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What I Wish I Knew Before I Fell Into My PR Career

August 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet The following Culpwrit post appears in the current issue of PRSSA’s FORUM magazine. First of all, I wish PRSSA existed when I was in college. Being involved in PRSSA likely would have jump started my public relations career. Instead, it took a few years of other jobs before I discovered this amazing profession. OK, […]

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Remembering Ward White and Ed Block Through Their Words of Advice for Young PR Pros

August 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

TweetMemorial Services were held over the weekend for two of the great thought leaders of public relations, Ed Block and Ward White. Throughout their accomplishment-rich careers, Ed and Ward helped advance the credibility and authority of public relations. They also were dedicated mentors, who shared their wisdom with colleagues and aspiring PR pros. In this […]

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How to Write a Cold Email to Land the Internship of Your Dreams

August 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet A cold letter is a cover letter sent to a company that is not currently seeking new employees or interns. It is an unsolicited attempt to convince a company that they should take you on despite not advertising any available positions. While it may seem like a less-promising tactic when compared to applying for […]

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Advice for Young PRos: Work Hard, But Have Fun

August 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet By Fernando Agudelo Senior leaders from top Chicago PR firms met last week with college students, recent grads and junior-level professionals at Weber Shandwick Chicago to address topics relevant to young professionals who are in or are looking to break into the industry. Following a panel introduction, attendees split into small rotating groups for […]

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Career Planning Tool: #MyFirstSevenJobs

August 9th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet I especially love one of this summer’s hottest social media lists — #myfirstsevenjobs — since it easily engages everyone in thinking about careers–past, present and future. When the challenge first started trending on Twitter this past weekend, I took the challenge to name my first seven jobs. Here’s my top-of-mind listing of my first […]

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