Category Archives: Graduate Communication

PR Education: Ivied Walls Meet Asphalt Reality

I’ve been doing some reflecting recently. No, not out by the swimming pool, although that does sound tempting! Inside my own dusty little head. Several meetings with several former students from both Curry College and Regis College got me thinking…seriously…about … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Live for Today…Plan for Tomorrow”

After a weekend of frenetic activity (housecleaning, grocery shopping, paper-grading, thesis reading), I settled in Sunday evening for my weekly ration of “Mr. Selfridge” on PBS. I love programs that entertain and educate simultaneously! While this episode wasn’t one of … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Setting Priorities”

End of the semester…beginning of the often weird, usually off-the-wall, queries from my students. As many of you know, I’m a full-time faculty member at Curry College in the Communication Department where I ride herd over the Public Relations Concentration … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Connecting the Dots”

We’re nearing the finish line for the academic year both at Curry College, where I ride herd over the Communication Department’s undergrad Public Relations Concentration and teach most of the PR courses, and at Regis College, where I teach part-time … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Following Instructions”

This past week has been a mini-exercise in exasperation…and a reminder that a lot of people…students as well as clients or employers…will not…I repeat…“will not”…follow instructions. I gave my “Intro to Mass Communication” and “Principles of PR” classes at Curry … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Success…Planning Ahead; Staying Behind”

In my own fertile imagination, I’ve gained a bit of experience and a lot of insights as a public relations professional now teaching the next generation(s) of PR pros both at Curry College (undergrad/full-time) and Regis College (grad/part-time). One thing … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Be Inspired”

I allow myself to do some navel-gazing from time to time in an effort to reconnect with the reasons why I do what I do for a living and to be re-energized and re-inspired. That “what I do for a … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Hard Work = Recognition Earned”

About this time every semester, I start getting fearful emails from students who, not having scored the “A” grades that they expected for having come to class, want to know ”what else” they can do to get what they feel … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Life’s Journey-Finding Your Way”

I had a somewhat frustrating conversation recently with a friend…professional colleague…about one of my would-be PR students. The good newsis, the student had contacted him about an internship and had gotten an interview. The bad newsis, that same student gave … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "I Know You Don’t Know…So Ask Me!"

One of the fun things about teaching is the opportunity to help young (and sometimes not-so-young) current and future professionals figure out what’s next in their lives. Some of them kind of have an idea what they thinkthey want to … Continue reading

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