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.
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
Undergraduates 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.
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)
Campus 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.
Bob Baker talks to students about how internships enhance their education and ability to gain employment
It is never too early for students to learn how to get an internship.
Typically, students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy enroll in internships during a semester of their junior or senior year in college, or the summer between their junior and senior year. However, a lot of planning and paperwork must be completed before that point.
To find out how to get an internship and why students benefit from internships, attend the upcoming internship workshop:
- Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 to 7 p.m., Media Arts Center #158
Please RSVP for this workshop by e-mailing Bob Baker, the internship course coordinator.
Recruiters from Monadnock Radio Group and Target stores in Massachusetts want communication majors at Keene State College as summer interns.
These internships are paid and excellent opportunities for students studying communication to use their strong written and oral communication skills.
To apply, visit the college’s jobWISE post for Intern at Monadnock Radio Group, or contact Greg Pare who is a Boston-based Senior Field Campus Recruiter in Human Resources at Target.
Communication students have the chance to show their school pride and put their degree into action as a Keene State College Sports Information intern.
Working closely with the Sports Information Director, the responsibilities of this intern might include programming, advertising and marketing, production, and content. For example, the intern could work with coaches and players on post-game interviews, contact potential advertisers for sponsorships, collaborate on internet streaming, and develop videos about the college’s athletics teams to play on air and online.
To apply or find out more information about this internship, contact Abe Osheyack, the Sports Information Director at Keene State College.
Now that students are halfway through the semester and well rested from spring break, it’s time to get a job this summer!
This week, the Office of Academic and Career Advising organized two events to help students secure a job this summer, whether as an internship or full-time career after graduation.
For example, students have the unique opportunity to meet with Keene State College alumni who will give feedback on resumes and discuss current job openings where they work.
- Resumania, Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Office of Academic and Career Advising, Elliot Center
- Job/Internship Fair, Thursday, March 27, 2:30-5 p.m., Mabel Brown Room, Student Center (view the employer directory to see which companies are recruiting at the fair)