Tag Archives: advice

Lisa Packer on Media Relations

PRSSA hosted a workshop tonight about Media Relations. Because I won Committee Member of the Month, I was invited to go to dinner with the guest speaker and a few other PRSSA members before the workshop. Tonight’s speaker was Lisa Packer, Principal at Robinson Packer & Wannenburg, a strategic communications firm in Philadelphia. Lisa is […]

Kirstin Alvanitakis, “Top 10 Things I Learned the Hard Way”

Guess who won PRSSA Committee Member of the Month again… I did! This time it was for the Fundraising Committee. Tonight was our November General Meeting and the keynote speaker was Kirstin Alvanitakis. She is an online communications specialist who currently works for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Facilities where she is […]

Linda Burkley, APR, on Fundraising

Tonight we had a guest speaker at our PRSSA Fundraising meeting. Linda Burkley is the Owner and Creative Strategist of Ardis Communications. A skilled facilitator and experienced practitioner, she is also an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University and teaches in the MBA program for the University of Phoenix. Burkley came to talk to us […]

Wrapping up Freshman Year

At the beginning of this semester, I had zero experience in public relations, aside from managing my own social media accounts. If you had told me in January that I’d be learning from so many students and professionals, I might have believed you. But if you had told me that I’d be in a director position […]

Things to Keep in Mind for Phone Interviews

The semester is almost over, so I have been looking around for summer jobs and internships. In my search, I encountered a potential internship that asked to interview me on the phone (the next step would be an in-person interview). I have never been interviewed on the phone before, so I took to Twitter for […]