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Brittany Wenner ’15, Strategic Communications Major and PWS Minor When summer gets into swing, new graduates are seeking employment, and underclassmen are beginning their pursuit of internships. Unfortunately, it has become abundantly clear that the job market is not only limited, but also full of highly competitive and qualified college students and postgrads. It becomes exponentially more important, then, to … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Operation: An Atlanta Newspaper Operations Internship (Part 2)

Hannah Silvers ‘17 – ENG, PWR and CRW Major Hello all! I’m Hannah Silvers, a rising sophomore English major with concentrations in PWR and Creative Writing and a minor in Economics. I’m an Honors Fellow at Elon and a copy editor for The Pendulum, our student newspaper. This summer, I worked as the operations intern for Creative Loafing, a multimedia company … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Operation: An Atlanta Newspaper Operations Internship (Part 1)

Hannah Silvers ‘17 – ENG, PWR and CRW Major Hello all! I’m Hannah Silvers, a rising sophomore English major with concentrations in PWR and Creative Writing and a minor in Economics. I’m an Honors Fellow at Elon and a copy editor for The Pendulum, our student newspaper. This summer, I worked as the operations intern for Creative Loafing, a multimedia company … Continue Reading

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Why Networking is ALWAYS a Good Idea

Ryan Greene ’15- Media Arts and Entertainment, Broadcast & New Media, PWS Minor If you’re an Elon student, “networking” is a word you hear almost on a daily basis.  Your professors and internship coordinators tell you to “network, network, network” everywhere you go and, to be honest, before this summer networking was something I practiced, but never really preached to other students. … Continue Reading

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A Summer of PWR: Applying Academics to a Real-World Internship

Maggie Miller ’16 – ENG, PWR and CRW Major This summer, I had the opportunity to complete an internship as a Marketing Project Manager at FMI Corporation in Raleigh. FMI (http://www.FMInet.com) is a consulting company for the construction and engineering industry, and one of its main services is offering courses on how those in the industry can better manage, sell, … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Google Chrome Apps and Extensions

Bridget Hurley ’15 Are you using a browser other than Google Chrome? If so, I implore you, please, please delete it and start using Chrome. Chrome is faster, more intuitive, and more secure than other browsers. Even better, Chrome allows for apps and extensions that can make your life easier and more entertaining. They are very easy to install and … Continue Reading

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The Final Goodbye

Ryan Greene ’15 – Media Arts and Entertainment, Broadcast & New Media, PWS Minor The Final Goodbye Goodbyes are always hard. But goodbyes are also always important. From my internship experiences, I have learned that the last day of work comes a lot faster than expected. There is SO MUCH an intern has to do before he or she leaves the … Continue Reading

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Personal Branding Week: Branding for Introverts

Sarah Paterson – ENG-PWR ’15 Hey everyone! Welcome to Personal Branding week on the CUPID blog. This morning I want to share with you a great article I read about branding by Dorie Clark at the Harvard Business Review, since it touches on something I think many of us feel when we go about advertising ourselves. Clark’s article, Personal Branding … Continue Reading

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The Writing Center, from an Insider Perspective

Miranda Allan- ENG, PWR ’15 To finalize discussion about the Writing Center, guest blogger and consultant Miranda Allan gives a look at exciting happenings and services! Hello all! If you haven’t seen for yourself already, the Writing Center has some exciting new tricks up its sleeves this semester. The redesigned space offers a collaborative, multimedia-friendly environment that you’re sure to find … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Photoshop

Rachel Fishman – ENG-PWR ’15 Adobe Photoshop’s abundance of possibility may seem overwhelming to some—it certainly did to me at first! However, there are some basic features that can take you a long way. And as you start to understand how Photoshop is organized, features that once seemed over-complicated will become more intuitive. In this blog post, I am going … Continue Reading

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