Student Caring - A Podcast for Professors
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This blogpost and podcast is for our colleagues in higher educations, professors, the world over.

This is #4 in our series on teaching: Course Evaluations

SC 94  #4. Course Evals: Focus #2: What are your trends?

Learning from an analysis over time.

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SC 91  #1. Course Evals: The Big Picture
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In this episode David and Daniel discuss effective methods of teaching with stories.

Learning about Camels and Shakespeare.

 Stories in the classroom.

  • There are many great advantages to telling stories in the classroom.
  • Stories with a purpose can bring your topic or lesson to life.
  • Stories are a great way of bringing your students back to the topic.
  • Your stories had better be good and "on topic."

 

We cannot due this topic justice by communicating the stories to you in the form of a blog post.

Therefore, grab your favorite beverage, a snack and sit back to listen to the two stories in the podcast.

  • First up to the microphone is David who takes you into the world of Christmas, stage management, and camels. (This is a true story.)
  • Next, Daniel will give you insights into Shakespeare that will definitely cause you to think about what you know about this playwright.

 

Story Time from
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SC 81 #6. College to Career - The interview.

We are pleased to present this series of 6 blog posts and podcasts to help college graduates make the transition from college to career.

 

The Interview.

Your preparation is the key.

 

Students: Tips for Your Interview
7
 tips to help you with your interview:

 

1. Research the organization thoroughly. What are their values? What makes them tick?

  • Know some specific information about the company. 
  • You want to "DEMONSTRATE DESIRE" in the organization and the job.

 

2. Invest in 3 professional wardrobe looks which will align with the organization that you are applying to.

  • Research what their professional attire policies are via the Internet or in person. 
  • Wardrobe look #1 is for the interview, #2 is for the second interview, and #3 for the first day on the job.

 

3. Personal grooming of your hair, teeth, and nails are essential.

  • Do not wear perfume or cologne at all.
  • If you are a smoker, your interviewer will know this the moment you walk into the room, not good.
  • This is your FIRST IMPRESSION and it is important. Think of it as your FIRST DATE look for someone you are really interested in.
  • It is important that your eyes are visible, they are a window into who you are and your personality.
  • Your teeth need to be clean and flossed.
  • TIP:  While waiting to go into the interview, place a piece of hard candy or breath mint in your mouth, when you are called in, crunch it up.
  • You would be surprised what people look at during an interview. They may look at your hands. Are you fidgeting? Are your nails clean?

 

4. Shaking their hand.

  • Shake your interviewers hand firmly and only long enough so that know what the color of their eyes are.

 

5. Answer questions succinctly and briefly.

  • Your answers should be about two minutes or less.
  • Research the job advertisement carefully so you can anticipate what questions you may be asked.
  • If you don't know an answer, admit to it. Always be 100% honest.

 

6. If you do not understand a question, ask them to clarify it for you.

  • Sometimes, the questions may not be clear or the best.

 

7. Always prepare questions that you can ask the interviewer. 

  • Prepare these questions with care so you do not present yourself in a negative way.
  • Be open and honest about your salary needs.

 

BONUS TIP: Always send (via snail mail) a professionally written thank you note.

 

We wish you all the best with your job searches and hope that you land a job that you are happy with.

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We are pleased to present this series of 6 blog posts and podcasts to help college graduates make the transition from college to career.

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Number 5: Your Job Search

Help people and they will help you.

 


7
 tips to help you with your job search:

 

1. Help people and they will help you. 

  • Go out of your way to help others to find work.
  • Join together with other people and create a team to find work.
  • You are better as a group.
  • You are not alone!

2. Consider paying the extra money for the Premium LinkedIn service.

  • A student of ours did this and immediately got 3 interviews, one of them turning into a great job. 

3. Get to know leaders in the field of work that you are interested in.

  • The leaders are the ones in the hiring position.

4. Search the Internet for job openings, DAILY. 

  • Everybody else is doing this, you need to also.
  • Jobs are continuously posted.
  • Have a routine that you do every day.

5. Register with online job banks. 

  • Locate job banks in your are of interest.
  • Discover the keywords that employers will be searching and include them in your online resume.

6. Join organization applicable to your search area.

  • These organizations will often have job banks associated with them.

7. Commit to never quit. 

  • Don't underestimate the amount of time and effort and work you must invest to obtain work.
  • It's a tough job market.
  • Consider looking for work that is not specifically what you have your hopes set on. At least for awhile.
  • As soon as you expand your geographic area of search more possibilities will be open to you.

 

Check back in two weeks for our next Blogpost / Podcast: The Interview - Your Preparation is the key.

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Number 4: Your Calling Card

Create the perfect cover letter & resume.

  • Keep in mind that you'll want to create these documents for the printed page in various digital formats too.


7
 tips to help you create your perfect cover letter and resume:

 

1. Create a digital document which will contain ALL of your experience to date.

  • Meet with your career guidance office or professor to learn what is the best format for your field of interest. 
  • Do not underestimate the amount of time and care that you must invest in these documents.
  • Remember, people are looking for 'perfect' here.
  • Most employers will not look past the top one-third of your resume page. If they see something promising, in the top-third, they continue to read.
  • Customize the information on your resume so that it is only applicable to the specific job you are applying for.
  • The documents you send out need to be proofed by someone who an excellent proof-reader. These documents need to be perfect in every way.

2. Do not include any experience that is not directly related to the job you applying for.

  • Do include your applicable coursework. Tell them what you've learned.
  • Do include on or off campus work, paid or unpaid that applies to the job you are applying for.

3. Identify 3 trusted person who know your work and will speak honestly and highly of you and your work.

  • Be sure to include their title, place of business, telephone number, and email address.
  • The more they can say about you, the better.
  • Let your professional references know ahead of time. Request that they be a reference for you.

4. Do not lie on your resume.

  • Once you cross the line into 'making stuff up' then you cross the line into trouble.
  • Lying on your resume can get you fired and blacken your name in that industry.

5. Create online versions of your resume on your professional website.

  • Version No. One: HTML. This is searchable and you can insert links to relevant references.
  • Version No. Two: Microsoft Word - Read only document. This remains the standard in word processing documents.
  • Version No. Three: PDF - This is commonly free and available on all computers.

6. Register your website with these search engines:

7. Insert something unique about you in your resume.

  • You need to STAND OUT! Remember, you are one of many.

 

More on this in our next Blogpost / Podcast, “College to Career - Your Job Search

Help people and they will help you.”

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I put away childish things.

 

  • Your online image has become something that is now part of the public record.
  • It used to be that your first contact was the interview, not so any more, this is your first contact. You only get one chance to make a first impression, make it count.
  • Perspective employers will search for you when you apply for a job. What does your online image say about you?
  • Employers are now asking applicants to give them access to your social networks. There are looking for anything that does not align with their companies image and values.
  • Make sure that what you have online is the image that you want to project.


7
 TIPS to Help You with Your Internship.

 

1. Search the Internet with your full name to discover what appears.

  • You may be surprised at what you find.
  • You’ll want to search in text, images, videos and news.
  • You cannot assume that your name is unique.
  • ACTION STEP: Purchase a unique URL that is specific to you.

 

2. Clean up your social networks.

  • All information on your social networks should align with the values of the places you are applying to for work.
  • It is a mistake to think that your social networks are private worlds, they are not.
  • Things that you say that you think are private, are not.
  • Would you be proud or comfortable to show your Grandmother all of your online content?
  • What does your profile reveal about you?
  • What story are your photographs telling about you?
  • Is your spelling and grammar correct?
  • Who are you friends with and are you 100% proud of every post, image, and video that you are mentioned / linked to or appear in?

 

Daniel:  “We realize that this is a bit of work, this is an important project and something that will require some time.”

 

3. Join professional networks.

  • An excellent one that we recommend is LinkedIn. (It’ free!)
  • In LinkedIn, join a group in the field that you are interested in.
  • Offer to write a guest post as an opportunity get your name out there.

 

4. Search the Internet for websites that are in your field of interest.

  • Offer to write a guest post for these sites.
  • Create unique searchable high quality content.
  • Create a YouTube video to demonstrate your knowledge in your field.

 

5. Go back into all of your “cleaned up social networks and populate them with excellent information about your field of interest. Only the best posts, photographs, and videos should appear there.

  • Create a YouTube video to demonstrate your knowledge in your field of interest.

 

6. Create a “Google Alert” on your name. (LINK)

  • When you do this, every time your name appears out there, you will get an email.

 

7. Never say or put online a negative comment about a person or an organization again.

  • This is a big deal.
  • This is not the place for you to ‘vent’, in fact this is a place where people are going to take your comments pretty seriously as a job candidate.
  • If you want to socialize with people, do it in person.
  • This will not only prevent you from getting a job, it will get you fired from a job.

 

~  Next in this series  ~ 

“Your Calling Card / Creating the Perfect Cover Letter and Resume.”

 

 

 

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A significant learning experience.

The job market has changed in the U.S. We hear from our graduates, who are very qualified, how difficult it is to find a job.


7
 TIPS to Help You with Your Internship.

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Number 1: Know Who You Are.

Self discovery is the key to a good fit.

Understanding what you are best at can provide an easier to path to a career and a job that is good fit for both you and the employer.


7
 tips to help you discover who you are...

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Prof's de Roulet and Pecoraro discuss an excellent article: How Parents Can Help College Students Value Their Mistakes from College Parents of America.

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Prof's de Roulet and Pecoraro explore for their colleagues, how to remember what you didn't know, in order to better understand and connect with our students.

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In this episode, Daniel and David read from Teaching and the Case Method, by Louis B. Barnes, C. Roland Christensen, and Abby J. Hansen.

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In this episode, Daniel and David read and discuss from Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, by L. Dee Fink.

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In this episode, Daniel and David read and discuss two paragraphs from The Courage to Teach, by Parker J. Palmer.

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In this episode, Daniel and David discuss some (surprising) examples of lying and cheating in higher education. 

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SC 69 # 2 When College Students Say... We Think...

So we may all gain a better understanding of the professor / student relationship, we are exploring some situations, When College Students Say... We Think...

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SC 68 # 1 When College Students Say... We Think...

So we may all gain a better understanding of the professor / student relationship, we are exploring some situations, When College Students Say... We Think...

We realize that when students say these things, they're not usually saying it in the way that we hear it. These are moments when my mind is racing through five possible ways to answer.

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In this episode, Daniel and David discuss 10 Student Tips for New (Mid) Year from Dr. Stephanie Sarkis of Psychology Today. Dr. Sarkis is the author of Making the Grade with A.D.D. and A.D.D. and Your Money.

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