Flash Communications

Tales from a student-PR agency at Kent State University


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FlashCast: From the Internship Providers

In this episode of the FlashCast podcast, we put a call out to professionals who hire public relations interns. Now that we have spoken with students about their internship experiences, we requested that the providers give us some feedback about what they’re looking for as well. We asked them to speak about their advice for students seeking internship and what their team specifically looks for in an internship candidate.

So many thanks to the professionals who speak in this episode! They are, in order of their appearance:

What do you think of their advice? Let us know in the comments below. If you have questions, comments or ideas for podcast topics, let us know at flashcomm@kent.edu.


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PR Pros Give Advice to Students – Part One

As promised, here is part one of a two-part series of interviews with communications and public relations professionals who provide valuable advice for students who want to establish solid relationships with professionals.

Flash Communications student Aubrey Haskins shot and edited these interviews, and some of them were used in a video presentation as part of Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of American’s presentation at the national conference in Washington D.C., Oct. 15-19.

Watch as Tom Neumann, associate vice president, University Communications and Marketing; Kevin Brosien, manager, marketing; Emily Vincent, director of media relations, Bob Burford, marketing coordinator; and Ben Brugler, executive vice president, Akhia Public Relations and Marketing Communications, share tips on how to effectively network.

What tips do you have to add?

See you next week with part two: professional dress and e-mail etiquette.