Monday, March 27, 2006

Edelman Trio Tells It Like It Is

Advanced Comm Skills students had not one but three speakers from Edelman last week. All were SMU communications alums who came to offer advice to CCPA students about working in "real world" PR. SMU CCPA graduates Kate Parkhouse and Stephanie Blackburn, and SMU Journalism graduate Antra Higgins spoke frankly about what students can expect, ways to prepare and how to get an edge in the very competitive communications field.

Students gave a resounding thumbs up to the presentation.

Thanks to our speakers and to Edelman Dallas for letting you off work to visit our class.

5 comments:

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Casey Westlake said...

I am so grateful that those young ladies took the time to talk with our class--they gave out some much needed information regarding our future. My most recent blog references their visit and how important it is to know what we might be doing in a year or two. You can only learn so much in the classroom...it was great to learn a few things that aren't usually covered in a traditional class lecture. Thank you SMU alums!

Caroline Zivley said...

Thank you so much SMU alums for telling us the real dirt about working in the PR industry. I now have a better understanding about what I will really be doing and some great pointers to help me as a soon-to-be graduate stand out in the crowd!

Caroline Zivley said...

Thank you SMU alums for speaking to us so honestly about what the PR industry has in store for us. I now have a better understanding of what to expect, as well as some good pointers to make me as a soon-to-be graduate standout in the crowd!

Kim Holland said...

I was thrilled to hear from all of you about your experience in PR. You provided information we really wanted to know: what its like the first year. Many speakers provided us info on what it takes to get the job, but it was nice to hear more about what happens after you get the job. Thanks!