Websites and Thoughts for the Week

November 21, 2013

What I need to get out of my Communications Major. . .

  • apply principles and skills of successful, ethical communication in all areas of my personal and professional life
  • well qualified to enter the professional workplace and obtain gainful, productive employment.
  • Effective interpersonal interaction in dyadic and group settings
  • Effective research and analysis with clear interpretation, relevance and presentation of data
  • Writing clearly, concisely, cleanly and creatively across media-related styles and platforms
  • Effective speaking and presenting to mass audiences
  • Effective visual communication through proficiency with the latest tools of print, video and Web design and production
  • Engaging in ethical and legal communication practices in all personal and professional settings by living the values and standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

November 14, 2013

  • Make a phone version of your blog/website to make the site easier to use on phones.
  • Making apps will help bring people in.

November 7, 2013

Grad Plan

  • Grad plan helps you to organize and prioritize the classes you need to take.
  • Will help you figure out the most efficient way to plan your classes.
  • It also helps you keep track of any changes you may need to make or additional classes you are required to take.

October 31, 2013

  • Advertising is used for government, schools, awards, memberships, services, events, and more.
  • Advertising is a good way to market yourself because it puts you out there.
  • When it comes to advertising it is important to make yourself look appealing to the audience you are trying to draw in.

October 24, 2013

  • Be consistent with updating blogs and personal information.
  • Discuss issues that affect the audience.
  • Make your blog or website easy to navigate so people will want to use it.
  • Make a way for others to receive updates from your page.
  • Be active on social networks.

October 17, 2013

  • When going in for an interview know the following. . .
  • Goal of the Candidate
  • Goal of the Interviewer
  • Research the Position
  • Research the Organization. If you know the company or organization’s goal(s) you will impress the hiring manager because it shows interest.

October 10, 2013

  • In Communications it is important to not only write clearly, but to make whatever you may be presenting attractive to the eye.
  • Share something with others that they will care about.
  • Connect to your audience through pictures, words, topics.
  • Display enthusiasm in your audience’s interests, but make sure it’s something you care about too so the passion can add to its potential.

October 3, 2013 appeared to be an informative website more than anything.

September 26, 2013

  • Everything is very organized on the I-COMM Student Media website.

Some things I notice about the website. . .

  • The opinion of others is valued and sought out.
  • It is important to keep the audience updated and entertained by including sports, lifestyle, and campus news/events.
  • The content is copyrighted.
  • They make themselves reachable and marketable.

September 19, 2013

Your number one goal when trying to get hired is to direct the hiring manager(s) to your blog.

Including a QR in a resume will. . .

  • Make you stand out
  • Make you more marketable
  • Catch the attention of the employer of your desired position
  • Makes you extremely visible.

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