Just Breathe!

By Jessie Tadder Interviewing for a potential job or internship can seem like the scariest event of your life. But I learned while preparing and reflecting on a recent internship interview that it doesn’t have to be. Although preparation is key to any interview, I learned that just breathing helps. It may sound obvious, but… Read More Just Breathe!

23 Interview Tips for Journalism Students

On April 14, students in the internship and reporting classes participated in the spring mock interviews. Employers in news/editorial, advertising, public relations and photography came to UW Oshkosh to meet with students and provide valuable feedback. So, did the students emerge with new techniques and insight for success? Absolutely. The following are 23 of the… Read More 23 Interview Tips for Journalism Students

Creative Honcho: Network + Get Portfolio Reviewed = Job*

By Tom Hanaway (@tomhanaway) The creative honcho of Bay Tek Games visited Principles of Advertising and stressed the importance of networking in the journalism field. When Eric Schadrie first walked into Journalism 250, most students were taken aback. Schadrie greeted the class with a rubber chicken in his hand. He explained how sometimes he tends… Read More Creative Honcho: Network + Get Portfolio Reviewed = Job*

Calling All Twitter Reporters in Ad Class

Twitter reporters will make their debut on Tuesday in Principles of Advertising. Students will use their laptops or mobile phones to tweet during class. A Twitter hashtag, #UWOad, will show real-time discussion on a screen next to the projection of class slides. The discussion extends outside of the classroom via Twitter about advertising topics, particularly… Read More Calling All Twitter Reporters in Ad Class

6 Tips to Boost Personal SEO

By Melanie Stepanek (@shmelanie) While job searching itself isn’t a calculated science, elements of it certainly are. Today I’d like to focus on the highly logical and essential skill known as “Personal Search Engine Optimization,” or “Personal SEO.” Since I’m being logical, here is an established fact: the transitive property of geometry says that, “if… Read More 6 Tips to Boost Personal SEO

Classroom Update: Strategic Campaigns in Advertising

By Lisa Wilke (@LisaWilke) Greetings from the Strategic Campaigns in Advertising class! This year our client is the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Wis. We are working on creating an advertising campaign for its re-opening in fall 2010. We have been working hard over the course of the semester, but the bulk of our work… Read More Classroom Update: Strategic Campaigns in Advertising