Guest Post: Job search tips from a recent PR grad

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Claire Newton Ford graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2009.  A native of northwest Oregon, she now lives in Phoenix where she is a Public Relations Assistant at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Who could have predicted that April 2009 would be one of the worst times to graduate from college? I figured my private […]

Conferences: Share with me, don’t talk at me

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Last week I attended the AACSB Building B-School Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference was different than most. Besides it being exclusively for higher education communicators and development folks (the people who ask for donations), 60% of it was simply sharing best practices.
Each participant was asked to fill out a questionnaire before hand and was […]

A Look at Higher Education Public Relations

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I was recently interviewed in an article “Getting Schooled in PR: A Look at Higher Education Public Relations” for Platform Online Magazine.
Check it out. It’s always good to see people writing articles about higher education PR. It’s not a sexy industry, but it’s very rewarding to those who work in it.

A year of blogging about PR and Social Media

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Today is my one year anniversary of blogging about public relations and social media trends.
I want to take this opportunity to repost some of my favorite blog posts that I have written as well as post your favorites. I’d also like to thank my guest bloggers from this past year (Kay Ross, Daryl James, and […]

An introduction to higher education PR

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I work in higher education PR. I don’t go to grad school for PR as some of my friends think I do.
I have been working in higher education PR for two years and I still get questions from outsiders about what I do. Since some people don’t understand, I thought I would provide an overview […]

Does a master’s degree in PR or Comm help?

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After graduating undergrad two years ago, I didn’t think I would ever consider going for a master’s degree…but here I am, an acceptance letter away from possibly continuing my education. You see I applied for a MS in Interactive Communication from Quinnipiac University. It’s a program that allows me to enhance and apply my expertise to […]