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ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION - RESOURCES

Alumni Blog

I once heard an analogy about personal time management. Each day of your life can be represented by an empty glass, and the activities of the day are rocks of varying sizes. Some activities are vital; those are the bigger rocks. Other activities are optional; those are smaller rocks or pebbles.

I once heard an analogy about personal time management. Each day of your life can be represented by an empty glass, and the activities of the day are rocks of varying sizes. Some activities are vital; those are the bigger rocks. Other activities are optional; those are smaller rocks or pebbles.

It doesn’t take more than a quick glance at the headlines to ascertain that we are living in uncertain times. Given the polarized nature of the country in which we live, study, and do business, even the most seemingly benign topics of conversation can engender controversy and resentment.

Social media engagement tactics, when used properly, can be a goldmine. Just because you got some likes for a Facebook post doesn’t mean what you are doing is right.

Going back to school for a graduate degree is an important decision worth burning a lot of mental calories on. What will you learn from your prospective program? What does the workload look like? What are the job outcomes?

Faculty Blog

Mike Kohler has been a business owner, business coach and communication consultant. He has served as a communications vice president for two of the largest U.S. broadband companies and as a marketing and communications consultant for all types and sizes of organizations.

How a leader prevents and manages crises reveals significant information about their values, ethics and competencies. Proactive leaders understand the importance of issues management and pre-emptive communication strategies, both of which can mitigate potential problems before they become full-blown crises.

There you are. Graduation day with your masters degree in hand. Basking in the profound sense of accomplishment that reflects the culmination of your graduate program. Congratulations on a job well done!

Student Blog

I am more than a year into my experience as a graduate student in Purdue University’s online Master’s in Communication program and my experience has been great!  There have been many great learning experiences — to select a favorite is hard!

One thing was evident while I was in my undergraduate years: this wasn’t the end of my educational journey. I knew I would be finding my way, likely while working 40 hours per week, to further advance my education.  

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