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Should Companies Make Candidates Take a Writing Test?

It’s long been a practice in the communications field for companies, especially larger firms, to request that their prospective employees pass a writing exam. I’ve heard many tales about these stress-inducing and difficult tests, wherein test-takers feel as though they’re trying to be tricked out of the job due to the test’s complexity. Often times,… Continue reading Should Companies Make Candidates Take a Writing Test?

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Three Ways to Ease Your Wanderlust

It's springtime, which means that I have been dodging photos of people traveling left and right for weeks. Whether it's people posing in cute swimwear on perfectly Instagram-worthy beaches or uploading jauntily-angled images of European cafes, there seems to be an unending supply of envy-worthy posts out there. On top of that, I am wrapping… Continue reading Three Ways to Ease Your Wanderlust

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The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

Do college campuses have a greater responsibility to uphold freedom of speech or to protect the safety and well-being of their students? In 2015, a California Court of Appeal ruled that public colleges and universities “have no general legal obligation” to protect students from the criminal acts of other students (Helwick). However, the average person… Continue reading The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

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Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

This week on Fatness Fiction's +Plus Size Magic Radio I joined Ellise Smith for #Episode52! We unpack what it means to adapt to office culture in regard to clothing, sexuality assumptions about bigger bodies, and the infamous topic of shopping. It was an honor for me to be a part of the work that Ellise is… Continue reading Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

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Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

It's been three months since Chelsea proposed to me from a vista in Wisconsin (I still can't believe it!). So much has changed since that moment, when the two of us were crying on a cliff. We have both of us started our last semester of college and new jobs, among other things. What hasn't… Continue reading Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

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How can we reduce outcries of fake news?

“Fake news,” a scare tactic popularized by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, has taken on a completely different meaning than what the phrase meant prior to that election cycle. A Monmouth University poll conducted in the spring of 2018 indicated that the majority of Americans do not believe fake news to be the… Continue reading How can we reduce outcries of fake news?

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What does a Business Development Coordinator do?

My first blog of the New Year! A lot has happened since I last posted here in December, but I wanted to start by filling people in on my new full-time, salaried job. I'm now officially settled into my new role as Business Development Coordinator at Hirons, and I've been getting a lot of questions about… Continue reading What does a Business Development Coordinator do?

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My Final Thoughts on #J360

As anyone who follows me on social media knows by now, I took a course this semester called J360, otherwise known as Online Public Relations. The course is essentially designed to be an overview of social media and its many uses in the PR world. I thought it would be easy. Having used social media… Continue reading My Final Thoughts on #J360