Category Archives: public affairs

And We’re Done with It

I’m posting this on December 30, 2020, for one simple reason…I want to officially say “good bye and good riddance” to 2020. I very honestly can NOT think of any other of the 74 years that I have roamed this … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “But I’m Just a Kid”

I’ve written about this before, but tonight it rings so true. I’m just back from the Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference where I was in the middle of close to 3,000 public relations professionals from around the world…all … 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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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: “The Positiveness of Optimism”

I have good weeks in my multiple roles of public relationsprofessional, public relations professor, and public relationsmentor. And I have not-so-good weeks.This one…so far…has been nothing short of amazing.Here in balmy New England, we’re finally emerging from the aftermath of a … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Falling in Love"

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Your Career and You: "Three Little Birds"

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Your Career and You: "Minorities, Masses and Internships"

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”)); Yep, it’s that time of the year again when the soft breezes waft gently, squirrels play “chicken” with oncoming cars, and students get … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: "Why Are You Here?"

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) {} I came up to Massachusetts in the late 70s as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed … Continue reading

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Your Career and You…"Take a Deep Breath…THEN Talk!"

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) {} Just when I thought life couldn’t get any funner (yes, I know that’s … Continue reading

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