Student Resources

Student Resources

Resources for PR writing

11 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog - In this blog post it points out some of the main reasons why you should start your own blog. We really hope that the list below will encourage you enough to take action.
Blog post idea generator - for anyone struggling with the "writers block
E-Newsletter Writing Tips - includes tips and templates to guide successful e-newsletter writing
Grammar Matters - includes interactive exercises aimed at improving grammar skills
Grammar Resources on the Web - describes and links to some of the free grammar and style resources available online
Guide to Grammar and Style - home of grammar rules and explanations, comments on style and suggestions on usage
Guidelines for PR student blogs - from the PR Studies public relations education blog by Richard Bailey's
How to start a blog - the guide to start and grow a blog
How to Write a Press Release - very basic information on writing a press release
Judy Vorfeld's Webgrammar - full of grammar basics, grammar tips, common mistakes and general writing resources
Online Style Guides - links to various different style guides
Online Thesaurus - a basic thesaurus
Purdue University Writing Lab - resource for general grammar and style information
Style Guide by the University of Colorado - style guide for general communication purposes
The Plain English Campaign - general writing advice
Tips from Kelle Campbell - an email newsletter with quick tips and writing techniques for communications professionals
Writing Email Newsletters - tips for writing email newsletters
Writing for the Web - research on how users read on the web and how authors should write their web pages
Writing Websites - tips for html writing and general basics of web writing

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CVs, Cover Letters and Resumes

Career Advice and Research - advice from mycareer.com
Cover Letter Writing Tips - resource for writing cover letters
CV Tips - extensive resource for CV writing
Elements of a Strong Communication Resume - Guide from the Journalism School at the University of Wisconsin, USA

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Interviewing and Networking

Commonly Asked Interview Questions - list of common interview questions and what to consider while answering them
JobWeb - advice for interviews and resume writing
Interview Resource - Guide to Interview from UTS
Interviewing Information - general resource from collegegrad.com
Seven Tips for Students Starting Work - a great piece written by Beth Kay on the Wolfstar Blog
The Ultimate Guide To Passing Any Interview - tips for making the best possible impression at an interview
Career Exploration Tools & Resources - tools and resources for exploring careers

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Industry Information

Careers in PR - article about the industry, necessary qualifications and how to begin in the industry
Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing - What's the Difference? - article briefly describes the three fields and explains their differences
The PR Industry - article about the industry from The Economist
Why Public Relations? - explains the importance of public relations

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Joining the PR Industry

How to get a job in PR - guidelines to getting an entry-level PR job
Network into a PR career - a resource from jobweb.com
Public Relations - a useful resource from competitionmaster.com

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