From The Rock

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 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 »

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 »

Ease In or Jump?

By | June 17, 2014

Whether I am relaxing by the pool or lying out on the beach, I always find it interesting to sit back and watch what method people choose to take the plunge into the freezing cold water ahead. Are you a jump-right-in/no-strings-attached type, or do you take the ease-right-in-until-completely-comfortable approach? Personally,... 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 »

Life after college: A few tips for adjusting to the ‘real world’

By | June 14, 2013

As a recent graduate of Louisiana State University, the transition from college life to the so-called real world has been a reality check. Thinking back to the past two weeks since graduation, I’ve discovered some of the realities that I’d like share with you about this life transition. One of... Read More »

Getting a running start

By | April 09, 2013

Catie Cannon is a senior at Westminster Academy in Memphis. After being accepted into the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, Catie spent a day at Obsidian PR shadowing our team in action. Here’s a quick glance at some of what she learned. So you’re almost... 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 »

Getting the most out of your internship – a manager’s perspective

By | August 27, 2012

As the fall semester kicks off at area colleges and universities, our management team’s inboxes become filled with resumes from hopeful students in search of an internship! Many PR internships for fall have been filled by the point, as most students are finding out (we are still looking for a... Read More »

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 »