Written by Diana Eads For more than two years, COVID-19 has created a fair share of challenges for public relations departments. During this tough financial time, many have had to fight to save their departments as marketing budgets have tightened. This is unfortunate since PR plays an important role in effectively navigating crises. To prove …
By: Senior, April Wood As I approached and finally entered the last year of my undergraduate degree, one question became an uncomfortably looming presence – What do I want to do with my life (and my degree)? The truth is – I’m still looking. But I’d love to share my thought process so far. In … Continue reading How I Used my Strategic Planning Skills to Plan Life After Undergrad
By: April Wood I hate to begin a blog post by talking about how COVID-19 has changed the communication industry, but to write a blog about “normal times” feels disingenuous. Public relations and other communication departments are rapidly adapting to communicating at a time of uncertainty and illness. A particularly challenging aspect of public relations … Continue reading How COVID-19 is Causing Event Planning Evolution
By: Shayna Polly The United States Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett, the fifth woman in history to serve on the Supreme Court, on Oct. 26, 2020. The Girl Scouts, front runner in the business of girl power, tweeted to congratulate Barrett, accompanied by a photograph of all five women who have served. The Girl Scouts … Continue reading Girl Scout Tweet: Political or Patterned?
By Meredith Trapper As graduation quickly approaches, I cannot help but reflect on my time here at UCM and the defining moments that brought me to where I am today. Everyone has a reason for why they picked the degree they did, but for me, there were many reasons and many people. — I thought … Continue reading Sentiments of a College Senior
By Maddison Armbruster If you’re anything like me, I felt incredibly lost freshman year. I had no idea what I wanted to major in or what I wanted to do with my life. After some time, I selected public relations as my major and began to find a path post-graduation. However, there are a few … Continue reading Feeling lost at school? We’ve all been there!
By Amanda Walls From someone who is weeks away from college graduation and hunting for a full-time job, trust me, finding a position you are happy with is difficult! Landing that position is even more challenging. Here are some tips on how to create a resume that stands above the rest. Short, but … Continue reading College Graduates, How Do You Make a Resume That Stands Above the Rest?
By Hannah Treat Working on campus is a typical job opportunity for most college students, whatever university they might be at, but you don’t always get to work in an area that is dedicated to your major. Personally, I have worked in housing and the music department. Although they are both great job opportunities, they … Continue reading Life of a University Student Employee and Aspiring Professional
By Emily Thole It is officially March, one of the most exciting months of the year. This month brings forth multiple things to look forward to. March is a time to celebrate Women’s History, St. Patrick’s Day, spring break, and one of the most exciting and authentic events in college athletics: March Madness. March Madness … Continue reading PR Madness
By Amanda Ferrin Although you may not be considering working abroad, intercultural awareness is essential for anyone in the PR industry. Whether you’re interested in working in the corporate sector or a nonprofit, understanding the global market can greatly enhance your career. This past summer, I had the opportunity to do my internship for a … Continue reading Four Lessons Learned Practicing PR Abroad