Lit Reviews: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

Shane: white, premed student, and studied abroad in London for a semester Me: not one of those things Despite my need for reading stories only with lead characters that identify as black/other POC, I picked this story up on the recommendation of a friend. So,  I visited the library and picked it up and immediately…

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Lessons I Learned While Interning in SF This Summer

So, let me start off by saying crying in the back of a Lyft wasn’t exactly how I imagined the first day of my internship going.  I woke up early (I’m talking 5:30am) and got ready for work, making sure to grab the necessities, but particularly my headphones and charger. I made it to my…

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Secure the Bag: Tips on How to Find Scholarships

It’s no secret that college is expensive. Tuition costs alone have most students by the neck but beyond that, there’s also housing, food, etc to factor in. So, what is a college student to do? I mean, it would be nice to study abroad or attend that professional conference that may line you up down…

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Diversity and Inclusion? We Love to See It

When I submitted my application for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation Travel Grant sometime in June, I knew it was a long-shot. The grant allowed 10 multicultural students nationwide an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference. I applied anyway. In August, as…

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Hit My Line: Tips for Working in Media Relations

So, you wanna send a press release, eh?  It’s edited to perfection, there are some great quotes and the event is worth attending. However, getting coverage on it? For those of us just starting out, it’s difficult to build a relationship with the media/working in media relations. The good news is that I listened to four…

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Five Career Tips for the Young Professional

There were many reasons on why I wanted to attend the 2018 Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference but they all boiled down to me needing some help. Career advice. Guidance, whatever you want to call it because I am a little overwhelmed, even if I pretend to have it together. The public…

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Everyone’s College Experience is Different (and that’s okay!)

The best thing about college is the independence and the opportunity to start fresh. When I graduated from high school in 2015, I promised myself that I was leaving home asap. I chose a university six hours away. I was able to explore hidden parts of myself and be free. However, my naiveté was uncalled for,…

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New Blog, Who Dis (JK)

Selam! Welcome to my new blog. It’s nice to have you here on this special day. I suppose introductions are in order, so I’ll try to make this short and sweet. I’m Elsa,  a fourth-year public relations at university in California.  Other things you should know about me are the following: I am a proud…

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