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Tips For Wrapping Up An Internship

By | August 09, 2017

The sounds of ruffled pages and clinking mugs can be heard at the front desk of OPR as the summer interns pack up their belongings to head back to their universities. Similar sounds flood offices all over the world, as the not-so-new interns complete their final assignments before sweeping up... Read More »

Enjoying the roller coaster of a PR agency internship

By | August 02, 2017

This summer has been quite transformative for me. I will begin my senior year of college this August, so I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that I’m about to enter adulthood, which is terrifying and exciting. I was also able to travel more than 4,000 miles to spend... Read More »

How to recruit and cultivate gifted female leaders

By | July 19, 2017

When I was younger, my mom would never let me watch movies like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White because the princess would always need to be kissed to be saved. I was actually quite frustrated by this as a child. I didn’t understand why we tirelessly watched Mulan, even though... Read More »

You, too, are a foreigner – to a foreigner

By | November 04, 2015

Quick question: what is [insert whatever country, city or state you are from] like? That, my dear reader, is the most asked question I’m sure everybody gets if they look, sound or even smell different than the others around them (minus the typical surface question of “how are you doing?”).... Read More »

A dream deferred can survive

By | October 12, 2015

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?” These questions asked by prolific writer Langston Hughes describe the sentiments of those who left dreams unrealized while they went on with life based on reality. Some could no longer afford to dream. Some... Read More »

5 things to enhance your intern’s experience

By | August 17, 2015

When I started my internship, there was a great deal of information to take in at one time. This can be extremely stressful, not only to the interns but also to the people who work with them. It takes time to fully explain procedures and then to repeat that same... Read More »

4 Ways To Harness Inspiration

By | May 07, 2015

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Are you in a professional slump? Is it taking all of your energy to produce fresh ideas and serve your clients? Whatever roadblock you’ve found yourself against at work, it could be that it’s time to rediscover your source of inspiration and take a mental break. However, in our busy... Read More »

Getting Started in Public Relations

By | March 10, 2015

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Given that I’ve recently started my internship here at Obsidian, it seems a fitting time to look back on the steps I’ve taken to get me here and reflect on the lessons learned that will hopefully continue to carry me forward in this exciting career. I initially started college with... Read More »

The Five Pillars of Personal Branding

By | January 22, 2015

Bernard Kelvin Clive of The No Nonsense Guide to Personal Branding for Career Success once wrote that personal branding is the combination of skills and talents to create significance by forming “an impression, a perception and a reputation in the minds of others.” Many people live their entire lives never... Read More »

Gaining Traction on Twitter

By | December 30, 2014

Social media is one of the main ways people are getting their careers started, buzzing about their business, landing an interview and so much more. But sometimes, it is hard to gain followers and begin to be successful in the “Social Media World.” In the social media landscape, Twitter is... Read More »