Next week, CUSS is holding the first ever Communications Professional Development Conference. Along with a LinkedIn workshop, professional headshots, and free food, there will also be a panel of communications professionals from all walks of life. They will be there to talk about their education, their careers, and advice they have for university students looking to break into the professional world. If that’s not enough to convince you, here’s why you shouldn’t miss this fantastic opportunity:
By: Gabriella Taekema
The answer is that there are different small events in a certain time frame that is centered around a certain profession. When you go to a professional development conference, you will arrive and register. There may be workshops, panels, keynote speakers or networking. Workshops are there to equip you with new information, best practices, and new skills. Panels have a few professionals talk about their experiences and answer questions. Panels are uniquely beneficial to conference goers because they offer many difference perspectives and insights in one event. Keynote speakers offer more depth than panels. Networking at a conference is especially useful to grow your list of contacts because there are exponentially more people to network with than a regular event.
We sat down with one of our Social Media Directors Erin Boyle. She was super interested in the social media aspect of CUSS and decided to run for a position that means a lot to her. She is currently finishing up her Second year and we hope she continues to play a huge role in CUSS in her upper year studies. We love you Erin! Below are Erin’s lovely answers
We sat down with a few members of the 2017-2018 exec team to discuss why they joined, what they hope you get out of CUSS if you decide to run for a position and their challenges you might face. Michelle Vuong is a 4th year rep who has been in CUSS since her first year and will be graduating this year! We love you Michelle! Check out her interview below.
By: Catherine Johnson
Having the opportunity to network is valuable asset that many students don’t have the opportunity to part-take in. CUSS Networking provides students to meet professional individuals in specific fields and ask them questions, share ideas and make connections in a laid-back environment. While they’re so many benefits from networking, some people avoid it. I’m going to tell you why it’s awesome.
Community listening means that you watch what your target customers like and don’t like. You get feedback in the form of comments, likes, reactions and shares. Community listening lets you get in on fads such as rolled ice cream, new nail trends, and viral hair cutting videos. You get to see what viral videos your audience likes and deconstruct what makes them so popular. Continue reading
For the second year in a row, CUSS has put together an incredible night to not only celebrate communication students but to acknowledge the fabulous facility and alumni that make our degree possible. Continue reading
By: Catherine Johnson
As we’re at the half way point of the school year, CUSS elections are not far away. In April, the CUSS executive team will have new faces added to their team and saying goodbye to memorable executives, who have dedicated years to this organization. While it may seem like a long time away, I’d suggest getting involved with CUSS sooner rather than later, as you can make meaningful relationships with new people and make connects with executives beyond the interview. Here are 5 reasons to join the CUSS executive team this year! Continue reading
On November 14th , I and a number of women across Ottawa were afforded the opportunity to listen to “GirlBoss” Sophia Amoruso speak at Algonquin College! Sophia Amoruso is an entrepreneur, the founder of Nasty Gal, and best-selling author of #GirlBoss, and most recently founded Girl Boss media. She is the ultimate boss and such an inspiration to myself and an infinite amount of people, which is why this was an exciting moment for women across Ottawa to listen to Sophia speak about what it takes to be a successful woman or better yet a “GirlBoss”.
By: Margaret Johnston
On Thursday, November 2nd, a bus full of excited Communications students and Senators fans left Carleton University, and arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre. We were given the truly awesome opportunity to not only go to an Ottawa Senators game, but to go on a backstage tour of the communications and media facilities in the arena! Continue reading