We’re 48 Days from Graduation. Is time flying or dragging?

Happy April J455 job hunters. With only 48 days to go I can’t seem to decide if time is flying by or starting to drag its feet. Tell me how you’re feeling about the speed with which we’re headed to graduation May 18:

We’ve got a jam-packed month ahead of us. Here’s what’s on tap:

April 7: Guest Speaker Danielle Salvato-Earl
Danielle is an account manager at Kulesa Faul PR in the Bay Area. She’s going to discuss in the ins and outs of interviewing.

April 7 is also the start of Mandatory Advising Week and open applications for Tehama Group Communications’ fall team.

April 14: Guest Speaker Kristina Richmann
Kristina is a senior account executive at Vantage PR where she works with technology clients focusing on mobile, advertising, interactive TV, music, connected car, smart grid and telecom sectors. She’ll be sharing how to stand out in positive ways during the job hunt process.

April 16: Crocker & Crocker Summer Internship Info Session (see last week’s email).

April 18: San Francisco site visit trip.

April 21: SETs & Walt & Co.
8 – 8:50 a.m.: Student evaluations of teachers and Q&A for the portfolio assignment.

9-9:50 a.m. Guest Speaker Ian Twamley from Walt & Co. will be discussing what to expect in your first six to nine months on the job.

10 – Noon: Ian will be conducting first round interviews for Walt & Co.’s paid summer internship program. See my post on the department’s Facebook page for more info. Resume should be submitted to Walt & Co. before the end of this week to be considered for internship spot.

April 28: Portfolio Deadline
The big assignment is due: online portfolio, cover letter and video elevator pitch. We’ll be doing class presentations of your work.

Let’s take a collective deep breath, then dive on in!

Best,
@DebraJChico

About debrajchico

I teach public relations for Chico State's Department of Journalism & Public Relations. Over the 20+ years of my career I've worked in high-tech agency, governmental and nonprofit PR. I teach courses in entrepreneurial journalism, writing and publication design, PR strategy, advise our student-managed PR agency, and oversee our internship program.

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