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Book Review: Putting the ‘Public’ back in Public Relations

I’ve never read a book about social media before. As I tweeted at one point a few weeks ago, I felt a flutter of irony every time I would have to sit down, close out the social media apps on my phone and crack open a physical book to read about the apps I had… Continue reading Book Review: Putting the ‘Public’ back in Public Relations

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What it’s really like to work remotely

The concept of working remotely, or working from home, sounds wonderful. And it can be, but it's not always about answering emails in your pajamas (although that definitely is a perk). People (including you) think you're never not on call If you're not clear about setting boundaries from the get-go, it can be hard to… Continue reading What it’s really like to work remotely

Media Relations, pr writing

Media Advisory – Indiana Secretary of State

The following media advisory was originally drafted by other members of the Hirons team to promote the Indiana Secretary of State's MoneyWise BINGO Tour. I then edited each advisory for the location of every event's occurrence. I was in charge of pitching the advisories for two event occurrences, Fort Wayne and South Bend. The Fort… Continue reading Media Advisory – Indiana Secretary of State

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Coping with the Unknown

“Not everything has to be a big career move. Just slow down.” It sounds like strange advice, but it was something I needed to hear. These particular words of wisdom came to me from Amanda Bonilla, the Assistant Director of IUPUI’s Social Justice Education and my mentor of three years. She was checking in on… Continue reading Coping with the Unknown

pr writing, social media

Social Media – Festival Country Indiana

One of my projects early on at Hirons was updating Pinterest boards for Festival Country Indiana. It's not every day that you get asked to comb through your company's photo archives and find aesthetically pleasing fall photos, but when you do - you get to have a lot of fun! The resulting Pinterest boards were… Continue reading Social Media – Festival Country Indiana

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It’s more than ‘Senioritis’

This semester, I am enrolled in four classes, three of which are in-person and one is online. I spend roughly eight hours per week sitting in a classroom and I’m expected to spend more than triple that number of hours studying or working on assignments outside of the classroom. On top of my academic workload,… Continue reading It’s more than ‘Senioritis’