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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Dear COM and PCOM Majors,
Hey there. Just a quick encouragement: It’s taking a LOT of effort to get COM folks to be where they need to be. Can I make a suggestion? Read through this (1-2 minutes) enter the things you should attend or do into your phone (1-2 minutes). Ta dah. Life is good. That way when advising and COM Studies Day and other good stuff comes up we don’t feel like we need to yell and do cartwheels just to get you to do things that are good for you.
As an example of what I’m talking about only 8 majors out of 463 showed up for a networking opportunity JUST FOR COM majors with a company that hired 23 UNCW grads last year and has stock options for first year hires who meet productivity measures. So, read on! Thanks.
Make the Most of Your Major ROCKED! Thanks to all of you CSS folks and COM faculty who helped make MMOM happen. A lot of our faculty and students came out for a great time hearing about Fall 2014 classes. If you missed it (boooo!) there are the resources on the main MMOM page, which is accessible from the COM main webpage and the CSS webpage, http://student.uncw.edu/org/css
Bringing it Home! Homecoming court had a definite COM vibe to it:
Sara Gurkin -- 1st Runner Up
Anderson McNaull -- 1st Runner Up
Summer Saunders -- Winner, Homecoming Queen
You landed an interview! You got the job! You got into grad school! …but is it the right "fit"?
"Avoid a Fashion Scandal, Find Your Perfect Fit" is the theme of CSS's 12th Annual Fashion Show. The Fashion Show does have helpful information on finding the right suit and appropriate business casual attire, but there is much more to it than that. A lot of the job search or the process of applying to grad school isn't only about landing the interview and hoping they accept or hire you; it's about figuring out if you fit in and if you could see yourself there or in that position. On March 21 at 12:15 PM in the Warwick Center Ballroom you can learn more about finding your "perfect fit" at this year's Fashion Show.
COM Studies Day is Coming. It is Friday March 21st. It is a chance to meet COM graduates and hear about how to get from classroom to professional success. Many current majors think they only need to attend if they are graduating seniors. Not so! Every COM and PCOM student should attend as much of the day as possible. Imagine if you got a great piece of advice as a sophomore and had two years to carry it out! How much better is that than getting that same advice as a senior and having two months to carry it out—or finding out too late that you should have taken ____ course if you want to _____. Plan to be there!
It Pays to be a COM Major! When you return from spring break we will begin accepting applications for our COM Scholarships. We have a few different scholarship opportunities for COM and PCOM majors. Get information on all of our scholarships and find the applications at the following the link:
Application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014
Passion and paycheck: What are your passions? One of mine is that I love music and the idea of making great music through technology. I’m not great at it but I love to learn about it. I just saw this job ad for a music software company. They need a copywriter who understands social media. They need a marketing manager for the US and a marketing associate for Italy—Italy! How cool would that be?!?! Ooops I just dropped some marinara on my laptop. So there are jobs that can blend your passion with your need for a paycheck, but you’ve got to be engaged in the information and relationships that will help you come across them.
P.S. If you get a job at IK Multimedia, I want to talk to you! J
Dr. Olsen, Chair