Learn, Experience and Network

By Monique L. Lewis, iMedia ‘15

Outside of the great information and skills we are learning in class, the iMedia program also offers many learning, experience, and networking opportunities. I’ve gathered a collection of upcoming events for iMedia ’15 to attend and to give future iMedia students an idea of what to look forward to when they’re in the program:

Lights, Camera, Hired! Resumes for Hollywood
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
McEwen 011
“Interested in making it in ‘The Industry?’ Learn what makes a resume standout in Hollywood straight from the professionals. Presented by Elon University ’12 alum Raj Rawal, who has hired interns, worked with What’s Trending, 20th Century Fox, and Creative Artists Agency, and also participated in resume workshops with William Morris Endeavor talent agency and Warner Brothers. Come and learn the secrets of landing and conquering an entertainment interview and jump starting your career.”

Smart Social Media for the 21st Century: Becoming a Social Media Tastemaker
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 4:15 PM
McEwen 011
“Learn how to use social media for more than just ‘likes’ and re-tweets. Former ‘What’s Trending’ Associate producer and current Streamline Producer for ‘MissGlamorazzi,’ Elon University ’12 alum Raj Rawal shares what it takes to become a tastemaker in a social media and digitally driven world.”

Matthew Duncan
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Powell
Matthew Duncan is an iMedia ’12 alum and associate product manager at ESPN. He will speak with iMedia ‘15 about his opportunities and career choices.

Rails Girls RDU
Friday, October 17, 2014- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Durham, NC
Rails Girls RDU is offering women who are interested in learning Ruby on Rails, an application framework that greatly simplifies the development of web apps, a free two-day workshop. Applications will be accepted until 10/15.

CreateAthon
Thursday, October 23, 2014- Friday, October 24, 2014
Greensboro, NC
Every year, SalesFactory + Woodbine in Greensboro hosts a 24-hour non-profit media blitz called a CreateAthon that results in new projects for non-profits and local organizations. They have reserved three spots for iMedia ’15 designers to pitch in for the event. The event runs from Thursday, October 23 at 8 AM to Friday, October 24 @ 8 AM.This is a great opportunity to make connections and create a nice portfolio piece.

This list is only the beginning of opportunities that iMedia instructors and alumni pass along to students through email and the Elon University Interactive Media Community Facebook page.

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About Monique L. Lewis

Monique graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Communication Studies. During her time at NCCU, Monique was a reporter and assistant editor of the school’s award-winning student newspaper, The Campus Echo, from which some of her articles also appeared in the Durham Voice, a community newspaper serving Northeast Central Durham. She has interned with Duke University School of Nursing’s Marketing and Communication team and NCCU’s WNCU 90.7 FM Radio news and public affairs department. Monique was on a clear path to journalism until she took a desktop publishing class that lead to a passion for design. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Interactive Media at Elon University and is looking forward to a future in graphic design.

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