How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?

Over the weekend, I got a Facebook message from long-ago college friend Susan Zanandrea. We reminisced about the “good old days” and I commented that I’m eager to see things return to a pre-pandemic “normal.” Susan’s response: “Amen to that. I am so frustrated with the non-vaccinated and conspiracy theorists. Remember when we all got…… Continue reading How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?

Be Your Own Boss: 6 Business Ideas for 2021

The PR industry is one of the best professions to be in right now, simply because every organization deals with some form of PR each and every day. In fact, the average business spends $5,000 to $10,000 a month on PR efforts. This includes the people they train, the materials used for the campaigns and…… Continue reading Be Your Own Boss: 6 Business Ideas for 2021

DePaul Students Promote Census, Win Bateman Award

For the first time in DePaul’s history, a team of College of Communication students won the Bateman Competition, PRSSA’s premier national case study competition for public relations students. The student team from University of Florida finished second, and third place honors went to High Point University in the highly competitive challenge undertaken by 57 student…… Continue reading DePaul Students Promote Census, Win Bateman Award

Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience

By Anna Pierce It’s nearly September, which means classes are beginning and college students will have to face the realities of school once again. As a recent graduate of DePaul University, I remember the pressures I felt while in school to make my experiences count so that I would be prepared to enter the real…… Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience

Why College Freshmen Should Get Involved in Student Organizations

By Chelsea Journee My biggest regret throughout my college experience is that I did not get involved in student organizations my freshman year. Freshman year was a confusing time for me because I had moved from Texas to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma, specifically for its geology program. My whole life I thought I…… Continue reading Why College Freshmen Should Get Involved in Student Organizations

Back to School? Time to Get Involved

With a 20% increase in students attending American colleges and universities over the past 10 years, there is no wonder competition for the best jobs continues to get more and more intense. When hundreds of applications are sometimes received for each opening at major agencies, what can you do to get recruiters and hiring managers…… Continue reading Back to School? Time to Get Involved

How to be a Successful Volunteer

You have said it to yourself many times: I should volunteer!  Well, what’s stopping you? Sure volunteering is a great thing, but as busy students and young professionals, you may think that you don’t have enough free time to devote yourself to volunteering. However, volunteering is important. In addition to having a positive impact on…… Continue reading How to be a Successful Volunteer

How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

A lot has been written about what it takes to be a good mentor, so I was pleased to see the Plank Center focus on the mentee side of the relationship in interviews with six impressive communication leaders honored by their peers last week during the sixth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” gala in Chicago. Honorees answered a…… Continue reading How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

Not Sure What You Want to Do? Take a Gap Year

Q. I graduated from high school in May and am supposed to start college in two weeks, but I’m trying to talk my parents into letting me delay college for a year so I can travel and figure out what I really want to do with my career. I think I want to go into…… Continue reading Not Sure What You Want to Do? Take a Gap Year

Students Gain Real World Professional Experience

When the nearest major city is hundreds of miles away, a growing number of college PR programs are creating or ramping up student-run firms. This post discusses the University of Alabama’s impressive student-run agency and online magazine.