At the end of the fall term, DePaul University students majoring in public relations, advertising and journalism descended on New York for visits to agencies, corporations and news organizations. PRAD graduate student Alexandria Jones recaps her impressions of the Big Apple. By Alexandria Jones New York City had a tough pitch to sell me. Its…… Continue reading Seeing New York as a Future Pro, Not Tourist
By Jacquie McMahon It’s no secret that New York City is one of the main hubs of public relations in the country and the world. The part that can be as elusive as a secret is establishing a career in New York. The buildings and the companies are larger, the competition seems greater and the…… Continue reading New York: From First Impressions to the First Day
A unique seven-week summer program aimed at increasing the number of young minority men considering public relations as a career option just wrapped up at the Midtown Center for Boys in Chicago. Judging from initial feedback, the program was a success since none of the students initially was aware of the career potential of PR, but…… Continue reading Program Introduces Young Men to PR Careers
For the past three years, I’ve gotten the attention of job seekers by rolling out a 32-foot-long list of names of individuals who applied for an entry-level position at my agency alma mater, Ketchum. At my most recent show-and-tell session two weeks ago at University of Florida PRSSA, I compared the old list with a new…… Continue reading But Are There Any Jobs? And What Do Firms Want?
Besides confirming that Chicago pizza is better than its counterpart in New York, 45 DePaul University students returned from four days of agency, media and association visits in the Big Apple with a better understanding of The New York Way. Perhaps the biggest revelation from the special intersession course was the self confidence gained from…… Continue reading Chicago PR Students Discover ‘The New York Way’
Packing the bags and moving to New York was a big decision, both professionally and personally. Coming from Chicago where there are so many great opportunities in public relations, deciding whether or not to go to New York for the summer was difficult. Ultimately, the corporate opportunity available in the Big Apple proved to be the…… Continue reading Interning In Another City: The Big Apple Experience