37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of heading back to my Alma mater, Penn State for the spring meeting of the Alumni Society Board on which I currently service as the Outreach Chair. In addition to much "official  business," I enjoyed many authentic interactions with students, faculty, and other alums. This time around, it … Continue reading 37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

7 Tips to Help College Seniors Prepare for the Real World

Though it may seem far off for college seniors, life in the real world is coming at you fast. Sure, you may be thinking about your next steps to become gainfully employed, but are you really taking action to prepare yourself? Right now is the best time to put the effort into doing everything you … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help College Seniors Prepare for the Real World

Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with some Penn State undergrads to mentor them on the steps they should take right now to better position themselves for a career in the field of communications. I will tell you that the post-graduation job hunt was rough when I was in school, and … Continue reading Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

If you’ve been settled into your current job, even for just a year, it may be time to revisit and update your resume. You might be thinking “Why would I spend my time on that? I enjoy my job and have no plans to leave anytime soon.” Unfortunately, our economy and personal situations are equally … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

What is Public Relations?

This is a question I’m asked quite often. Whether it’s directly or indirectly, in most initial conversations I find myself explaining – or defending – what it is I do. The challenge is that Public Relations doesn’t fit in a neat little box like when someone says “I’m a dentist” or “I’m a teacher.” Sure … Continue reading What is Public Relations?

Allowing Talent to Determine Your Calling

A quote by Aristotle was once shared with me that says, "Where you talents meet the needs of the world, therein lies your calling." It’s easy to gloss over these words without truly taking them to heart, but if you read it again—more slowly—you will realize the power this timeless quote holds. Whether you’re a … Continue reading Allowing Talent to Determine Your Calling

Combining a Degree With Experience: Four Things College Students Need To Do Before They Graduate

Bennis Inc is pleased to welcome another guest blogger this week! As college students around the world make their final push toward the end of the fall semester, final exams, holidays and a month-long break from school may be at the forefront of their minds. But as you enjoy the upcoming winter break, consider this … Continue reading Combining a Degree With Experience: Four Things College Students Need To Do Before They Graduate