Career Avenues In The Communications Industry

“Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success.”- Paul J. Meyer

The Communications sector now associated with glitz and glamour started off with humbler beginnings. The genesis of ‘mass communication’ can be traced to the 15th century printing presses when newspapers and books were mass produced and mass distributed for the first time. Technological advancements since, especially the invention of the world-wide web, have revolutionized the Communications sector so much so that the focus of communications media has shifted towards creativity and generating a ‘buzz’. In film, social media content, and advertising the Communications industry is driving consumer engagement globally.
If you are intrigued by the fast-paced and creative world of communications, read on to find out a few careers in communication you can explore.

(more…)

The Gifts Of Pursuing A Research Assistantship

“What we find, changes who we become” – Peter Morville

What Is Research Assistantship

According to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), undergraduate research entails “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.” Undergraduate students passionate about enhancing their knowledge of a particular discipline can choose to volunteer as a graduate research assistant under a faculty member or senior graduate student. Sure, such experiences help to highlight your domain knowledge and practical research experience in your resume, but the bigger question is, how does your assistantship experience build your skill set and your overall career prospects? (more…)

Leveraging First Year Internships To Propel Career Growth

Students venturing into college life arrive with a lot of excitement, energy, and are simultaneously a bundle of anxious nerves. The first-year academic calendar is a rollercoaster ride, packed with activities like social mixers, club auditions, guest lectures, seminars, early morning classes and tests. Frenzied students can be seen sprinting around the college campus, trying to stay on top of it all. As a first year student, you know what we’re talking about; the transition is anything but easy!

Being swamped up year-long leaves you with little time to map out your career with the theories and lessons of the classroom. To fully comprehend the lessons and develop your skill sets, practical experience is vital. An internship program at the end of your first year can open up opportunities that might otherwise be missed with so many things vying for your attention. (more…)

Add The Value Of Part Time Jobs To Your Resume

Add the value of part time jobs in your resume

How important are your part-time work experiences? You would have definitely found yourself asking this question at some point during the course of your college life. And if you are slated to join your very first job, then this is a significant consideration for you. The reason, this subject perhaps seems like a challenge is because we tend to inadvertently trivialize part-time jobs. In our quest to find the job that is ideal for our long-term career goals, we overlook those experiences that perhaps do not seem relevant now, however, their contribution in our professional development cannot be discounted.

Applicants new to the job market, grapple with the dilemma of whether to include temporary jobs in their resume, primarily because they are unable to see the value that can be aligned with their career goals. Every work experience, as in life, however temporary or enduring, comes with its lessons. (more…)