Writing workshop assists Communication majors

Partnership between Department of Writing and Communication, NSU Career Development

The Department of Writing and Communication and NSU Career Development have teamed up to host a series of workshops for Communication majors during the 2016-2017 academic year.

“Students often tell me that when it comes to internships and jobs that they don’t know where to start, “ said Megan Fitzgerald, Ph.D., associate professor of communication. “We developed these workshops with Career Development as a starting point. The idea is to give our majors information and resources specific to their internship and career goals, so that they can feel confident and prepared when they take those next steps."

Workshop

The first workshop, hosted on Thursday, Nov. 3, was led by Career Adviser Wanda Martinez and focused on resume development and networking.

“The workshop was a great experience, helpful and provided very clear information,” said Aldana Foigel, a sophomore majoring in Communication. “Now, I know how to build my resume.”

Students were also introduced to NSU's Shark Shadow program, which allows NSU students to shadow professionals at work, and Handshake, a web-based networking tool that connects students with internships and job opportunities.

"The workshop really opened my eyes to the power of networking,” said Jeweliana Register, a junior majoring in Communication. “Communications professionals rely on each other to stay connected, so learning to effectively and appropriately network is so important."

A second workshop will be hosted on Jan. 19 and will focus on internships and interviewing.