Dressing for the Job

Ira HughesBlog

As a young professional, I often ask myself, “Is this acceptable?” Adapting to working in a professional environment can be a challenge in the beginning of a career. As times have changed, so has the dress code. Over time, we have seen a shift in the culture and fashion in the workplace. What was once frowned upon as too casual has become more acceptable. However, even with these changes, companies, like MP&F, still expect employees to look professional. Why is it important to dress nicely? Do not underestimate the importance of first impressions! Studies show that 55 percent of first … Read More

Five Things We Look for When Hiring an Intern

Eric TielesBlog

It’s no secret that the right internship can be tremendously helpful for young people’s careers. Benefits of an internship can include experience, networking opportunities, class credit (if a school recognizes it) and a paycheck (assuming it’s a paid internship … for the record, MP&F’s interns are paid). Given all of these positives, it isn’t surprising that landing an internship becomes more competitive each year. While I make no claims to represent the thinking of all hiring managers, future intern candidates could benefit by paying attention to the following five things: 1.) Resume Quality and Length. There are plenty of resources … Read More

Why Staying Relevant Is More About Consistency Than Change

Keith MilesBlog

MP&F partner Keith Miles serves as a professional adviser for the PRSSA and, through this, is given the opportunity to share his knowledge with the next generation of PR practitioners. He recently wrote a blog post about the importance of maintaining a curiosity about the world and the importance of relationship building. It first appeared on the PRSA blog PRSay. Read Keith’s entire post below.   With all the talk lately about changes in how our clients communicate with audiences – disruptive technologies, innovation, shifting consumer habits – certain key aspects of the PR profession have remained constant. We still use many of the same … Read More

My Six Tips for Being a Valued Intern

MPF StaffBlog1 Comment

Spring 2015 Intern Class

When I arrived at MP&F four months ago, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Would I be handling some mundane or important tasks? Would I be sitting at a desk doing research all day, or would I be driving around doing errands for clients? While I did do each of these, my internship was so much more fulfilling than I could have imagined. Instead of doing “intern” tasks, I was able to do meaningful work that I actually saw come to fruition. I saw client tweets I had drafted pop up on my Twitter feed, I saw my … Read More