Tag Archives: Communication Department

Your Career and You: “Success: It’s An Uphill Climb”

It seems like I have the conversation pretty regularly. A student (usually a senior) will stop by my office with a tentative “Are you busy?” look, and we start talking…about classes, life, the world in general. Pretty soon it zeroes … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “They Only Seem Like ‘Little Things’”

I was struck today with the realization…not new, but definitely reassuring…that the “little things” that you do are oftentimes not so “little.” More than anything, it was a reminder of and reinforcement for why you do things for others when … 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: “Are You ‘Social’ Enough?”

I often ask my students at Curry College, where I ride herd over our Public Relations Concentration and teach most of the undergrad PR courses, how active they are on social media…what platforms, how much time spent, etc. I never … 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: “You Can’t ‘Buy’ Ethics”

I’m doubling up on my posts about public relations and ethics this month. September is “Ethics Month” for the Public Relations Society of America, and we devote a lot of energy to educating/ reminding public relations professionals about the responsibility that … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Help, I Need Somebody…Help, Not Just Anybody!”

It’s that time of the year again…start of the new semester at Curry College…unfamiliar faces in my classrooms…alarm jolting me awake at 4:45 am after a restful couple of summer months of “sleeping in” until 7. I’ve been doing this … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Running for the Bus”

Classes have started for the fall semester at Curry College where, as a member of the Communication Department, I head the Public Relations Concentration. That translates into a whole new herd of wide-/bleary-eyed students ricocheting from class to class trying … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “But Is It Ethical??”

I’ve talked a lot in the past about the various aspects of the public relations profession…superior writing ability, research skills, attention to detail, “big picture” thinking… One thing I haven’t mentioned, at least not directly, is ethical conduct. No reason … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “PR…Making Friends”

One of my rising stars in the Communication Department‘s Public Relations Concentration at Curry College posed a very interesting question recently: “How do you explain public relations to a first-grader?” Wow! There’s a challenge for you on a sunny summer … Continue reading

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