My senior year of college at Penn State University, I chose to complete my capstone Public Relations project - one that entire semester was centered on - by myself. While other students formed groups to divide and conquer the hefty task list, I was the first and only person to ask my professor if I … Continue reading Unique Benefits of Choosing Solo Entrepreneurship
At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?
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
Love it or hate it. Everyone, at some point in their life, will be faced with having to speak to a group of people. This could be a crowd of thousands, or a small group setting. But in order to be effective communicators, which is essential in both personal and professional life, we must embrace, … Continue reading 11 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker
I’m married to an entrepreneur. For many of you who can relate, you would understand how that alone can add a layer of complexity to balancing work and marriage. However, my husband can also say that he’s married to an entrepreneur. Yes, as fate would have it two entrepreneurial spirits found one another, amidst their … Continue reading Married to an Entrepreneur: 8 Tips to Survive and Thrive
While I was earning my degrees in public relations and communication from Penn State University, I was already putting these skills into practice for some of my first clients. It’s amazing to look back and realize that real businesses put their trust in a young student who had really just “book smart” PR skills, and … Continue reading Book Smart vs. Street Smart: What I’ve Learned about PR Outside the Classroom
There are some things that can and will never be taught in the classroom. Maybe it’s because those topics are seen as too radical or have been flagged as a lawsuit risk, but truly these are the missing pieces of wisdom that leave many college grads as an incomplete puzzle with still much to figure … Continue reading What I wish My College Professors Would Have Taught Me: Group projects can be completed alone.