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How To Market Yourself: Alumni Advice

Guest Blogger Rebecca Porter ’16 As a (graduated) senior (still in denial) I have found it helpful to look at those that were in my shoes before me and see what they have done to get to where they are now. Therefore, for my senior seminar capstone project I wanted to interact with PWR alumni to see where they are … Continue Reading

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How To Market Yourself: Portfolios

Guest Blogger Rebecca Porter ’16 Let’s review. Marketing yourself to a future employer is an important step when moving from academics and further into the professional world. As discussed in (link here) there are ways to create a resume that successfully shows off your skills ets and sets you a part from the pack. Yet, in a multimedia world there … Continue Reading

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How To Market Yourself: Resumes

Guest Blogger Rebecca Porter ’16 As previously discussed in the last CUPID blog post (link here) how you market yourself is important, especially when trying to tap into the professional world. Yet, there is more than one way to do this. After surveying PWR alumni, I have described the top answers I’ve received: well-written resumes, and portfolios such as personal … Continue Reading

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The PWR Internship: How Rhetorical Strategy Enriched my Experience

Guest Blogger Jordan Stanley ’17 A hallmark of the college experience is hunting down and securing the perfect internship. Well, maybe perfect isn’t the best word, but hopefully one that either informs the direction of your professional development or enriches a particular skill set. The value of an internship extends far beyond getting a test run at your dream job. … Continue Reading

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An Intro to PWR Student Explores SURF

Guest Blogger Meara Waxman ’19 Color scheme, organization of text, and images: all of these aspects are important to consider when creating a rhetorically effective poster and presentation. As I milled around the different posters lining the Great Hall and Elon’s SURF Day (Student Undergraduate Research Forum), I started to notice that the most complicated posters did not always turn … Continue Reading

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How To Market Yourself: Alumni Perspective

Guest Blogger Rebecca Porter ’16 (Written May 2016) It’s almost one month until graduation. One month. But who’s counting, right? Well, if you’re a senior you might be, or you might be swimming in cover letters, resumes, and prepping other materials to send out to future employers. But what does life look like after graduation? How do you market yourself … Continue Reading

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An Intro to PWR Student Visits the PWR Capstone Showcase

Guest Blogger Meara Waxman ’19 As soon as I walked into the CUPID studio to see the Professional Writing and Rhetoric seniors present on their capstone research, I was completely blown away. I especially noticed that a lot of the students incorporated several forms of multimedia into their projects, which just added another level of depth. In our Intro to … Continue Reading

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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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