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School Desks

5 Skills I Didn’t Learn in a Communications Class

May 23, 2012

My fellow English majors and I get a lot of grief for choosing a major that is supposedly “useless.” I’ve heard all the jokes: “So your most marketable skill will be being able to say ‘Do you want fries with that?’”; “Everyone speaks English, why would you need to go to college for it?” and my personal favorite, “So you want to teach?”

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Weber Shandwick Seattle Interns

Meet Your Weber Shandwick Seattle Interns

May 21, 2012

We get it. We’ve gone through the highs and lows of life after college. It’s tough, and fighting through it on your own can be confusing, frustrating and absolutely terrifying. We also know that when all of your hard work pays off and you land your first internship or job, it’s totally worth it!

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The Wild West

Millennials, It's Our Time to Lead.

September 26, 2011

Welcome the Wild West.

That’s right folks, we live in a time where normalcy is defined as a constant state of flux. Look around – uncertainty and change are commonplace, especially for fast-evolving communications industries like PR and marketing.

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Young Businesswoman

Nail the Essentials for a Successful PR Internship

September 2, 2011

Over the past few weeks, colleagues ranging from hiring managers to interns have posted some incredibly helpful insights and advice as part of our PR Intern Blog Series, (#PRIBS). But before we get too far ahead of ourselves we feel it’s important to take a step back. On the road to rockstar status, there are some essential skills that no PR intern should take for granted, even if they may seem basic.

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Number 4

Top 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your PR Internship

August 25, 2011

A PR internship is a great way to gain real-world experience and put your skills to the test. When starting out in a new internship position, it’s important to consider what your goals are and what you hope to gain out of your experience. Below are four simple but important ways to ensure that you make the most of your PR internship!

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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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