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

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

How I’ve Navigated Working Amid Uncertainty

  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

Creating Successful Work-From-Home Internships

Recent graduates and students lucky enough to land internships report a wide range of experiences, none as fulfilling as in-person assignments. “I’m just happy to have a job,” a recent grad told me, adding that the position saved her from having to move back home with her parents. “While $15 an hour saved my mental…… Continue reading Creating Successful Work-From-Home Internships

Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’

Like college seniors today, I graduated into a recession where jobs in my chosen field were hard to find. It took three months, but I eventually landed a job. The job market is far more unpredictable this spring. In search of some optimism and tips for the Class of 2020, I talked with several PR…… Continue reading Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’

COVID-19 Friendly Alternatives to Summer Internships

By Carly Rogers During what should have been a celebratory time for the class of 2020, we have instead been struggling to come to terms with the current situation surrounding COVID-19. In addition to the fear and anxiety surrounding the novel coronavirus, students must also handle their emotions regarding postponed graduations, rushed goodbyes with friends…… Continue reading COVID-19 Friendly Alternatives to Summer Internships

Best of Both Worlds: How to Manage Being a Full-Time Student and a Full-Time Intern

By Emily Dillon Living the life of a full-time student while being a social media management intern can be full of surprises. One day you are sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher and thinking about your future career in the real world, and the next, you are living it out. For me specifically,…… Continue reading Best of Both Worlds: How to Manage Being a Full-Time Student and a Full-Time Intern

10 Mistakes New Pros Make and How to Avoid Them

Mistakes are inevitable as you begin your career. Simply being aware of the most common mistakes can keep career damage to a minimum. Avoiding them entirely will propel your career. Based on my personal experience and observation, here are the 10 most common early-stage career mistakes: Over confidence. Sometimes there is a fine line between…… Continue reading 10 Mistakes New Pros Make and How to Avoid Them

The Right Way to Land Your Dream Internship

By Kendall Thompson Do you have that dream internship that has been at the top of your list throughout your college career? Does it feel impossible to land? I know the feeling. It took me a year and a half to get my current job in Chicago at C1 Revolution. In order to get the…… Continue reading The Right Way to Land Your Dream Internship