Communication keynote speaker at Career Week

kalierandlettCommunication is key to success in many careers. The keynote speaker to Career Week knows that better than anyone since she was a Communication major at Keene State College.

Kalie Randlett ’15, who double-majored in Communication and Social Science, kicks off the college’s Career Week with a talk on Monday, March 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Student Center. Kalie will discuss how the lessons she learned in the classroom prepared her for her current job as a recruiter for a healthcare staffing company.

The Schedule of Events for Career Week includes several other events, including a resume workshop, and then it culminates with a Career and Internship Fair on Friday, April 1 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Spaulding Gym.

Many companies who will be at the career fair reached out to the Department of Communication and Philosophy to say that they specifically want to hire Communication majors. Communication students should check out this list of employers who will be at the fair, and then students should participate in the fair by dressing professionally and handing out a polished copy of their resume.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual profiles of Communication major and alumni

  • Why do students decide to major in Communication at Keene State College?
  • What co-curricular media-related activities on campus complement the study of Communication?
  • What have Keene State College alumni done with their degrees in Communication?

Answers to these questions can be seen in a recent two-minute video Student Profile of Stephanie McCann who is a current Communication major and senior, as well as Keene State College’s newly launched First-Person Project that features profile images of alumni.

 

 

Career prep and web possibilities!

Communications_Presentations_12Whether you are a sophomore at Keene State College or a senior, you can begin to prepare for your career.

In addition to working hard on professional presentations in class, attend a career fair or create a website to promote yourself! Career fairs can feel overwhelming, but if you go to one now then you’ll be more prepared for another in the future.

It’s also never too early for college students to establish their professional identities online to open up possibilities for employment.

For more information or inspiration, check out the following career fair and website:

Interested in graduate school?

Student professional speakerAre you interested in going to graduate school, perhaps to distinguish yourself among job candidates?

Maybe you want to pursue an advanced degree in communication, philosophy, or a related field, to work in higher education, media, law, social services, or politics?

This week, the Office of Academic and Career Advising is sponsoring a Graduate School Fair that current undergraduate students at Keene State College who are interested in applying to graduate school should attend:

  • Thursday, October 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall in the Alumni Center

For more information, such as to see the list of colleges and universities that will have admissions counselors at the fair, visit: KSC Grad School Fair- Fall 2015

Jobs for Philosophy minors!

2015 Flyer Government Criminal Justice Nonprofit Career Fair FlyerThe Department of Communication and Philosophy offers a Philosophy minor, and every Communication major is required to take philosophy courses, too.

An ideal job for someone with training in philosophy is working in law or government.

To learn more about careers in government, criminal justice, and non-profit, Keene State College students are invited to attend an upcoming regional career fair:

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 to 4 p.m, Woodward Center at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA

 

 

 

 

Communication grad interns at Central Park SummerStage

Photo courtesy of Central Park SummerStage by Mule Army
Photo courtesy of SummerStage by Mule Army

A recent communication graduate, Julia Gomberg, is working behind the scenes right now at the Central Park SummerStage concert series in New York City.

Julia is putting her communication skills into practice as a public relations intern. She works closely with photographers and videographers to publicize singers, bands, and other musical performances, ranging from Guster to Ingrid Michaelson to The Carol King Musical.

Julia’s pursuit of a career in the music industry is not a surprise given that she completed her COMM 479: Senior Project about the famous 1964 live performance of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

For more information about Julia and her internship, check out Keene State College’s May 21, 2015 press release.