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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Open house at local business

Barton Associates Keene Open House-2Keene 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 talentacquisition@bartonassociates.com

 

Intern in Washington, D.C.

Washington CenterUndergraduates can work and learn in Washington, D.C. by interning with a public, private, or non-profit organization, an experience that could launch a career unlike any other!

Eliza Allison, a representative from The Washington Center that helps place students in these positions, will be on campus next week to specifically recruit Keene State College students. Sample internships include working for CSPAN, the Democratic National Committee, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Metropolitan Police Department.

Communication and philosophy students can meet Eliza during an open information session on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Atrium Conference Room on the first floor of the L.P. Young Student Center.

 

It’s Career Week

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.career and internship fair flyer 11-20-14

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A student leader in social justice

lucybriggsCampus news just highlighted Lucy Briggs, a senior communication major who is minoring in women’s and gender studies, for her tireless work toward social justice at the college and in the greater Keene community.

Among her many efforts, Lucy is the public relations director for KSC Pride, a media intern at the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and a member of Lambda Pi Eta.

To read more about Lucy, check out the college’s news release titled, Lucy Briggs: Knocking Down Barriers and Building Bridges.