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Corporate Crises in the Age of Social Media

In April of 2017, Twitter user @trev4president posted a photo of an unappetizing cheese sandwich to his Twitter timeline, along with the hashtag #fyrefestival. Within minutes, the photo had been shared to hundreds of other accounts. In other words, it went “viral.”...

History of the Lamb School

The history of our founder and our school within the Purdue College of Liberal Arts. About the Lamb School Even though Purdue has offered speech courses for over 100 years, the Department of Communication was founded just 60 years ago. As of July 1, 2011, the...

Communication in a Legal Setting

After graduating from Purdue in 2013 with a degree in Corporate Communication, Scott Oliver continued his education at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In his interview, Oliver shared how his communication degree has impacted his career as an...

Transitioning From Full-Time Student to Full-Time Employee

This guest post was written by Macey Warren, a 2019 Lamb School graduate with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Post-graduation is definitely a time of change. That’s obvious. While it’s nice to kick back your feet and not worry about speed walking to...

A Chief HR Officer’s Guide to Success at Work

Patrick McLaughlin is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer for Frito-Lay North America. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in organizational communication from the Lamb School. He shares some of his favorite memories and best...

Virtual Lambys

Although we can’t meet in person, the undimmed excellence of our Lamb School students should still be celebrated! Congratulations to all Lamb School 2020 graduates and undergraduate award winners.

Common Misconceptions about Tenure Asked and Answered

There are a lot of misconceptions about academic tenure. I talked with Dr. Josh Boyd to learn more about what academic tenure actually means. Dr. Boyd has been a faculty member at Purdue since 2005. In addition to teaching COM 204 among other classes, he serves as the...

From Academia to Industry

Maddie Holmes completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue in 2017 and continued on with the Lamb School for her Master’s degree. During her time at Purdue, she was conflicted about pursuing a career in industry or in academia. Ultimately, upon graduation, and with...

Find Your Passion and Let It Lead You

Early in her life, Lisa Hanasono knew she wanted to teach. After starting college and discovering academia, she followed that path to her current position as an Associate Professor in the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University. She...

Interpersonal Communication and Resilience during COVID-19 Chaos

This guest post is by Associate Professor Maria Venetis. Dr. Venetis instructs both undergraduate and graduate courses at Purdue, including Interpersonal Communication Theory, Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods, Interpersonal Health Communication, and more....

Teaching a COM Course Online: Tips from an Instructor

Erica Young, M.S.Ed., is a Limited-Term Lecturer with the Lamb School who has been teaching COM 217: Science Writing and Presentation for three years, nearly two of which have been exclusively online. She is currently the Executive Director of Online Learning at...

Get to Know Your Advisory Board: Josh Miles

The Brian Lamb School of Communication Advisory Board is comprised of seven alumni from the College of Liberal Arts. Each member comes from their own unique background, but they all have one thing in common: their love for our school. These successful alumni travel...

Five Tips for Finding an Internship

We know how stressful the job hunt can be. Trust us – we’ve been there. The good news is that it doesn’t need to cause more stress than final exam week. Before you hit the job market, check out our top 5 tips to help make your job search as stress-free and successful...