Tag Archives: Perceptions

Your Career and You: “You’re Not In This Alone”

Part of my “other duties as assigned” at Curry College where I head up our Communication Department‘s Public Relations Concentration is being available to students for advice and counsel. I do this “officially” for a couple dozen, “unofficially” for countless … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “The Rollercoaster Called ‘Life’”

The past several months have been “less than optimal” on my side of the world. There have been some more-than-appreciated “ups”…accompanied by what is starting to seem like an increasing number of “downs.” Kind of like a rollercoaster…which I rode … 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: “Looking Back; Planning Forward”

Life’s funny (said the wise professor). It’s totally unpredictable, but so much of it can be, if not predicted, at least planned for. I know that this uncertainty makes most of my PR Concentration students at Curry College a little … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Mentoring – The ‘Gift’ That Keeps on Giving”

I thought this year was going to go out peacefully. 2016 has been one hell of a year for me, and I was kind of hoping it would just quietly slink away and out of sight. But NOOoooo! Bit the … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Nothing’s Perfect, Little Girl”

I read a terrific post on PR Daily recently entitled “8 Fundamental Truths about Public Relations” by Christina Nicholson that got me to thinking about all the things I pass on to students at Curry College who wind up in … 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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