Breaking the American Communication Bubble

By: Jenna Mosley At AU, one of the most commonly talked about phenomenon is the campus bubble. The campus bubble refers to the often lack of outside contact we students get during the school year. When your food, housing, and classes are all in one location, you have few reasons to leave. But at some point this bubble can become stifling. Breaking the campus bubble was one of the many reasons I chose to study abroad. Last semester I traveled to Amman, Jordan where I spent 4 months studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics at the Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy. ...

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Welcome Back from the President

Welcome Back from the President By: Kelsey Balimtas Welcome to a new semester with AU PRSSA! We are thrilled to be welcoming so many new members to our chapter this year, and are excited to share all that we’ve been doing. We have a lot to be proud of over the course of this academic year. We hosted a fantastic third annual Hyper Network, attended the 2013 PRSSA National Conference (and I won an award or two, which was nice), helped launch a campaign for our new School of Communication building and have the incredible opportunity to host the 2014 PRSSA National ...

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The Hyper Network 3.0: Networking is Changing

By: Alex Kreinces  The Hyper Network, once again, proved to be a tremendous success. The panel of professionals was extremely interactive with the audience, funny, and full of wonderful advice and ideas. To most people, networking can be a very daunting task, as touched on by many of the panelists. However, with social media platforms and other ways of connecting to people, networking can be a simple yet important process. The panel, which included professionals from Ketchum PR, MXM Social as well as other companies, contributed to various discussions about networki...

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Step Up To The Plate – Sports PR

By: Chelsea Williamson As a person who wants to work in sports in the future I knew that Step Up to the Plate: Sports PR panel would be the national conference session that was right up my alley.  I was excited to learn that they had major players on the sports PR field including Bonnie Clark, VP of Communications at the Philadelphia Phillies, Michael Preston the Director of PR for the Philadelphia 76ers and Kevin Saghy the Manager of Communications at the Chicago Cubs.  The room was packed with anticipation of learning more about how to get engaged and work in this ...

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National Conference: CEO of YOU

By: Rachel Landis How to be the #CEOofYou The National PRSSA Conference is an annual event where students across the country come together for three days of informative lectures, networking events and fabulous socials all centered around (you guessed it) public relations. This year’s conference, hosted by Drexel University in Philadelphia, featured great food (Philly cheesesteak, anyone?) and even better professional development workshops: that is, workshops in which a communications professional shares his or her insight regarding a specific PR sector or an ...

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