From The Rock

Staff Spotlight – Ashley McDuffie

By | May 18, 2018

Summertime means sunscreen, road trips and patio time. In the Obsidian office, it’s also a time when we welcome college interns to our office for the summer! This year, our Level 1 intern, Ashley McDuffie, joins us from Mississippi State. As a rising senior, Ashley has high expectations for her... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Jenna Taylor

By | April 03, 2019

Meet our new account assistant, Jenna Taylor! A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Jenna blew everyone away during her time as Obsidian’s level 2 intern last fall. In February, Jenna joined us full-time as an account assistant. To help you get to know Jenna, we asked her a few... Read More »

Stand out as a PR student

By | September 05, 2018

Think about your favorite brand. Why do you like that brand? What makes you return to that branding? Why does that brand stick out to you? As PR students, we talk a lot about branding and tactics used to make your company or client stand out. We, as PR students,... Read More »

Surviving – and Overcoming – Postgraduate Unemployment

By | February 28, 2014

I’ve come to realize that every freshly graduated 20-something most likely assumes that upon post-graduation vacation (or in my case, relocation), they will return home to an inbox flooded with job offers. If they’re like me, they may find themselves thinking along the same lines that I did. I was... Read More »

The F-bomb will never land you a job

By | August 12, 2014

Each time I do a round of interviews with college students and new graduates, I am always amazed by the lack of interviewing skills and the missing sense of professionalism exhibited by these candidates in particular. I understand that professionalism, to some degree, is learned in the first few years... Read More »

The First Internship: Testing the Waters

By | June 26, 2014

“Top 10 Intern Mistakes.” This is the title of the first article I came across when researching advice for summer interns. At first, I thought I would just write a blog post similar to it, listing the best ways to impress your boss and coworkers and build your resume. But, after reading article... Read More »

The Transition: College to Corporate

By | July 08, 2014

Since starting my internship at Obsidian PR, I have realized that although college has taught me a lot of things, it has not prepared me for everything afterward. College has given me the essential tools needed, but now, I just need to figure out how to fully apply them. With... Read More »

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 »

Tips to set (and crush) your 2020 career goals

By | January 15, 2020

Hello, 2020! As we head into a new year – and a whole new decade – I’m sure we’re all resolving to make some changes personally and professionally. What steps are you taking to actually achieve your career aspirations this year? As PR folks, you know we don’t do anything... Read More »

Why it’s important to always continue learning

By | August 14, 2019

As I approached graduation during my fourth and final year of college, I cannot tell you how excited I was to never have to attend class or submit homework again. Think about it – we spend the majority of our adolescence learning in a classroom of some sort. To finally... Read More »