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 […]
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 […]
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. Alligator.org is expanding and needs a Multimedia Editor to coordinate […]
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.
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 […]
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” […]