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 …
By: Sebastian Szczurowski When I look back at my time at the University of Central Missouri I can’t help but to think about how fast it all went by. It seems like it was just yesterday that I made my first official visit to the university for my scheduled orientation day. When I first made … Continue reading How Public Relations Molded Me Into A Young Professional
By: Emily Schaper Being a Part of the Table We’ve all been part of a conversation where we have no idea what is being talked about. It sets you apart from others and can become difficult to get to know more people. When it comes to global issues, reading the news or checking the media … Continue reading Extra Extra, Read All About It: The Importance of Staying in the Now
By: Elizabeth Ewell Mental Health Issues have become one of the leading common deaths in America. Mental health is often a topic that is shunned or embarrassing to discuss. Some take mental health issues as a joke, and some are not afraid to speak out about the issue. Still, there are more who pay no … Continue reading How Do We Solve Mental Health in Public Relations?
By: Maxlyn Wilbanks When you first think of public relations, what do you think of? When I began my degree, I thought of all the negative aspects of PR and wasn’t sure it was the right choice for me. However, as I am about to graduate from UCM, I have realized how much my perspective … Continue reading Oh, the People You’ll Meet!
By: Faith Ford TikTok, is a massively popular app that lets users create and share videos up to 60 seconds long. At least that’s the Dictionary.com definition of the content creation app that started to gain social media users’ attention around 2018. So how did TikTok get to where it is today? And what does … Continue reading TikTok and The Race to Join Emerging Social Platforms
By: Hannah Staul As I prepare for graduation, all I can think about is what the next step is. How do I know when I am even ready to apply for full-time jobs, when school is still in the forefront of my mind? I did the research for you, so follow along for a step-by-step … Continue reading Senior Scaries: Graduation and Where to Go Next
By: Ashleigh Horn Research is the key to all successful public relations strategy. It is the defining factor in how we choose to tell our client’s story and helps us identify how our target audiences will react—long before they are ever exposed to any messaging. But why is research crucial? How can it single-handedly define … Continue reading Research is Boring, Time-Consuming and Absolutely Critical to Your Success
By: Sebastian Szczurowski While it seems like social media has been around for a very long time, it has actually only been popular for barely a decade now. With the steady rise of social media over the past few years many companies have been able to strengthen their position in the marketplace by using it … Continue reading The Social Media Benefit in the Public Relations Industry
By : Emily Schaper When it comes to opening new doors and opportunities, networking should be a top priority. It’s not just about trading information, but establishing long-term relationships with mutual benefits. Networking, however, may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list. People may find it time-consuming, awkward, or out of their comfort … Continue reading Staying Connected: How to Network Like a Pro