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Awc december newsletter


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Awc december newsletter

  1. 1. Purdue University Student ChapterAssociation for Women in Communications Offering communication students a welcoming place to grow, connect and succeed. 2010Upcoming Events Letter from the President 1/10 Second Semester Begins Dear AWC members, This will be my final AWC President’s letter. I regret to inform you that I will be leaving Purdue next semester and be handing over 1/19 2nd Semester Call-Out 6 the Presidency to our Vice President, Valerie Petrey. I have been p.m. offered an outstanding internship position in Chicago that I could *Current Members Do not pass up and will be finishing up my classes at Purdue Calumet. Not Need to Attend However, I will still graduate in May from Purdue and I plan on coming back to visit. 1/25 First Meeting of Second Deciding to leave Purdue was one of the toughest decisions I have Semester ever had to make in my life. The main reason being is that it is tough for me to say goodbye to this organization. I have been an 6 p.m. active AWC member since my freshmen year and have served on the exec board for the past 3 years. I could not ask to be a part of a better organization during my time at Purdue. Continued on page 3 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 Hungry for Marketing Experience Interested in joining the AWC exec By Meg Fingert, AWC Member board? This semester I had the privilege of working with a start up website AWC is looking for a new Secretary! based in West Lafayette called Hungry Boiler. Hungry Boiler is a web start up that allows students and townies alike to view all local To qualify: restaurant menus and to conveniently order from many of them from their website at a great discount. You must be at least a sophomore, have open availability every Tuesday next semester, and Hired as a marketing intern, I took on both the role of an on have prior experience in sending mass emails, campus representative and of social media consultant. I found that organizing and updating Excel lists, taking notes working for a small start up can be extremely helpful in gaining at meetings, multi-tasking, cold calling and experience. Instead of getting lost in a corporate hierarchy, I updating Twitter and Facebook accounts. always was working alongside my boss and because of this, was better able to execute the company’s marketing goals. Please contact us by December 20th if interested  If you don’t have EVERY qualification, it’s okay- While it may be easy to feel drawn to a large corporation or non- as long as you’re willing to learn! profit, sometimes the best gifts really do come in small packages. Small businesses hold a wealth of opportunity, experience-seeking undergraduates. Styling and Writing: A Fashion Internship10 Things Every COM Student should do right NOW for Com MajorsBy Valerie Petrey, AWC Vice President By Irene Wang, AWC Secretary 1. Look for a summer internship in your chosen field and apply I am very fortunate to have an internship with by March! As the Style Guru, I take pictures of 2. Apply for a leadership position within a student organization. Fashionista/os around campus and interview alumni and designers 3. Create a LinkedIn, VisualCV and/or Flavors page that has in fashion industry. links to your online portfolio and/or blog. 4. Start a blog. Check out Tumblr, WordPress or Blogger. I This opportunity is precious for me, as this is what I always want suggest getting a blog to showcase your writing talent and to do. To those students who are interested in fashion/editorial increase your web visibility. industry, this kind of virtual internship is a great way to get your 5. Create an online portfolio! Upload writing and design feet into the door. It is also a great fun to take notice on the samples of your work! Put your resume and social media clothing trends on campus because you can always expect accounts on there, and anything else you see fit. Try these: something unexpected. Weebly and Webs. 6. Teach yourself things you aren’t learning in the classroom. This internship developed my writing skills and photography skills Learn Adobe Creative Suite with a 30-day free trial! mostly. What I learned in the past few months is that one has to 7. Update your resume with anything you did this past devote great passion to this position. Not only is the writing style semester. is different from the papers we usually write for class; one also 8. Ask your professors, past and current employers, and student needs to follow the latest fashion trends. leaders in organizations you’re actively involved in for Letters of Recommendation. Fashion is a very competitive industry. I didn’t realize there are 9. Look into Study Abroad if you haven’t already. There are tons of fashion blogs before I started my internship with CF. two-week programs to two-semester programs. Our advisor Everyone has unique perspectives towards fashion. So if one day Dr. Stacey Connaughton leads a Maymester program to you want to be somebody, one has always to be on the top. Shanghai China, and Dr. Josh Boyd leads the summer Because today you are in, it doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be out internship program to London, England. tomorrow. 10. Have fun! I believe COM students have to work twice as hard to prove themselves and be competitive within our Anyone who is interested in doing this internship with CF can industry, but it’s important to have a social life too. Don’t contact me and I’ll try to answer any questions you have. Read all overwhelm yourself! of Irene’s fashion posts from the semester. 2
  3. 3. lorem ipsum dolor issue, datePutting Yourself Out There Do you have anBy Valerie Petrey, AWC Vice President onlineThe best advice I can give anyone it to take a chance. While it is easiest to find an internship with acontact, it is possible to land an internship or job without one! Every internship or job I have had, Iapplied via their website, followed up with the employer to show interest and randomly made portfolio,connections by using social media. I never personally knew anyone. With that being said, if you havecontacts, use them. If you don’t, then get creative by researching who currently holds the position you website orwant to at your dream company and contacting them, as well as reaching out to prospective employerson Twitter and LinkedIn. blog that youI know it’s hard to put yourself out there but it will be worth it in the end. When I had my first internshipwith WISH-TV in Indianapolis I didn’t know what interning was really all about. It was a fantastic first would like us tolearning process and showed me that I didn’t really want to work in broadcast journalism. After thatsummer I knew I wanted to get into advertising and public relations, so I interned for Purdue Athletics showcase onand continued to sharpen my writing skills by working for my local newspaper. This past summer I wasdrawn to working in the government and was able to land a communications internship with the Indiana our website?Secretary of State, which showed me that PR was definitely my calling. Now I am with Liberal ArtsCareer Development and have utilized my past experiences to sharpen my project management skills Let us know byand take the lead on many different projects! I also have met a lot of great people in my industry.Now I am not saying you have to intern every semester, not that it would hurt, but I am saying think emailing us atabout your future, get involved and take initiative. Interning isn’t the only way to gain experience.Volunteer work and student organizations are another fabulous way to build your resume and enhance purdue.awc@your skills. There is always something you can do to help put you a step above everyone else!*Parts of this were originally published at IndianaINTERN Nation. gmail.comLetter from the President continued… AWC Member of the Month….I owe a lot of my success and accomplishments to this organization. Ihope AWC will do the same for each and every one of you like it hasfor me. Meg FingertI was explaining to my fellow exec members the other day how much I Major: Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacyhave seen this organization grow over the last four years, and I couldnot be happier with the results. I am very grateful to be leaving thisorganization on such a positive note and leaving it to a group of very Year: Juniortalented executive members that can take AWC to new heights.The best piece of advice I can offer to all of you is to take advantage of Hometown:every opportunity that comes your way. This is your time to figure out Camarillo, CAwhat you want to do with your future, take risks, and to gain as muchexperience in your desired job field. The competition is fierce in thisindustry, but with hardwork , confidence, and taking advantage of your Plans for the future:surroundings wil make things work out in the long run. Ultimate goal toI plan on being an active member of this organization even after Igraduate. My goal is to return as a guest speaker in the near future and become the Directorhopefully talk about all my successes and offer my advice/wisdom to of Public Relations formembers. Disney ParksIt has been an honor serving as your President. Please do not see this asa goodbye. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, Iwould be more than happy to offer my advice or help to any of you. Fun fact: I spent twoBest of luck to all of you in the future! summers studying Creative Writing atSincerely, Cambridge University in EnglandSarah WartmanAWC President 3
  4. 4. President Special Events Coordinator Sarah Wartman Myriah DeBoer @PRSarahAnn @myriahdeboer Vice President Multi-Media Director Valerie Petrey Taylor Adams @valeriepetrey @taybaby_x0 Treasurer Newsletter Editor Nicole Kowalczyk Lauren Hausermann @NicoleKowal @Lelyse14 Marketing Director Secretary Julie Smith Irene Wang @Julie_Smith55 @sweetieirenePurdue AWC, Beering, COM Office 2114100 N. University StreetWest 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 at