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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

Volunteerism Builds Resumes While Doing Good

May 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tweet The summer volunteer recruiting season has shifted into high gear, so this is a perfect time for students and job seekers to enhance their resumes with career-specific experiences while helping worthy nonprofit organizations. I was reminded of the importance of volunteerism during yesterday’s executive committee meeting at the Lincoln Park Zoo where volunteer director Lauren Pike detailed her […]

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Tags: Careers · Volunteerism

Go Ahead And Overcommit to Extra Curriculars

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet  Q.  Is it possible to be over involved in college activities?  My friends are critical of me since they focus on homework and fun. I’m getting stressed out by the things on my plate ranging from sorority rush chair and PRSSA vice president to working 10 hours a week.  -RT A.  Don’t listen to […]

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Tags: Q&As · Volunteerism

Beef Up Your Resume By Building PRSSA, IABC Chapters on Your Campus

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q.  I know you advocate joining PRSSA and other on-campus PR groups, but our school doesn’t offer any such options.  What do you suggest in order to gain this extra-curricular credential?  -CP A.  You’re correct, I encourage every student seriously wanting to pursue a career in public relations should join PRSSA or a similar […]

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6 Great Mentors Who Would Make Betsy Proud

August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet  When the late Betsy Plank first discussed the idea for the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, she envisioned creating an organization that would bridge the communications gap between academicians and professionals in order to better train and develop future leaders of the profession.  In order to recognize and encourage mentoring, she also wanted to […]

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Tags: Careers · Mentorship · Volunteerism