YOU WEAR!  A first impression is a lasting one, especially to someone who is thinking about hiring you.  It’s a given that some places are going to be dressier than other.  If you are interviewing for an agency it may be much more casual than say a firm that will be more business attire.  However, it is much better to dress up than dress down; it only makes you look better!

From my personal experience, I have been in one of those situations.  I went to interview at Q100, a radio station in Atlanta, and wasn’t sure what to wear.  Just to be safe I a made a point to dress up a little.  When I got there and started to interview I noticed that is was very relaxed and casual dress.  At the end of the interview, my interviewer let me know that they dress in a laid-back style in t-shirts and shorts.  It was nice to hear I could where something comfy, but I was still glad I didn’t risk it and show up underdressed.  I think interviewers like to see that you make an effort and show that you care.

Below I have added some tips for women and men regarding what to wear to an interview.  These tips were found on Jobsearch.


  • Solid color, conservative suit
  • Coordinated blouse
  • Moderate shoes
  • Limited jewelry
  • Neat, professional hairstyle
  • Tan or light hosiery
  • Sparse make-up & perfume
  • Manicured nails
  • Portfolio or briefcase


  • Solid color, conservative suit
  • White long sleeve shirt
  • Conservative tie
  • Dark socks, professional shoes
  • Very limited jewelry
  • Neat, professional hairstyle
  • Go easy on the aftershave
  • Neatly trimmed nails
  • Portfolio or briefcase

Hopefully this tips will be helpful for you; I know they sure are helpful to me.  So far, most of my interviews have actually been on the phone but when I do go in for a face-to-face interview I want to feel confident.  This brings me to another important interview tip: CONFIDENCE!!!  If you are confident about the way you look and what you are wearing, you will exude that confidence in the interview.  If you show up wearing something totally ridiculous they may disregard you from the very first moment you walk into the building.  If you don’t wear a suit- that’s okay too.  I think the tips are pretty flexible as long as you look professional.  A “no no” I have heard before for women is NO DRESSES.  Now, we love dresses and they are great for other times, but an interview and work are not the time unless the person tells you otherwise.

First I wasn’t so wild about wearing a suit because I wasn’t sure how great it would look but there are ABSOLUTELY some good ones out there.  A personal recommendation of mine for women’s business attire is EXPRESS.  They have a really great selection of pants, skirts, blouses, and suit jackets.  They have a young and hip selection that looks professional and nice on.

Stores with great business/interview attire:

  • EXPRESS– my personal favorite, great fit and reasonable price
  • MACY’S– good price a wide selection
  • NEW YORK & CO.– friends of mine have said they like their business wear
  • NORDSTROMS– another great selection but more on the pricey end
  • TARGET– great clothes for a good price

I have also attached an article from College Fashion for some “young people” tips on how to look professional and trendy at the same time.

I hope these tips are helpful and good luck with your interview!!

Benefits/Pitfalls of Social Media in the Job Search
February 9, 2010, 8:53 pm
Filed under: PR Practicum 3711

Personally, I think that social media has done a world of wonders; not only for those involved in public relations, but also anyone in the work force.  Social media involves Twitter, Facebook, blogging, Linkedin, MySpace, etc.  I know I’m forgetting some but you get the idea.  At my age and in college almost everyone I know is involved in some sort of social media, mainly Facebook.  Nowadays parents and some grandparents are even getting hooked on Facebook, which is pretty neat.  My mom uses Facebook to try and get back in touch with her high school and college friends.  Social Media has basically become a revolution and its going to keep getting bigger!  It’s scary to think that one day my generation will be the people asking all the questions about new technology and not having a clue what it all means.

Benefits:  If social media is used properly, the benefits can be amazing and really helpful.

  • Employers can see how involved you are with social media- and today for many jobs that is a must!!!
  • Knowing how to use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs are important to many companies because they count on the young people to keep up with the trends and be able to help the company and keep them updated in that respect.
  • Social media can be a great way for employers to see some of your work and if you would fit in well with them
  • If they “Google” your name and a bunch of websites (positive that is) come up, that could make you look really good and standout
  • Showing you are involved in more than one network is a good indication that you will be very involved in work in more than one way
  • Each form of social media has its own benefit and the more involved you are- THE BETTER- because they each can help you stay connected in various ways
  • Google your own name and see what comes up.  If there is only a little bit that’s totally okay, there is always room for improvement.  The more involved you are the more you will have to show for it (literally).

Pitfalls: steer clear from these points because they just might make you lose that dream job

  • Don’t post inappropriate pictures on Facebook- this seems like common sense but employers look at Facebook to see a variety of things and if you don’t look professional then why even bother?  They are not going to be impressed with the giant beer in your hand.
  • Employers will also see your “status” on Facebook so try and keep it PG so they don’t think you are a party animal or totally irresponsible.
  • Unlike certain networks, Twitter is a site that employers can pretty much see everything you write.  Some people do protect their profile, but personally it seems like a small number, so make sure those comments are web appropriate.
  • Don’t post YouTube videos that could get you in trouble later on down the road
  • Minimize/exclude bad language
  • For the most part, employers have access to anything they want to know about you so to put it simply:  IF YOU WOULDN’T WANT YOUR PARENTS TO SEE IT- DON’T PUT IT ONLINE.

Blog Comments- PR Practicum 3711
January 26, 2010, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Blog Comments, PR Practicum 3711

1.  Cover Letter and Resume Tips- Sarah Kemp

  • January 26, 2010
  • I think that it is great to reflect your attitude in the cover letter because they will get a glimpse of your personality. Since a resume only says what you have done, a cover letter can really help you out. Those are great tips!

2. You’re Fired!- Ally Kupcewicz

  • Ally Kupcewicz
  • February 9, 2010
  • I agree about firing people in groups- you either do the work or don’t, and just like real life, you have to pay the consequences.  Really, it is not that hard, especially considering its group work and we are given a lot more time than we will have in a real job.  I got lucky and had a great group for research.  We definitely had our differences when deciding who was doing what and how things would be done but hey, what can you do?  I think it’s a good experience so that we can learn to work with different personality types.

3.  Eagle Expo Career Fair- Allison Allmond

  • Allison Allmond
  • April 19, 2010
  • That’s a really good idea about doing your homework about the different clients that are going to be at the career fair.  It sounds awesome to a company when they can tell that you have actually done your research and maybe they will eventually hire you.  Honestly, I would feel like a total idiot going up to a company I was interested in and not being able to ask appropriate questions about the different careers that they offer.  Also, I thought that was a really great idea about standing in the shorter lines.  I think especially in college there are a lot of companies we are not familiar with a thus don’t try and learn more about them.  Talking to one of the reps could actually show us that they seem great and maybe interested in giving them a resume.

4.  Career Services Event Reaction Blog- Stephanie Medlin

  • Stephanie Medlin
  • April 19, 2010
  • I really liked the idea about doing a mock interview with career services at school.  I have been surprised to hear a lot of students talking about their experience doing them and how helpful they were.  I thought the idea seemed kind of scary which seems silly because I have done interviews before.  The people there would probably be so helpful because they really know the best and worst things to say and how to make yourself stand out as one of the most qualified candidates.  I also think the tip about being prepared beforehand is helpful because winging it in a interview could end up being a total disaster if you haven’t done some research about the company and practiced a few questions and answers.

5.  Kotex’s New Advertising Campaign- Lauren Parr

  • Lauren Parr
  • April 19, 2010
  • I just love this advertisement and post about it!  I like the other commercial too with the girl dressed in white and bluntly addressing the persuasion used in most commercials.  The one you posted is funny but so true of how most commercials make “that time of the month” portrayed.  No one gets excited about a new tampon, I mean come on.  The public relations strategies really are brilliant thought because they relate to their target audience in a way that many other similar companies have not.  Great PR and hopefully they will do more because they are hilarious!

6.  10 Ways that PR People Can Sometimes Drive Journalists Crazy- Carrie Abramson

  • Carrie Abramson
  • April 19, 2010
  • It’s funny that PR people and journalists really tick each other off because the fields they work in are so similar but different at the same time.  PR people work more for the client whereas journalists are supposed to be more objective.  I think that the idea of sending irrelevant press releases is something for PR people to be especially aware of because that just makes the journalists further disregard you later on down the road when you have something interesting for them to see or release. Also, it is our job not to write their articles for them like you said.  Great post!

7.   Are you a LUCKY DUCK?- Lindsay Addison

  • Lindsay Addison
  • April 19, 2010
  • So now I totally want a glass of that wine it sounds good.  I’m a big fan myself although I have to say it is definitely an acquired taste, I hated it at first.  I like the name “Lucky Duck” too its pretty cute.  On that note I think that is really good advertising because a name that stands out makes the consumer much more inclined to try the product, at least in my opinion.  The fact that its cheap too makes it a real bargain; I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s wine because it is about $2.50 which is nice.  Thanks for the review and I’ll be sure to try it in the near future.

8.  Week 2- Olivia Jordan

  • Olivia Jordan
  • April 19, 2010
  • I love that video that all of the musical artists have done to help Haiti.  I bought the song a few weeks ago and it gave me chills just listening to it because it shows how much they care and want to help too.  It sounds like there are at least 50 different artists and that’s pretty cool that they all came together.  Thank God for the American Red Cross and all they are doing too.  I try to give blood as much as I can because its so important especially during a crisis like this.  More PR definitely needs to be focused on nonprofit corporations because we really have the ability to help and I think it should be a much stronger focus in our generation.  Great post!

9.  Celebrities Using the “R” Word- Kelsey Hendrix

  • Kelsey Hendrix
  • April 19, 2010
  • I really really liked this post because it a problem and way too frequently used in today’s society.  I feel that is some ways it is used almost as the word “like.”  I have to admit that I am guilty of saying it and need to make a conscious effort to remove it from my vocabulary altogether.  It’s not a nice word and even for medical terminology it still has acquired a stigma that has a negative complex.  It’s sad to see how many stars use the word especially because many of their comments end up on TV and the radio.  Especially with Chelsea Handler, I LOVE her sense of humor but even she could cut back on those words and probably a few others.  Love your blog!

10.  PR Connection 2: Kell on Earth- Sarah Gricius

  • Sarah Gricius
  • April 19, 2010
  • I really like the show Kell on Earth and its pretty annoying that Northland cable took Bravo off the air so we can’t watch it every week but it is on Hulu!  I think that Kelly Cutrone is absolutely a role model for women in the public relations field because she really takes her job seriously and has become one of the most recognized people in the PR field.  She has also done her own PR work for People’s Revolution and made it have its own reputation besides what The Hills showed.  I think I might be too scared to work for her now, she is definitely someone you might want to work for after a little experience.   Great post!

11.   Learn From My Mistake…- Candice Hall

  • Candice Hall
  • April 19, 2010
  • You are definitely a stand out intern if you can admit/publish your mistake because that is a really great lesson learned and advice for any other interns who will have separate email accounts.  I haven’t had a different one yet but I will definitely keep your advice in mind.  These days we have so many email accounts it can be hard to keep up, I think I have 3- 2 that I check every day.  Even though you made a mistake, you probably won’t make one like that again which is good to know- I think we have to make mistakes to learn some really important lessons and its great to know now rather than in a job 5 years down the road!

12.  iPad… not so great after all- Caroline Rawlins

  • Caroline Rawlins
  • April 19, 2010
  • I like your post because I have been really curious about the iPad. It seems like the Kindle in a lot of ways but a little more advanced. The idea of reading a book but not on paper seems like a little too much technology for me right now. You are so right about the pride factor too, it seems to be pretty abundant among companies right now. I think that Apple products are so cool really because of the PR and various advertising concepts that they use- they always really hip and in with the generation. I don’t know about the iPad though- it really just seems like too much too fast. It’s so crazy to think about what in the world our kids will be using in college if we are already using stuff like this.

13. Samantha “Sex and the City”- Kayle Hutchins

  • Kayle Hutchins
  • April 19, 2010
  • We have brought up Samantha from Sex and the City a lot in my PR classes and how a career in public relations is not going to be like that.  Sure it really does look pretty cool and glamorous but you have to do work to actually get paid and live in the nice area of NYC.  Regardless of the comparison, I think that public relations is a great field to be in because of the variety of work we will get to do and all the connections we will make along the way.  Samantha does more entertainment publicity which is kind of what I want to do, but I think she sets up a lot of false hope for people looking to get into that industry!

14. To Tweet, Or Not to Tweet- Loren Woodard

  • Loren Woodard
  • April 19, 2010
  • Oh Twitter….  it has been something I have been trying to figure out for about 2 years now.  I like it a lot but have not totally caught the bug like a lot of have seem to have caught.  I think that it is extremely helpful when it comes to the news and trendy topics because the public really has a voice.  One of the best parts is it’s easy to find people you want to follow instead of having to search all over the Internet for various updates.  Good luck with Twitter!  It’s definitely a cool concept and I want to become more advanced.

15. Tiger’s Press Conference- Haley Barnes

  • Hayley Barnes
  • April 19, 2010
  • Haley, I totally agree with you about Mr. Woods.  Humility really does go a long way and I think it is about time that he really shows some.  I see both sides of the whole issue-  I think he should be really sorry for what he did to his wife and how he is a role model and let down a lot of people.  On the other hand it kind of bothers me that he has to apologize to the public because it really isn’t any of our business at all.  I guess thats just what you sign up for when you are in the public eye.

16. Interview- Sarah Kemp

  • Sarah Kemp
  • April 20, 2010
  • Your  interview is really interesting and Melissa seems like she has a really neat job!  Like she said, it seems to be really important to be passionate about the work you are doing because you are selling ideas and clients in a way.  It’s important to believe in what you say and do!  She also said that email is important so for us as PR students we need to be able to write professional emails that get the point across.  It really seems like writing needs to be our number one skill along with overall communication skills.  This interview was really informative!

17. PR Connection- Viral Video- Allie Schlumper

  • Allie Schlumper
  • April 20, 2010
  • Love your video!  I actually went to Bruesters that night to support PRSSA and of course get some of the best ice cream EVER aka Graham Central Station- love it!  I think that it’s so great PRSSA did this because it really gets the name out there and allows the businesses around Statesboro to learn more about Georgia Southern University and the different organizations we have along with how we can lend a hand. And where is a better place to volunteer that Brusters? It’s a really cute video and if that event takes place again I am totally there!

18. Current Event: Air China Transports 10,000 to Mecca

  • Amy Gemmel
  • April 20, 2010
  • That is a really interesting post and topic.  I can’t believe that many flights went back and forth to the Mecca and I think that is great philanthropy and maybe giving Muslims some of their respect back.  Ever since 9/11 it has absolutely been a constant battle for them to be seen in a positive light and given the respect they deserve.  Stereotypes are unfortunately a part of the human society and I wish it didn’t have to always be by using the negative.  Hopefully the mission that China has taken among themselves will encourage others to do the same and maybe loosen up some of the negative attitudes.

19.  Internship- Kristin Bixby

  • Kristin Bixby
  • April 20, 2010
  • I think that all of the advice you gave is really good.  You are so right about all internships being different and the need to have a variety of skills for whatever that internship may require.  I remember you telling me about the PR internship you had in California and it sounds like you got some real first hand experience.  The fact from the Washington Post is really true too, I have definitely heard that internships really give you a leg up when it comes to getting a job either with that company or a different one.  Great post!

20.  Shadow Project- Meghan Beytagh

  • Meghan Beytagh
  • April 20, 2010
  • I think that your shadow project is great and am sooo excited to work with you at Abshire PR!  Kara seems like a really great role model, especially in the public relations aspect.  I think that the coolest part of your experience was that you got to write a press release and an invitation (great items to put into your portfolio).  It seems like there is a good deal of writing which is great experience to increase our skills.  It’s also really neat how the clients seem to be so diverse as you got to see in the day you were there so there is obviously a lot going on!  Great post and can’t wait to start!

21.  Braves Career Fair- Eryn Pond

  • Eryn Pond
  • April 20, 2010
  • This is so cool!  All of those teams are really awesome and I think it would be neat to have any type of communication job in the sports industry.  Thanks for providing all of those sites too I’m sure they will be really helpful to anyone who is interested in that industry.  The Career Services Website is so handy and before this year I never really paid it much attention but it offers so many great opportunities.  That’s great that you are so interested in sports because this may have been the perfect opportunity for you! Thanks for the post!

22. Learning From Interviewing Others in the PR World- Emily Roche

  • Emily Roche
  • April 20, 2010
  • It honestly sounds after all of the interviews I have read from PR professionals that there is no such thing as a typical week.  I think its interesting that Amy mentioned ethics as one of her top tips- I think it’s a great tip you just don’t hear it as much as some of the other things such as writing. It also sounds like she does a really great job at keeping current in the PR industry through reading PR blogs and making a conscious effort to network at concerts or art events.  Networking skills are so crucial for us to have and use on a regular basis.

23. PR Connections 10- Viral Video- Jeremy Watruba

  • Jeremy Watruba
  • April 20, 2010
  • Love the video- you and Emily have great acting skills and I don’t think mine are so bad either.  I think this video is really funny but it could be informative to someone looking to join PRSSA or its they are not sure if it sounds like something they want to do.  I have to say that the PRSSA conference has been my favorite part of being involved because we got to hear from professionals in a wide variety of PR industries.  I was very much interested in the entertainment side of public relations and with all the other seminars I realized that non-profit and event planning are really interesting as well! Great video!

24. Podcasts- How PR Majors Benefit from Listening- Kati Ann Wright

  • Kati Ann Wright
  • April 10, 2010
  • Podcasts sounds like a really good idea, although I have to admit I have not actually listened to one before; I really should get on that.  Thanks for the website I am definitely going to check it out.  That’s also interesting to know that even we, as students, are capable of making our own podcast and having our voices heard.  I think that is one of the best part of media such as podcasts because it give voice to the public and allows because to give and take from topics they are interested in.  I’ll have to download some on my iTunes soon!

25. The PR Pro: Rachel Miller- Kristen Kelly

  • Kristen Kelly
  • April 20, 2010
  • I love hearing about the responses from Georgia Southern University graduates because their experiences with classes are in some ways very similar to ours now!  It’s kind of crazy that GSU has to do so much PR but I guess thats exactly what attracts students to universities especially when there is so much competition with schools such as UGA.  Thats really great that she can work from Atlanta and also gets to travel across the country while still getting to work for GSU in Statesboro.  Sounds like a fun job that allows her to travel and meet a lot of really great people!