2017 IRTS MULTICULTURAL MEDIA CAREER WORKSHOP
Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13
APPLICATIONS DUE: Wednesday, September 6
APPLY NOW to secure your seat! Conferees will be selected on a rolling basis.
Now in its 33rd year, the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop is a two-day conference that continues to be singled out by human resource professionals as one of the best places to find skilled students and recent graduates for job and internship opportunities.
Conferees who plan to travel from a long distance are encouraged to apply for a limited number of Accommodations Grants. The Workshop application will allow you to indicate if you are interested receiving this grant.
COST: Participants attend workshop events free-of-charge.
ELIGIBILITY: Requirements – Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with outstanding academic records and extra-curricular experience are encouraged to compete for participation in the Workshop.
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The CCI is excited to announce the launch of Handshake, a brand new platform for Middlebury College students. Handshake is replacing MOJO and offers more job and internship opportunities, a broader range of employers, and more fields. In Handshake you can:
- Find internship and employment opportunities based on your career interests and goals.
- Discover when employers come to campus for informational sessions and/or interviews.
- Connect with alumni and employers.
- Learn about events and programming in your field of interest.
- Schedule an advising appointment.
How do I access Handshake?
Visit middlebury.joinhandshake.com and login with your Middlebury ID and password. You already have an account – now you just need to activate it.
Note: for alumni who graduated on or before May 2016, click “sign up for an Account” on the bottom left.
What should I do first?
Completing your profile in Handshake is more important than ever! Because Handshake is customized for your preferences, an incomplete profile means an incomplete system. It means you won’t receive tailored recommendations for opportunities, events, or employers. The CCI has migrated some of your basic information (name, graduation year, major, etc.) but you want to make sure to complete your profile, including your career interests
What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?
Much of your information is brought over from the Registrar’s Office. Therefore, if anything is incorrect (i.e. major, graduation date, etc.), we recommend contacting them directly at email@example.com
Handshake is easy-to-use and even has a mobile app. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Technology Coordinator, Susan Sheets, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re about to start a summer internship and you want to make the most of it. Check out this great article that highlights 10 things you can do to make the most our of your experience:
- Create a Positive First (and Ongoing) Impression: The endgame here is to gain a professional reference, obtain a letter of recommendation or blurb on LinkedIn and have a quality resume entry. You earn these through punctuality and presenting a professional appearance each day.Be careful what you wear. Yes, it’s summer. But before you leave the house, remember that you are not going to the beach or sunbathing on the campus quad. If you are not certain about the dress code, ask your boss or someone in HR.Keep your workspace clean and organized, and don’t be seen texting or using technology for personal purposes while on the clock. Updating your Facebook status can wait until you get home. (Also see Tip #8)
- Deliver: You want to make sure that you complete any assignments, whether easy or complex, by the deadlines. “The dog ate my homework” (or its digital version) will not resonate here.
- Don’t be High Maintenance: You obviously want to do a good job. Try to take notes on what is expected of you from the outset. When questions arise while you are performing a task, don’t ask your supervisor questions every two minutes. To the extent possible, “bank” your questions and move on to the next part. Then, before the deadline, present your questions in batch mode in order to be able to complete the assignment correctly
News of your opportunity provides us with valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities available to Middlebury students. It is also helpful to inform students, faculty, and advisors and connect with employers in the future. Please click the link above and let us know of your plans!
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She Built A Not-So-Linear Career
A self-proclaimed “math kid,” LegalZoom CMO Laura Goldberg started her career in finance so she could pay off her student loans. But she was passionate about the online music industry, so she took her skills to Napster, where she worked as COO before hopping industries again–twice. Laura’s story is testament to the fact that great careers are often not so linear.
When Art Basel meets Google you can be sure to experience an artsy journey into the future. At this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs from March 23rd until March 25th, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Art Basel collaborated with Google Arts & Culture. Together, they created a futuristic project called ‘Virtual Frontiers’.
Art Basel selected a handful of artists to work on this pioneering project. The presentation of experimental work by renowned international artists boychild, Cao Fei, Robin Rhode, Sun Xun and Yang Yongliang, are created entirely with Tilt Brush by Google, a 3D drawing and painting application.
Google Arts & Culture invited these five artists to attend multiday residencies in Beijing and Paris to work for the first time with Tilt Brush by Google. Tilt Brush is a new drawing and painting application that lets you paint in 3D space using virtual reality technology. Your room is your canvas, your palette is your imagination. Tilt Brush allows you to paint life-size three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. And that’s exactly what these artists did.
During Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, visitors will be able to explore five new virtual reality works that were individually created by each artist.
Read the complete article to learn more about the virtual reality works by each artist.
1. Earned media comes first, and paid amplification comes second.
2. PR is shifting to contributor marketing.
3. Books have earned a place on the “good PR” checklist.
4. We’re more capable of measuring PR.
5. PR and SEO strategies will become closer friends.
6. Traditional PR strategies and pricing structures are evolving.
Check out the article to learn more about each trend!