Colleagues or friends?


As I prepare to start a new chapter in my life, I have been reflecting a lot on the last four years I’ve spent at my current job. I’ve gained a lot of new experiences, got the opportunity to serve on several committees, learned a lot of different writing styles…but most valuable of all,…
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Why get a master’s degree?

Master's degree

I’ve had this discussion quite a few times with a close friend, always seemingly failing to convince her that it’s not an effort in vain and it’s certainly not a waste of time. Yesterday, The New York Times published a debate showcasing viewpoints from experts in the industry and academia on what a master’s…
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Interview tip: you’re a CEO


Perhaps, you’ve never thought of your name as a brand before and yourself as a company — but indulge me for a minute here. When you go for an interview, what are you really doing? Selling yourself. In a stipulated amount of time you present a brief synopsis of your achievements, you gloat over…
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10 tips for journalism students who’re job hunting

Job Search Newspaper

I was there once. Here’s what I learned through my experiences that I can pass on to you: Know why you are interested in the job — is it the money, the work, the people, the company name or something else? In all likelihood it’ll be a combination of factors. Remember to factor in…
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Five tips for journalism/PR newbies


Love writing: If you don’t absolutely love writing, don’t take a job in which you’ll spend more than 75 percent of the time working with, and around, words. As with everything else, writing becomes second nature with practice but if you don’t enjoy it to begin with, there’s no reason for you to get…
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