Thanksgiving PR Tip: Volunteer to Build Skills and Benefit Society

What better time of year than Thanksgiving week to consider volunteering?! Volunteering is good for your community, society and your soul.  It also is a way to continue to build professional skills and resume friendly experience, while doing good. Following is a step by step guide to identifying and securing a meaningful volunteer position.  Carefully select…

New Jersey Social Media Summit! April 10, 2015 Free Admission!

New Jersey Social Media Summit Engaging Initiatives: Transforming Social Media Research and Practice  William Paterson University Friday, April 10, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. University Commons Ballroom C, Wayne, New Jersey This academic summit for students and prospective graduate students, scholars, and business professionals offers the opportunity to network with others in the exciting and…

M.A. in Professional Communication – Apply Now For Spring

As graduate director of William Paterson University’s M.A. in Professional Communication program, I’m excited to unveil our spring 2014 course offerings, all of which are designed to provide career-ready skills and knowledge to help you achieve your professoinal and academic goals: STRATEGIC MULTI-PLATFORM WRITING   —  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  —   STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGEMENT — SOCIAL…

Ten Simple Steps for Career Success

Are you an achiever or someone who unwittingly self-sabotages your career?  As a former public relations agency executive, mentor and now professor I love to hear success stories from graduates and former agency colleagues. I am also contacted frequently by panicked graduates and executives who are struggling professionally. Over the years, I’ve noticed several commonalities between those who achieve success…

Interns Sue and WIN!

As a university internship coordinator, I frequently see companies providing meaningful internship experiences for our students. Unfortunately, there also are companies who take advantage of the “free” labor of qualified students. I hope the trend towards PAYING interns continues, as we as educators have created rigorous internship programs and academic curriculum where we prepare students…

Five Mistakes New Managers Make (and how to fix them)

Now on PR Daily: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/14240.aspx Mistakes New Managers Make (and how to fix them) Motivated and capable young professionals may get promoted quickly into supervisory positions. However, many companies fail to provide adequate relationship management or leadership training.   New managers frequently make significant errors which not only undermine their authority, but hurt company morale and productivity.…