This week’s CAS Careers post provides career planning resources for students majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Language and Area Studies, and Foreign Language & Communication Media. After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources. (More …)
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I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the 9th annual NYC site visit trip and meet with employers in the journalism, public relations, and film industries. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit about what I learned from each site visit, so here’s the culmination of advice broken down into three categories including personality characteristics, trends and skill sets:
- Display presence, entrepreneurial attitude and intelligence
- Embrace change and technology
- Generate big and new ideas and advocate for these ideas
- Hit the ground running; be ambitious
- Be passionate, a good communicator, and persistent
- Be the first one in the office and the last one to leave
- Show initiative and be willing to volunteer for new projects (More …)
CJR has an interesting feature about the growing trend among some philanthropists to fund non-profit investigative journalism initiatives along the lines of Pro Publica.
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 …)
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 …)
JOURNALISM: Get networked through the Online News Association! If you’re free tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th, in the evening, take advantage of the fact that AU is launching one of three new pilot campus ONA chapters nationwide, and hosting the local chapter’s May meetup! Join Meetup.org to get more detailed information, and/or email AU chapter advisor, Prof. David Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. And take note: ONA will soon be opening registration for its 2010 Annual Conference, which is coming to DC in October, with SOC’s Prof. Amy Eisman as the conference co-chair! Consider joining ONA for the student rate of just $25; registering for the conference as a student member for $150; or volunteering in exchange for daily passes; and/or taking advantage of free student member admission to the conference job fair (not bad!) And that’s not all! For PUBLIC COMMUNICATION and FILM opportunities, read on…. (More …)
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.
Dow Jones Newswires’ recruiter Michelle LaRouche, will be on campus on Monday, October 12th for an informative and intimate discussion about Dow Jones Newswires and summer internships in DC, NYC, and Chicago, in business reporting. The info session will be at noon in McKinley 155, but you must RSVP.
Another Dow Jones opportunity is the uber-competitive Dow Jones Newspaper Fund internships, a program that places student journalists in paid reporting and editorial summer internships at news outlets throughout the country. The application (due November 2) requires taking a proctored one-hour copy editing test. SOC’s own Professor Amy Eisman will be holding those exams on campus on October 19 at 2 p.m. in MGC 324, and on October 23, at 2 p.m., in MGC 331. Please contact Prof. Eisman if you would like to take the test.
Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday night, October 6th, 7:15-8:30 in MGC 3!
Editor Hugh Delehanty oversees the two largest circulation publications in the world–one a lifestyle magazine, and the other, an issue-based newspaper. Previously an editor at Sports Illustrated, People, and Utne Reader, Delehanty also co-authored the national bestseller Sacred Hoops with NBA coach Phil Jackson; launched a number of new magazines; won numerous awards for editorial excellence; taught at Columbia School of Journalism; and is on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors.