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Monster featured Clinical Associate Professor of Public Relations Jennifer Magas in "10 things to do senior year of college to set yourself up for career success"

08/21/2020

Monster featured Clinical Associate Professor of Public Relations Jennifer Magas in "10 things to do senior year of college to set yourself up for career success"

1. Clean up your social media profiles

Regardless of how great you look in that Instagram photo or how funny you think your tweet is, your future employer does not want to see pictures of you twerking at frat parties or read tweets about how you spent every lecture playing Animal Crossing—and yes, they will know.

According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey, 84% of companies use social media to find candidates. Making sure you don’t have anything publicly available that could damage your chances at securing a job is a good first step in professionalizing your digital footprint.

“Any unprofessional photos, posts, tweets, etc. should be taken down, and all profiles should be set to private,” suggests Jennifer Magas, vice president of Magas Media Consultants LLC and clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in New York City. “Social media is oftentimes the first thing a future employer turns to when considering a new hire, so be sure that all of your public posts and friends are things you’d want to represent yourself.”

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U.S News & World Report Money featured Dyson Professor Jennifer Magas in "6 Signs You're About to Get Laid Off"

04/02/2020

U.S News & World Report Money featured Dyson Professor Jennifer Magas in "6 Signs You're About to Get Laid Off"

Jennifer Lee Magas is the vice president at Magas Media Consultants LLC, a public relations firm in Monroe, Connecticut, and she is also a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in New York City. Before that, she was an employment law attorney for the human resources department of an international commodities firm that employed 9,600.

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"STLtoday" featured Pace University's clinical associate professor of public relations Jennifer Lee Magas in "5 ways summer jobs can help launch your career"

08/07/2019

"STLtoday" featured Pace University's clinical associate professor of public relations Jennifer Lee Magas in "5 ways summer jobs can help launch your career"

Whether you spend the summer waitressing, lifeguarding, scooping ice cream or doing an internship, summer jobs teach valuable skills that will come in handy after you head back to school.

“Career opportunities almost always come through networking, many from contacts at past summer jobs,” says Jennifer Lee Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University. “Your interaction with colleagues, quality of work, willingness to go above and beyond and staying in touch are all essential elements in order to establish quality connections and get the most out of your summer job.”

Standing out from your co-workers can really set you up for your post-grad gig. “Be proactive in asking for more projects and responsibilities. Look for opportunities to assist co-workers and volunteer for assignments that interest you,” Magas says. “Put in that extra effort—you might find that it really makes a difference with your boss.”

Monster spoke to experts to find out the skills you can gain before heading back to campus.

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"Monster" featured Jennifer Lee Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in "5 ways summer jobs can help launch your career "

07/25/2019

"Monster" featured Jennifer Lee Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in "5 ways summer jobs can help launch your career "

Whether you spend the summer waitressing, lifeguarding, scooping ice cream, or doing an internship, summer jobs teach valuable skills that will come in handy after you head back to school.

“Career opportunities almost always come through networking, many from contacts at past summer jobs,” says Jennifer Lee Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University. “Your interaction with colleagues, quality of work, willingness to go above and beyond, and staying in touch are all essential elements in order to establish quality connections and get the most out of your summer job.”

Standing out from your co-workers can really set you up for your post-grad gig. “Be proactive in asking for more projects and responsibilities. Look for opportunities to assist co-workers and volunteer for assignments that interest you,” Magas says. “Put in that extra effort—you might find that it really makes a difference with your boss.”

Monster spoke to experts to find out the skills you can gain before heading back to campus.

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"NBC News" featured Jennifer Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in "Why Sarah Sanders Used the Notes App, Just Like Many Celebrities"

02/19/2019

"NBC News" featured Jennifer Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University in "Why Sarah Sanders Used the Notes App, Just Like Many Celebrities"

'Bypass the gatekeepers'

The funding announcement was not the first time Sanders used Notes. In October she appeared to use the app in a statement about suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Trump critics and CNN.

Jennifer Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University and vice president at Magas Media Consultants, said the app also makes it easier to sidestep the media.

“The Notes app is the fastest way to bypass the gatekeepers and go directly to the public," Magas said. "It’s the easiest way to get your message across.”

“Is it good for us as PR people?” Magas added. “Probably not.”

Freinberg said the statements also feel more casual.

“When you do a formal sit-in down, it feels more old-fashioned. Notes app statements feel more modern and more immediate,” he said.

Hunter Harris, an associate editor at Vulture, agreed, but added that because they’re meant to deliver messages quickly, they are “not always concise.”

“They’re often rambly or completely off topic or poorly written,” she told NBC News.

Harris also thinks the statements can feel performative, like the people posting them are purposefully trying to seem like their response wasn’t “engineered.”

When Taylor Swift used the app in 2016 to address her feud with Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West, she famously wrote in her message, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”

But Swift came under fire for her statement after people noticed the word “Search” was in the left corner above her message. This made social media users wonder if her Notes statement was pre-written, not spur-of-the-moment, as the app implies.

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"Cnet" featured Pace University's associate professor of public relations Jennifer Magas in "Jeff Bezos goes from geek to National Enquirer gossip fodder"

02/11/2019

"Cnet" featured Pace University's associate professor of public relations Jennifer Magas in "Jeff Bezos goes from geek to National Enquirer gossip fodder"

...Jennifer Magas, a clinical associate professor of public relations at Pace University and owner of PR firm Magas Media Consultants, said she recommends a set of actions for crisis communications. They including speaking first, speaking often and taking control of the narrative. With one exception -- apologizing to his wife and family -- Bezos hit them all, she said.

"He has taken the scandal away from his affair," Magas added, "and presented himself as both a victim and a champion at the same time."

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