Rebeca Blyde

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Rebeca Blyde’s bio

Rebeca Blyde is a full-time second-year PR and Strategic Communications student at Durham College. She’s a proud dog mom to a Yorkshire Terrier named Liz and a plant parent to the over 30 plants in her collection. She’s also an avid online shopper, so if you need tips on where to go to get something online, she’s your go-to person.

What’s her go-to caffeinated beverage to get her through the workday? A latte or a London Fog with oat milk.

Articles by Rebeca Blyde

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Tips to Staying Motivated During Unpaid Internships

Starting an internship can be both thrilling and demanding. I’ve been doing internships for the past six months, each offering a unique learning experience and the opportunity to work with……

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From Regret to Opportunity

Do you ever feel like you missed the networking train during school because you were too buried in books and assignments? Trust me, I’ve been there. As an almost-graduate from the PR and Strategic Communications program……

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Accessibility Matters: Our Commitment to Creating Accessible Content

In honour of PR & Lattes celebrating its first Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we wanted to take a moment to highlight our continuous efforts to ensure that our digital……

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Call me crazy, but I want in-person interviews back!

While I appreciate the convenience of simply clicking a link and being greeted by a panel of interviewers, I can’t help but wonder: where have the in-person interviews gone? More……

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Your guide to college PR programs in Ontario

If you’ve found your way to this blog, chances are you’re familiar with the world of public relations. Whether you are already a communications expert looking to expand your knowledge……

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PR with Purpose

There are many activists in the world, but sadly not all of them have a significant platform from which they can voice their opinions, raise awareness, and ultimately affect change.……

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Why do I need a portfolio?

In most cases, creative industries attract many talented individuals, sometimes making it difficult for some to stand out from the pack and secure opportunities.  A well-crafted portfolio is a powerful……

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The Importance of a Clean Social Media Presence

In today’s world, most people use social media. Better communication tools, more accessible and quick internet connections, and the rise of several social networking sites have altered how we interact……

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The Top 5 Skills That Help Me Succeed as a PR Student

Being a good student may look different for some people. Each student’s journey is unique, and it is critical to focus on constant development rather than striving for perfection. In……

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What I Wish I Knew About PR Before Enrolling

I bet that I am not the only one who often feels the need to explain in more depth what public relations is when someone asks, “And what do you……

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A love-hate relationship with my CP Stylebook

Is it President or president? Is it 15 or fifteen? Is it donut or doughnut? If you’ve ever had to deal with the Canadian Press Stylebook, you know the struggle. The……

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