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You Don’t Have To Own a Roldex To Mentor

October 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet  When I was in college, I had the perception that to be a mentor, a certain archetype was followed. They have decades of experience in the profession. They have a Rolodex (or iPhone address book) that covers the globe and includes industry leaders. They lead industry associations on top of leading departments and agencies. […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Guest Post · Mentorship

Volunteer and Real-Life Experiences Help Careers

October 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tweet  Interns have never worked harder than they do today, but they need experiences beyond grunt work of compiling media lists and shipping new products to bloggers. Realizing all-work-and-no-play is not in the best interests of interns, many enlightened agencies are offering real-life professional and volunteer experiences for their interns. Rich Jernstedt, a great mentor and […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Future Leaders · Job Search · Mentorship · Volunteerism

Missing Betsy Plank

July 31st, 2013 · 8 Comments

TweetServing as the PRSSA 2013-2014 National President, I had the privilege of attending last week’s Plank Center advisory board meeting in Chicago. Members of the board are true titans of the public relations industry, so I’ll admit that I felt a bit out of place. Nevertheless, I quickly became comfortable. The reason for my comfort […]

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The Power of Encouragement

June 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tweet  In this season of graduations, it’s interesting to note that graduation speeches can be inspiring, deadly dull, or even insulting. Advice to grads often includes admonitions to “suck it up,” “pay your dues,” or “it’s not just about you.” A recent college reunion reminded me how important even random words of encouragement can be […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Guest Post · Mentorship

Graduation Advice For Future PR Leaders

May 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Although DePaul University commencement exercises don’t occur until mid-June, many college graduates already have crossed the stage to claim their degrees. As I began to think about what to write to recognize this milestone, I received a post from friend and fellow blogger Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude). Edward’s following three points succinctly cover what it will […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Future Leaders · Mentorship