Ten Steps to Prepare College Students for the Job Market

A real good article in a recent Wall Street Journal offers ten steps to prepare college students for the job market. The reporter spoke with career coaches, recruiters and recent graduates. Read it here.

The ten pieces of advice are:

1. Look for a job early (while still in school).

2. Network with professionals while in college.

3. While is college, work part time or take an internship.

4. Get involved with career-related clubs and activities.

5. Apply for many jobs, but don’t be a application hound. Apply for jobs that you’re qualified for.

6. Become professional while in school:  Dress well, create a LinkedIn account, clean up your online presence, make business cards.

7. Set career goals. They can always change (and probably will), but write down specirfic goals with deadlines.

8. Go to the college career center.

9. Keep track of your achievements and share them online (like on your LinkedIn page).

10. Develope relevant skills. You don’t need to have a job to practice and get experience. Be creative and make things that are similar to your career goals.

Bonus tip from me:  Be positive, energetic, and do at least one little thing every week to help make your life’s work a reality.


Advertising internship at Apple (writer)

Copywriter Internship for Apple:

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Apple is looking for a writer intern with a "positive attitude and a curious mind.".

Looking for a copywriting student to spend the summer at Apple. You would be working on projects and campaigns with design interns, which would potentially include work across social media, in-store posters for Apple stores, web, app development, and iAds. Ideally you’re able to write great headlines and body copy so we could also pull you in on other day-to-day projects. And as you can probably guess, you would need to write in a way that makes all the tech stuff easy to understand and keeps with the voice of the Apple Brand. By the end of the summer you’ll have written a lot, everyday, and potentially have your work seen by millions of people worldwide.

Good things to have:

  • Advertising writing with headline experience
  • Ability to tell a story and be creative
  • A positive attitude and curious mind

Please send resumes and sample of work to Amber at akostik@apple.com

Help Wanted: Account Coordinator, McDonald’s account, Richmond

Moroch is one of the top 20 full service independent advertising agencies in the country, based out of Dallas, with multiple field service offices around the US. We provide research, strategic planning, media planning and buying, brand and retail creative execution in print, broadcast and web for one of the world’s most beloved brands, McDonald’s.

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – in Advertising, Marketing, Communications or Business – a plus

We are growing quickly and reinventing the way media works in an integrated marketing environment. If you recognize that the changing consumer and digital environment creates opportunities to really move the sales needle more than ever before, then please read on, you might be interested in joining us. Click the link for all of the specs about the position. Good luck! Richmond Account Coordinator as of 1-14-11 FINAL