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An OCPRSA Mentorship Success Story

The first few years of your PR career can be extremely challenging. Luckily OCPRSA offers a multitude of resources to help new PR pros navigate these uncharted waters. Any seasoned PR practitioner will tell you how important it is to have a mentor when starting out, and OCPRSA’s Mentorship Program takes the guesswork and intimidation […]

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Dan, It’s time to get yourself together. You are 21 years old, at one of the best universities in the country, and you just woke up on the floor of someone’s apartment in a blow-up raft after a “Thirsty Thursday” night out drinking. As you squint and shake your head trying to rid the […]

Recap of PR Trends: The Future of Digital in 2018

By James Alley It’s no secret that the public relations industry is continuously changing. What is the best way to tell a story in an increasingly digital world? What are some tips and tricks from the pros to effectively reach audiences?  To answer these questions for the Orange County PR community, OCPRSA held an event […]

You Get Out What You Put In

By Stephanie Thara 2017 Diversity Chair I’m what a lot of people like to refer to as a commitment phobe. Prior to joining the Board as Diversity Chair this year, I had only attended OCPRSA events “every once in a while” and “here and there” since landing my first job in public relations back in […]

Recap of YoPro Mixer with Non-Profit Professionals

By James Alley “The Non-Profit sector offers great opportunities for professionals looking to work as part of a small team where they can take an all hands on deck approach to learning PR and communications.” Last week’s YoPro networking event and roundtable discussion featuring Janelle Kruly, director of public relations, Orange County School of the […]

Learning Together at the PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally

By Alisa Ohara PRSSA Executive President at Biola University “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This theme permeated the PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, Ariz. that I attended in June as the incoming Biola University PRSSA Chapter President. The Leadership Rally is an annual […]

Real Talk Blog: Disability Inclusion in Public Relations

By OCPRSA’s Diversity Committee In honor of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will be featuring thoughts from Kristen Parisi—a public relations executive and freelance journalist in a wheelchair—in this month’s “Real Talk” blog. In 1990, Kristen was involved in a car accident where she suffered a spinal cord injury and has been […]

Voices from Past Diversity Chairs on the Current State of D&I

By Stephanie Thara 2017 OCPRSA Diversity Chair In honor of PRSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Month, we wanted to feature the voices of some of our past Diversity Chairs for this month’s “Real Talk” blog. Since 2004, the OCPRSA Diversity Committee has implemented innovative programs and initiatives to raise awareness about diversity & inclusion (D&I) in […]