Category Archives: liberal arts education

Your Career and You: “MBA? Do Your Homework First!”

As a public relations professional now teaching the next generation(s) of PR pros at Curry College, I am often asked by students whether or not they should pursue a graduate degree. My answer is invariably “yes, but don’t rush into … 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: “It All Starts Somewhere”

It seems like a lot of my conversations with students at Curry College, where I teach most of the Public Relations courses in our undergraduate Communication major, lead off with the question “Where do I start?” Most of the time … Continue reading

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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: "PR ‘Foreign Policy’"

I had a cup of coffee with a new friend the other day who wanted to try out some ideas on how, after completing her Master’s degree, she might further that education with “real-life” experience in the U.S. before returning … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Optimism Rocks!"

We had our 2012 Commencement Ceremony at Curry College this past weekend, and, as usual, I came away exhausted but filled with optimism. What a day! Some statistics: Ø  850 undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred Ø  International representation: seven countries … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Learning to Learn"

I never fail to be amazed at the varying levels of interest some of my students show when it comes to actually learning what they’re studying. The two concepts shouldn’t be mutually exclusive…but they sometimes, to me at least, from … Continue reading

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