What is COM Week really all about?
September 20-24 is COM WEEK: Lead, Engage, Change. We host this event every fall semester in order to provide you with an opportunity to interact with alums who are willing to share their career and professional experiences with you. The year we’ve themed it around the Public Affairs Theme, Leading in a Global Society. The idea is that as you attend the interactive workshops or the luncheon, you get tips and strategies for how to use your communication degree in unique and exciting ways by people with COM degrees who know what it’s like out there. In other words, this week is all for YOU! We want to help you succeed with your COM degree. Here is the rundown of events for your calendar.
Monday, Sept. 20, 10 AM-2 PM, Craig Lobby: COM Showcase: Explore the options for engagement with the COM Department through student organizations, internships, majors/minors, and graduate programs.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3:30 PM, Craig 315: “ Social Media is Changing How We do Business: Are you ready?” Free, RSVP encouraged
INFO: This will be an interactive session lead by COM alum, Sean Wheeler. Sean is an account director with Barkley, a full service PR firm in Kansas City. Come to this session to get real information about how social media is impacting businesses and how YOU can be prepared to enter that world.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1 PM, Craig 311: “Leadership in Communication: What Does it Mean to You?” Free, RSVP encouraged
INFO: In this interactive session, you’ll address questions like: What does effective leadership look like? And how does it really work? Led by Dr. Gloria Galanes and working from this year’s Public Affairs theme, this session will help you develop a better understanding of how leadership works and you might just be surprised at what you’ll learn.
Student/Alumni Networking Luncheon
Friday, September 24th
PSU Ballroom East
$10 for lunch, t-shirt, and networking/mentoring opportunities
To RSVP: E-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a form in Craig 375
Keep your eye out for posters and information in your classes. For additional information or questions, please email Kiersten Bagley, coordinator of COM Week.