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Student-Run Agency Prepares for Big Time

July 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tweet The highlight of my week was an engaging Skype conversation Thursday afternoon with University of Oklahoma students who were attending the annual Leadership Academy for one of the best student-run agencies in the U.S., Lindsey + Asp.  Several universities have student agencies, and more are expected to hang up shingles this fall. OU’s PR faculty adviser Bob “Pritch” Pritchard […]

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Tags: Future Leaders · Q&As

Writing Samples Should Reflect Broad Experience

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetQ.  How far back can I go when submitting writing samples to an agency requesting them?  Some of my more creative writing was done in college at the student-run ad agency on campus, but the stuff I’m currently writing is pretty dry business-to-business focused.  I’ve also written a couple of speeches and an op-ed piece […]

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Tags: Job Search · Q&As

Avoid Unpaid Internships at For-Profit Firms

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet  Q.  I’m the first ever intern at a fairly new company, and my experience to date has been less than rewarding.  As background, I am not paid.  Second, I spend most of the day running errands, preparing packages for shipping, sorting mail and receptionist.  I’m not learning anything about the business or staff roles, […]

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Tags: Intern · Job Search · Q&As

Fear of Moving Shouldn’t Hinder Job Search

April 28th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Tweet    Q.  I’m a 2010 PR grad living in a Detroit suburb.  I’ve been doing odd jobs for the past 18 months as I look for a relevant PR job in this area, but have come to the conclusion that I should move to a larger PR market like Chicago or New York.  My […]

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Take General Ed First, Focus Later on Career Major

April 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet  Q.  I’m a college freshman majoring in business, but am seriously thinking about switching to public relations.  I’m not certain, however, about the prospects for PR majors in three years.  I’m also considering a major in political science or pre-law, but those job areas look even worse.  What do you recommend? A.  Your question […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Q&As