Balancing Mental Health and Career Growth

  By Katie Brenneman Public Relations professionals take on roles and responsibilities that can be incredibly demanding on their mental health and emotional wellness. From building relationships with multiple clients and contacts to media training to managing crises — all of it requires serious commitment and a high level of effort that can be exhausting…… Continue reading Balancing Mental Health and Career Growth

Back-to-School Career Booster: Volunteerism

  As college students return to campus, this is the right moment to think about volunteer opportunities that will help enhance resumes and future job prospects. While many students are laser-focused on classes and prospecting for paid internships, college freshman and sophomores and high school students would be wise to seek out relevant volunteer experiences…… Continue reading Back-to-School Career Booster: Volunteerism

The Apprenticeship Gap

  By David Selby “View your career as a lifelong apprenticeship” was a wonderful piece of advice I received early in my now long professional journey. I probably didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but it is advice that I have carried with me and reflected upon often. To me “lifelong…… Continue reading The Apprenticeship Gap

Rip Up Your Resume: Focus on Your LinkedIn Profile

  I raised some eyebrows at a lecture to graduating seniors at a west coast college in June when I suggested they tear up their resumes. I quickly added that I really didn’t mean getting rid of their resumes, but it was my way of getting their attention to spend more time developing their LinkedIn…… Continue reading Rip Up Your Resume: Focus on Your LinkedIn Profile

Why We All Need to Get Back to the Office

  Although the work-from-home routine has gotten comfortable for many of us, it is time to get back to the office—at least for part of the week. And this is vitally important for recent graduates and young pros trying to launch their careers. Over the past few weeks, I have talked with more than a…… Continue reading Why We All Need to Get Back to the Office

Q&A: Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?

  Q. Most online job boards seem to only want a copy of my resume, but some postings require a cover letter and others make them optional. A cover letter takes a lot of thought and time. Does it really matter? -DL A. Over the years, I’ve often had similar doubts–mainly because I’ve seen so…… Continue reading Q&A: Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?

Future PR & Ad Leaders Celebrate Accomplishments with Chicago Pros

  By Myat Min Soe After a pandemic-caused hiatus, Chicago’s public relations and advertising community returned to DePaul University last week for the Portfolio Showcase event featuring class and professional work completed by grad students over the past two years. Keynote speaker this year was Lewis Williams, EVP of Brand Impact at Weber Shandwick. Williams,…… Continue reading Future PR & Ad Leaders Celebrate Accomplishments with Chicago Pros

Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly

  As the summer internship season moves into full swing, I decided to conduct another informal review of internship salaries. Fortunately, significant improvement has been made at many of the surveyed agencies, corporations and nonprofits. But others still hold onto minimum wage levels or slightly above. Therefore, I decided to reprise the same headline plea…… Continue reading Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly

CHECK PLEASE! How to proof and polish to protect your professional image.

By Jill O’Mahony Stewart, M.S., M.A. As another school year winds down, I worry that my many writing-teacher admonitions will fade like the pinks and yellows of spring flowers. “What will stick?” I ask myself. “What will they remember and continue to practice?” I fret. With a nod to the wonderful restaurant review show hosted…… Continue reading CHECK PLEASE! How to proof and polish to protect your professional image.