A Silent Birthday

Today is the 13th Annual National Day of Silence. On this day, many people refrain from speaking to call attention to anti-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Today, April 17,…

Going Up

I am planning to graduate from college in less than a year, and I can only imagine the difficulties that I am going to have in finding a job. The job market is not as…

The new Company Man

Let me start off this blog post with a statistic. Did you know that the Department of Labor reports that workers ages 18 to 34 change employers (or occupations under the same employer) an average…

Think Twice

Most people would be content for six months with a $100,000 salary and lying on an island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  With this job, you will only have to feed several hundred fish, clean…

An Odd Place, Explained

The public perception of Jon and Kate Gosslin, stars of TLC’s hit television series Jon and Kate Plus 8, varies across the blogosphere, in turn putting PR professionals to work. Aspiring to work in the pubic…

A Schicky Situation

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAk77Kr_OwQ&hl=en&fs=1] I woke up on a lazy Sunday morning and turned on the TV to one of my guilty pleasures, the Style Network. During the first commercial break I got up to get some water.…

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,

Dear Mark Zuckerberg, How’s everything going? From the looks of the Facebook blog, I wouldn’t say it’s going well. Let me just give you a few highlights from the war zone. “Thank you so much for…

Personal Branding: Your Online Image

We’ve all seen those candid profile pictures that are less than flattering. The low cut shirt. An alcoholic beverage in hand. But what we may not realize is future employers are seeing those pictures online…

Communication During a Crisis

I was instantly terrified on Friday, February 13, to turn on the Internet and find the headline of “Deadly plane crash in Buffalo.” Having lived in Buffalo, New York, for my entire life, I immediately…

Attention All PR Graduates

Three months before graduation, I think I know it all. Knowledge and experience were gained both inside and outside the classroom through public relations conventions, class lectures, projects, campaigns, internships and part-time jobs. I should…

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