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5 Things I’m Glad I Did in College

College is said to be some of the best years of your life. It’s a time full of football games, new friends, late-night cramming sessions and massive amounts of stress eating. College is a time to grow, learn and maybe even redefine yourself. Now that I’ve graduated college and landed a B2B tech internship at Weber Shandwick, […]

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How a PR Intern Can Harness the Power of Twitter

When I think of Twitter, I often imagine the floor of a stock exchange. Particularly, I am reminded of the scene in the classic film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”— a large space filled wall to wall with people yelling, running around and trying to get noticed with gestures. The success of an individual on the floor […]

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5 Quick Tips for a Successful Internship Experience

Entering the fast-paced world of a PR agency can be quite the adjustment. I began my digital entertainment internship at Weber Shandwick just two short weeks after I graduated from college. In what felt like the blink of an eye, I found myself in a professional and polished communications environment — an office culture that […]

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How a Social Media Post Is Just Like an Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch – we all have one, or at least we should. That quick and concise self-introduction is similar to the posts you or your business craft on social media. You get 30 seconds to talk about yourself with the hopes of winning the listener’s interest. You want to be memorable and engaging. Ultimately, […]

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Millennial Media: The Social Trends of Generation Y

As part of today’s largest (and most talked about) generation, millennials are commonly defined by their profuse use of technology and abundance of media rituals. And I have to say, at age 23, I undoubtedly fit the stereotype. With a constant need to be “plugged in” and my slight addiction to social media, I’ll admit […]

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PR Interns: What’s Your Story? Defining Your Personal Brand in 4 Steps

From teaching in Tokyo to working in broadcasting in New York to a public relations internship in Seattle, my professional experience has largely been a result of good, old-fashioned networking. But probably not the kind of networking you’re thinking about. While professional connections are important, I’ve found that leveraging my personal network has been surprisingly […]

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Northwest Health and Human Rights

Last December, we had the privilege of supporting Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR), a local coalition of physicians, mental health workers and lawyers here in Seattle. We were very excited because they are doing amazing work to provide treatment and care for refugees and survivors of torture who are resettling in the Puget Sound area. NWHHR, […]

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4 Unexpected Takes & Takeaways from My PR Agency Internship

Expectations. Also known as those bars you set for yourself (and sometimes others) that always have a way of jumping out of the box and surprising you.    Leading up to my first day as an intern in the Weber Shandwick Seattle office, I thought I knew what was coming. As my first PR agency […]

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The Power of Connections – 4 Tips for Networking Success in PR

It’s all about who you know. Coming from a family with a long history of working in PR, I have heard this phrase countless times. But it was only recently, as I applied for my first job outside of college, that I realized how absolutely essential networking is in this field. I recently graduated college […]

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