Tag Archives: Professionalism

Your Career and You: “Attitude…People DO Notice, You Know?!?”

My undergrad Communication students at Curry College, where I oversee the Public Relations Concentration and teach most of the PR courses, probably think I’m a robot. Why? Because just about every other sentence out of my mouth is something about … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Tomorrow…It Begins…Again”

I’m sitting here looking out at a magnificently miserable day and thinking back on the year that is in its final days. For the most part, good memories, with a few “challenges” thrown in just to keep things interesting. The … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Ethics – ‘When You Come to a Fork in the Road…’”

September for the Public Relations Society of America is branded as “Ethics Month,” and we as a Society are running like gerbils on the wheel in our cage to inform, educate, and increase awareness of the role that ethics plays … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “UNcommon Courtesies”

I had a brief conversation with a friend at Curry College recently who commented on the habit of younger (than the two of us!) people today responding to a “Thank You” with a (usually) muttered “No Problem.” No Problem?!? I didn’t … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Learning…Patience”

As a (now) “professional” teacher doing my thing at Curry College introducing young undergraduate Communication majors and others to my own lifelong career choice/passion of Public Relations, I talk about a lot of stuff. (Just ask ’em…they’ll tell you!) Communication … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Never ‘Get ‘Old’”

I have these epiphanies every now and then during which I realize that one of the reasons I continue to love what I do…teach the tools, tactics, and techniques of public relations to the next generation(s) of PR professionals…is that, … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Keeping It Fresh”

Once in a while, I look around at people who I know…people who I work with…people who I don’t know but see regularly…and wonder how “excited” they are about what they’re doing for a living. During the course of both … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Unbridled Enthusiasm Rocks!”

I’m a few weeks into the fall semester at Curry College, where I head the undergraduate Public Relations Concentration and teach most PR courses. The usual bumps in the road have occurred along with a couple of pleasant surprises. Bumps … Continue reading

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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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