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PR Intern Most Useful Takeaways From School

PR Intern Reflections – 3 Most Useful Things I Learned from College

August 19, 2011

It was my first day as a PR intern at Weber Shandwick Seattle and what was I thinking about? All the countless hours spent perfecting essays, practicing presentations and studying the history of public relations. Ok, maybe not…but all the lessons I learned throughout school have helped me in both getting this coveted internship and applying those skills now that I’m here.

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PR Internship Myths

Debunking 3 Common Myths of the PR Internship

August 12, 2011

From time to time, I’m asked how I got started at Weber Shandwick Seattle. My responses generally vary from “my previous work experience” to “networking” to “pure and total luck.” While the truth may lie somewhere in the middle, how I honestly got a foot in the door (literally) was through my internship.

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Globe

The 4 Best Things About Interning at a Global PR Agency

August 5, 2011

I’ll admit, when asked why I wanted to work here, I answered, “Because it’s a global company.” But truthfully, I don’t think I really understood the invaluable learning opportunities one can derive from interning at a global PR agency like Weber Shandwick. That has all changed very quickly. Over the past two months, I’ve had an intense firsthand experience working on an account that has global reach.

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PR Intern Career Path

From Intern to Account Director – Reflections on a PR Journey

July 27, 2011

Flashback 10+ years as I approached my last quarter in college and I was determined to secure an agency internship that could possibly lead to a long-term position. My international interest and desire to try agency life after working in the corporate and non-profit environments was the last puzzle piece to deciding the path I wanted to take to kick-start my career, and was what led me to Weber Shandwick. Admittedly, if someone asked me then where I would be in 10 years, I probably would have said “working in international PR, and hopefully for Weber Shandwick, but wherever opportunities take me.” I took advantage of the three-month internship to learn as much as I could, demonstrate my skills and capabilities and get to know people in the office or across the agency, when given a chance.

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AP Style for PR Interns

9 AP Style Rules Every PR Intern Should Know

July 20, 2011

The one and only college class I ever got a “C” in was AP Style Writing. I remember how my professor would copy each of our weekly news stories onto transparency sheets, projecting the mess of red lines, question marks and “Boring!” comments for the whole class to see. He’d walk through all the flaws, each mistake dropping our grade by ten percent. It truly was painful to watch your “B” go to a “D” in a matter of a missed hyphen, uppercased title and abbreviated five-letter state, especially in front of your friends you just tailgated with the weekend prior.

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Cover Letter Writing Advice for PR Internship Applications

How NOT to Write a Cover Letter for a PR Internship – 9 Tips

July 13, 2011

Personally, I hate writing cover letters. You probably do too.

It’s obnoxious to have to dump your personality on a page and find the right balance between individuality and professionalism. Well, get over it. Hating things generally doesn’t make them go away, as evidenced by Carrot Top (and prop comics in general), the Freshman 15 and lines at the DMV.

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5 Preparation Tips for the PR Intern Hopeful

5 Preparation Tips for the PR Intern Hopeful

July 8, 2011

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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Rockstar

5 Traits of a Rockstar PR Intern

June 28, 2011

At Weber Shandwick we’ve seen some phenomenal interns come through our doors, many of whom have ended up with long-term careers here at the agency. While each intern is different (and that’s a good thing), we’ve noticed a few common denominators for those who have been the most successful. Here are the top five rockstar attributes we look for in every new intern:

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City Light Streaks

A Day in the Life of a PR Agency Intern

June 22, 2011

Typical?

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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Top 4 Reasons to Do a PR Internship

Top 4 Reasons to Do a PR Internship

June 20, 2011

So you want to work in public relations. Excellent. Now, where do you start? An internship is a great way to get the hands-on experience you need to get going with your professional career.

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Intern Blog Series

Introducing #PRIBS – Our Public Relations Intern Blog Series

June 16, 2011

Summer has officially arrived in Seattle. Just take a stroll through downtown and you’ll start see many Pacific Northwesterners finally trading in their trusty rain gear for shorts and sandals.

But for this year’s recently graduated PR pros, summer marks something much more important than somewhat warmer weather. For many, it’s the beginning of the quest for something that’s becoming more and more essential: an internship with a world-class PR agency.

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Help Wanted

We Are Hiring!

April 13, 2011

Attention Seattleites seeking new, exciting opportunities in the world of PR! Weber Shandwick Seattle is looking for…

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WS Wordle

What are you thankful for?

November 23, 2010

Here at Weber Shandwick Seattle, we’re thankful for a lot of things – rewarding work, great clients,…

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