Why the French Would Never Do Yoga in the Office

By Camille Savalli My first internship day at Spector & Associates was full of surprises! Coming from France, there are lots of American “office habits” that I am not aware of and some of them left me puzzled. Lunch time for example. It’s 12 o’ clock, I am expecting to see people going out of…… Continue reading Why the French Would Never Do Yoga in the Office

Advice to Peers: Don’t Get Discouraged

Like many of you, I have struggled through discouraging months trying to land that perfect summer internship in the communications field. The one that you are proud to talk about when family members and good friends ask, “So what are you doing this summer?” The one where you see the logo on the front door…… Continue reading Advice to Peers: Don’t Get Discouraged

Don’t Burn Bridges in Job Acceptance Process

First the good news: There are more entry-level PR jobs than any other time in the past decade. And top graduates are receiving multiple job offers. The bad news: Some new hires are risking their future careers by mishandling job acceptance etiquette. Case in point: A recent graduate received four internship job offers, but really wanted to work for…… Continue reading Don’t Burn Bridges in Job Acceptance Process

Create Your Own ‘Unternship’ and Get Hired

From the creative folks who blew up the traditional agency organizational model comes an unconventional way to recruit junior talent via a unique “unternship.” Here’s how it works: Untern candidates propose their own unique adventures anywhere in the U.S. Unlike other internships, the untern is guaranteed a full-time, paid position at Golin upon completion of the…… Continue reading Create Your Own ‘Unternship’ and Get Hired

“You work in PR? So you do advertising, right?”

PR is not (just) taking calls from journalists and selling people products and ideas they don’t need. It’s so much more than you can see on the surface: Creative writing, editorial work, strategic planning, project and event management etc. When you’re talking about PR, you’re talking about the interface between a brand and the opinion…… Continue reading “You work in PR? So you do advertising, right?”

Jobs Aplenty, But Not Necessarily Full Time

Even with growing demand for public relations services, agencies and corporations will resist filing full-time positions while increasing their reliance on interns and contractors.   Driven by uncertainty over true economic recovery, agency and business leaders will need hard proof that current positive signs for future growth is a reality, not another illusion in the country’s…… Continue reading Jobs Aplenty, But Not Necessarily Full Time

Top 20 Posts of 2013: Mostly About Jobs, Careers

As 2013 comes to a close, I spent a few hours today analyzing page requests, most popular posts and hosts that generated the bulk of the seven million-plus Culpwrit hits over the past year. I also compared topics to the Top 20 Posts for 2012 and found many common themes–college tips, careers, internships and the passing of…… Continue reading Top 20 Posts of 2013: Mostly About Jobs, Careers