Last year, the PR Expanded blog community conducted an experiment with student written articles. The response was positive with professionals and educators giving encouragement and helping to share the student guest posts. This year, the student experiment moved to a new level when I teamed up with Jason Mollica, who is a friend and colleague and professor at American University. Together, we conducted a blog contest with his Introduction to Public Relations class.
My video shares the details of the collaboration with Professor Mollica and his students. We’ll be announcing the winners over the next several weeks. After seeing the positive results of the initiative, I’m happy to entertain additional opportunities with a few professor friends who would like their students to be a part of a a blogging contest. The timing would be this summer or in the fall 2018 and would be on a “first come, first serve basis.”
Getting professors, students and industry professionals closer together is one of the best way for us to learn and for our industry to thrive.
Stay tuned for the American University student winners to be published on PR Expanded.