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
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.
It seems like we spend more time looking down rather than up these days. We flow through the motions of everyday life plugged into a tiny, mobile gadget — checking the scores of sporting events, chatting with friends or sending out emails. The enticing, rectangular object is becoming an addiction that we, as millennials, can’t…… Continue reading Millennial Advice to Peers: Please Do Not Disturb
The pressure of maintaining an impeccable list of experiences in order to have a competitive edge can cause stress among those striving to be the best among their peers. For PR students, this burden can wreak havoc when trying to balance life and create that all-important résumé.
This is the first of three posts by students who attended last week’s “Milestones in Mentoring” events in Chicago. By Taylor Shelnutt Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending The Plank Center’s 5th Annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala in Chicago. As a PR student at the University of Alabama, this felt similar to being…… Continue reading 5 Highlights of the Milestones in Mentoring Gala from a Student’s Perspective
With so many secular changes in the PR and marketing field, mentoring has become more valuable than ever. This goes both for recent graduates about to enter the PR field and seasoned managers who, let’s face it, can learn a thing a two from younger people conditioned on social channels and digital media. There are…… Continue reading Handicapping the PR Career Track
Kudos to my DePaul University colleagues for putting our PR program on the map. Although we didn’t win the big prize (congratulations Georgetown), the DePaul PRAD program was one of the top five education programs honored at last night’s PR Week Awards event in New York. The five finalists were: American University Brigham Young University…… Continue reading PR Education Rising in Respect and Potential
Earlier this month, industry professionals descended on DePaul University and the Union League Club in Chicago for The Plank Center Summit. During the Summit, three research studies were presented. These studies focused on different areas of leadership within public relations and communications. After the Summit, The Plank Center held a dinner to honor mentors and…… Continue reading Prospects for PR ‘Looking Good for Newbies’
Time interest belief. Sounds almost like the title of a new book from the rock star humorist, David Sedaris. Three simple words, presented just as they’re written, in response to a survey question posed recently to the employee communicators who work in one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. And the question? “What operational issues…… Continue reading Through the Lens Sharply
As this year’s winner of the Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award for Outstanding Public Relations Student, Jessica Colburn is a perfect example of how leadership and hard work can lead to incredible opportunities. Over the past four years, Colburn has played the role of both a college student and a PR professional. Her accomplishments should serve…… Continue reading Jessica Colburn’s Blueprint for Success