Category Archives: Oregon

  1. What Employers Look For

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    April 20, 2017 by Kathryn Kuttis

    Making the transformation from student to young professional is profound. Like most milestones, it’s a slow build up of knowledge …
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  2. Time to Blog

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    February 2, 2015 by Kathryn Kuttis

    I’m not sure how it happened so fast but we just entered week five of winter term. Anyone else feel …
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  3. Icy Kernels


    February 10, 2014 by Kathryn Kuttis

    photoAfter an ice storm that brought the area to a screeching halt, it makes perfect sense to blog about what’s in the news. Or does it?

    During the storm, I didn’t rely on social media as much as I usually do. My focus was closer to home and more at a survival level.

    Suddenly, I wanted to talk with my neighbors and inventory my pantry rather than look at #rust photos and Italian #beaches on Instagram. It was a shift in digital habits, although, I did frequently check #icestorm2014 and #snowmageddon.

  4. Get to the Gym Kernels

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    February 2, 2014 by Kathryn Kuttis

    decoWriting is like exercise. You never want to do it until you get started. Making time for the gym and getting there is usually the hardest part.

    The writing process feels similar to me. In both cases, it helps to imagine how I’ll feel if I don’t do it. Which of course, turns out to be worse than just doing it.

    When I want to get to an early yoga class, I lay out my stuff the night before. In the morning, I see the stack of clothes and the towel and feel obligated because I’ve already made a slight effort.

    That’s the key to my writing. If I make just the slightest effort to get something started, it quickly takes on a life of its own. If I overthink it, well then it takes longer and is more painful.

  5. Smart Kernels for Investors


    January 26, 2014 by Kathryn Kuttis

    towerEach year salary surveys name investor relations as the highest paid form of public relations. As a result, it is often cited as the most important sub-speciality of PR and the obvious finance nerd in the family. 

    What makes it more valuable than other highly prized categories like crisis management or public affairs?

    Well, one reason is that many people think they can’t do it.


If you share an interest in public relations, media and visual design, this might be a good place for you to hang out. I started this blog to exchange ideas with my students at the University of Oregon. They keep me (and maybe you too) at the forefront of social media, visual communication and career development. Here you'll find our best ideas, links and learning as we write, create and blog our way through a course on Strategic PR Communication.

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