SCORE Vol. 2, No. 48  Thursday, April 12, 2018

Southeastern COmmunication REview

SCORE: Newsletter for Southeastern Louisiana University communication majors

                           Vol. 2, No. 48 — Thursday, April 12, 2018

NOCA Feature Story of the Day:

      New Concentrations for the Communication Degree

By Sarah Cooper

       Reports of changes to the Communication curriculum catalog have been a cause of concern for some students. Change can be intimidating in any situation, but these changes are simple and can possibly work in your favor. To begin, the changes will only affect students in the 2018-2019 catalog year. All incoming Communication majors will adhere to this plan starting in the Fall semester. This can also affect any current student that voluntarily chooses to change their catalog year. Some of the main changes are the addition of a Standards of Communication Technology (Comm 155) and the division of Communication Theory and Research (Comm 391) into two separate classes, Communication Theory (Comm 392) and Research Methods (393). Areas of focus, or concentrations, will be implemented to ensure that students are taking pertinent classes that apply to their field of study. The four official concentrations are Organizational Communication and Speech, Public Relations, Broadcast Production and Multimedia Journalism, and General Communication.

         Each concentration will have a predetermined list of classes from which a student can choose from. The Fine Arts and Statistics prerequisites have also been modified. Students will be required to take one fine art class instead of two and the Math 241 requirement can be substituted with Philosophy 201. The catalog changes have the potential to be extremely beneficial to students. These changes could especially be helpful for current freshmen and sophomores that are indecisive about what to concentrate in or are struggling with meeting prerequisite requirements. If you have any questions about the revisions or are interested in changing to the new catalog, visit D Vickers Room 223 to consult with one of the advisors to determine if this change is right for you.

Strategies for Writing a Great Grad Student Bio

       Read these helpful tips to create a great academic biography.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/%E2%80%98so-tell-me-about-yourself%E2%80%99-winning-bio-game

   

Start Developing Leadership Skills Now

       Develop these skills to become a great leader within your organization.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40552877/4-ways-to-develop-leadership-skills-in-your-everyday-life

   

Who to Include on Your Reference List

       Use these recommendations when asking people to be your references.

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-04-05/beyond-the-boss-why-everyone-you-work-with-matters-when-it-comes-to-references

NOCA Job Opening of the Day:

Director of Member Services and Corporate Communications

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc- Kansas

       Develop and implement marketing, energy management and communication programs by planning, organizing, and coordinating cooperative resources to promote the mission of Wheatland Electric Cooperative to members and employees.

https://www.google.com/search?q=organizational+communication+jobs&oq=organiza&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j0l4.3994j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;jobs&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi934_grLPaAhVSF6wKHbywAQwQiYsCCEkoAQ#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=r_sn0rofzqpu-0BiAAAAAA%3D%3D&htivrt=jobs

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Editor of the Day: Julia Ernest

This newsletter is produced Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters by students who are members of a Southeastern communication extracurricular organization and is distributed to communication majors, faculty members, alumni and other interested parties. Specific names and email addresses of people who receive this newsletter are kept confidential. Opinions expressed here represent the views of the writer and not Southeastern Louisiana University. To provide a suggestion for an article, or to submit an article or to comment on any aspect of this newsletter, please send email to feng1678@selu.edu. Items in this newsletter that refer to articles originally published elsewhere, copyright restrictions may prohibit copying or re-distribution; however, original items that appear in this newsletter can be copied, stored, aggregated or re-distributed without permission, but please give credit to the bylined author and to SCORE. To unsubscribe to this newsletter, send an email to feng1678@selu.edu. -30

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