Clemson communication students, and area communication professionals: Mark your calendars for:
Career Launch Day
Wednesday, April 8 12-3 pm
Clemson House ballroom
What to expect:
- career advice
- resume critique
Students, please register here.
If you’re a communication professional (PR, journalism, etc.) and would like to participate, please register here.
This event is organized by 5 Clemson communication students, with financial help from Clemson Student Government, the Department of Communication Studies, and Clemson PRSSA.
If you’re within driving distance of Clemson, and need the help of a smart, motivated Communication student or graduate (did I mention Clemson students write really well?), please consider attending our
Clemson Communication Intern Employer Day
Date: April 8, 2009
Location: Poole-Shanklin Ballroom (Clemson House)
Seeking: Full-time, Part-time, and Interns
Lunch is included
Cost: Free of charge
If you would like to participate, please fill out this form.
On the PR network PROpenMic (if you haven’t joined yet, I think you should!), Phil Gomes, VP Edelman Digital answers questions from PR students & faculty. Below is the most recent video, in which Phil and a series of other Edelman employees answer the question:
What questions do you always ask in a job interview?
http://static.ning.com/PROPENMIC/widgets/video/flvplayer/flvplayer.swf?v=3.0.1%3A3917 Find more videos like this on PROpenMicIf you are a PR practitioner reading this, please add your favorite interview questions in the comments. If you’re a student, feel free to add an interesting/difficult interview question you have been asked in the past.
Dear PR & Communication students,
I’ve been saving the interview I did with Phil Gomes for the beginning of the semester, when you’re either more motivated to listen or you’ll listen because you need some motivation.
Phil Gomes, (@philgomes) is vice president of the me2revolution group within Edelman Public Relations. I interviewed him in November 2007 and asked him how you can succeed. One of Phil’s most interesting ideas is that of future-proofing your education – learning things that will still be useful in 10, 15, or 20 years from now. I think both students and educators will find this interview informative and motivational. Enjoy and let me know: How are you future-proofing your or your students’ education?
Students often ask me about how to write a cover letter, so I thought I’d compile some tips & info:
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) has great resources about the cover letter writing process. Scroll halfway down the page to get to them.
- Advice and sample letters from the Career Center at Virgina Tech
- Clemson’s own Michelin Career Center has resources on resume writing. You can also make an appointment to have your resume critiqued.
A word of advice for students:
- don’t ask professors how to write a cover letter. There’s so much information out there, show me you can teach yourself. You’ll ask me later to write a recommendation letter, and all I’ll be able to think about is how you couldn’t figure out something as simple as how to write a cover letter…
- it’s OK to make an appointment and ask a trusted professor to look over your letter.
- do make an appointment with Career Services and ask them to critique your resume and cover letter. They’re much more tuned in to the market than professors.
For faculty: here’s a guide on how to write a letter of recommendation.