Monthly Archives: October 2013

Working on Workshops

In my Creative Writing class we would workshop our drafts before we submit the final draft to our professors. As a CUPID Associates in Advance CUPID Studio we’ve been working on  potential workshops for this semester before presenting them to the student body. After several conversations, we’ve decided to revolve year’s workshops around two themes: online personal branding and professional … Continue Reading

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Working on Workshops

In my Creative Writing class we would workshop our drafts before we submit the final draft to our professors. As a CUPID Associates in Advance CUPID Studio we’ve been “workshopping” potential workshops for this semester before presenting them to the student body. After several conversations, we’ve decided to revolve year’s workshops around two themes: online personal branding and professional development … Continue Reading

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Using PWR to Market the Association for Business Communication

Last spring, my Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric class collaborated to complete a marketing project for the Association for Business Communication. For the first phase of the project, each student researched a professional writing organization and compiled a fact sheet detailing the organization’s mission, specific goals, member benefits, audiences, publications, conferences, history, social media, and contact information. Overall, the … Continue Reading

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Portfolio A-Ha Moments

Guest Blogger Sarah Schmitt Hello, my name is Sarah Schmitt, and I am a student in the fall 2013 CUPID Studio course. I am a senior Professional Writing and Biology minors with a major in Environmental and Ecological Science. This semester, our class has worked collaboratively to help one another develop professional portfolios that can be used in the future … Continue Reading

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CUPID Video featuring Associates!

I recently posted a summary of the video project that I am currently working on as a CUPID Associate and my stand off with video editing. I will admit, it was difficult getting acquainted with the software. I can only compare it to a relentless battle ending 0-1, with the editing software taking the win. However, I was able to … Continue Reading

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CUPID Rack Card

My main goal this semester is to focus on marketing CUPID. The first phase of this plan was to create a rack card, and I wanted to take the time in this post to explain some of the rhetorical decisions I made while designing and putting together the rack card. I started by brainstorming the main information that would need … Continue Reading

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Editing Videos Is Fun…If You Know How

Videos are very useful forms of media in that they introduce a new aspect to a website, project or particular campaign. They offer both a visual and auditory component that you can’t receive with just plain text. As a CUPID Associate, I am responsible for creating video content for the blog but am a novice in the art of filming … Continue Reading

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Why The Ideal Major is English

What is the purpose of choosing a major in college? Is it for entering students to: a)   Be trained for a particular job, career, employer, or industry b)   Discover/Realize who they are, can be or want to be c)   Follow a purpose that is relative to the student’s personal motivations and aspirations d)   All the above e) … Continue Reading

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Represent: A Student Perspective on Portfolio Branding

Guest Blogger and Former CUPID Associate Maggie Achey ’14 Hello, my name is Maggie Achey and I am a student in the CUPID 282 class for the fall 2013 semester. I am a senior English major concentrating in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and worked as a CUPID Associate for a semester last year. As I continue to work on my … Continue Reading

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Traveling Through the Foothills of NC

When you travel to a new town or country, how do you best record your memories or feelings associated with this new experience. Do you pull out your digital camera and capture as many photos as humanly possible, maybe selfies with a prominent landmark in the background or photos that reflect the picturesque scenery of an area, or do you … Continue Reading

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