It’s About That Time

By: Amber McCraw, Assistant Director of Career Services, School of Communications

As the Spring semester starts, our iMedia students are reminded how close graduation actually is and the reality that the job search process is going to soon start. With their course load and capstone projects filling up their schedule, we encourage them to get an early start and set aside time to devote to it throughout the semester. Below is a check list of things to remember and work on throughout the process.

  • Update your resume with relevant course work, software and equipment skills, fly-in projects, and any freelance work completed since the start of the program.
  • Create a cover letter draft to be edited and used as a base for applications that describes your relevant experiences and career goals.
  • Update your online portfolio with samples of your work from courses, the fly-in experience, and other projects.
  • Create or update your LinkedIn profile with your experiences and a custom URL. Use LinkedIn to reach companies and connect with alumni from Elon and your undergraduate institution.
  • Make an appointment with the Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications (Me) to have your materials reviewed before beginning the application process.
  • Craft a list of cities you have an interest in moving to and start to make a list of companies in each of those cities that you would like to work for.
  • Attend the Spring Job & Internship Expo on Thursday, March 2nd in Alumni Gym from 2:00-5:30 pm to network with the 80 employers who will be in attendance. Download the free Career Fair Plus App to see who is attending.
  • Add the Elon Com-Advisor as a friend on Facebook to stay up to date with daily job announcements .
  • Search for opportunities on the Elon Job Network. This is an exclusive database just for Elon students and alumni. These employers specifically want Elon talent.
  • Schedule a mock interview to practice speaking about your skills and experiences as they relate to the job you have applied for.
  • Let me know once you have accepted a position!

It is an exciting time for our students as they both finish up their time at Elon and prepare for their time after Elon. The SPDC and SoC have great resources to assist in the process. We are so proud of the great work they have completed and can’t wait to hear as the job offers roll in.

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About Amber Moser

Amber Moser serves as a the Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications. Previously, she served as a Career Advising fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year. Before arriving at Elon, she earned an M. Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia where she worked in Residence Life. Prior to UGA, Amber attended NC State, leaving with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Psychology. As an advisor, she works with students in the School of Communications to help them set and reach their career goals. This includes working with students to update their resumes, practice their interviewing skills, develop their professional brand via LinkedIn, and provide them with resources for the internship and job search.

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