Five Tips to Help You Succeed at Your Public Relations Internship

For many college students nearing graduation, completing an internship that will provide useful experience to apply post-graduation is a necessity. After wrapping up another year as a public relations student, I went into my first day as an intern at Dittoe PR in sponge mode, prepared to soak up all of the knowledge radiating from some of the best PR pros in the business.   Throughout the course of my internship, I was exposed to the different sides of public relations, including media relations, social media, thought leadership and more. I learned several invaluable skills that will be applicable to the [...]

Think you have what it takes to be a Dittoe PR intern?

It's that time of year again! We'll be interviewing for our 2013 Spring internship positions in mid-October. If you'd like to be considered, read the description below and send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to christy [at] Public Relations Internship Job Description: Requirements/Skills: Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising or other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments and possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, [...]

By |2012-10-02T11:26:09-04:00October 2nd, 2012|Internship, Public Relations|0 Comments

Want a Job in PR? Create a Resume that Rocks!

In this job market, landing a job at a top PR firm is no easy task. The first step is to get noticed, and the best way to do that is to create a quality resume and cover letter that stands out from the rest. Here are some of my best tips for looking 'hawt' on paper. Personalize your objective. I can’t tell you how many times I have received resumes with objectives that say, “Seeking opportunity in Public Relations, Advertising or Event Planning utilizing knowledge of blah, blah, blah…” PR is very different from advertising and event planning. Show me, specifically, [...]

By |2010-11-10T23:14:12-05:00November 10th, 2010|Communication, Random|0 Comments

Ah, the Joys of Interviews

One of my favorite things about working at Dittoe PR is getting the opportunity to handle the interview process with Lauren Sanders. We get to meet a lot of different people with a lot of different experiences to share. It’s really refreshing to talk with others who are as passionate about the field of public relations as our entire team here at Dittoe is. I love hearing the media relations successes of other PR professionals. One example is a recent interviewee who worked her butt off to get a really amazing Wall Street Journal story for her previous employer. Her feeling [...]

By |2011-11-16T19:29:32-05:00April 1st, 2010|Random|0 Comments