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
By Holly Jenvey Two years ago, my family and I moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Moving across the country at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was a step into the unknown, but instilled the values of curiosity, connectivity and resilience in my professional and personal life. Curiosity My curiosity is…… Continue reading How I’ve Navigated Working Amid Uncertainty
By John Millen Congratulations on your college graduation! You might have heard amazing commencement speeches with advice on your role in changing the world; on thinking globally but acting locally; on finding your bliss and living your dreams. That is all good and inspirational advice. You should follow your dreams. But as a veteran…… Continue reading Career Advice for New College Graduates
By Angela Null If you had asked me where I see myself in twenty years two decades ago, I would have confidently responded, “dancing, teaching, or owning a studio.” I never imagined that I would attend, or furthermore graduate from a university. Today, I am 34 years young, and if you asked me the…… Continue reading How a Former Professional Ballerina Became PRWeek’s Outstanding Student 2022
By Michael Lynch This is a question that has popped up in all of my social circles lately. From my friends in their twenties to my mentors in their sixties, we are all asking ourselves how we plan to move forward after the past two years. To preface, I know my perspective comes from…… Continue reading So, Now What?
By Heather Smyth Senioritis. The loss of motivation a senior feels right before graduation when the main focus is on life’s next chapter. It can lead to decreased performance and the mentality that school is not a priority anymore. As a senior in college, your next focus is securing a job. The public relations…… Continue reading Wise Words from College Senior: Embrace Continuous Learning & Build Your Network
By Katie Brenneman Whether you’re still a student, you’re just starting your PR career, or you’ve been working in the field for a while, demonstrating strong leadership skills is instrumental to your success. Acting like a leader isn’t always easy, though, especially when you’re just starting out. The good news, however, is that leadership…… Continue reading Act Like a Leader: Growing Your Value as a PR Pro
When I desperately needed money to complete my senior year in college, a professor recommended that I apply for the Eugene C. Pulliam Journalism Scholarship. Until then, I thought scholarships were awarded only to A students. Except for my journalism and political science courses, I was anything but an A student. That scholarship, plus serving…… Continue reading PR Students: Scholarship Season is Here. Apply Now.
By Madi Shaw Initially wanting to be a lawyer, Caitlin Gustman found her way into the world of public relations through the help of DePaul University’s Master of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising program along with the mentorship of a professor who would help her get her foot in the door at one of the industry’s…… Continue reading Foodie Moves In-House After Successful Agency Career
By Kaylee Harrington Stacia Doss is driven by her passion for writing, and she has been able to tap that throughout her extensive range of agency and in-house communications experiences, including her current job as Content Marketing Manager at McKesson and earlier positions — Communications Consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Senior Coordinator of Marketing…… Continue reading Importance of Openness, Collaboration and Goals in Successful Agency/Client Relationships