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Thank Your Way into a Job

November 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Tweet Gone are the days when your mother would say you can’t open your presents until you sent hand-written thank you notes to everyone, including your Aunt Joan who gave you that scratchy wool sweater you’ll never wear. You would think that the digital age would make it easier for people to follow up with […]

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Future PR Leaders Step Up to the Challenge at Plank Center Case Study Competition

November 17th, 2017 · No Comments

TweetBy Asa McCormick In early October, I received a phone call from Johnny Sparks, chairman of the Department of Journalism at Ball State University.  After a brief conversation, Dr. Sparks informed me I was selected to attend a conference with The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. Despite my limited knowledge about the program […]

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Best Big Cities to Begin Your Career

November 6th, 2017 · No Comments

TweetDuring a recent Plank Center event at DePaul, I was asked the same question by three college seniors from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Alabama and Ball State: “Where should I begin my career?” Admitting my Chicago bias, I cited New York, Chicago and San Francisco as the best agency markets in the U.S., […]

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Great Mentors Share Insights at ‘Best Night in PR”

November 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

TweetBy Maret Montanari Inspired and energized hardly describe the range of emotions I experienced at The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala. Undoubtedly, this event rightfully earns its title as “The Best Night in PR.” The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations hosted its 8th annual gala on Oct. 26 in Chicago. The […]

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Entry-level PR Professionals Rank Writing as One of Their Top Levels of Expertise

November 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tweet By Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR One of the most surprising findings in the recent study by the Institute for Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America was that four of the highest ranked areas of knowledge of entry-level professionals were related to one of the core functions of public relations: writing. Not […]

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