#PlankMentor Panel Recap

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By Kasia Kujawski On Thursday, October 29th, the Plank Center hosted its annual panel that precedes the “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala. For those unfamiliar with the Plank Center, its “mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding public relations leaders, roles models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society.” Every […]


Leo Burnett Agency Visit

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By Lindsay Simonetta On October 23rd, DePaul PRSSA had an agency visit to the greatest advertising agency of all time—Leo Burnett, of course! Since Leo Burnett is my favorite agency and working for them would be my dream job, this experience was highly beneficial and exciting for me, to say the least. We were granted […]

Chapter Meeting: Media Relations

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By Kasia Kujawski This past Monday, we hosted our Media Relations chapter meeting, which featured two media professionals: Morgan Olsen, the Eat and Drink Lifestyles Editor of Red Eye, as well as Philip Thompson, Sports Editor of the Chicago Tribune. Both Morgan and Philip had an abundance of invaluable insight on how public relations professionals […]

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Why I Joined PRSSA

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By Arielle Albert I recently moved to Chicago from California to attend DePaul. As a freshman, I wanted to get involved in different clubs to meet new people and learn new things outside of the classroom. During the college application process, I put down that I intend to major in public relations. Not really knowing […]

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#PlankMentor Honoree Panel Inspires Students to Succeed

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This post was originally published in PRSSA’s Progressions on November 4th, 2014. By Alex Sobczak Event: #PlankMentor, DePaul University Presenters: Patrick Ford, Burson Marsteller; Wendi Strong, USAA; Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick; Lynne Sallot, University of Georgia; Jose Rivera, California State University, San Bernardino Recap: Before the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ fifth annual Milestones […]

YPN x PRSSA Personal Branding Workshop

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By Kasia Kujawski Last Monday, we had the opportunity to host PRSA Chicago’s Young Professionals Network Personal Branding Workshop at DePaul’s Loop Campus. The workshop featured a variety of professionals who offered invaluable insight on how undergraduate students and young professionals can cultivate and exhibit their personal brand in a way that is favorable to employers. […]