From The Rock

Making the Most out of a PR Internship

By | July 11, 2012

Landing an internship is a very exciting time for a college student, that is, until the realization sets in that the next step in the process of life is to get a “real” job. This being the case, you need to make the most out of your internship while you... Read More »

Mastering the climb of the PR agency ladder, rung by rung

By | April 30, 2017

For the most part, you will find a similar structure at many public relations agencies. The size of the firm can sometimes have an impact on the number and level of positions offered, as can the type of services and specialties the firm offers. However, as noted in this helpful... Read More »

Meet our summer intern – Amelia!

By | May 13, 2020

There are a few things that signal to our team that summer is upon us (even if the calendar doesn’t say so until June 20). Increased ice cream consumption, days spent outdoors and the start of our new internship cycle are all markers of this wonderful time of year. Our... Read More »

My First Intern Spot

By | March 22, 2013

Starting the year off with an intern position with Obsidian is a relief. After having numerous interviews with employers and filling out tons of applications, I was excited about my first opportunity to use my degree in public relations at the Memphis firm. My first week was amazing. I started... Read More »

My first year in public relations…

By | December 25, 2014

As I wrap up my first year as a public relations professional, I feel confident (and very lucky) that I found a job I truly enjoy so early in my career. Time seems to move faster every year now. So, I thought it would be useful to share some important... Read More »

OPR’s leading ladder-climber – Lauren Hannaford

By | January 04, 2019

  In today’s corporate culture, tenured employees are few and far between. Gone are the days when a recently graduated young professional takes a job and stays with the company for the remainder of his or her career. But, there are a few rare gems that find a career path... Read More »

Organized and accountable: tips for staying on top of assignments as an intern

By | March 14, 2018

Being an intern is a lot of work. Being a full-time intern while finishing up your college degree online is even more work. After about a month of the trapeze act I currently call my life, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks on how to stay organized during... Read More »

Perks matter: How to keep your crew happy

By | March 01, 2019

The Obsidian office is full of millennials, a generation defined as individuals born between 1981 and 1996. Another way to describe this generation? Job-hoppers. According to a Gallup report, six in 10 millennials are open to new career opportunities and are more likely that any other generation to switch jobs.... Read More »

Q&A with Obsidian interns Taylor and Jake

By | February 25, 2016

What advice would you give to others that want to land an internship somewhere like Obsidian? T: Any student can land an internship with an awesome firm like Obsidian by taking advantages of the opportunities that are presented to them, such as participating in university organization and events. J: If... Read More »

Questions candidates should be asking in interviews

By | May 24, 2017

  It’s graduation time! And while many [fortunate] graduates may have already secured a full-time job, others have most likely discovered that landing that first job out of college isn’t as easy they thought it would be – and it often takes more than one or two interviews to get... Read More »