Category Archives: professional organizations

Your Career and You: “Professionalism: Test Yourself”

I’ve embarked on a new challenge this semester that is taking me way out of my usual “comfort zone” so far as my own capabilities are concerned…I’m taking “Introductory Mandarin Chinese.” Some of you may wonder what’s significant about this … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Professional Development: ‘Periodic Maintenance for Smooth Performance’”

Moment of truth here. I’m sitting in my local tire dealership waiting for my chariot to get a new set of “shoes.” There’s a mind-numbing soap playing on the television in the lounge area, and the magazines on display would … 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: “Smiles Go Miles”

One thing I’ve become aware of as I wander aimlessly around campus and around town is the growing number of otherwise intelligent humanoids patrolling the pathways with their faces stuck in some sort of mobile device. Eye-to-eye contact apparently is … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Use Your ‘Wings’!”

I was driving home from an appointment this morning when a bird darted out into the road in front of me. Now this isn’t an uncommon thing, but this particular bird caught my attention. First of all…he (I’ll assume it was … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave…"

  No, I’m not going to get all Sir Walter Scott-y on you. It’s just that this particular phrase from “Marmion” provides a cool intro to my thoughts on networking and why you must do it. Last night, we hosted … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Never…Ever…Stop Learning"

I’m gearing up for a marathon Public Relations Society of America commit- ment next week. Two days of PRSA Board of Directors meetings followed by a day-long PRSA National Assembly. Then three seminar-packed days of the PRSA International Conference. When … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Do the Right Thing"

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Your Career and You: Have a Reason to Connect

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Your Career and You: "You ARE the Future…Are You Ready?"

var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”); document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-13189095-1”); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} As the semester winds its way to the end at Curry College, I … Continue reading

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