AWC November 2011 Newsletter


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AWC November 2011 Newsletter

  1. 1. Purdue University Student ChapterAssociation for Women in CommunicationsOffering communication studentsa welcoming place to grow,connect and succeed. 2011Upcoming Events Letter from the President11/15 Meeting with Women in Business When I first joined AWC, I was a little bit intimidated. Everyone already seemed like they were very good friends. After just one social event though, I 7pm RAWLS 1062 knew I had found the right place for me. Everyone was so friendly, fun and easy to be around!11/29 General Meeting- Computer Skills I had only been in the club a few months before I decided to apply for Exec board. I was so happy when I received my position as public relations and 6:30pm Location: Beering marketing director. Holding this executive position has taught me so much B282 about working in a group, personal responsibility and leadership. My growth 12/6 Christmas Party and development within AWC has occurred on so many levels. I have made life-long friends, I have expanded my professionalism and I have improved my leadership and responsibility skills. Now as the President of AWC, I am proud to be the face of an organization that does so much. We have a wonderful member base that is committed and eager to grow in all aspects of their lives. We give back through Philanthropic events, and most importantly, we have fun. AWC has been such a positive experience for me, and will always be a part of my life that I remember fondly. Julie Smith-AWC President Mission Statement The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.
  2. 2. lorem ipsum dolor issue, date Attention Members! Do you have an online portfolio, website or blog that you would like us to showcase on our website? Let us know by emailing us at purdue.awc@gmail.comTips for Rocking an InterviewHeather Wick – AWC MemberMany things can race through your mind when preparing for an interview; things like what to say, how to act, and whatto wear. Most of time it is easy to focus primarily on aspects you need to do during an interview, but I think it’s a goodidea to freshen up on some of the things that shouldn’t be done.In an article I read called “Top 10 Interview Blunders” by Allison Doyle, she mentions a couple of important behaviorsnot to partake in. First of all, do NOT forget to prepare for the interview. It can really set you apart from the otherapplicants if you are knowledgeable about the company’s background and what they are looking for in a candidate.Next, do NOT dress inappropriately. A professional company is looking for a professional candidate, and if you have toquestion if a skirt is too short or a blouse too low more often than not it probably is. This one seems pretty selfexplanatory, but it happens: NEVER answer your cell phone during an interview it’s just rude! Another absolute no-nois NEVER badmouth a past employer, it does nothing more than diminish your credibility. The most important thing toremember during an interview is NEVER be an over or poor communicator.Your interviewer will likely be talking to hundreds of applicants, so keep your answers precise, well worded, and to thepoint; they don’t need to know your whole life story. On the other hand, if you don’t talk enough it may come off as alack of interest. The goal is to try to find a happy medium between the two. Lastly, do NOT forget to follow up with thecompany. Not only does it show your initiative and interest, it is also a gesture of common courtesy. Despite all of thishowever, the best advice anyone can give for an interview is to genuinely be yourself.Fox 59 VisitMeg Fingert-AWC Public Relation Director Save the Date!Our Chapter paid a visit to Fox 59 News studios in Indianapolis onOct. 24. Jenny Anchondo was a wonderful host as we got an up close AWC Annual Christmasand personal look at the many facets of news. We sat in on the live Party will be Decemberbroadcast of that morning’s newscast that began at 5 a.m. While many 6th.of us were short on sleep, it was easy to stay awake as Jenny and herco-workers showed us scripts, equipment, and so much more. Jenny Dinner at Puccini’swas able to show us many different job opportunities in the news. Fromwriting to video editing, producing to filming, there was so much to followed by Pottery attake in. We left feeling educated and very V.I.P. as Fox gave us the All Fired Upstar treatment and a backstage pass to the world of broadcast. 2
  3. 3. lorem ipsum dolor issue, dateDress to Impress-Tips from the Ladies at The LimitedLauren Hausermann-AWC Newsletter Assistant Industry News • No matter the company’s dress code is a suit should always be How to Share Content Effectively worn to an interview • Best suit colors are navy, gray, black and brown either solid or Interviewing Etiquette-Graphic with a subtle pattern • Avoid bright colors as they trigger emotion How to Network Year Round • When standing up suit jacket should be buttoned, but unbutton when seated to avoid the appearance of large shoulders • Hosiery is a must when wearing skirts, but should not have a Top 5 Online Communities to pattern or be opaque Land You a Job • Shoes should be polished, closed toe, and in a conservative color • Mirror the style of a senior women at the company Using Body Language • It is appropriate to ask what attire is expected for special events • Own what you have on, and feel good in what you wear to achieve Find a Wintership fashion confidence • Things to keep in an emergency kit: magic eraser, scout wipe, Using Your School’s Alumni ponytail holder, and a lint roller AWC Member of the Month:Irene Takes on New York City Nykky RobinsonIrene Wang-AWC Vice President Major: Human RelationsI was one of 500 students elected to attend 2011 TEEN Vogue Year: Junior st rdFashion University in New York City from Oct. 21 -23 . It was athree-day workshop presented by TEEN Vogue editors and other Hometown: Indianapolis, INfashion elites, which included editorial, retailing, designing, andstyling. Plans for the future: Have an Administrative position in Student AffairsIt was the first time in my life I felt my dreams are actually tangible. at a Big 10 UniversityWalking in and out of Condé Nast, I had a feeling that I belong tothis place. It was chemistry! It was a feeling of excitement and Fun fact: I hold the pageant title of Missinspiration motivating me. But that is not enough. I need to push Gold for Purdues Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternityforward and to embrace everything new. TVFU charged me full ofenergy and I am more than determined to pursue fashion journalismas my career. Although the most challenging part is that we only getone shot in life sometimes, we need to do whatever it takes and beproud of what we achieve.Read about all of Irene’s fun times in New York 3
  4. 4. President Special Events Coordinator Julie Smith Rachel Hibner @JulieSmithPR @rachelhibner Multi-Media Director Vice President Megan Cooperider Irene Wang @megancooperider @irene0201 Newsletter Editor Meredith Barack Treasurer/Secretary @merezb Myriah DeBoer Newsletter Editor Assistant @myriahbeober Lauren Hausermann @Lelyse14 Advisor Public Relations Dr. Stacey Connaughton Director Alumni Relations Meg Fingert Nicole Kowalczyk @meganfingert @NicoleKowal Purdue AWC, Beering, COM Office 2114 100 N. University Street West Lafayette, IN 47907 Join us: Association for Women in Communications-Purdue University Like us: Association for Women in Communications Tweet us: @ purdueAWCInterested in writing or taking photos for the newsletter? Email Lauren Hausermann