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3 Reasons Volunteer Experience is Resume Worthy

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet When it comes to looking for a job, your resume is one of the most important tools you can use to sell yourself. While most people include prior work experience and education history information on their resumes, others choose to include volunteer experience as well. Listing any volunteer experience you have on your resume […]

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Tags: Guest Post · Job Search · Volunteerism

Graduation Words of Advice From Al Golin

June 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet It was a proud moment on Sunday as this “pracademic” watched several of my students accept their degrees during commencement ceremonies for the College of Communication at DePaul University. I’ve only been teaching for a year, but more than a dozen of my students received their degrees as parents and friends cheered enthusiastically. While […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Volunteerism

Set Yourself Apart from Peers by Networking

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tweet As a college student, I was involved in our university’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America. Many professional development sessions I attended over the years had a similar message: networking and volunteering are the keys to success! In other words, it’s not beneficial to simply attend meetings or events – take advantage […]

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Tags: Future Leaders · Guest Post · Volunteerism

Scholarship Season: Don’t Pass Up Free Money

May 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet One more thing to do before declaring the school year finished: Apply for scholarships. This is the scholarship application season, and I’ve heard that only a fraction of eligible students take the time to apply for scholarships–many of which don’t require much effort.  I sponsor one of those scholarships through the PRSA Foundation for […]

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Tags: Future Leaders · Volunteerism

Interns Should Be Paid If They’re Billable

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet This post is intended for agencies and companies beginning their searches for summer interns. While most major agencies pay their temporary help,  many smaller firms and start ups often recruit unpaid interns. In cases where interns perform work that normally would be done by billable employees, interns should receive some form of financial compensation. Unpaid internships should be confined […]

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Tags: Job Search · Volunteerism