Secure the Bag: Tips on How to Find Scholarships

It’s no secret that college can be costly for students considering all the factors that come with it –tuition, housing, books.  As a result, students find themselves financially insecure and with a mountain of debt to fund their education. The good news is that there are ways to pay for school fees and that is…

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Diversity and Inclusion? 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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hmu: 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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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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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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