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Take a Moment to Say Thanks to Your Mentors

November 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Before we get too distracted by the holidays, this is the perfect week to remember and thank those who have been helpful to you and your career. In some cases, they will be surprised by the thought, but you can bet they will be very happy to hear from you. While in Atlanta recently for […]

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How to be a Successful Volunteer

November 16th, 2015 · No Comments

You have said it to yourself many times: I should volunteer!  Well, what’s stopping you? Sure volunteering is a great thing, but as busy students and young professionals, you may think that you don’t have enough free time to devote yourself to volunteering. However, volunteering is important. In addition to having a positive impact on […]

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Trent Ostrom: A Role Model Young Mentor

November 10th, 2015 · No Comments

Last night, I had the honor to present the “Culpwrit” award for outstanding student mentor to Trent Ostrom, a senior at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Trent is described by his peers and faculty adviser as “a role model” in helping others succeed. Besides serving as an account executive at the student-run agency, MaverickPR, Trent […]

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Milestones in Mentoring: The Oscars of PR

November 5th, 2015 · No Comments

By Taylor Shelnutt Some have called it “The Best Night in PR.” Others have described it as the Oscars of the industry. Whatever the reference, it’s clear that The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala is one of the most notable events in the public relations industry each year. The Plank Center for Leadership […]

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How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

A lot has been written about what it takes to be a good mentor, so I was pleased to see the Plank Center focus on the mentee side of the relationship in interviews with six impressive communication leaders honored by their peers last week during the sixth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” gala in Chicago. Honorees answered a […]

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