Author Archives: kstewart17

Communication in Client Projects

If you are a PWR major, you either have completed client projects or you will in the coming semesters. Communication can be difficult and even frustrating when working with clients that have a lot going on. If you have a client who is slow to respond to emails or who seems to fall off the grid sometimes, consider these three tips … Continue Reading

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Balancing Description and Design in Your Résumé

Do a quick Google Image search for “professional résumés.” For the most part, you will find text-heavy résumés with little to no color. You will find résumés with bolded words that draw attention to sections or past experiences, and bulleted lists will outline skills and duties from each experience. Some play with basic line rules to divide sections, while others have … Continue Reading

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American Airlines Twitter Rhetoric

Recently, deaf actor and model Nyle DiMarco tweeted American Airlines to say that he was unable to watch movies on his flight. He wanted to know when subtitles would be included on movies to make the airline “100% accessible for all.” American Airlines’ response was insensitive and deleted quickly after receiving backlash from DiMarco and his followers. Poor customer service … Continue Reading

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The Rhetoric of Talking to Your Family

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s when I see the majority of my family all at once. Good food, great company, and the not-so-subtle avoidance of politics and other touchy subjects. The more I learn about rhetoric, the more I analyze every little thing my grandma says about my major. The more I rhetorically analyze a text, the more I … Continue Reading

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Independence and Disconnect in Remote Internships

As Professional Writing and Rhetoric majors, students have opportunities to intern remotely for many companies and organizations. For example, I was an editing intern for a nonprofit over the summer. It sounds like the ideal situation, but anyone who has completed a remote internship knows how difficult it can be to meet deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner. … Continue Reading

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

I recently learned how useful LinkedIn is when my supervisor from an internship nearly two years ago reached out to me about a position at her current organization, which is not where I originally interned for her. She saw that I was graduating in January and was interested in nonprofit work and she emailed me to talk about possibilities after … Continue Reading

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Five Job Search Tips for College Seniors

If you are approaching graduation, you are probably beginning the daunting task of searching for jobs in the professional writing field. The following is a list of tips that will help any college senior or recent graduate ease their way into the real world. Don’t be afraid to reach out to companies and organizations you are interested in even if … Continue Reading

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Meet the Associate: Katie Stewart

My name it Katie Stewart and I am an English Professional Writing and Rhetoric major and a Human Service Studies and Creative Writing minor. I am graduating in January 2016, and I’m looking forward to spending my last semester at Elon as a CUPID Associate! Over the summer, I was an Editor Intern for The Borgen Project, a nonprofit that lobbies … Continue Reading

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