Category Archives: Mentorship

“Brothers” Frank & Anthony interviewed on mentorship rewards

My Little Brother, Anthony Bilow, and I had our second big 15 minutes of fame together this week. A few years ago, we appeared on CKWS Television when we gave a speech to 500 dignitaries at the United Way Touchdown … Continue reading

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The proof is in the prose

I’m feeling a sense of deja vu as I write this post. Back in November, I reflected on the value of blogging as a tool to learn business writing skills after delivering an eight-week business blogging assignment to my first-year … Continue reading

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This one’s for the underdogs

If you’ve been regularly reading my top weekly blogger posts, you’ve been seeing some of the same writers each week. This week’s list is dedicated to the underdogs, the Writing for Marketing students who have been largely ignored for one … Continue reading

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Ignite your students by introducing them to successful grads

There’s no better way to ignite students about learning than real-world inspiration. That’s why last year I started an annual graduate career panel for the first-year Advertising students in my Writing for Marketing course. I bring in four or five … Continue reading

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Laughter really IS the best medicine

Have you heard the joke about the clown, the community college student, and the college teacher? Perhaps not. But you might want to consider telling it or something like it next time you teach a class. Laughter, after all, really … Continue reading

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“Get the students to do the work”

Back in 2008 when I first committed to developing a mentorship program for my first-year college advertising students, one of the first people I went to for advice on how to go about it was the associate dean at the … Continue reading

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The best inspiration of all: a recent success story

There’s no better inspiration than another person who has recently walked in your footsteps. That’s why I brought eight successful, recent graduates of the St. Lawrence College Advertising-Integrated Marketing Communications program to visit my first-year Writing for Marketing class. At … Continue reading

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