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Author Archives: Erin Merz


Mar 17


APR: Prepare for Luck

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been ‘lucky.’” — Oprah Winfrey My journey to “lucky” began in 2011 when I managed public relations for Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn. I was responsible for media relations, ...

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Mar 16


Don’t Forget Soft Skills: Tips for Mid-Level Managers

Erin Merz, M.A., APR PRSA Portland Chief Operating Officer @erinmerz Last week I joined 6,500 student affairs professionals in Indianapolis for the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference. Student affairs is a complex and critical part of higher education. Closing keynote Dr. Terrell Strayhorn deemed us “academic spotters,” here to monitor ...

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