March is always the busy season of internship application for summer and fall. HR managers receive snowflakes-like resumes from all over the country. How would you like yours stand out from others? Today, Color is going to share some tips of resume from PR perspective.
Why we need internship? A person who would like a blank paper as resume could skip the following part, you don’t have to waste time on this. Other fellows, the experience of studying abroad elaborates to us that one of the huge differences between educational theory of China and US is the latter focuses more on a person’s actual ability. Hence, you would better show yourself from your various working experience. Besides that, internship is a good chance for you to review yourself. Different experiences in different workplace review your adaptive situation therefore find out what kind of environment fit you best.
The best promotion in the marketing world is self-promotion. Coming from a country like China, we always treat modest as one of the best qualities that people can have. Nevertheless, competitive American culture requires you to be more confidence to show yourself. So, how can we systemize our resumes, package us as ideal products and deliver ourselves to HR managers?
list your background. your education, internship, research experience, campus activity and work. check which of them will be seen as benefit from employer.
Brain Storm your advantage and skills, not just let your potential employer see what you can do, but also how well you have done, why it matters, and what kind of achievement you can bring for the company.
Telling it and Selling it. You are not just want to say “Look at me”, but also want to let them see “what I can do for you”
Using some specific details to show your ability. Some numbers, outcomes and achievement will impress your HR manager and make your resume looks reliable.
Don’t just list facts of your life, show other characters of yourself, like your personality, your important quality and your responsibility. Remember, company is not just looking for a working machine, they are looking for a co-worker here.
Don’t always emphasized that the first person, everyone knows that this is your resume.
What kind of FORMAT will be helpful for you resume?
According to the classification of dummies. Com, in resume writing, there are a total of the following formats:
Reverse chronological: Lists all employment and education, beginning with the most recent and working backward.
Functional (skills-based): Shows what you can do instead of relaying what you’ve done and where you did it.
Hybrid (combination): A combination of both the reverse chronological and functionalresume formats.
Internet is place gathering public opinions. It is well-known that in which place people share ideas and opinions. Here, I will simply introduce the groundswell technologies. Introduced by the authors of Groundswell, “Groundswell technologies” includessuch as blogs, wikis, bookmarking and tagging sites, social networks, forums, ratings, reviews, RSS feeds, and widgets.
Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff introduce an interesting data tool called the “Social Technographic Profile”. By showing how you can use this metric to understand what percentage of online audience in your market, it will be hopefully helpful for organization to choose the right group and right method to conduct groundswell.
The social technograohic profile includes Creators, Critics, Collectors, Joiners, Spectators, Inactives, and of course the newly added, conversationlists.
Creators dedicate on producing new online content, they post new articles on blog, maintain an independent website, or upload video and podcast.
Critics react to others online content, like post a comments, use the grading and reviewing system, or editing wiki.
Collectors use bookmarking and RSS feeder to collect and integrate information. To some point, they complete the works of creators and critics.
Spectators, all they do is merely reading. They do not react or create to the online content. The specific number of percentage of spectators among US online audience is 48%, almost half audience remains a spectators statue.
Inactives, they are non-participating for online conversations.
Conversationlists, people share idea and information with online chatting. Like QQ group.
The real value for the organization to use this classification is to help you locating your audience’s characters in your target market, find out what they are using now, and therefore will help make decision on what kind of online promoting tools to conduct groundswell and public opinions monitoring. Besides, how to active inactives and spectators is another topic we could go deeper.
Online marketing needs walk your talk, you need to establish your goal first to help you achieve it.
There are 5 goals mentioned by the book Groundswell.
Listening: First you need to know where is your targeted audience group, what kind of tools and websites they are using, what’s they opinion. By integrating public opinion, understand what they need and focus for now, and find wealthy ideas that can help you improve your products and enhance your services.
Talking: By using the groundswell technologies, we could have the chance to join the conversation. The direct communication with audience will have direct impact on organization’s image.
Energizing: If you already build a loyal audience base, then find a way to enable and encourage your audience to express online. Comparing with ad, people tend to accept suggestions from friends. Word of mouth recommendations and advice from your audiences can go a lot further than anything you do on your own.
Supporting: Adhesiveness is building audience group. People naturally have the tendency to gather together when they have something in common. What we need to do it to maintain and improve this group.
Embracing: When one day, your audience is helping you with products, you are achieving the final goal of groundswell. It is not like you need reorganization from your audience, but what you did is to meet the demand from your audience. This is probably the hardest goal among total five. Find ways to use the groundswell to involve your customers in your decision-making processes, and implement their best ideas as quickly as you can.
One thing needs to pay attention is comparing to going forward one by one, the above five goals are more likely parallel. The achievement your online strategy accomplished for now does not necessarily mean your accomplishment to one or two goals.
More Information could be found on the author’s blog.
Contributing to the spring illusion in last week, I naively thought spring is coming. After expecting it for such a long winter, I probably was too exciting, and turns out with sore throat in the very next day.
Eura is more exciting than me, “Color, you have to listen to me, go to have a flu test now” she said, “I was in your position and wasted my time for best treatment within 48 hours, and make it a serious one later.”
Okay. Let’s go.
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I have seen a lot different kinds of people here and a lot different attitudes of living abroad. This is not a complicated environment but fulfill with complicated relationship. Horoscope book says that Capricornus this year is playing a consultant role, and I do feel that way sometimes.
Living in a total new environment, while there you have to replace your whole relationships including love, friendship and kinship, but the only thing you do not want to replace is your attitude towards them.
Long distance relationship, I never see so much long distance relationship in my life. Sometimes you win, but most time you lose. Life is a show, but cannot perform your heart. I am a loser of long distance, but I do admire those ones who still hanging there, at least hanging for now.
Time is a murder for killing a relationship, so is distance. While the topics for sharing are getting less and less, while future is getting blurrier and blurrier, how can you find a way to maintain your feeling for each other? Most time, we just treat it too serious, so we hesitate too much and too long, and convince ourselves to give up this hopeless feeling.
I question myself, and maybe get an answer by chatting with a friend. He is saying based on his own experience, “We are always thinking about how many difficulties we are going to encounter, how long we have to hanging there, and scare ourselves away even before we actually face them. But if I want to be with this person, I would like to think about how to conquer tribulation and be together.” Another girl who lasting for a long time LDR said that, the quarrel is unavoidable, but no matter how mad they were during the quarrel, they made a rule to tell each other “I love you” before farewell.
Our love, it connected by these tiny heartfelt expressions and indicates a shinning future. So, do not hesitate for your expression of love to those person you truly love.
Facebook Self-expression ad campaign, tell them how you feel, and you won’t regret it.
Love is to water as friendship is to mountain. While living abroad, they are the bunch of people always be there for you whether they are in Kent or far away from ocean. No matter what, they are support and back you up for your every difficult time. You are reflecting the shape of dream from each other, and cherishing the happy moment with each other. Do not stay at your room like forever. Leaving your dorm and making friends. Opening your door is the only way to let others enter your world.
They are ones who care you most. No matter how far you go, parents are the only person who will stay in that forever point and waiting for you. This is the softest place in your heart and a wound you can never get rid of.
Since being here, you have the first Mid-autumn Festival without them, and the coming Spring Festival and Lantern’s Festival. You also have the first birthday without them, and firstly experience the loneliness while you suddenly awake in the midnight. All we can do is thanking for the courage bestowed by life that making us the pride of families.
Thanks for the technology, we can talk and look them without being there. Talk to them, because they are experiencing the same miss just like you. Sometimes, distance can close our relationship.
“This advertisement by Tencent was broadcasted during the Spring Festival Gala, which is one of the most expensive air times on Chinese television. The familiar story is something a lot of Chinese families go through and has moved thousands of overseas Chinese students to tears.” — TNW Asia
As we all know, America is a country on the wheels, and without a vehicle, life here can be rough. Without having a car, how can you broaden and enrich your life via such activities as going out for internship or work?
When the spring is around the corner, it is the best time to purchase a car. Considering that lack of money and uncertainty of future are the two crucial problems for international students, the initial choice is to purchase used cars, which is going to be the main topic of this article.
In my opinion, it is the best time to buy a car right now instead of the conventional idea of buying a car after spring. I have three reasons for this opinion:
First, your car has to face the long winter in Ohio. Hence, it is important to make sure your car has good condition during the snowy day. So, while you purchasing a car, why not test the performance in snowy day?
Second, as I have observed, the price of most cars decreases except SUVs and trucks during winter.
Third, as an old saying that time is treasure, waiting a long-lasting freezing winter does not deserve. At present, semester having begun, winter being ending, and the price having not increased yet, buying a car right now can keep you away from the rush hour of purchasing a car.
How to buy a car depends on lots of factors, and the very first thing you need to do is to choose the brand and age of car according to your budget. This kind of information is all over the professional websites like KBB, which is informative for buying a used car. This kind of websites has two functions: 1) estimate the price of the used cars; 2) find out the dealer near to your location.
Without considering about having no information page of Kent, Craigslist is another good alternation. However, you still can find information under the Akron/Canton and Youngstown from both dealers and individual owners.
BE CAUTIOUS with Fraud on Craigslist!
The advantage of dealing with owner is that you don’t have to pay the extra money for foxy dealer, but if you are not the expert, probably you need to bring one as your accompany when you go to test the car. Otherwise, go to dealer.
If you find the car you want, you should begin to focus on the paperwork, especially the Carfax. Carfax is a kind of file of car including all kinds of records such as transaction and accidents information. Usually, dealer will provide Carfax files, which sometimes do not show the whole information, though. If you buy a car directly from an owner, you need to order a Carfax by yourself. Just make sure the information such as accident, insurance and the number of transitions.
Carfax is not free, and each will cost $34.99. But if you buy five once, it will just takes you $45.99 totally. You can keep the Carfax account for several months. I have some if you need, leave me a message.
Even though we have no intent to have a worm for breakfast, we still need to learn that spirit and be prepared in head of time. Practically, it is just the perfect time to prepare for your Spring Break.
When to leave?
Based on the School Calendar, The Spring Break in KSU will be at March 19-25, and don’t forget add the following weekend, that makes you totally have a 9 days vocation. Sounds great? But be aware of your midterm before that.
Different Universities have different agendas for Spring Break. However, normally the Spring Break will be set in the middle or at the end of March.
Depending on the different budgets and different hobbies, you can have several options for your Spring Break. Spring Break for Most American students means serious party time. However, for us international students, it means a great travel time.
Now it is the very time for you to get rid of endless snow and brace sunshine, sea and bikini for a little while. I know it cannot stop the storm you have to face recently, but just keep some sunshine in your dream could sweet your winter. Thinking about what Florida can provide you, sunshine, beach, Disney, Universal Studio, Shopping center, last but not least, seafood. Other similar options are South Padre Island and Myrtle Beach.
佛州永远是个很不错的选择，阳光沙滩比基尼，想想就很暖洋洋。虽然改变不了我们肯特还是一直在下雪的现状，但是心里想着佛州的迪士尼，环球影城，购物中心和海鲜，也就觉得爽歪歪了。其他类似的选择有德州的South Padre Island 和南卡的Myrtle Beach. 都是著名的度假胜地。
Sunshine California for Spring Break is a classic option. You’ve just got same reason for Florida, but it could be a little bit cold now. However, for California, there are only two seasons, rainy and dry seasons. Sadly, the rainy season will last until Apr. It is quite possible that you might encounter some cloudy time. But, if you just love this state, you will still have a lot of options to travel for except beach. Those great Places like Universal City, Disneyland, Hollywood, and Central Valley are also attracting enough for you.
Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the world, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment, including shopping and fine dining. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels. Many of these hotels are massive, providing thousands of rooms, with their large adjoining casino areas.The famous Bonanza Gift Shop has over 40,000 square feet for shopping space and billed as the “World’s Largest Gift Shop”. Besides, don’t forget to try their buffets. Normally, the price of the hotel is relatively cheaper than other states.
Book your flight ahead, book your hotel ahead, and book your resort ahead. All in all, plan your trip ahead so that you can get best price and location for your vocation. Normally, two or three months ahead will be a good timing.
Kayak doesn’t sell ticket, but will help you compare all airline website prices. Although we have similar ones like Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, but after comparing, Kayak always covers the largest amount of information and provides the cheapest ticket.
You don’t have to check other website for your ticket with Kayak, but this one is different. This website is for students. You need an email of .edu and, at the same time, to be under 35 years old. For most time it won’t be cheaper than Kayak, but sometimes, Student Universe will provide a great deal for student, and provide Spring Break deals recently for your trip. I find out the Las Vegas one is pretty attractive.
1. Go to website to check car information, a lot website could provide you car rental information. If you type “Car renting” in Google, you can get about 4,520,000 results in 0.51 seconds. You have plenty choices there. Besides, most travel websites will provide the comparison too. Like Hotwire, Priceline,Kayak, and Travelzoo, these websites can help with comparing different price of different car rental businesses. From my personal experience, Hotwire always have a lower price.
2. Book it online. Select your time to pick the car, and the time to return it, make the time precise. If you are late for the exact time, you might have to pay for the extra money. However, the precious time will be settled down when you pick the car. Another thing you need to understand is that the renting center will charge you extra money if you are under 25 years old, which is normally about $25 per day.
The renting center is always close to the airport, and has the shuttle drive you there directly.
4. Get the renting center, find your agency and sign the renting agreement. The key chain they give you has the year and color information, if you care about this part. (I DO!) You can change the color if you want.
5. Go to the parking lot, find your car, sign and start your adventure.
6. Normally, the gas is fulfilled. You need to return the car with gas fulfilled too.Don’t go to the gas station near the airport, that is always the most expensive place, Be aware with these details.
7. Last but not least, you might want to upgrade your insurance to cover everything for you before you rent the car. Insurance is the only thing that you bought but never want to use. However, you still need it to keep yourself away from possible loss.