Innovative Approach to Science Education Wins Golden Apple Award

“If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you always got.” Einstein’s famous statement, repeated by Andrew Schwebke of Tacoma Public Schools, neatly summarizes the philosophy of the Center for Inquiry Science, a part of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. On July 13, 2011, members of the Institute, teachers and […]

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5 Preparation Tips for the PR Intern Hopeful

Here’s a statement I hear a lot from many of my peers, “I sent out my resume to over 100 companies, have only heard back from a small portion of them, and have gotten even less requests to go in for interviews.” Let’s not forget the famous, “In this economy, I am never going to find a job.” And to be honest, there was a time when I used to say these things myself. I don’t know how many discussions I had with my parents about how prospective employers were failing to recognize my potential value.

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3 Most Important Things I Learned My First Day as a PR Intern

This post is part of our new blog series that will aim to help young professionals land and make the most of their PR agency internships. For the next few weeks, expect to find useful advice and first-hand experiences from our bloggers and very own whiz-bang team of interns. My first day as a PR […]

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A Day in the Life of a PR Agency Intern


There is no “typical” day in my life as an agency intern.

Fast-paced and exciting? Absolutely.

Unlike many PR interns who check for new daily coverage, create reports and media lists and share key coverage with team members across many offices, I work on a vast array of projects.

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The “Blogs Are Dying” Debate Continues…

My online routine was turned upside-down the other week when my usual “dose of pop culture” from the highly-visited Gawker.com was interrupted by a new site format. After months of knowing what to expect from the pop culture blog – a front page of witty headlines and paragraph posts and pictures (contained perfectly in rectangular […]

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5 Tips for Young PR Professional Branding

As a young PR professional, creating a strong personal brand is essential. Similar to being the new kid in school, your brand is what defines you to your peers. If you want to get hired, people need to remember more than your name, they need to remember you. With that, here are five helpful hints […]

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How Volunteering Can Enhance a PR Career

I’ve been volunteering regularly since college, most recently on the Puget Sound PRSA Holiday Gala and Jumpstart committees. In hopes that I inspire others, I’d like to highlight some of the ways that my volunteer efforts and work as an early career public relations professional have complemented each other. I created the following insights with […]

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