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For our new grads: HOW TO: Set Up an Online Resume

The Media Center’s twitter account subscribes to a few great sites that help us keep up with all things media!  We retweet some gems as they surface but I thought this one from Mashable was helpful for our newest grads so I wanted to highlight it.

Sure, it’s not for everyone, but for a few creative & courageous souls it might just be a perfect fit.  There are some different options they lay out in the article but all are highly engaging & informative, with the right dose of fun attached.

Links to helpful Mashable Articles:

HOW TO: Set Up an Online Resume

Top 5 Tips for Creating Impressive Video Resumes

10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From

Professor Amy Farrell on the Colbert Report (Again!)

Kudos to American Studies Professor Amy Farrell for again being able to hold her own while being interviewed by the one and only Stephen Colbert.

Unfortunately, the RZA wasn’t on the show with her this time but we can hope that her next appearance will coincide with another member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Her new book is out, titled “Fat Shame”, so you should rush out to pick up a copy!

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Amy Farrell
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The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Obesity Epidemic – Amy Farrell
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive


This blog post is long but is a wonderful read.  It’s full of great ideas and it made me smile just reading it.  Lots of the concepts can be applied to media projects but really they are just some good guidelines to follow in your life.  One of my favorite takeaways was learning of a great quote from Kurt Vonnegut.  He is one of my favorite authors and these are some words to live by.

“Kurt Vonnegut said it best: “There’s only one rule I know of: goddamn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

Reading this post brightened up my Monday and I hope you feel the same way when you read (or at least skim over) it. Here are a few of the main points, I won’t give them all to you because you need to go read it for yourself!

Full Article Here

Redefining the blog

I have personally had a Blogger account for over 6 years now but when I recently wanted to set up a blog, I went with WordPress instead.  I love WP (that’s what this site runs on) but I must say that the new enhancements Google just unveiled on Blogger are rather impressive.  Go to any blogger site and add /view at the end to get a completely different way to see the posts.  I will definitely need to dig a little deeper into these changes and it will make it harder when I have to choose a blog recommendation for myself or people asking for assistance.  [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Why Do Animated Videos Work?

Have you ever seen videos from Common Craft?  Amazing, aren’t they?   The reason they are so great is because they take complex topics and simplify them so everyone can easily understand them.

In the Media Center, we are always trying to find ways to deliver tutorials and trainings so people can get the most out of it and not get confused.  Common Craft posted this blog discussing why animated videos work so well when trying to inform people.

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