Four Tips to Making it In Media Relations

So, you wanna send a press release and it’s edited to perfection, there are some great quotes and the event is worth attending. However, the likelihood of it being picked up by journalists is rare. For those of us just starting out, it’s difficult to build a relationship with the media/working in media relations. The good…

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Living Her Best Life: A Sit Down With Malia Obama

Malia Obama As the daughter of Former First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama, Malia Obama is one of the most well-known students of Harvard’s Class of 2021. After taking a gap year traveling and interning, she has made Cambridge her home for the next few years. Throughout her childhood, she has been kept…

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lessons and blessings

Section 1: Write in first person about a negative experience. (When I walked in to Burger’s-R-Us, I was immediately greeted by a cockroach crawling up my shoe.) As a college student with so many class requirements to waft through, I knew I was bound to find a professor I didn’t vibe well with. Or, a professor…

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NextGenPR: Attending My First Regional Conference

When I visited CSU Fullerton for my first regional conference, I was pretty excited. I had visited Fullerton once before when I was a student at Cal Poly Pomona but at the time, it was winter and for different reasons.  Although it was Southern California, there were cloudy, grey skies and wind whipping at my…

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#MeToo and thoughts from SJSU Professor

In October of 2017, Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein was exposed to have harassed and assaulted over 50 actresses in a timeline that spans over three decades. As more women came forward in regard to their experiences with Weinstein, women worldwide began to share their own experiences of sexual assault and violence. These shared experienced are…

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Five Career Tips for the Young Professional

I, like many other attendees at this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference, was in search for some career advice. The public relations industry is competitive and for most of us, getting our foot in the door can be challenging. However, with a little guidance and proper execution, it can be…

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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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