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My thoughts on unpaid internships

There has been an uptick in Tweets about unpaid internships lately, causing some discourse about these types of opportunities on social media. As a person who has now had both paid and unpaid internship experiences, I thought I would share my thoughts on this issue. "Internships" are largely unregulated which is both a good and… Continue reading My thoughts on unpaid internships

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How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

This blog post was put together as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  I am always at my most productive in the morning. Armed with a hot cup of coffee and a delightfully full to-do list, I can sit down and start tackling tasks left and right. It feels… Continue reading How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

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Speak Up

The following blog post is an extended version of one that I wrote for Indiana INTERNnet. You can view the original as it was published here. "What’s something you’ve learned at your summer internship?" Recently, a fellow public relations student that I follow on Twitter posed this question. It was an opportunity to spark discussion… Continue reading Speak Up

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What IUPUI Means to Me

I still have two semesters to go, but I've already started to feel the emotions that come along with facing graduation. At this point, I barely remember what it felt like to graduate high school (I do not have the greatest memory), but the bittersweet ache of it is unforgettable. And it's come around again… Continue reading What IUPUI Means to Me

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How I continue to learn about myself through the public relations industry

"Be Bold & Be Hungry." This was the advice I received this morning after sitting down to chat with P.R. pro and Yo, Mama blogger, Whitney. The words have come to me at a very fitting point in my career. I am currently staring my senior year of undergrad in the face, a vantage point… Continue reading How I continue to learn about myself through the public relations industry

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Growing to Help Others Grow

Professional development through Indiana INTERNnet One of the three jobs I have this summer, I am currently the communications and special events intern at Indiana INTERNnet (IIN). If you're unfamiliar with the organization, IIN strives to decrease "brain drain" in the state by connecting Indiana college students to internships. I was passionate about obtaining the internship… Continue reading Growing to Help Others Grow

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How Important is Networking, Really?

This post was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here. College students hear it again and again – network, network, network! However, building and maintaining professional relationships is often not high on a student’s list of priorities. The thought of initiating a conversation can be intimidating. Even once… Continue reading How Important is Networking, Really?