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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

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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

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The Most Important Video on the Internet

Sort of. This week, those of us who are enrolled in the online public relations class at IUPUI were given an assigned topic to blog about: “any web videos and their importance to digital media.” This request from our professor was both specific and vague enough that I was stumped at first. Then, a light… Continue reading The Most Important Video on the Internet

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Should Twitter be doing more to protect its users?

Let’s talk about Twitter. The social media platform has been around since 2006 and has undergone a lot of changes. The social media industry, as I mentioned in my last blog post, is ever-changing and Twitter is no exception. However, the app has come under fire lately for failing to keep its users safe from… Continue reading Should Twitter be doing more to protect its users?

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Should You Negotiate Your Internship Salary?

This blog was written as part of my internship at Indiana INTERNnet. It was originally published here. Receiving an offer for an internship can be exciting, but what happens if you’re not sure you can afford to accept it? As was discussed in a previous blog post about how to choose between multiple internship offers,… Continue reading Should You Negotiate Your Internship Salary?

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Tips to Become an Intern-to-Hire Success

This blog post was written as part of my internship at Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  At Indiana INTERNnet, we love a good intern-to-hire story. We’re always on the lookout for tales of individuals around the state who were able to turn their internship into a full-time job offer. As a senior in college, I… Continue reading Tips to Become an Intern-to-Hire Success

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How to be honest and hireable on the internet

As someone who was in elementary school when social media was really starting to take off, I grew up hearing warnings against sharing personal information on the internet. While I obviously think you shouldn't go around tweeting your address or sharing passwords on Instagram, there are benefits to being willing to get a little personal… Continue reading How to be honest and hireable on the internet

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The Benefits of Socializing with Co-Workers

This blog was written for Indiana INTERNnet and was published here originally.  Depending on how much you enjoy your co-workers’ company, you may or may not find the idea of hanging out with them appealing. However, taking the time to get to know fellow employees while you’re all away from your desks can improve everyone’s… Continue reading The Benefits of Socializing with Co-Workers