The Career Center and the School of Communication are please to provide current students majoring in a field of communication with a chance to compete for great prizes in the Spring 2014 School of Communication Triathlon. The Triathlon includes three steps,each which must be completed in its entirety and by its specific due date for student contestants to compete for the grand prize.
The COM Triathlon begins March 17, 2014 and ends at noon April 11, 2014. Students must be a declared major within the School of Communication on March 17th to participate. Failure to complete any part of the process by April 11th at noon will automatically be disqualified from the competition. Winners will be announced at COM Week Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on April 17th. See Triathlon Evaluation and Winner Selection below for more information.
Apply for a sample job position related to your major. To do so, upload a resume and cover letter that have been specifically created for that position using Hire-A-Redbird:
For more information on how to customize a resume and cover letter to match a particular position, visit pages 4-9 of the Career Resource Guide.
Complete an online interview consisting of five pre-determined questions using InterviewStream.
For more information on how to prepare for an interview, visit pages 16-23 of the Career Resource Guide.
LinkedIn is an online social media platform used for professional networking; and is often used by recruiters to search for candidates and learn about those who have applied for their positions. Create and/or complete your LinkedIn profile. After your profile is complete, you will need to connect with the Career Advisor Renee Carrigan using LinkedIn in order to indicate that your profile is ready for evaluation.
To learn more about how to create a LinkedIn profile, attend a Career Center LinkedIn workshop.
Career Center staff will evaluate all entries. Finalists will be chosen from each job posting, and will be in the running for the grand prize. An administrator from the School of Communications will assist with evaluating the finalists to determine the grand prize winner. Each finalist will be notified by Tuesday, April 15th. The grand prize winner will be announced at the COM Week Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on April 17th. At that time, all finalists will also receive a prize from the Career Center.
For more information or special accommodations to participate in any of these events, contact Career Center Career Advisor Renee Carrigan.