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Back to School? Time to Get Involved

September 6th, 2016 · 2 Comments

TweetWith a 20% increase in students attending American colleges and universities over the past 10 years, there is no wonder competition for the best jobs continues to get more and more intense. When hundreds of applications are sometimes received for each opening at major agencies, what can you do to get recruiters and hiring managers […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Volunteerism

How to be a Successful Volunteer

November 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tweet 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 […]

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Tags: Future Leaders · Guest Post · Volunteerism

How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

TweetA 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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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Mentorship · Volunteerism

Not Sure What You Want to Do? Take a Gap Year

August 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tweet Q. I graduated from high school in May and am supposed to start college in two weeks, but I’m trying to talk my parents into letting me delay college for a year so I can travel and figure out what I really want to do with my career. I think I want to go […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Careers · Job Search · Volunteerism

Students Gain Real World Professional Experience

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

When the nearest major city is hundreds of miles away, a growing number of college PR programs are creating or ramping up student-run firms. This post discusses the University of Alabama’s impressive student-run agency and online magazine.

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Tags: Future Leaders · Volunteerism