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Why English Majors Should Consider a Career in Public Relations After College

Have you ever thought about writers and how they all seem to share characteristics that pull them away from other people? You know what I’m talking about: the Kerouac wanderlust, the Bukowski cynicism, and the hermit habits of J.D. Salinger. But what happens if you’re a writer who doesn’t want…

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How to Work in Public Relations: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Let’s start at the beginning. What is public relations? According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), “public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relations between organizations and their publics.” Okay… so what does that mean? Basically it means that you’re working with the media…

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What You Need to Get a Job in Public Relations After College

It’s 6:30pm and you’ve barely left your desk all day. Your lunch break consisted of a granola bar hastily shoved into your mouth and washed down with a glass of water just in time to make yet another phone call. Now, as the day comes to an end, you’re ready…

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Five Personality Clues That Will Help You Find Your Dream Job

What’s the secret to career satisfaction? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not doing what you love. You probably love drinking cocktails, eating chocolate and having sex, but it’s unlikely (not to mention inadvisable) that you will do these things for a living. Doing what you love is great, but to…

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Why Your Liberal Arts Degree Can Still Get You a Job After College

Remember back in junior high how the days used to drag on? It sometimes seemed like the clocks were mocking us, especially when the minute hand would move backwards for several agonizing seconds before finally landing on the spot that indicated sweet freedom. You’d wait several more eternities (that in…

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How Playing Around With Your Vocabulary Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

Muggle. Cockalorum. Burgle. Yes, these are all real words and though they may not sound particularly dignified or eloquent, they can teach you a thing or two about being successful. What do these words have to do with being able to achieve your dreams and aspirations? I’ll explain in a…

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Poop Can Be Powerful—Ecological Sanitation with SOIL in Haiti

You wait on a street corner, taking in the lush tropical scenery and the colorful clothing of the locals. It’s hard to believe that only a few months ago you were still in school, frantically trying to finish your reading for the week’s classes and wondering if you’d ever be…

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How to Make the Most of Working at a Survival Job

Heart. Beating. Do you dare look? Your finger hovers over the keyboard, right above the “return” key. The whirring of your laptop is absurdly loud, and it’s hot against your pajama’d legs which are crossed on the air mattress you call a bed. It’s now or never. You click. Sucking…

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Joining Your Alumni Association Can Help Your Career—Here’s How

You can still smell the crisp autumn air, hear the hustle and bustle of hundreds of simultaneous coffee-fueled conversations, and see the ivy-covered brick buildings surrounding your quad. It feels like just yesterday that you were on campus, ensconced in your student life. And yet now here you are in…

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Your 5-Step Guide to Recognizing And Using Your Experience in Your Job Search

Yes! You’ve found a job description that speaks to you. Happily you hum to yourself as you scroll through the duties listed. Then you stop. Whoa. It’s like hitting a brick wall. THREE to FIVE years of experience? For an entry-level job? How the heck do they expect you to…

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