Carefully Crafted on September 16

PR Resources for Students

Did you know that Lauren Fernandez is one of my favorite bloggers? She won the PR Reader’s Choice “Up & Coming” blog, so, clearly, I’m not alone in counting myself among the LAF fans. Lauren keeps a laser-like focus on challenging her readers — starting thought-provoking discussions, making young professionals think through their views, and providing a welcoming environment where anyone can ask a question and receive valuable advice (like today, the discussion centered on taking online networking offlinel).

If I were still in college, I’d read Lauren’s blog all the time. It’s seriously an incredible resource for young professionals (and even those just young at heart!).

Central MichiganAlong those same lines, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes this afternoon in the #prstudchat. (Just so we’re all on the same page: Stud is short for student … not a hot guy on the beach!) This monthly Twitter conversation brings together professionals, educators and students. Valerie Simon and Dierdre Breakenridge lead the charge here, again providing a forum where students can bounce questions off professionals and receive real-world advice.

I was recently asked to speak to the Central Michigan University PRSSA chapter, and as a former PRSSA chapter president, I’m delighted! As I pondered what I could discuss, I realized that these students face a totally different world than I did coming out of college. It’s almost overwhelming to think about how much information is at their disposal. And, that’s when it hit me: I want to help them focus on can’t-miss, must-see resources. I have some thoughts of my own, but I want to hear your suggestions. What are the best tools, chats, blogs, books or networks for students? Where can they interact and share ideas with professionals?

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