Com Week 2011 was a huge success. Midterms are behind us. We are certainly in the thick of the Fall 2011 semester. Here are few things to check out in the next few weeks.
Spring 2012 Registration
Early registration for the Spring 2012 begins Thursday, October 27. I encourage you to meet with your academic advisor, if you haven’t already to discuss your schedule. Also, you may want to check out how to make the most out of your academic advising appointments by checking out the MSU Academic Advising Center’s “How to Make the Most of Your Academic Relationships” http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/84852.htm
You asked for it! You got it!
During our recent COM Week a forum was held for students to meet with faculty. One thing that students participating in the COM Week forum mentioned was the need to have COM 300 Careers in Communication to be offered again soon. Well you asked for it and you got it. The one credit hour COM 300 will be offered in the Spring 2012 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-2:50pm during the first block (Jan. 18-March 7 for this course). The course will be taught by Professor Jerri Lynn Kyle. COM 300 assists Communication students to assess their abilities and qualifications, to research professional opportunities, and to prepare for job searching and career planning.
Don’t forget about the Intersessions in January
It’s January. It’s cold. You are tired after the holiday merriment. You are bored with nothing to do. It’s a new year and you want 2012 to start off with meeting a goal. Why not take an intersession course! You get to devote your time to studying a fascinating subject and you build academic credit. There are two intersessions that the Department of Communication is offering. Com 397 Political Interviewing (CRN24761) is being offered Monday-Friday, January 9-15, 1-4pm, 1 credit, by Professor Nora Cox. Spend a week watching, reading, studying speeches, and hearing from guest speakers. The class culminates with student stump speeches. The other one week intersession is COM 331 Employment Interviewing (CRN24760) being offered Monday- Friday, January 9-15, 1-4pm, 1 credit, by Professor Allison Coltharp. In the Employment Interviewing course students will examine the employment interviewing process. Topics include: anticipating employer questions, types of commonly asked questions, asking questions during the close, nonverbal elements of persuasive interviewing, the structure of the selection interview, creating positive first impressions, and writing thank you letters after the interview.
Speaking of Interviewing
The Missouri State University Career Center is hosting “Mock Interview Day” on November 10 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom West (third floor). This is intended to give you some general interview practice with an employer regardless of your major or career goals. You don’t have to be graduating soon to get practice with interviewing. Many of you start interviewing much earlier than graduation for internships and other jobs. Feel prepared for your next interview by getting some practice. Register online today through the Career Center to indicate your preferred timeslots. Deadline to register for “Mock Interview Day” is November 3. Please bring a resume and dress nicely for the interview even though this is just for practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Career Center. Missouri State University Career Center http://careercenter.missouristate.edu, 417-836-5636.
Still focused on boosting your job landing chances?
Head to Curriculum Vitae Boot Camp hosted by the Missouri State University Department of Communication. This workshop helps undergraduate and graduate students develop a curriculum vitae (CV). The workshop focuses on the elements and structure of a CV, what information to include in your CV, and how best to organize your CV. Bring a copy of your CV or just learn all about how to construct you CV.