Thursday , July 29 2021


Matalon’s life in theater and public relations

Laura Matalon

Laura Matalon was the recent guest speaker that talked about publicity and marketing during Covid-19 to Southern Illinois University’s chapter of PRSSA. She is the Chief Marketing Officer for Hamilton the Musical (the hit show written by Lin-Manuel Miranda), and during the meeting she joked public relations wasn’t her first …

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Nashville’s best sounding agencies for grads and interns


As a recent graduate or current undergraduate student in the public relations field, finding the perfect agency to work or intern for can be daunting. Nashville is a great location for recent graduates for its flourishing job market and amount of popping attractions. Living and growing in Nashville is also …

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Summer 2021 brings PR jobs and internships

Summer jobs

As we approach the end of spring, more opportunities for jobs and internships are appearing for the communications, media, and public relations fields, and now is the time to start applying to secure a position. Due to COVID-19, many companies have opted for remote work, which opens a lot of …

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Hamilton the Musical CMO talks marketing during COVID

Laura Matalon

Laura Matalon is the Chief Marketing Officer for Hamilton the Musical, but she has worked on shows as varied as In the Heights, The Book of Mormon, and Rent. Talking with students, she discussed the challenges of working with musicals in the age of COVID, as well as skills needed …

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Interview tips that will help get you hired

For many, the interview is worst part of the job search.

The interviewing process can be very stressful and nerve-wracking as you meet new people, attempt to sell yourself, and constantly be enthusiastic. This sounds very challenging, but with preparation and research, it can make the job interview much less stressful and more effective. Here are some job interview tips that …

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How AdLab can benefit PR majors

Advertising and PR often work hand in hand.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a student ran organization and PR firm that largely caters towards public relations majors. PRSSA’s main purpose is providing students with real hands on experience with public relations. However, there are other RSOs and clubs on campus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale …

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St. Louis’ top agencies for grads to aim for

The iconic St Louis Gateway Arch.

For any recent or soon-to-be college graduate, here is a compiled list of quality agencies to look into for your future in public relations. The list consists of agencies located in the St. Louis, MO area. The below information includes key details about the agency such as, a brief background, …

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Byassee offers insight into PR work for nonprofits

Jessica Byassee

On November 18, Jessica Byassee joined the weekly PRSSA meeting as a guest speaker. Byassee is the Grant Program Manager for The Living arts and Science Center in Lexington, KY. Speaking about her early career, Byassee told how straight out of college she sold coupon books door to door before …

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PR majors extol benefits to other programs

Good PR was instrumental to the early success of Uber.

Public relations skills have utility beyond PR specific work. In most areas of business, interacting with the public, maintaining and growing public image are paramount. Public relations courses help even those who aren’t focused on a career specifically centered on PR. The communication, research, and compositional skills honed in PR …

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