Communication 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.
- 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.
Whether 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:
Are 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
The 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
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.
Keene State College students are invited to an open house at a new business in town.
Barton Associates, a healthcare staffing company that works with doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, opened an office in Keene this past year. The company is actively recruiting graduates of Keene State College for full-time jobs or internships at the Keene office. Talent acquisition specialists at Barton Associates even visited a couple communication classes earlier this semester to share how the degree in communication prepares students well for a career at Barton Associates.
The open house event is a unique opportunity for students to network with employees at Barton Associates.
The open house will take place on Wednesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the office of Barton Associates which is located at 149 Emerald Street, Suite U, in Keene, NH.
Interested students should RSVP for the open house by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For students who want to work in sports communication, sign up now for the Career in Sport Speaker Series run by the Boston Celtics!
The Boston Celtics contacted Keene State College to invite students majoring in communication or journalism to a unique event that involves watching the professional basketball team play a game and networking with top communication professionals who work for the team.
For instance, at the second evening session on Feb. 25, students have the opportunity to watch the Boston Celtics play against the New York Knicks and meet vice presidents and directors in digital media, corporate partnerships sales, and business development for the Boston Celtics. The deadline to register for Session 2 is Feb. 18, 2015.
Sign up by filing out the above form and e-mailing it to Marc Rogers at email@example.com.
Graduation may be next semester, but looking for a job should start now.
The college kicked off “Career Week” yesterday with a workshop about how to prepare for a career fair. Over the next few days, there will be a series of events to help students with their job search, including resume reviewing by alumni and an opportunity to meet employers who want to hire Keene State College students.
Students should come prepared and dress professional.
- Drop-in resume reviewing with alumni: Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., first floor of the Elliott Center, Office of Academic & Career Advising
- Motivational speech by an alum about the “Road to Career Success”: Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, Madison Street Lounge in the Student Center
- Career and internship fair with employers: Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center (see directory of employers here)
Most successful businesses employ communication professionals. In fact, that’s one reason why the curriculum in the Department of Communication and Philosophy includes the course titled, COMM 375: Business and Professional Communication. Organizational Communication is also sometimes the focus of a special topics course in the department.
To further explore how an undergraduate degree in communication is useful in business, students are encouraged to attend Keene State College’s new Business Speaker Series.
The series kicks off today, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Rhodes Hall S203 with a talk by John Olson. Olson is the President of Whelen Engineering, a company that is based in New Hampshire and employs more than 1,000 people.
For more information about the Business Speaker Series, contact the college’s Corporate Relations Officer: Dan Henderson