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Walk to End Alzheimer’s State College

By: Zack Jones, Account Executive for PA Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Image Credit: The Daily Collegian I’m so proud to be able to lead HVC’s Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter team this semester. Having previously worked as an account associate with the same client, I’ve grown a fond appreciation for the work that the… Continue reading Walk to End Alzheimer’s State College

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Get to Know HVC’s Fall 2016 Clients

By: Kendall Mar, Director of Communications November is here and the fall 2016 semester is beginning to wind down. Students are going through the motions, counting down the days until Thanksgiving break, while professors are prepping for an influx of final projects and exams. But, the Happy Valley Communications staff is still in high gear and… Continue reading Get to Know HVC’s Fall 2016 Clients

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Words You Need to Use More

By: Marisa DeGennaro, Account Executive for Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week Image Source: ShutterStock It is time to stop neglecting these words! Why  “Why” is the basis of all learning. Especially at the starting point of your career, “why” will help you understand and grow within your industry and area(s) of expertise. Often, when you ask why… Continue reading Words You Need to Use More

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5 Ways To Get Experience When You Don’t Have Any

By: Bella Fordyce, Account Associate for Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week The most crushing part of any entry-level internship/job description: experience required. If you need experience to get a job, where do you get the experience?! It may seem impossibly frustrating, but there are plenty of ways to gain practical communications experience while in college… Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Experience When You Don’t Have Any

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How to Prepare For Your Final Year of Undergrad

By: Neena Zona, Director of Business Affairs Image Source: news.psu.edu As I count down the days until I get to return to Happy Valley and my cozy two-bedroom apartment with my best friends, I cannot help but to panic. This is my last year of college and honestly, the last year that I actually have a… Continue reading How to Prepare For Your Final Year of Undergrad

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Growing Within a Culture, Not a Name

By: Amy Walker, Account Executive Image Credit: ActiveLamp As a student at Penn State University, I’m constantly bombarded with emails detailing networking events and professional development seminars led by various companies. Having an abundance of opportunities at my disposal caused me to subconsciously narrow my sights on “big name” companies. To avoid dismissing incredible opportunities… Continue reading Growing Within a Culture, Not a Name

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Why It’s Okay to Pass On Graduating Early

By: Courtney Erat, Account Executive Image Credit: TodayIFoundOut.com Like many other students, I came to Penn State with dual enrollment credits from high school. When I arrived on campus for freshman orientation, I was told I could graduate in two and a half years if I didn’t minor in anything, or three years if I… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Pass On Graduating Early

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How to “Adult”: A Reference Guide

By: Amy Walker, Account Executive Image Credit: Shutterstock For the inevitable, treacherous day that we all become adults, I compiled a brief reference guide to help us navigate the real world. These are all of the questions that I wondered throughout my life, but did not take the time to learn the answers. Now that… Continue reading How to “Adult”: A Reference Guide

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Why Melania Trump’s Speech Affects the Communications Field

By: Marissa Salway, Director of Staff Relations Credit: PEOPLE.com If you have been paying attention to the news lately you probably heard about the plagiarized speech that Melania delivered at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Looking at the two speeches side by side it’s hard to argue that the speech was coincidentally similar to Michelle Obama’s… Continue reading Why Melania Trump’s Speech Affects the Communications Field

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Three Ways Brexit Will Affect the AD/PR Industry

By: Emily Pirt, Executive Director Credit: Huffington Post It has been weeks since the U.K. decided to sever ties with the European Union. However, the world is still reeling from the historic breakup. With a two year-long transition period ahead for the U.K. to fully make its grand Brexit, the future looks hazy for not… Continue reading Three Ways Brexit Will Affect the AD/PR Industry