Category Archives: Planning

Your Career and You: “I Didn’t Have Time”

A colleague at Curry College, where I oversee the Public Relations Concentration in our Communication Department, made an interesting comment recently that got me to thinking about priorities and common sense. We were talking about how the spring semester had … Continue reading

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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: “Decisions…The Fork in the Road”

One of my favorite topics…life’s choices. I spent an all-too-brief time with a former student/good friend a few days ago catching up on “stuff” and talking about “life.” She has been studying for her master’s degree in London after having … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “On Mentors and Mentees”

I’m often asked by my Curry College colleagues and students, “Why do you teach?” Logical question given that, even today…some 15 years into this profession…I really don’t think of myself as a “teacher.” Rather, I like to think I’m a … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Passion for Your Profession”

A photo on Instagram taken of and posted by my friend/former Curry College student Samantha Valletta drove home for me the absolute need to love what you’re doing for a living. Samantha has multiple passions including theatre, dance, yoga…and public … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Public Relations and Ironing Clothes”

It’s Sunday morning, and I’ve just wrapped up the first set of tasks that I’ve inherited over the past 40-plus years of married life, one of which is ironing clothes. I actually enjoy this chore, and I used to think … 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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