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  • Julia Beyer 11:10 pm on January 10, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, ,   

    Meet Julia Beyer 

    Hello! My name is Julia Beyer and I am the new career advisor for the School of Communication and I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself.  In my first couple of weeks, I have enjoyed a warm welcome from the Career Center in addition to the faculty and staff at SOC.

    Before AU, I advised graduate students in international affairs at The George Washington University for four years.  In my time there, I helped students and alumni with their career development through advising, programming, and marketing tools such as a monthly newsletter.  I look forward to applying many of the skills I have developed in my previous position to students in the field of communication.

    As part of my introduction to the Career Center, I have met with several faculty and staff in SOC and I thought I would share the following ideas with you: (More …)

  • John Charles 3:13 pm on December 13, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: aid, Communication, Conference, financial, forum, intercultural, neworking, , support,   

    Intercultural Management Insitute annual conference – scholarships 

    EDF Scholarships Available for the Intercultural Management Institute’s 12th Annual Conference. The scholarship application submission process is currently open for the Intercultural Management Institute’s 12th annual conference on intercultural relations. A forum for business, education, and training professionals, this conference provides direct networking opportunities with decision makers from a wide range of organizations, including international business, academia, government, military, international education, training, and international human resources.

    There will be a special fund regarding the latest education scholarships, there will be a an vent for the phd funding 2019 for every career so students have the opportunity to keep studying with this scholarships as they manage to help not only with their education process but with their scholar books and needs.

    The applicant must demonstrate an interest in intercultural communication, negotiation, and leadership through course work, academic or community activities, or active participation in organizations that serve internationally diverse populations.

    The Foundation also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to have the financial ability to produce a picture story that furthers the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

    For more information, contact our program coordinator, Mary Margaret Herman, at 202-885-6434 or mmherman@american.edu, or visit our Web site at http://www.american.edu/sis/imi/conference/scholarships.cfm.

  • Jennifer Carignan 8:32 pm on October 1, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, , , , , time management, transferable skills,   

    Transferable Skills to Federal Employment 

    One of the biggest questions on the minds of students seeking federal careers is how the skills they’ve developed at AU will help them in the workplace. You might be surprised to learn that you can be your own career coach and the skills you use every day will serve as the foundation for a successful federal career. (More …)

  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:17 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, , , , ONA, Online News Association, professional associations, , Volunteering   

    Volunteering + Networking = Career Traction 

    Here’s a general principle for all students to take note of:  engaging as a volunteer in work that matters to you can pay off tremendously for your career.  Whether it’s an on-campus organization, or an off-campus cause or professional association, if there’s a “world” where you want access, you can get it by being an active, dependable  volunteer, building a track record, and leveraging your involvement to best effect.

    Here’s an upcoming opportunity/case study from the world of journalism. This October, the Online News Association (whose simple domain name, http://www.journalists.org, pretty accurately reflects the organization’s significance in the changing industry) is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC.   If you are interested in building a career in journalism, ONA10 is the place to be, but registration costs are pretty steep for students. If you volunteer before, during or after the conference, however, you can attend a part of the conference for free, learn about trends in the industry and skills you’ll need to know, and shmooze with industry pros. (Note to non-journalists: what are the professional meetings that you might want to attend? Google them now!) (More …)

  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 2:24 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, , ,   

    Downtown Networking Events on Wednesday 

    The National Press Club Young Members Committee is hosting a Speed Networking event for grad students (and undergraduates over 21 years of age) with representatives from media companies and PR firms across the region (Discovery, Bloomberg, etc.) on Wednesday night, Aug. 11, that begins promptly at 6:30 PM.  If you’d like to attend, RSVP ASAP to Tim Young at timyoungjd@gmail.com.

    Also Wednesday night, an opportunity for those under and over 21 to explore the resources that public access television provides, and how it can enhance their media production experience, expand their film-making network, and contribute to a collaborative and creative film community. Arlington Independent Media, a leader in the field, will be represented, along with other stations from DC and Maryland. Gibson Guitar Gallery, 709 G Street, 6-9 PM. For more info and to register, see the DCFilm.org event listing.

  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:54 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, , , ,   

    Fall Internship Countdown! 

    The fall semester is fast approaching, and internships are on the mind of many a returning student. Currently, there are more than 1500 internships posted on AU CareerWeb, and more coming in daily!

    For further inspiration and background information on great places for internships (OneDayOneInternship.com), or jobs, for that matter (OneDayOneJob.com), I still recommend these pages by job-hunting-survivor-and-entrepreneur Willie Franzen. For my SOC advisees, here’s a page with just the communication-related companies he’s listed. Scroll down the list; you’ll be amazed how many are DC-area companies! (Or pick another tag and you’ll get a list of all the intern-hiring companies he’s profiled from Washington, DC.)

    For a different, and totally local, source of internship info, there’s also DC Intern Net, where you can sign up for regular email updates of great gigs.  But these go to students nationwide. At the end of the day, don’t forget all the employers who are seeking AU students specifically through AU CareerWeb, where you can also set up an email alert system, as described in a previous post. Just remember, if you want or need to do an internship for credit, the deadline to get offered the position, accept it and hand it all the paperwork to register is September 13th!

  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 6:17 pm on July 2, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Communication, , production assistant,   

    Production Assistant Training Seminar 

    Just copying this word for word from the Film Listserv. Film students, take note!  (Deadline is JULY 7; training is July 17th, free to DC residents, and held in AU’s Weschler Theater!)

    The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD), in partnership with Production Assistant Training Seminars, LLC (PATS) will offer a Production Assistant training seminar on Saturday, July 17, 2010. The seminar is a one-day training program for District residents, taught by experienced industry professionals, for individuals interested in pursuing a future career in film and video production, who are ready to take the first step and “get their feet in the door”. Upon completion of the program, participants will be enrolled in PATS’ national database of qualified production assistants and MPTD will work to place graduates on the sets of film and video projects produced in the District.

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  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 12:15 am on June 9, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Communication, , , ,   

    Lazy Days of Summer & Ways to Job Hunt 

    Can you imagine the tedium of circling adverts in a print newspaper every day? Well, whatever its limitations, this process took less time than the hours job-and-internship seekers spend online scouring countless sites to find often-redundant openings. And time is precious…especially during the lazy days of summer, and definitely during a job search. We’re not suggesting that you refrain from searching for a job, or a great fall (or not-for-credit-last-minute-summer) internship. We’re just saying: There’s a better way. (More …)

  • Jessica Beasley 3:59 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Communication, , , , , , ,   

    Practice Like You Play: Interview Preparation 

    For many graduating students, suntans and lazy afternoons have been replaced with job applications and balancing busy interview schedules. In this tough job market – interview preparation is everything. Being comfortable and prepared in your interview can really set you apart from other candidates; and we all know: practice makes perfect! As you prepare for your next interview, take advantage of the many resources the Career Resource Library has to offer:

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  • Minna Scherlinder Morse 9:36 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , Communication, ,   

    Tips from Successful SOC Alumnae 

    SOC’s website always features items of note for students in the process of exploring and building their career paths (including its link to the Career Center and our SOC career advisors!)  Most recently, the website featured an interview with Professor Lynne Perri on faculty mentoring and making the most of internships, as well as an article on an April 9th panel of SOC Alumnae, held at the National Press Club, on reinventing yourself in an ever-changing media environment.

    Among the panelists at the Press Club: NBC4’s Wendy Reiger (who talked about the necessity to be a “one-man-band” when it comes to reporting, producing and editing segments for broadcast); Jackie Judd, former ABC correspondent and now VP for communications at the Kaiser Family Foundation (who says that  “nonprofits have started their own news departments now, so I still feel like I’m in the newsroom.” Her advice to anyone looking for a job: “Cast a wide net.”); and media consultant Janet Janjigian (“It’s the skill set you’ve developed at AU and working in Washington that make you marketable,” says Janjigian, adding we should “think outside the box” about our skill sets, and also opportunities.

    For the whole article, click here.

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