Category Archives: Critical Thinking

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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Your Career and You: “But Is It Ethical??”

I’ve talked a lot in the past about the various aspects of the public relations profession…superior writing ability, research skills, attention to detail, “big picture” thinking… One thing I haven’t mentioned, at least not directly, is ethical conduct. No reason … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Customer Service…a Promise is a Promise”

I’m on vacation in my “second home” of Taipei, Taiwan, getting some badly-needed rest and, at the same time, working myself into a frenzy of hissy-fitness thanks to the ineptitude of a team of “agents” theoretically representing Verizon. The world’s … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Do Your Homework and Choose Carefully”

Events of the past few weeks here in the Boston area have reminded me of one important thing as you start out on your search for either your first adventure in your chosen profession or the next step in your … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “The Old Way Doesn’t Work? Try A New Way!”

One of the fringe benefits of being a “veteran” public relations professional now teaching the next generation(s) of PR practitioners at Curry College is that of providing advice, counsel, and general “talk ‘em off the ledge” reassurance to young…and sometimes … Continue reading

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