Website of the Week

January 10- Using QR Codes

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success before they gave up.”     ~ Thomas Edison ~

1. Having a QR code is not only a quick way to get you to a portfolio, blog, website, etc. but also a way to help me get noticed.

2. QR codes are free to create and all you need is a smartphone.

3. Looks professional and shows that you are serious about your career. This is because you had to take the time to create a QR code, but then put it on things like a resume or business card.

4. Its a way for someone to find out more about you or to see some of your work. Now days resumes have your basic info on them and they are all going to look the same.

5. QR codes are a new thing, but are growing everyday. If you create one now then in the future you will be one step ahead of everyone else.

January 17- I-Comm Student Media

“A leader takes people where they want to go.  A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”  ~ Rosalyn Carter ~

http://www.byuicomm.net/

1. Have hands on experience both in and outside of the news studio.

2. Be able to interview others and turn them into stories.

3. Edit videos and stories with different programs on the computer.

4. Teaches you how to be professional by giving you deadlines.

5. Learn from others who have had more experience than you in the field.

January 24- AP

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~

http://www.ap.org

1. A large source of independent news gathering. It is one of the largest and most trusted in the United States.

2. A not-for-profit ran company that is maintained by the members of the American newspaper and broadcast.

3. AP stands for Associated Press and has covered major news stories for the past 165 years.

4. The Associated Press has created the AP Stylebook which helps journalist know the correct way to write about almost anything and everything.

5. Newspapers across the United States use the AP to get news stories that they can write about.

January 31- Job Interview Questions

“I have watched constantly that in our work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether my productions deal with fable or with stories of living action.” ~ Walt Disney ~

http://www.jobinterviewquestions.org/

1. Interviews give you the opportunity to show your potentially future employer what kind of employee are going to be.

2. Phone, face-to-face, group, panel, stress, informational, online, and behavioral are types of different interviews you may go through.

3. Employers will format interviews differently ranging from academic to technical. It all depend on the company and what they are looking for.

4. A few things you should avoid are poor personal appearance, show up unprepared, showing up late, being disrespectful, lying, and being too modest.

5. When you are preparing for an interview make sure that you know yourself, practice, and research the company.

February 7- Public Relations Student Society of America 

“Anyone can steer a ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.” ~ John C. Maxwell, The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day ~

http://www.prssa.org

1. PRSSA offers internships and jobs as well as career tools to help prepare you or inform you. They even have a job center where companies can post job listings.

2. They hold national and regional conferences where people come together and discuss public relations. Sometimes companies send in some of their top people to speak or to just attend and gather information.

3. PRSSA is a club that you can join for a fine and they have chapters all over the United States.

4. Its parent organization is the Public Relations Society of America with over 11,000 members.

5. Offers professional development, networking opportunities, and news.

February 14

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself.”  ~ Alan Alda ~

http://www.byuideanspics.com ~ http://www.byuiphotographics.com ~ emp.byui.edu/esplinc/comm347/p4samplesweb.htm ~ shawnhepworth.wordpress.com ~ photoshopworld. com

1. Shows work of various students each semester in the COMM 370 digital imaging class. Some of the work is amazing.

2. Holds photo contest for students at BYU-I and gives out various prizes.

3. COMM 462 which is the advance visual media class on campus gives examples of some student portfolios.

4. Shawn Hepworth’s blog with some of his pictures and reason he got into it.

5. Photoshop world holds a conference for photographers and photoshop users to attend and learn more about how to use photoshop or even to catch up on the latest updates.

February 21

“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.”  ~ Wally Amos ~ (Who is Wally Amos, anybody know?)

web.byui.edu/gradplan

1. This address takes you directly to your gradplan and degree audit.

2. Under the degree audit section it tells you what classes you still need to take and how many credits.

3. It gives you messages and errors letting you know what is complete and what still needs to be planned.

4. You are able to reset and save changes. So say you created your grad plan, but you want to go back and fix something you can do so.

5. It lists each semester out including your offtrack semester and has the title of the class you are planning to take under that specific semester as well as credits.

February 28

“We need to be willing to let our gears of commitment be hammered and shaped so that they mesh with life’s opportunities in ways tha are curcial.”  ~ Elder Neal A. Maxwell ~ Ensign, August 2000, p. 12

http://www.aaf.org

1. AAF stand for the American Advertising association and is the oldest national advertising trade association.

2. Acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising” and has over 40,000 members.

3. Its role is to protect and promote the well being of advertising.

4. Allows members and students to network with each other and create business solutions.

5. Provides members with the latest trends in technology, creativity, and marketing.

March 7

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”  ~ Aristotle ~

http://www.timeanddate.org

1. Provides you with a calender and a world clock so that you can plan out your day or even weeks.

2. It provides news such as holiday and events as well as time zone.

3. It has a calculator where you can figure out what day of the week something was or when something will be.

4. There is a meeting planner so that you can figure out what your are going to say in your next meeting or simply so that you can take notes.

5. Countdowns are available under timers so that you can countdown to that big day whether it be graduation, an internship, or maybe even your first day of work.

March 14

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster ~

http://www.office.microsoft.com

1. Free templates are available for almost about anything from birthday cards to presentations.

2. Helps you to organize and plan ahead. Able to create charts and calenders.

3. Office products include, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, word, and more.

4. Provides you with clip art and images of pretty much about anything.

5. Can create an account so it will save all of your work and progress.

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