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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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Designing The Scroll’s Logo

Guest Blogger Hope Kase This week I wanted to discuss the process I went through in designing the logo for the new online English department newsletter, The Scroll, in my spring term ENG 282 CUPID Writing and Publishing Studio class. Our first group assignment was to completely renovate the newsletter, as in the past it had been a yearly paper … Continue Reading

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Brain Power

Guest Blogger Hannah Wolfe Ideas come in all shapes and sizes.  More importantly, they come to us in all sorts of ways.  An important aspect of the CUPID Writing and Publishing Studio class is brainstorming.  The objective of the class is to figure out how to implement a creative plan, in the case of our class: a revamped English Department … Continue Reading

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On the Importance of Bragging

Guest Blogger Emily Roper I’m a junior university student at a fairly elite university.  I have a great GPA and experiences in Division I varsity athletics, volunteering, working, study abroad, and research.  Thirty years ago, this alone would have probably guaranteed me my choice of job in a career field with a good salary, benefits, a retirement plan, and a … Continue Reading

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You Didn’t Know It, But You Use Rhetoric

Guest Blogger Maggy McGloin The day has come: your class’s final presentation. When you step up to the podium, something in your mind switches gears. You feel as if you’ve gone into what I like to call “presentation mode.” You’re cool, confident, and a little bit nervous, but you’ve prepared as such so that by the end of your presentation, … Continue Reading

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English or Communications? Social Media Use in an English Class

Guest Blogger Micaela Soucy Technology has created an environment in which we are able to do new things and connect with even more people than before. In CUPID Studio we used this idea to revamp the English department’s newsletter. By pursuing a digital rendition of the newsletter, we have made it more accessible and appealing to our audience. The new … Continue Reading

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The Scroll: Not Your Parents’ Newsletter

Guest Blogger Emily Roper While sitting in the university coffee shop this morning, I took a minute to look around at the people with whom I was sharing a space.  As ought to be expected in a coffee shop, nearly everyone in the room clutched a Starbucks cup and a few spread cream cheese on bagels.  Aside from food and … Continue Reading

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