Resources for Students Navigating a Virtual World

The impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to be adaptable as we’ve changed the way we live, work and attend school. For students, the virtual learning environment has limited the opportunity for hands-on experience, networking and professional internships. Additionally, recent graduates entered a challenging job market this spring as businesses navigated shut-downs.

In light of this, the PRSA Young Professional Committee has compiled these helpful resources to continue your learning journey and bolster your resume.


  • PRSA: PRSA's extensive professional development programs offer communications professionals a wide variety of learning opportunities. Most webinars are free for PRSA members. Explore the options here.
  • Make Your Fundraising Event Virtual from MobileCause: The current social distancing required by COVID-19 doesn't mean you need to abandon your upcoming fundraising events or campaigns. Watch this free webinar to hear from nonprofits who have held successful virtual events.



  • Muck Rack: Take your media skills to the next level by attending our quick, practical courses and earning industry-recognized certifications here.
  • Sprout Social: Always Be Growing: Your Social Media Career Growth Plan. Learn more here.
  • Hubspot: Take your professional skills to the next level with free, online training from HubSpot Academy. From quick, practical courses to comprehensive certifications, learn everything you need to know about the most sought-after business skills. Learn more here.
  • Facebook and Instagram: Interested in strengthening your business page management skills? There are a bevy of resources available here.



  • The Skinny on PR: From social media and content marketing to crisis management and media relations - PR News will deliver you the top stories in communications. Sign-up for their eNewsletters here.
  • PR Daily: Sign up here to receive the latest articles from PR Daily directly in your inbox.
  • Social Media Today: Get the latest social media news, trends and tips delivered to your inbox. Sign up here.
  • Michael Smart PR: Get Michael’s 5 winning subject-line formulas and best PR tips each week free here.
  • Social Media Examiner: Get original Social Media Examiner content delivered to your inbox for free here.


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