guiding the career in public relations

culpwrit header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

International Students Can Intern in U.S. With OK

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetQ.  I am from Asia and am studying public relations at a major U.S. university where you spoke recently.  You emphasized the need for students to build resumes that differentiate themselves by gaining relevant experience and internships.  I’ve been trying to find an internship for the past year, but am having difficulty doing so—I assume […]

Read More »

[

Tags: Job Search · Q&As · Volunteerism

Political Campaign Volunteers Sharpen PR Skills

March 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet  Here we are, in the midst of another political campaign. It’s easy to be blasé about the process, but if you’re a communicator looking to hone your skills, and you have some time to spare, consider volunteering for your favorite politician to gain some valuable insight and techniques. A political campaign is a fast-moving, […]

Read More »

[

Tags: Advice from a Pro · Guest Post · Volunteerism

Unpaid vs. Paid Internships: Focus on Experience But Make Sure You Get Paid If You Deserve It

January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet With a glut of talent searching for opportunities to differentiate their resumes from peers, some organizations take advantage of the situation by “hiring” unpaid interns to do work that used to be performed by entry-level employees.  This is wrong on many levels, and might even be illegal. During my class last week, a student raised the issue […]

Read More »

[

Tags: Job Search · Volunteerism

Scrap Resolutions, Begin 2012 ‘To Do’ List

December 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tweet I stopped making new year resolutions several years ago after realizing most were null and void by the second week in January.  Instead of lofty, unrealistic goals, I committed to shorter lists of things I might actually be able to achieve.  As they came to mind, I jot them down on Post-It notes and […]

Read More »

[

Tags: Careers · Day in the Life · Job Search · Volunteerism

Tom Martin and Margery Kraus: Our Profession’s Shining Lights of Service and Leadership

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetCongratulations to Thomas R. Martin and Margery Kraus, recipients last night of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society awards for Distinguished Service and Hall of Fame.  The Page Society is comprised of corporate chief communications officers, major agency CEOs and leading PR academics.   Tom Martin, Executive-in-Residence at the College of Charleston, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Page Society’s […]

Read More »

[

Tags: Careers · Mentorship · Volunteerism