How to Make Your PR Internship Programs Mutually Beneficial

An interview with Shelley Spector, President of Spector & Associates, Inc.

In the next few weeks, summer interns will be joining companies and PR agencies to learn the PR business. We asked Shelley how her leading independent PR firm structures their internship program, recognized as one of the most successful continually run training programs in the field.

How have internship programs evolved over the years?

Internship programs have gotteninternship road sign illustration design increasingly structured and formal over the years. It used to be that grads could “break into” PR by being a secretary or assistant. But those entry-level jobs no longer exist.

Today, employers are looking for candidates with demonstrable, real world experience. And you can’t get that experience without being in a real work environment.

On top of that, with many more students than ever looking for a career in PR, competition is fierce for …Read more…

Stand Out With a Video in Your LinkedIn Profile

Is your LinkedIn profile up-to-date?linkedin-1 Would you be embarrassed if a potential employer or client visited your profile and found a blank space where your photo should be and a skeleton of a profile? That’s not how you want to present yourself to the business community.

LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the network for business professionals. Companies are searching for candidates to fill important positions. Potential clients are …Read more…

Coaching Executives for an IPO and a Seamless Investor Presentation

Your company is up and running with a successful track record of sales and earnings and you’ve decided to conduct an Initial Pubic Offering (IPO). business meeting How do you prepare for a seamless presentation when there are so many key players and complicated logistics involved?

Pick Your Team Wisely

Start by choosing the right investment bank. Bankers are critical to your success because they arrange the road shows, extend the invitations and help sell the company to potential investors. Other outside team members will include your law firm and the venture capitalists and/or the private equity firms that provided seed money to get the company to this point. They are ready to cash in. …Read more…

Venture Capital Firms Invest in the Deal…and the People

Venture capital investors were the silent partners in building several of the best-known companies in the world – including Apple, the #1 ranked global brand. Exam and quiz

Venture capitalists are private investors who seek new deals. Many companies are start-ups in the technology and biotech sectors that promise a high rate of return. If you’re seeking venture funding, you’ll be required to present your company’s vision for the future. …Read more…