> Be on time. Tardiness reflects on your personal brand and is duly noted. Don't use transit issues and parking as excuses.
> Don't assume. Cross check facts, assignment due dates, registration, financial internship, scholarship and fellowship deadlines.
> Get to know profs, including professors and professionals in the field. Learn from experts. Find mentors to help you on your journey.
> Apply yourself in class, on campus, in your community--and in life.
> Practice professionalism at all times.
> Gain experience / internships NOW to make yourself marketable to potential employers and clients in the months ahead.
> Participate in CCNY Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and American Advertising Federation (AAF) Ad/PR clubs, student government and campus life.
> Join communications industry groups as associate members upon graduation to get a leg up on job leads.
> Stay well. communications are well versed, well read and well informed.
> Be interested and interesting.
> Stretch. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new (learn a third language, take a yoga or tai chi class, travel).
> Follow up and follow through. Everyone's busy and has multiple responsibilities.
> Consider a side hustle. Entrepreneurship can provide supplemental income. You're talented-market yourself! Tip for musicians, photographers, creatives, gigmasters.com.
> Enjoy the moment. Don't miss what's right in front of you.
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