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Hats Off Etiquette 101

June 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tweet Before the start of a recent career panel discussion, I was surprised when a panelist told several students to remove their hats. After they promptly complied, the speaker asked if they understood why she made that request. That brief 90-second discussion may have been the key takeaway from that particular panel. I admit to cringing a […]

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Unlimited Paid Time Off Unthinkable? Think Again

June 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet By Dottie Chong Whether you’re trying to land your first job at a PR firm or you’re a seasoned veteran looking to embark on a new journey, finding a company that’s the perfect fit for you can be a daunting task. While competitive pay can be a huge deciding factor, these days, more and […]

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Studying PR? Lessons From Nearly Minted Grad

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet By Brooke Beatty Four years ago, I knew about ten percent of the public relations enigma. My vantage point started with Sex and the City’s, Samantha Jones and ended with Scandal’s, Olivia Pope. However, after incredible classes at DePaul University, a flurry of internships and ultimately a full-time job, I have some advice for […]

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In a World of Data, Communication Skills are Key

June 5th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet By Rocky Subramanian In today’s business environment, the best degrees are worth nothing if people can’t effectively communicate business outcomes. That absolutely goes for tech folks, salespeople, engineers and PR pros. Steve Jobs was not only an skilled coder, but he was an articulate spokesperson and master storyteller who could comfortably deliver a narrative […]

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Chicago’s Young PR Pro Cites Value of 5 Internships Before Landing Full-Time Gig

June 4th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet“I’ve paid my dues through two internships so I’m ready for a full-time job,” proclaimed a 23-year-old PR graduate who recently turned down several internship opportunities as she waits for a permanent position. I wished her luck. The next evening, I attended PRSA Chicago’s Skyline Awards where the recipient of the Young Professional of the […]

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