Career Develp. & Advising Center Intern

Current interns from WPU Career Development and Advising Center intern.
Goal of this blog site is to post blogs on his/her experience as an intern and articles on careers, internships, interview tips, career fair, and etc. This also allows the opportunity for interns overall to connect and learn for one another.

HowStuffWorks.com Hiring New Freelance Writers

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HowStuffWorks.com (est. 1998) is planning to hire new freelance writers to cover specific and general topics for the site. (The site had stopped accepting submissions from writers in November 2013.)

Hired writers will write articles, create quizzes, and post reviews, depending on the category,…

Spring2014

Sunday: Linkedin

Monday: Majors/Career

Tuesday: WPJC

Wednesday: Interviewing

Thursday: Career

Friday: Job Searching/Interviewing

Saturday: Free

Updates

The CDAC has so many great events this semester.

Promoting and engaging WPU students and alumni to attend is a priority.

We’re contacting each club leader for the school and urging them to aid us spread awareness by helping us distribute the schedules to their fellow members.

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CDAC Internship: Day 3 

Three highlights:

  • We might have the Student Film Association do some media footage for us, meaning a possible Youtube channel, or just richer media for us to share.
  • I found this amazing website, which allows me to download the days of an specific month in a word document, meaning that it is easier to plan and schedule future social media posts on different platforms.
  • suggested that Eli Amdur, and John Fugazzie should come to the WPUNJ campus and offer talks about career building. 

Updates to come! 

Social Media Schedule for Spring 2014

This schedule will allow the intern to post media related to each of the topics on its designated day.

MONDAYS: Majors/ Career Path

TUESDAYS: WP Job connect

WEDNESDAYS: Interviewing

THURSDAYS: Career Involvement

FRIDAYS: Job Search

SATURDAYS: Open

SUNDAYS: LinkedIn

CDAC Internship: Day 2 - The CDAC is here because…

The CDAC expressed an interest in communicating the following topics:

Branding – it’s important to position the CDAC as the one-stop source for all career-related services on campus.

Internships – students need to understand that experience will set them apart from competitors.

Job interview skills – an individual can be suitable for a certain job position, but will he or she go past the interviewer?

Job search – several job opportunities are available to many. However, it’s important to look in the right places.

Networking – letting students understand the value of “keeping in touch” in their social community is empowering. It also improves student’s chances of success.

Finding a career path – undecided majors can gain further insight into majors and industries of interest to them.

Selecting a major – declaring a major/field of study could be the best or worst decision an individual can make. The CDAC wishes to spare students bad experiences.

Career management – by guiding a student/alumni into building a stronger personal brand and improving existing skills, the CDAC proves that Will. Power. makes all the difference between getting a real job after college or not.

Academic experience – understanding an individual’s strongest features enables the CDAC to aid the student to put it in paper and utilize all the opportunities available to him or her.

Resume, cover letters – these are the tactics that students/alumni need to master to land their dream career.

If anyone has any suggestions or comments, please share it with us. We will happily address them.

CDAC Internship: Day 1

Hello, my name is Melanie C. Torres Canto and I am the spring intern for the Career Development and Advisement Center. My first day at the office consisted on doing detailed outlines of twitter profiles. The profiles were the following:

NU Career Development @careercoachnu

Columbia CCE @columbiacce

Princeton @princetoncareer

Bucknell Career @bucknellcareer

Penn Career Services @PennCareerServ

These five profiles helped me have a better understanding of what a career center ought to have in a twitter page. My goal, as an intern for the CDAC is to facilitate exchange of information and publicize events made possible by the CDAC efficiently, reaching out employers, students and alumni. 

For Dr. Robert Quicke, radio has always been a part of his everyday life. Since he was a child living in England, Quicke can recall hiding under his bed comforter with the radio pressed against his ear.
          “It was like listening to something magical,” he said. 
          While living in England, Quicke was the first ever founder of college radio. When coming to the United States in 2001, he became the General Manager of William Paterson University’s 88.7 FM Brave New Radio.  The radio station is known to play “anything and everything,” straying away from the mainstream music you hear on commercial radio stations today. 
          “You gotta be dangerous —— unpredictable,” stated Quicke.
For the second year in a row, Brave New Radio has received the award for the Best College/University Station in the country. Along with this outstanding achievement, Quicke became the founder of College Radio Day, which has become an international sensation. Within the past 18 months, he has done several interviews and has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Spin Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, and has even made an appearance on the Howard Stern show. On July 8th, Quicke was interviewed by the magazine, USA Today. Quicke also noted that he receives e-mails from people across the world, having to translate his responses to the native language to reply. 
           Brave New Radio is a very popular station amongst those in North Jersey. People are known to call into the radio station all the time. Quicke mentioned that most radio stations don’t usually care about their listeners, and that machines run them.
          What is different and unique about Brave New Radio is that they give local bands a chance. College radio stations are known to get the bands out in the public eye, while commercial radio takes over and takes the majority of the credit. Quicke stated that world renowned bands such as Coldplay and Nirvana were first founded from playing on college radio stations. 
He also established that you don’t have to be a Communications major to participate as a member of Brave New Radio, though you must take it very seriously. Newcomers are in training for several weeks before they can become hosts of their very own show.
When asked about future endeavors or goals he hopes to achieve, Quicke replied in a very humble manner.
“It’s uncharted territory… who knows what could happen. It’s part of the excitement, and it’s part of the fear.”

For Dr. Robert Quicke, radio has always been a part of his everyday life. Since he was a child living in England, Quicke can recall hiding under his bed comforter with the radio pressed against his ear.

          “It was like listening to something magical,” he said.

          While living in England, Quicke was the first ever founder of college radio. When coming to the United States in 2001, he became the General Manager of William Paterson University’s 88.7 FM Brave New Radio.  The radio station is known to play “anything and everything,” straying away from the mainstream music you hear on commercial radio stations today.

          “You gotta be dangerous —— unpredictable,” stated Quicke.

For the second year in a row, Brave New Radio has received the award for the Best College/University Station in the country. Along with this outstanding achievement, Quicke became the founder of College Radio Day, which has become an international sensation. Within the past 18 months, he has done several interviews and has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Spin Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, and has even made an appearance on the Howard Stern show. On July 8th, Quicke was interviewed by the magazine, USA Today. Quicke also noted that he receives e-mails from people across the world, having to translate his responses to the native language to reply.

           Brave New Radio is a very popular station amongst those in North Jersey. People are known to call into the radio station all the time. Quicke mentioned that most radio stations don’t usually care about their listeners, and that machines run them.

          What is different and unique about Brave New Radio is that they give local bands a chance. College radio stations are known to get the bands out in the public eye, while commercial radio takes over and takes the majority of the credit. Quicke stated that world renowned bands such as Coldplay and Nirvana were first founded from playing on college radio stations.

He also established that you don’t have to be a Communications major to participate as a member of Brave New Radio, though you must take it very seriously. Newcomers are in training for several weeks before they can become hosts of their very own show.

When asked about future endeavors or goals he hopes to achieve, Quicke replied in a very humble manner.

“It’s uncharted territory… who knows what could happen. It’s part of the excitement, and it’s part of the fear.”