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Collaborative Projects: Learning to Love Group Work

Hi everyone! This week, we will be discussing professional communication, in both professional and academic settings. To start, Sarah Paterson ’15 will begin the discussion with collaboration by reflecting on her personal experiences and how she came to enjoy academic collaboration! Since high school, I’ve noticed a common class reaction to group projects: a collective groan. From research papers in … Continue Reading

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Emailing Effectively: How to email like a professional

  Guest Post by Lauren Phillips ’16 As a continuation of Preregistration Week, today’s guest post is by Lauren Phillips who provides some helpful tips on how to write professional emails.  As a college student involved in several different organizations, I have to communicate with different people all the time. My inbox is flooded with emails on a daily basis. Some … Continue Reading

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Introducing Dr. Li

To continue Preregistration week, today I’ll be introducing Elon’s newest PWR Professor, Dr. Li. Dr. Li completed her bachelor’s degree at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China; followed by her master’s degree, which she completed at University of Edinburgh in the UK; and finally her doctorate, which she completed at the University of Iowa. She has experience teaching … Continue Reading

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New Class for Fall 2014: Data & Information Visualization

This week, as we all know, is Preregistration week!  To help you with your class selection, I’ll be discussing the PWR Special Topics Course for this fall: Data & Information Visualization. Topics: Data & Information Visualization will be taught by Dr. Li, a new professor to our PWR department, and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:40-3:20.  This course … Continue Reading

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Researching Communication for Social Change: An Interview with Rachel Fishman

As I stated on Monday, this week’s blog posts will highlight student research. For this post, I interviewed Rachel Fishman, a PWR major with a minor in business administration and junior Honors Fellow. Doing work that matters in the real world Rachel knew that she wanted to do nonprofit work, so the PWR major was one that attracted her, especially … Continue Reading

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Practicing Ethical Research With ELLs: An Interview with Kim Lilienthal

This week is the second that will focus on highlighting research done by Professional Writing and Rhetoric students at Elon. For this week, I interviewed Kim Lilienthal, a senior PWR and Literature major and an Elon University Honor’s Fellow. An introduction to language, confidence, and the classroom Kim’s interest in ELLs (English Language Learners) and how these students are taught … Continue Reading

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How Creative is Too Creative?

To continue our week of personal design, Danielle Deavens writes about how to incorporates personal design into a resume, with a consideration about how creative to be.  “Resumes are intended to be an at-a-glance representation of its writer – a page long document capturing the relevant experiences had by its creator. This is not an opportunity to converse with potential … Continue Reading

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An Upcoming Fun and Informative Class! Check it Out!

Hi everyone! Looking for a great class to take this upcoming Fall semester that will hone your professional design skills AND count towards your major and/or minor? Want to learn how to create an awesome infographic like the one shown below? Look no further! ENG 313: Data and Information Visualization is coming for Fall 2014 and will focus on teaching students how … Continue Reading

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Who Are YOU? How to Visually Communicate Yourself through Personal Design

Welcome back everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Spring Break! To celebrate being back at Elon, this week’s CUPID Blog will be dedicated to the discussion of personal branding and the importance of creating your own personalized design for professional success. To begin, Jamie Rice will be discussing her experience with personal branding within the context of both … Continue Reading

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Personal Branding and Resume Design

Guest Post by Taylor Logeman ’15 In our CUPID Studio course, we’ve dove into the topic of developing our portfolios as rising young professionals and soon-to-be college graduates. In today’s increasingly competitive employment environment, having a well-developed and strategically targeted portfolio and résumé are more valuable than ever before. That extra edge allows us, as future members of the labor … Continue Reading

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