Category Archives: Critical Thinking

Your Career and You: “To Be…or Not To Be…MBA?”

Conversations with my undergrad COM/PR students at Curry College cover the waterfront…from “what kind of paper should I print my resume on?” to “how do I start my job search?” and beyond. One that bubbles up more and more often, … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Professional Development-It’s the Way ‘Up’ for You”

My Madrid-based friend and colleague, Corina Manea, published a thought-provoking piece recently on professional development in which she laid out a terrific roadmap for planning your route to future success. I immediately shared it with everyone I could think of, … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Dive into the Deep End”

I’ve been reading Facebook updates and blog posts by my Curry College COM/PR students that kind of tell me they’ve taken my unsolicited but sincere advice to heart. Time and again, in the classroom as well as in one-on-one meetings, I … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Who Should You Trust?”

“Fake news” is the topic du jour these days. What’s true? What’s false? Who can you trust to assure you it’s true or false? I love it, in my Introduction to Mass Communication classes at Curry College, where I head … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Looking Back; Planning Forward”

Life’s funny (said the wise professor). It’s totally unpredictable, but so much of it can be, if not predicted, at least planned for. I know that this uncertainty makes most of my PR Concentration students at Curry College a little … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Watching Flowers Grow”

One of the truly rewarding things about my current life as a PR professor has been introducing young men and women to the profession that has been mine for more than a quarter-century and seeing that mental “light” go on … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Running for the Bus”

Classes have started for the fall semester at Curry College where, as a member of the Communication Department, I head the Public Relations Concentration. That translates into a whole new herd of wide-/bleary-eyed students ricocheting from class to class trying … Continue reading

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