Travel While You Can

Just graduated? In your early twenties? Drop everything now — because if you aren’t traveling, you’re making a huge mistake.”

For the longest time, I thought I would have to be rich or old or both to travel the world. However, I am a 23-year-old broke college student and last summer I lived and worked in Ireland for three months. Thanks to the amazing study abroad programs and scholarships here are MSU anyone can travel the world. If you need further motivation than that to get your butt exploring the world, check out “You Don’t Have To Quit Your Job To Travel In Your 20s”.

Job Hopping Damages Job Prospects

You hear all the time that jobs are looking for years of experience. However, according to Bullhorn research, it looks like the job hopping that usually accompanies this building of experience might hurt you in the future.

The company surveyed 1,500 staffing recruiters, corporate recruiters, and hiring managers to ask them which factors most affected a candidate’s job prospects. 39% of them said hopping jobs is the biggest obstacle, compared to 31% citing unemployment for over a year.”

 Check out the this article for Bullhorn’s research and the infographic below for more details.

P.S Just in case you were wondering, this article that will let you know how long is too long when it comes to working for the same company.

Here's an infographic from Bullhorn's resources with the details
Here’s an infographic from Bullhorn’s resources with the details

The Design Process of a Book Cover


When you think about all the work that goes into a book, you probably don’t think too much about the cover design. You probably think about the labor of the writer, maybe the editor. However, the cover design is almost as important as the story itself, as it is what grabs a potential reader’s attention!

This article from Mashable explores this idea further, and how much work truly goes into designing an awesome book cover that doesn’t reveal too much, but invites the reader into the pages it’s holding. It definitely brings a whole new appreciation to the publishing process. Enjoy!





PW Alum to Watch: Michael Kulick


Next up in our PW Alum to Watch series is Michael Kulick. Kulick graduated from Michigan State in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. Now Kulick is the Web and Digital Media Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), which means he is the manager of public relations, social media, and the website and works closely with all of the departments of the museum.

His favorite part of his job is “getting to meet and grow professionally through the Museum, art, and Detroit worlds.”

During his time in PW, Kulick embarked on a dual track between the communities & cultures, and digital & technical writing. He said his most helpful class was Digital Rhetoric (WRA 415), and said it was “instrumental” to his current position at MOCAD.

I asked Kulick about any advice he might have for graduating PW seniors, and he said:

Your professional learning isn’t done when you graduate. It’s really the beginning and making sure to continue to do the processes you’ve learned in PW – researching, planning, developing, pivoting as needed, implementation, and post analysis –  will be make you a valuable employee nearly everywhere.
One thing I have to say about Michael is his willingness and openness. Although I’ve never met him in person, when I’ve reached out for advice in the past as well as for this story, he’s always been great about helping me out. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for him in the future.