SIUC Dept. of Communication Studies RSOs
by Alyssa Metelak, Communication Studies
The use of virtual teams to conduct business has skyrocketed in the past year. In many instances employers have switched to online thinking, so for young professionals joining the workforce, this post highlights the pros and cons to virtual networking in the communication field, and how to get better at it.
A professional profile is to your resume as a thesis is your English paper or speech.
If written with high-impact in mind and without grammatical errors, a resume profile can get the document through application scanners and provide a recruiter a quick summary of the key highlights in a resume. The difference between a good profile and a great profile could be the difference between a recruiter reading your resume (great profile) or immediately passing on it and moving to the next candidate (bad or good profile)!
In this blog, we continue our resume writing journey (see our first post on the header) by providing a before and after look at our profile summaries.
Let's be honest!
Let’s be honest, college students do not often utilize the resources that are offered at their university. In my case, I wasn't using the Center for Learning Support Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
I personally have been struggling this semester with managing my class workload. However, this has changed since I reached out for help. Recently, I've felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I wish I had asked for help sooner.
The Communication Career Council provides Southern Illinois University Carbondale students with career-ready skills training and job preparation in business communication and organizational communication. Because we are preparing ourselves for the workplaces of the future, we try to stay ahead of workplace trends. Therefore, when Covid-19 came onto the scene and led to cancellation of classes and in-person meetings, we thought to ourselves— “no problem!” We'll just keep using Microsoft Teams.
by Brent Palmer
In this, my third and final installment on communication and race, I will be using Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk About Race once more, in order to discuss the chapter, “I Just Got Called a Racist, what do I do Now?”
Talking about race is a difficult task. Race is rarely talked about outside of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February in primary school, meaning an everyday part of communication on race is lost on many Americans. When brought up in history books, some issues can be recontextualized to fit the broader narrative that keeps society the way it is. This narrative, when critically reviewed, is a part of a white power structure, that privileges white people over people of color. Many people call this white privilege, but this systemic construction of power against people of color is also a definition of white supremacy, also encompassing the idea of a racial (white) state.