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INSIDER’S GUIDE: PURDUE MS COMMUNICATION

We know choosing a graduate program is not an easy decision.

Which is why we created the INSIDER’S GUIDE. We don’t want to just TELL you what it means to be a BOILERMAKER – we want to SHOW you by sharing firsthand stories from students, alumni, faculty and industry experts.

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Networking is All About Learning From Others

You never know how one person you meet could impact your life.
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Why Communication is Critical to an Organization’s Success

“You cannot not communicate.” When my professor said this during a masters-level communication course, I first got hung up on the improper grammar usage with an obvious double negative.
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Six Factors That Helped Me Choose Purdue’s Online Communication Masters Program Over Others

It’s difficult to accommodate your schedule to the time constraints of campus-based classes when you’re already established in a career.
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How I Realized I am a Strategic Communication Professional

I was a strategic communication practitioner for many years and did not know it.
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How Three Simple Words “Masters Degree Preferred” Pushed Me to Earn My Communication Masters

The work involved in the 20-month accelerated program also supports that: our critical thinking skills are pushed to the max.
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What Can I Do With a Degree in Strategic Communication?

In addition to understanding how strategic communication improves effectiveness, it’s also helpful to understand what one can do with a degree in strategic communication.
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What I Learned from Teaching Strategic Communications Students

I believe the best teachers are also those who are the most teachable.
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How I Applied My MS in Communications Knowledge to my Communications Career

As an advertising account manager with nearly two decades of agency experience, acquiring a graduate degree in communication was far from my list of to-do’s.
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Leadership and Crisis Communications: A Root Cause Analysis

How a leader prevents and manages crises reveals significant information about their values,
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How Should I begin My Preparation for Graduate School?

One of the most beneficial aspects of starting an online program at Purdue is that the class materials are posted in advance.
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A Human Resource Professional’s Guide to Standing Out in a Competitive Field

The challenges gen Y-ers and millennials face are real and not to be underestimated.
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The Best Communication Habits of Top Leaders

Expectations of today’s leaders are perhaps higher than ever.
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What it’s Like to be a Father and a Communication Masters Student…At The Same Time

Before I started the Master of Communication program with Purdue...
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What are Some Examples of Strategic Communication Projects?

The online Master’s in Communication program at Purdue allows students to choose topics for some of the final projects.
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Distance (Online) Learning – How to Succeed Part 1

Some people say that distance learning is the easy way out, when in reality...
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Purdue’s Communication Masters Program is a Melting Pot of Experience and Backgrounds

In college, you expect to work and make connections with people from all walks of life.
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Generalist or Specialist? How a Masters in Strategic Communication Enhances Your Career

Most Lamb School students have decided that a masters will enhance their career.
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Benefits of Going Back to School for a Master’s Degree

The decision to go back to school and earn a communications graduate degree is a big one. There is both a time and monetary commitment that can’t be taken lightly.
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How to Prepare For Your Communications Graduate Program

So, you decided to pursue a Masters degree in Communications?
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Aristotle’s “Golden Mean” Applied to Business Decision-making

Aristotle’s “golden mean” tells us that “a person of moral maturity naturally seeks action that would further moral character.”
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How I Built My Resume Throughout My Communications Career

When I was younger, my mom always called me a “Jack of all trades.”
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The Top 3 Job Search Tools for Communications Graduates

For many students, the prospect of earning a masters degree in Strategic Communication.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Communication – The Ethical Communicator

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will…
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How to Work Ahead in Online Courses

Purdue University’s online MS Communication program is very appealing to prospective graduate students.
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How I Connected With My Online Classmates

The first day of school can be one of the most exciting and nerve wracking memories for a kid.
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DiSC Profile and the Guiding Principles of the Perfect Boss

Mike Kohler is a member of Purdue’s online Master of Science in Communication faculty. He has been a business owner, business coach and communication consultant.
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Career Advancement Opportunities: Is a Master’s Degree Necessary?

In my humble opinion, I do not believe that a master’s is necessary for career advancement… but it definitely helps in achieving it!
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How My First Experience on a Virtual Team Lead to Me Developing Global Virtual Team Building Strategies

Purdue University’s online MS communication program requires a total of 10 courses.
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Time Management for Graduate Communication Students

The high standards of a Purdue graduate program don’t typically permit late submissions, which means students must take proper steps to manage their time.
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Three Biggest Differences Between Grad School and Undergrad

Grad school teaches you so much more than theories and techniques. I have honed in on best practices for strategic communication campaigns depending on my target audience.
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Distance (Online) Learning – How to Succeed Part 2

Seems simple enough, but what else should you do?
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The Evolution of Corporate Communication Into Strategic Corporate Communication

This role of a communication professional has moved from a tactical doer and executor to a strategic partner today in an organization’s growth.
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Top Down Approach to Strategic Communications: Is There Any Other Choice?

In theory, it all sounds great. But in practical terms, I question whether rank-and-file employees in any organization would really even want to see it that way.
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Life as a Grad Student Pursuing a Communications Masters

What is a typical week, anyway? Every student will have to figure that out for themselves. My typical week revolves around my work week.
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Timeline of Social Media’s Effect on My Communications Career

2012. It was the year I first starting working in communications.
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Considering Personal Brand While Earning Your Masters Degree

Will there ever be a better or more convenient time to build and boost your personal brand than now?
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Who Should Get a Masters in Communication?

My life as "Jeopardy!" question: Obsessive Type A personality with an impressive inability to say no...
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Organizational Communication: The Buck Stops at the CEO’s Desk

Many students are often surprised to learn how great a role leadership plays in organizational communication efforts.
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What Is Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)?

The practice of professional communication has become highly complex.
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3 Important Skills for a Strategic Communications Career

A strong advocate for planning ahead, strategic communication skills are the necessary ingredient for success.
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How Earning my Communications Masters Made Me Realize Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

The hardest part of returning to school is finding the time to actually go through with earning a degree.
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MBA vs. Master’s in Communication: What’s the Difference?

Going back to school for a graduate degree is an important decision worth burning a lot of mental calories on.
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Tips for Staying Organized in Graduate School

During the MS in Communication program, it is extremely important to have good time management planning and to stay organized.
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Why You Should Run to Complete the Application for the MS in Strategic Communication Program

Whatever the case is, you are probably nervous, and it’s perfectly understandable that you feel this way.
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Self-Care for Graduate Students

Your graduate Communication program is designed to provide an enjoyable, stimulating, and richly rewarding experience.
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How to Overcome the Fear of Beginning Your Communications Masters Program

I was going to be a student again - how exciting! I knew that it would be challenging, but my desire to develop as a professional was strong. Then reality hit.
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How to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan to Grow Society Membership

Report. Fifty-one percent of professional societies, specifically, reported growth in their membership over the course of just one year.
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Forming Lasting Connections in Your Master of Science in Communications Program

I wondered – would I be missing out on a vital piece of the masters experience going totally online?
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Finding the Right Time Management Strategy For You in the MS in Communication Program

Studying to obtain my Communication Master’s degree while also working full-time requires diligence and dedication.
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Global Communication: Factors to Consider

While messages may be readily understood in one culture, they may be interpreted very differently in other cultures, causing potential crises and audience misperceptions.
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Classroom Communication While Earning an Online Degree

After realizing I was going back to school to earn my communication masters degree I questioned how would I make connections with my classmates.
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Making the Time for Your Communication Masters Program

One of the most common questions I get after telling someone I’m in school is “How do you find the time?!” It’s a fair question.
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ROI of a Masters in Strategic Communication - A Graduate's Perspective

Obtaining a master of science in strategic communication at Purdue University promises a number of proficiencies upon completion.
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What is Group Work Like in an Online Communications Program?

One of the most important and encouraging parts of an online communication graduate program is hearing from your peers / classmates.
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What Are the Outcomes of Purdue’s Strategic Communications Program?

Before embarking on any degree program, it’s important to consider the program’s outcomes.
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Take Control of Your Communication Career

If you’re like most people, you probably give a lot of thought to your communication career.
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Graduate-Level Writing Tips: Definitions, Do’s and Don’ts

In your communication master’s program, you will be expected to demonstrate well-honed writing skills in your essays.
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Five Tips for Preparing Your Worst Organizational Crisis Scenario

Public Relations (PR) people can be real downers. Or at least they should be. Not all the time, mind you.
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How to Increase Social Media Engagement

Social media engagement tactics, when used properly, can be a goldmine.
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Netiquette Guidelines: Five Tips for Grad School Discussion Board Posts

Etiquette is a set of learned and adapted behaviors that we have acquired throughout our lives, and it is something that constantly evolves alongside everything around us.
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The One Word That Made My Online Learning Experience So Enjoyable

Experience is measured in little moments that culminate into a larger journey.
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5 Easy Steps to Transform Into a Superhero (in Grad School)

I encourage you to tap into your powers, and take the risk.
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How Earning my Graduate Degree in Communications Helped Me To Be Fearless

One of the first questions I was asked is if I had the discipline to handle an online learning environment.
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How Leadership in Group Work Prepared me For Leadership in my Communications Career

The most challenging situation I faced as a student in the Online Master of Science in Communication...
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Is Your Business an “Oops” Away from Organizational Crisis?

Once upon a time, a Human Resource (HR) generalist at a regional telecom company prepared a routine payroll update...
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Networking: The Unexpected but Highly Valuable Benefit of Online Graduate Programs

Today's technology is woven into the online classroom experience for students to post assignments when it works best for them.
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How Earning an Online Communications Masters Degree Will Help My Corporate Communications Career

Communicating in a business setting is much more dynamic and complex than one may think.
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Why I Chose to Earn My Degree Online…When I Live 5 Minutes From Campus

So why not take courses on campus? Well, going back to school was a big decision for me, and my decision to take online classes was two-fold.
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What You Need to Know About the Online Learning Experience

Online learning opens a powerful world of promise and unlimited opportunities for those who commit themselves to it.
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Strategic Communication Impact on the Nonprofit Sector

The role of strategic communication in the nonprofit sector cannot be overstated.
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The Most Effective Ways to Understand and Get to Know Your Target

I appreciate scientific research. I really do. I’m just not a slave to it. As a longtime intuitive type with a strong bias toward action, I often favor “gut feel.”
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Tips for Effective Communication With Your Online Communications’ Professor

One of the most important aspects of your online program will be the relationships you develop with your faculty members.
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Ways to Improve Motivation Through Workplace Communication

Numerous studies have revealed what most communication professionals know intuitively, that pay is not the driver for an employee’s decision to leave an organization.
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Corporate Communication: Building Trust Through Communication

It doesn’t take more than a quick glance at the headlines to ascertain that we are living in uncertain times.
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Five Tips for Graduate Level Writing

While you may have been able to get by with a good Google search when it came to writing papers during your undergraduate program...
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The Four P’s of My Marketing Career

Promotion, Product, Place, and Price.
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3 Tips to Get the Best Experience Out of Grad School

To help you get the most out of your time at Purdue, I could give you the typical “thou shalt” advice, but instead, I want to share with you some broader (and actually more fun) goals.
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What is a Typical Weekday Schedule for an Online Graduate Student?

In order to make room for school work each week on top of my roles as wife, mom, and full-time employee, my daily schedule was going to transform in ways I never imagined possible.
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The Three V’s of The Brian Lamb School of Communication

Let me be honest here. When I started to think about going back to school, Purdue had a leg up on other grad schools from the beginning.
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What to Consider When Choosing Paper Versus Digital Textbooks

Spending money on textbooks is inevitable. The format you choose them in, is a decision you can make depending on your preference.
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PR: The Ethical Compass of the Organization

As students of public relations (PR), you have probably heard the terms “ethical compass” or “ethical conscience” used when describing the PR practitioner’s role.
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Back to School Organizational Tips for Graduate Students

My journey to obtain a Master’s degree in Communication from Purdue University has nearly reached the half way mark.
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How the MS in Communication Program Helped Me Incorporate Social Media Into My Strategic Communications Plan

Traditional media was the logical go to at that time; no one was really using social media as part of their strategic communication plans.
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What You Need To Know About the Learning Management System

As someone who works full-time and has had numerous negative experiences with online training, I was worried how I was going to adjust to this new environment.
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How Online Learners Differ From Campus Learners

On the surface, online graduate school might seem to be just like any other type of learning.
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Top Careers and Industries for Communication Graduates

One question I hear quite frequently is, what can I do with my M.S. degree?
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“Selling” the Value of Strategic Communications

Back in the 90s, before Alabama regained control of college football, the Nebraska Cornhuskers dominated the game with a balance of defensive speed and a vaunted rushing attack.
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Five Words to Describe the Benefits of Online Learning

I was taught that preparation is the key to confidence, and confidence is the key to success.
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How Can Communication Impact Employee Motivation?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
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Managing Time in Higher Education

When I began Purdue’s Masters in Communication in May 2014, I realized that my priorities were going to have to adjust.
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Media Communications Career: Three Ways a Master’s Degree Helps

Although it was more than two decades ago, I remember it clearly.
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How Discussion Boards Turned Out to Be My Favorite Part of the MS in Communication Program

A great way to interact with your fellow classmates is to participate on the discussion boards.
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Why Earning My MS in Communication From Purdue Means So Much To Me

There are a number of reasons why I chose to pursue a Master of Science in Communication with Purdue University.
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3 Truths About Crisis Management Through Communication

Every course I underwent toward the completion of the online Master of Science in Communication degree at Purdue had its merits.
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Professional Networking Tips for College Students

I had a nice degree from a reputable university, two internships with Major League Baseball affiliated organizations, and what I believed to be a bevy of skills that employers were looking for.
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Leadership Communication Styles - The Pros and Cons

Think back to your most effective communication experience. This can be an experience where you led others, or an experience where someone else led you. Got it? Good.
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How Choosing a Graduate Program Can Be Similar to Online Dating

What else would you call it when sitting at the computer late at night looking for an attractive graduate communications program?
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How Social Media Management Changed My Strategic Communications Career

As a communications professional, I’ve always advocated for authenticity and transparency – brands as an open book.
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5 Challenges That Tried to Get In The Way of Earning My Masters

It never ceases to amaze me what all can happen in a few short years.
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Convenience Factors of an Online Communication Graduate Program

The thought of going back to school to earn a communication graduate degree let loose in my mind a flurry of questions and concerns.
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The Philosophy of Effective Online Teaching

In today’s online learning environment, it can be challenging to develop meaningful relationships.
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How I Overcame My Nerves and Became a New Student in Purdue’s Communication Masters Program

In the fall of 2014, I was becoming a little stagnant with my life routine.
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Professional Development Certificate vs Master’s Program: Which is Right For You?

I salute anyone who takes time to learn more about the subject of communication in any way they can.
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Tips For Finding the Perfect Communications Job For You

If you’re like most professionals, you’re pursuing your degree to advance your career.
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Achieving Work Life Balance in Grad School

It can be pretty difficult trying to balance family obligations, a full-time job and pursuing your Master’s degree all at the same time.
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Three Tips For Staying on Track to Graduation in Grad School

Are you thinking about applying to Purdue’s Online Master of Science in Communication?
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Ask Employees to Design Your Brand Identity – They Want You To

What does “brand” mean to you? I’ve asked the question many times at the start of workshops for business owners and managers.
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How to Choose the Right Master's in Communication for You

I knew I needed to keep my communication skills up-to-date and make myself more marketable when I decide to go back out in the job market.
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Navigating the Nerve Center While Earning Your Communication Masters Degree

When I first gave serious thought to returning to school to pursue my graduate degree in communications, several questions jumped to mind: Is this the right time?
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The Importance of Graduate School Time Management

Perfecting the graduate study schedule, or getting somewhere close to it, requires focus, time management, agility, and a few cups of coffee.
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Eight Tips For Success in the MS in Communication Program

Whether you reside in West Lafayette or Thailand, all students are able to make the most of their Purdue University experience.
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What I Love About My Communications Career

As an undergrad I never faltered from my choice to major in communication with an emphasis in public relations.
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Do I Need a Master’s Degree to Advance My Communication Career?

Students who are building their professional profiles have a lot to gain from both the credentialing and skill-building that come from a strong, respected program.
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What Makes a Good College Professor for Online Learning

Our teachers, for good or ill, have a great deal to do with our overall learning experience.
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Why I Chose Online Versus Campus Learning

Now I am in school yet again - this time older and wiser - and digital technology has created market efficiencies where they did not exist before.
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3 Ways My Online Graduate Program Helped Prepare Me For Remote Team Work

Even though I was highly engaged in my journalism classes, I often didn’t know who was sitting next to me in class, even if we had shared multiple classes.
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How to Prepare for Graduation: A Current Students Guide to Preparing for Commencement

As my time here at Purdue University is unraveling and commencement is upon me...
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How Earning a Communication Degree Turned me Into a Multitasking Guru

Full time staff at a university, director of an a cappella education non-profit, musician, band manager, blogger, concert photographer, and full time communications graduate student?
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Choosing the Right Masters in Communication Program for You

So you’ve decided to return to school to obtain a masters in communication. Congratulations on making this major decision!
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Learning That I “Can” in the Master of Communication Program

You’ve probably heard the saying: you don’t know what you can do until you try. It’s true.
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Four Tips for Those Preparing to Earn a Graduate Degree

Each person prepares for their journey through Purdue’s Masters in Communication graduate program at a different point in their professional lives.
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Six Steps to Building a Strategic Marketing Plan

Building a strategic marketing plan can be a daunting task, but with proper forethought and a strategic approach, what may appear to be a monumental undertaking can actually be streamlined into six logical steps:
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Tips for Success in an Online Masters Program

When I was younger, I didn’t like guacamole. As I grew older, my wife convinced me to look past my prejudice for the green, pasty mixture and try it.
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An Insider’s Look at Purdue’s Graduate Strategic Communications Program

Embarking on a communications graduate program can be both exciting and stressful; fear of the unknown can create anxiety, which is both normal and understandable.
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Top Reasons I Chose Purdue’s Master of Science in Communication

Nelson Mandela once said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
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Five Ways to Get Your Work Out In While in Grad School

Many challenges surface when returning to school as a professional student.
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Applying My MS in Communication Knowledge to My Career in Graphic Design

Design and communication may seem a little incongruent, but I promise they aren’t.
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Factors I Considered When Researching Communication Graduate Programs

I chose Purdue for many reasons including its rank among top universities and elite faculty.
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Developing Soft Skills in My Communication Graduate Program

As an Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator for a manufacturing facility it might seem at first glance that a M.S. in Communication would not be the typical choice for furthering my career.
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The Top 3 Strategic Communication Fails Are at the Top of the Food Chain

It’s so easy to pick on ivory tower leaders. And safe, too. Easy – because the most significant strategic communication fails can be traced to the top of the food chain.
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What is a Learning Management System and is it Easy to Use?

I was able to expertly navigate through Purdue's Engage Learning Management System within the first week of classes.
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Earning Your Masters Degree in Communications…It’s About Time

Having a higher education in today’s job market is not just important; in some cases it is critical to stay competitive in the market place.
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Why I Chose Purdue’s MS in Communication Program

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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How to Apply to Grad School in 4 Simple Steps

You’ve decided to apply for the M.S. in Communication program at Purdue. What’s next?
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Three Ways to Make the Best Out of Your Time in Communications Graduate School

This tumultuous ride that is graduate school has very little reprieve, but that’s because there’s just so much to learn.
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What Types of Projects Will I Work on as a Masters in Communication Student?

Many new graduate students ask, “What types of projects and assignments will I complete during the course of my masters program?”
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Returning to School to Earn Your Communication Masters is Easier Than You Think

I would be lying if I said going back to school is easy.
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4 Tips for Avoiding Negativity in Internet Discussions

Netiquette is important in online classes. Follow these four easy guidelines to avoid negativity in discussions with your classmates when disagreements arise.
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Resources to Help You Succeed In Your Communication Masters

Eagerly you begin your trip, confident you will reach your destination smoothly.
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The 3 Most Effective Crisis Communication Strategies

Crises are a reality in today’s world and they must be anticipated.
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A Guide to More Effective Networking in Three Simple Tips

Networking is considered to be one of the most effective forms of marketing. At the same time, face-to-face communication is accepted as the most potent form of direct communication.
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How I Have Grown Personally Since Starting the Communication Masters Program

When asked how I have grown personally and how this has helped my communications career since starting...
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Three Advantages to Achieving Higher Education Goals

For me today, as a senior practitioner in the field of public relations, earning my master’s degree was time and money well spent.
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How I Enhanced My Writing Skills Through My MS in Communication Project Work

During my time in the online Master of Science in Communication program...
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Three Words That Describe Purdue Communication Faculty

As a non-traditional student, I'm often asked about my graduate school experience by friends and co-workers contemplating a Master's degree.
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Choosing a Graduate Degree for a Career in Media

I knew from when I was a 16-year-old high school student shadowing for a day a CBS Los Angeles...
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Transparency: The Ultimate Corporate Communication Power Tool

Transparency. With an abundance of it, senior leaders make their employees happy and the organization more profitable or, in the case of the public sector, more productive.
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Online vs Traditional Education: Overcoming My Misconceptions

The thought of going back to school can come with a host of questions and concerns. For me, time was the biggest hurdle.
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Evolution Of My Communications Career

Two years after graduation, I landed my dream job as the graphic designer at a community college. I continue to do what I love in a place that inspires me.
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Personal Development: Through a Master’s Program

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!
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Yoga and Writing: Applying Yoga in Writing Assignments

While writing a final paper is certainly not exercise in the physical sense, it is a workout for my intellect. Check this out.
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What Made Purdue My #1 Choice For a Master’s Degree in Communication

With a myriad of online options, finding the perfect communication graduate program can seem overwhelming.
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Lessons from the Trenches, Part II: Why Your Personal Brand Is So Important

Strategic communicators spend a great deal of time developing, polishing, and communicating their clients’ brands.
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How Earning a Graduate Degree in Communication Can Help Your Small Business

Like a lot of small business owners, I am good at what I do, but I struggle with the business side of things.
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A Beginners Guide to Building a Corporate Social Media Strategy

I am the Internet. – Okay. I am not the Internet, but I am a part of the generation that was introduced to it during our formative years.
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What It’s Like To Go Back To Grad School (When You’re in Your Fifties!)

Quick. How would you describe what a typical communications graduate student looks like at Purdue?
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My Journey as an Atypical Communication Masters Student

A graduate program in communication usually conjures up job titles and descriptions of jobs involving mass media and/or public relations.
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What Skills are in Demand for Strategic Communications Professionals?

“I Want It All … and I Want It Now!” Many of us recognize the subtitle of this post as a famous Queen refrain.
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A Faculty Member’s Guide to the Key to Success in an Online Graduate Program

Grad school teaches you so much more than theories and techniques. I have honed in on best practices for strategic communication campaigns depending on my target audience.
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How to Build Connections with Classmates Through Technology

When considering an online educational program, many of you may wonder: How will I interact with my fellow students?
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Learning the Hard Way: How My Graduate Student Experiences Can Hopefully Help You!

This will likely not come as a surprise, but completing Purdue’s online Master of Science in Communication is hard work.
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The Key to Successful Time Management in Graduate School: Avoid Procrastination

It’s easy to procrastinate when you’re pursing an online graduate degree in communications.
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How to Fit in Grad School and Business Travel

Why did I choose an online program instead of an on-campus learning experience? That’s an easy one.
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Communication Tools Every Communication Professional Must Use

Contemporary public relations (PR) practice is complex, creative, technical – and exacting.
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Three Strategic Communications Job Search Tools

Today’s job searching, especially for communications professionals, demands guerrilla self-marketing strategies.
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Balancing My MS in Communication Coursework With My Day to Day

Why would anyone pursue a master’s degree? Why would someone put in the countless hours of studying on top of an already hectic...
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What Can I do With a Master’s in Communication after Graduation?

There you are. Graduation day with your masters degree in hand.
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Choosing a Graduate School & Finding the Right Graduate Program

Let’s be honest, there are plenty of options when it comes to looking for a college or university.
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Lessons from the Trenches, Part I: Why Good Writing Skills Are So Important

In today’s world of texting, emailing, emoticons, and “cyber slang,” the topic of good writing practices can be quite unpopular.
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Why Earning My Communications Masters Online Was Right For Me

The online format gave me the ability to check into my classroom when I had the time. That flexibility was extremely easy to fall in love with.
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Why Pursue Your MS in Communication Degree Now

In a time where the real world and the world wide web seem to merge more and more, it is crucial to know how to efficiently and effectively communicate.
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I Chose Purdue’s Communication Masters Program Because…

After being employed over twenty years as an institutional financial broker, I decided to pursue a degree that wasn’t the standard MBA like most colleagues in my industry.
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