I am an adjunct professor in the Department of Newspaper and Online Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.
In the spring semester, I enjoy teaching the Advanced Editing course because we re-imagine it every year. The Syracuse Jobs Matter project was this semester’s project.
Usually, the editing course collaborates with a reporting course. This semester, however, reporters were embedded in the editing course as enrolled students. This model for collaboration worked well because no matter what the task at hand — especially brainstorming ideas — students were involved with one another in real time.
My role was team partner with every editor, reporter and multimedia producer in the class — to guide the direction of the project; to nurture the ideas generated on people to feature and issues to cover; to ensure deadlines were met; to keep everyone on task to research, report and write; to edit content, create visuals, write headlines and cutlines, upload content; proof / polish the website; and, importantly, to create and execute the social media campaign.
My First Job Was Important to Me Because …
In spring of the year I turned 16, I applied for my first job — as a stenographer at an abstract and title corporation in Syracuse. I was rejected because I could not type. So that summer I met with my high school guidance counselor and rearranged my course schedule to include a typing class when school started back up in fall. After passing the class, I reapplied for the job, and I was hired. I worked there during all of my school breaks and summers through high school and college. My first job was my favorite one in many ways, but especially because I had to work hard to earn it. I was given a second chance to be hired. Everyone deserves a second chance.
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The When, What & How of Financing College Education 100 Black Men of Syracuse, in conjunction with Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley, continues on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 its annual free, two-part seminar series on preparing for college. “The When, What & How of Financing College Education" wi...
Job Drop-In Program at Central Library downtown is a resource for job seekers. Participants are invited to work independently and can receive help with resumes, cover letters, references, creating job profiles, job-searching, and applications
No appointment necessary.
Offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31
This program meets at Central’s second-floor Computer Lab.