Category career

Networking strategies for graduate students

Networking was the theme of the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Research Day. Students shared their research during poster sessions, participated in a networking activity facilitated by Melissa Lyon from the Career Resource Center, and heard talks from Alex Sevilla and me about strategies for networking. Here are some of the tips I shared in […]

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10 tips for your LinkedIn profile

Improving your LinkedIn profile is the topic University of Florida doctoral student Charlotte Bolch and I will be discussing as part of my talk on networking on the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Research Day. When I was invited by the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development (OGAP) to be the luncheon speaker, […]

Strategic Alliance at Podfest 2017

Networking at professional conferences

The opening big group session for Podfest 2017 in Orlando last week was called Strategic Alliance. The objective of the session was to help the more than 300 conference participants meet others attending the conference — and, hopefully, make at least a few strategic connections For almost two hours, we alternated between hearing short talks […]

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Applying to graduate school tips

Now is the time when many people are preparing applications for graduate school. Undergraduates are planning to move right from completing undergraduate degrees to starting a graduate program. Others are employed or under-employed and have decided that a graduate degree would help advance your current career or help you make a career change. Let me […]

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Work-life balance can be promoted by flexible work schedule but beware of drawbacks

A common topic in work-related conversations is work-life balance. How can we be as productive as needed in our jobs but also have the ability to thrive in other aspects of our lives? Two recent articles raised several key issues in considering work-life balance. Phyllis Korkki’s “Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on […]

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Former student and Keep Alachua County Beautiful intern steps up to be class guest speaker

When you plan for a guest speaker in class, you always have in the back of your mind the fact that the speaker may not be in class. That’s especially true of guest speakers who work in the media and may have a change in their schedules from when they initially said “yes” to speaking […]

Job description for The Alligator Online’s multimedia editor reminds class of the technology skills required in many of today’s media positions — and they’re learning some of those skills in MMC 2100

I try to start every lecture with the announcement of a “professional opportunity” – a professional organization’s meeting, a special guest speaker on campus, an update on the College’s Job and Internship Fair, etc. Today, I included The Alligator Online’s announcement recruiting a Multimedia Editor. is expanding and needs a Multimedia Editor to coordinate […]

The selected wait

The selected wait Hundreds of students were in the O’Connell Center yesterday to meet recruiters for jobs and internships. Today, only a few students are at the O Dome — those selected for interviews.

Thinking about the job market

A panel of media professionals discussed the job market and offered advice. Yes, jobs are available but very competitive. Factors for success in obtaining a media job: Internships – Even if volunteer Passion about the work Multimedia experience – Tomorrow is the College’s Job & Internship Fair. The recruiter from The Sun-Sentinel discarded any resume […]

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Fundraising for public radio

On the air I joined Donna Green-Townsend on the air today to fundraise for WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM, the public radio stations that are housed in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, where I’m on faculty. We worked during “Fresh Air,” one of my favorite programs from National Public Radio. “Fresh Air” […]