Companies spend millions of dollars and plenty of time with the goal of getting possible customers to “raise their hands,” to show interest in learning more or starting a relationship with their brand. One of the elements that I can attribute much of any academic and professional successes I’ve enjoyed is having a penchant for raising my own hand when it comes to my career path. It’s amazing how an action so simple can prove so powerful.
You’ve turned in your final paper. You’ve accepted that awesome job offer. And on graduation day, you walk across the stage and proudly accept your diploma. Maybe you think you’ve got it all figured it out (I totally did). Or maybe you don’t know what your next steps will be (that’s totally OK too).
Before I started my career, hearing about the “Real World" filled me with fear and distress. Both the reality show and the post-graduation destination seemed fraught with unknown dangers, from mean bosses to crazy housemates.
In a one sentence descriptor, McCullough defines his professional career: “As CEO of Citizen Relations, I am the global leader of a major marketing communications firm.”
In a new series of columns, alums of USC Annenberg share stories of their time at the school, discuss their career, and offer advice to students.
Dedicated to Everyone Who Helped Me Do It
(1) Join and peruse LinkedIn. University groups are new, but all groups are useful. Announce your intentions on a myriad of social media. Invite people to join your quest.
In a new series of columns, each week an alum of USC Annenberg will share stories of their time at the school, discuss their career, and offer advice to students.
“Do you miss being on TV?”
That is, by far, the question I am asked most often by clients, friends, family and former co-workers. My answer is always, “Yes and no.”
Yes, I miss being on TV, the adrenaline...
About 50 Annenberg alumni mentors and current student mentees attended a dinner event at Wallis Annenberg Hall, where USC Marshall Associate Professor of Clinical Management Dr. Sharoni Little guest spoke about the nature of mentorship relationships. Little led the program, titled “Building, Leveraging and Maximizing Relationships,” which included an exercise in which mentors and mentees...