Monthly Archives: September 2014

Best and Worst (Dressed): My Fashion Internships

Continuing our week about social media, CUPID Associate Beckah Porter has written about her best and worst experiences with blog writing within the professional world.  Communication is vital to share ideas, messages, and concepts, which are an important part of our everyday life but also in the professional world. This summer I was fortunate to be accepted as a Fashion … Continue Reading

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The Power of the #Hashtag

Welcome! This week, we will be discussing social media and its power. Specifically, today’s post will relate to the communication, action and overall change of one commanding icon- #. Within the last couple of years, social media’s pinnacle of communication has become the hashtag. Businesses and organizations alike have been using this symbol to communicate with their audiences. While a … Continue Reading

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Tips for Applying for an Internship

Bridget Hurley ’15 This summer I interned full-time at a public relations firm in Los Angeles, California. I spent my time speaking with PR professionals and clients, writing press releases and pitches, and communicating with journalists about our clients. In short, I was doing the work I hope to do professionally post-graduation. I got lucky with my internship and loved … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Make Twitter Work for You

Rachel Fishman, ENG-PWR ’15 Do you feel like you’ve jumped off the Twitter bandwagon? Or have you had the same Twitter profile since you created it and haven’t put in the time to revamp it? I urge you…give Twitter a second chance, and make it work for you. Twitter can be a very powerful platform to build your professional identity, … Continue Reading

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Internship Insight: Now What?

You have got the internship, but soon after the celebration dance has ended, you begin to slightly panic. Am I even qualified to do this? This is just one of the many questions that race through your brain as you become nervous for your first day. Don’t worry, these thoughts are normal and your worries will slowly disappear throughout your … Continue Reading

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Public Speaking Through Writing

Guest Blogger Miranda Romano ’16 Without an audience, writing becomes a frivolous task. This is true for every work; even personal writing has a specific audience.  To be successful in any type of writing, identifying the proper audience can make or break a piece of writing. According to Ede and Lunsford In their article “Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of … Continue Reading

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Internship Insight: Why is it Important?

Finally being back at school and settling into our busy routines we are reminded why we are at school: to receive an education. Yet, somehow in many cases having that college degree is not enough anymore to guarantee that you will leave Elon with a job (which can be a little scary to think about, right?) However, this is an … Continue Reading

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Twitter: Power to the Platform

Guest post by Rachel Lewis, ENG-PWR & Creative Writing ’15   As a student of Professional Writing and Rhetoric, something that has constantly stood out to me is the role of ethics in rhetoric. If we define rhetoric simply as communication, as some do, I believe that we are missing out on this essential element; specifically, our communication must be … Continue Reading

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Tech Tip: Facebook Privacy Settings

Katie Makepeace: Lit & PWR ‘15 For growing professionals, Facebook can present a lot of questions in terms of how to manage your online presence and identity. Although the primary audience of your Facebook profile may be family and friends, you can count on potential employers to research how you choose to present yourself through social media. Because of this … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric in Media: Examining Ferguson (Part 2)

Sarah Paterson ENG-PWR ‘15 This is part two of a two-part series on rhetoric in media. To read part one, click here. On Monday, we looked at ways three different print/online news outlets presented the conflict in Ferguson. Today, we’re going to look at television and social media – since that’s how many people get their news and shape their … Continue Reading

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