Embracing Change: A Career Capsule Interview With LimeGreen Moroch CEO Michon Ellis

By Behnam Riahi Q: How did you start LimeGreen? A: 12 years ago, I was at the McDonald’s Corporation. My wife and I were getting ready to have our first kid and we just bought our house. I then decided to leave my great job McDonald’s to start my own business . . . basically…… Continue reading Embracing Change: A Career Capsule Interview With LimeGreen Moroch CEO Michon Ellis

Kathleen Henson: ‘Nothing That You Think Is Permanent, Really Is!’

By Quiana Hughes Kathleen Henson is a mother first—the proud mother of five dynamic kids whom she loves dearly and her clients know this. Kathleen is the founder and CEO of Henson Consulting, an award-winning national PR firm, based in Chicago. She’s a fierce advocate for women. And not that she has anything against men—she…… Continue reading Kathleen Henson: ‘Nothing That You Think Is Permanent, Really Is!’

PR Apprenticeship Aims to Increase Diverse Talent

By Aray Rivera Summer 2016 was one of the most memorable summers of my life. Not only was it my first Chicago summer with the amazing festivals, events, and food, but I also did something I would have never thought I would have added to my resume: Introduce and teach the amazing world of public…… Continue reading PR Apprenticeship Aims to Increase Diverse Talent

Not Keeping Up On The News? Do So at Your Own Career Peril

During my long corporate career, I only can recall three times when a boss yelled at me. Perhaps the most vivid and preventable reprimand came when my boss asked about a newspaper article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal that morning—and he mostly got a blank stare from his Chief Communications Officer. It was…… Continue reading Not Keeping Up On The News? Do So at Your Own Career Peril

How to Become a Full-time Freelancer

By Maggie Christ Five months ago I graduated with my masters in PR & Advertising. Three months later, I quit my full time job to become a freelancer. While no one seems to believe me, I hadn’t planned to become a freelancer until shortly before that and had no clue how to make it happen.…… Continue reading How to Become a Full-time Freelancer

Finding Success in Grad School: 6 Tips From Alumni That Have ‘Been There and Done That’

By Chelsea Trautman Summer is coming to an end, and the school year is just getting under way. For some, it has only been a few months since you last sat in a classroom while many others will be returning after years spent out of school. Here at DePaul University, classes resumed this week, and…… Continue reading Finding Success in Grad School: 6 Tips From Alumni That Have ‘Been There and Done That’

Award Programs Build Career Skills, Resumes and Impress Prospective Employers

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched several different student teams go above and beyond their normal coursework to impress professionals in the public relations and advertising world. Grand prize winners of the Arthur W. Page Society’s case study competition picked up their prizes and addressed the organization’s annual spring meeting in New York. Needless…… Continue reading Award Programs Build Career Skills, Resumes and Impress Prospective Employers

Telemarketing: Career Training Ground

I enjoy reading LinkedIn career updates and was particularly intrigued recently by the promotion of DePaul senior Cara Goad to Telefund Supervisor for the university’s annual fund-raising campaign. When I later saw Cara on campus, I learned that she has held several fund-raising jobs that require cold calls, quick thinking and organizational skills. Bingo: Telephone…… Continue reading Telemarketing: Career Training Ground

7 Must-Know Career Tips From Great Mentors

This is the final post in a 3-part series by students who participated in the Plank Center’s “Milestones in Mentoring” program. Here, two of my graduate students share their takeaways from the 2014 #PlankMentor award honorees panel discussion at DePaul University.  Keep your grades up, land internships, network, stand out, and go the extra mile—the…… Continue reading 7 Must-Know Career Tips From Great Mentors