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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

  October 7, 2022

¡Salud por la celebración de las culturas hispanas! Siempre debemos celebrar la belleza de las culturas hispanas, pero este mes es un buen mes para empezar. Cheers to the celebration of Hispanic cultures! It is always important to celebrate the…

Finding the Right Internship – A How to Guide

Finding the Right Internship – A How to Guide

  September 13, 2022

Public relations students hear time and time again about the importance of internships. Like any industry, internships play an important role in the PR world. Not only do they provide you with hands-on experience, but they also create opportunities to…

extroverts are bad listeners?

Listening in the Workplace – Easier Said Than Done

  September 2, 2022

I’m an extrovert, which means people (especially in business) often assume I’m a terrible listener. In the corporate world, extroverts can be viewed as blunt, assertive, action-oriented and self-centered. These traits can cause coworkers to perceive extroverts as inauthentic, especially…

Why Your Business Should Start a Podcast

Is This Thing On? – Why Your Business Should Start a Podcast

  August 16, 2022

As a business, hosting your own podcast can grow your relevancy by increasing exposure and strengthening relationships with your existing and target audiences. A podcast can also help differentiate you from competitors, increase brand loyalty, and provide additional content that…

NST Takes on Plastic Free July

NST Takes on Plastic Free July

  August 10, 2022

Reduce, reuse, recycle. These three words have been drilled into our heads since elementary school and continue to be at the forefront of conversations around the “plastics problem.” When juggling our busy daily routines, it can be hard to make…

Influencer Marketing

Is it time for an influencer strategy?

  July 29, 2022

Influencer marketing has taken the world by storm and organizations that may have dismissed the idea of engaging with influencers are now likely contemplating which social media star can help elevate their brand. According to Oracle, 37% of consumers trust…

People Are Not Your Biggest Asset

People Are Not Your Biggest Asset

  July 8, 2022

In 2001, Jim Collins debunked the old adage “people are your biggest asset” by asserting not just any people will do. Rather, Collins argued that “the right people” are in fact what drive great organizations. With this philosophy in mind,…


We Need Arts, Culture, Tourism and Community

  June 30, 2022

The pandemic disproportionately impacted the San Diego tourism industry, affecting arts and culture throughout our region. Between the stay-at-home order, working from home, and our “new normal” – most of us found solace in movies, music, podcasts, Netflix-binges, etc., demonstrating…

Gratitude hero

The Benefits of Gratitude in the Workplace

  June 14, 2022

“Thank you.” How often do you say those two words? To some people, saying ‘thank you’ comes as second nature, but often, this small gesture can be forgotten when you’re in a rush, stressed or have too much on your…


The Importance of Finding Balance

  June 8, 2022

Public relations is a high-stakes and high-demand industry. This means public relations professionals can end up burnt out and overworked if they don’t manage their workload and work-life balance properly. Keep in mind that PR professionals are also real people,…

Military Economic Impact in San Diego

Military Economic Impact in San Diego

  May 31, 2022

Even if you aren’t originally from the San Diego area, you can guess that San Diego has a large military presence (we’ve all been to the USS Midway Museum). But did you know that San Diego is home to the…

Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

  May 18, 2022

According to LinkedIn, the platform’s mission is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. And while it’s undoubtedly known that LinkedIn is the chosen social media network for professional use, are people actually using it…


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