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The Senior Portfolio: Looking Back to Look Forward

Guest Blogger Jordan Stanley ’17 There are two hallmarks that many if not most Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) majors can agree come with being an upperclassmen in this major: 1) you are beginning your senior portfolio, and 2) this reminds you that you will soon be graduating and entering the real world. Although the second can be both fear- … Continue Reading

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Punny Hashtag #Puns

Guest Blogger Steff Milovic ’19 When you hear some cliché pun, do you laugh? Do you groan? When you’re online, do you roll your eyes and rant about how pointless that hashtag pun was? No matter what your reaction is (as listed above), you are still reacting to the pun. It originally claimed your attention and now keeps it. Your … Continue Reading

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Stalk Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Guest Blogger Hannah Silvers ’17 Personal branding is both easier than ever. There are too many avenues to count that you can use to get yourself out there — whether it’s a personal website, a LinkedIn page or a professional Twitter account, you can show the world of potential employers as much of your work as you’d like. But of … Continue Reading

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Professional Presence: The Job Is Yours!

Guest Blogger Steff Milovic ’19 When you arrive for an interview, you are expected to be dressed in professional attire, and you are expected to maintain good composure, good attitude, and good posture. You are expected to arrive with two copies of your resume on hand, and you are expected to have a business card or two in your pocket. … Continue Reading

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Developing The Scroll: My CUPID Studio Experience

Guest Blogger Jordan Stanley ’17 This Spring semester, the CUPID studio class embarked on revitalizing the English Department newsletter. In doing so, we translated the ideas behind the Back Cover (the old newsletter) to The Scroll, the new multimodal newsletter that shares the happenings of the English department across the mediums of Facebook and Instagram accounts and a blog. In … Continue Reading

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Hold On, You Googled Me?

Guest Blogger Hope Kase ’18 This week I want to discuss the importance of an online presence. We have been learning a lot about this topic in my CUPID Studio class recently, and it got me thinking about what I’m putting out there for the world, and future employers, to see. One thing I’ve learned is that more and more … Continue Reading

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If You Were a Color, Which One Would You Be?

Guest Blogger Miceala Soucy ’18 Part of standing out to future employers is creating a personal brand early on in your professional life. A personal brand only works however, if it is memorable, consistent, differentiated and adds value. Of those characteristics, consistency is a key approach to creating a memorable brand. One way we learned to achieve consistency is through … Continue Reading

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Sticky Notes and Brainstorming

Guest Blogger Christian Kowalski In every creative process, there needs to be a level of organization involved. Not everyone is capable of threading together thoughts in a stream-of-consciousness way. Fortunately, this CUPID Studio class had the structures in place to effectively express many ideas but also keep the brainstorming process organized so as to avoid confusion. Our class project was … Continue Reading

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Creating a Personal Brand

Guest Blogger Hannah Wolfe As the CUPID class transitions into creating professional portfolios, one of the most important aspects of doing so is creating a personal brand. A personal brand is important in establishing oneself online. Potential employers will follow this online presence and use it to learn more about you, your skills, and your experiences. It is critical that … Continue Reading

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Group Brainstorming 101: Lessons from The Scroll

Guest Blogger Hannah Silvers Brainstorming seems simple in theory. Any ideas go! Throw them all on the page — don’t worry if they make sense now, we’ll sift through them later! But when it comes time to actually brainstorm, especially in a group, sometimes we can hit stumbling blocks. How do we know what to say, how do we keep … Continue Reading

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