College Interns Wanted at Smart College Visit
Aug07

College Interns Wanted at Smart College Visit

— Smart College Visit is seeking college students for social media, public relations, marketing and communications internship positions.

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Have Fun and Beat the Freshman 15
Apr01

Have Fun and Beat the Freshman 15

Emily Pickelhaupt When students cross over that ever so exciting threshold from high school to college, many have the same concern… HOW AM I GOING TO AVOID THE FRESHMAN 15!? Trust me, this was definitely on my mind as well. Between the amazing dining halls and nights out, it seems inevitable. But, here’s the thing most students don’t think about: all of the activities that exist to counter this seemingly inevitable curse. Personally, I am not much of a fitness nut, but I managed to avoid the weight gain by getting involved in a bunch of fun things. Among my favorite of physical activities are the multitude of intramural sports that Virginia Tech offers.  At the beginning of each semester I get a few friends together and we sign up for different intramural sports. The best part is you DO NOT (let me emphasize that more!) need to have a knowledge of the sport. I grew up riding horses and playing field hockey, but in intramural sports,  I’ve played in flag football (turns out I can catch), softball, soccer, and my personal favorite – inner tube water polo.  Intramural activities are all about fun. Sure, some people are competitive, but what it is really about is getting together, working as a team and enjoying the people around you. Another thing that keeps me moving at Virginia Tech is the AWESOME new expansion of our gym. Essentially, two years ago the gym doubled in size and was outfitted with all of the latest fitness gear. It’s especially nice for people like me who need every distraction possible when slaving away on the treadmill. Somehow, watching “The Price Is Right” while listening to the latest Britney Spears song , all while having easy access to a water and bathroom, make it easier to go that extra mile. Plus, the gym has become a social epicenter of campus. You can’t go there without seeing at least 5 of your friends and laughing about how “beautiful” you look. So for those of you out there worried about not being able to fit in your HS clothes after first semester, remember that there are options. College is all about balance, and as long as you make a little time each week to engage in some fun activities that simultaneously get you moving, you’ll survive and beat the rumored freshman 15. Emily is a Smart College Visit campus rep intern representing Virginia Tech. As a college student at Virginia Tech, she shares news and insights about her life as a Hokie. Click here for more information about our Campus Rep Internship Program. You can read more from our...

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat on First Gen Students
Mar22

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat on First Gen Students

A huge thanks to everyone who joined #CampusChat last night and especially to Shonda Goward, @FirstGenU, for leading the dialogue and sharing her insights. Shonda is an academic advisor at George Washington Univeristy and founding blogger of First Generation University.  Click here for the complete#CampusChat transcript for 03/21/12 on First Generation Students – Challenges and...

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Next on CampusChat: MyFootpath Tackles Senioritis

Next #CampusChat: Wednesday, 02/22/12 at 9PM ET Please joing me in welcoming our guest Noël Rozny, Web Editor and Content Manager at MyFootpath at the next #CampusChat when we take on senioritis! Noel has some great tips lined up for high school seniors. If you've been accepted to a college, you'll definitely want to join our chat on Twitter! Being accepted does not mean the coast is clear. There are many important details that still need your attention.  So, join us at 9PM ET, 8 CT for #CampusChat on Twitter. Follow @collegevisit (host of #CampusChat) and @MyFootpath (Noel will be tweeting).  myFootpath, LLC is a Chicago-based, privately held company that runs the myFootpath.com site as well as the myFootpath College Advisory Service, which provides consultative advice on degree programs over the telephone. More info: What is...

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Become a Campus Rep Intern at Smart College Visit
Jan26

Become a Campus Rep Intern at Smart College Visit

Why intern at Smart College Visit? To gain real-world experience working in the field of marketing and public relations/communications while building a publishing portfolio. The Smart College Visit blog publishes blog posts, longer articles, surveys, "how to" guides, college features, videos and audio podcasts for the college-bound audience. Interns learn what it's like to work with an editor, adhere to an editorial calendar, meet deadlines, and how to write for specific audiences. To learn how to work in a professional, virtual environment. Since our interns represent the college and universities where they are enrolled, all internships are virtual. By working remotely, students learn to use a variety of online/web-enabled communication tools. Will interning help me get a job? We certainly hope so. According to YouTern, an internship matching service, "9 out of 10 direct-from-college jobs will go to students with experiential education on their resumes." At Smart College Visit, you will  not only have an internship to "put on your resume" but you'll also have a portfolio of published work that you can link to on your resume, from LinkedIn, or on your own web site or About.me page.  How do I apply? Internships may be eligible for course credit. Students interested in becoming a SCV Campus Rep, should email Gail. Please include your status (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) and your major. We are currently recruiting interns. For more information, read the complete press release:  Smart College Visit Announces Campus Rep...

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I Have To Take WHAT? Economics?
Dec13

I Have To Take WHAT? Economics?

We asked our interns to write about a class they had to take but really hated having to do so. Emily is a marketing senior at Virginia Tech. Marketing is a major in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and Economics is a required class. Here's what Emily has to say about having to take a year of Econ: Economics Class for Marketing?   by Emily Pickelhaupt I never thought I’d see the day that I’d over-prepare for a test simply because  the information I was learning would be beneficial in my future career. That being said, every major has courses that are challenging or may seem irrelevant. As with most college students, I had to take classes that did not interest me, but were important to build the foundation for my degree. Principles of Economics was the worst. It was a two-semester class  so the torture carried on for an entire year.  (I also could not stand Accounting.) My brain does not work in that way. My major entails creativity and fun. Doing countless math problems was not something I had signed up for.  But, each one of those classes that I suffered through during my freshman and sophomore year continues to show their faces in my (very fun) marketing classes. Every day a concept from Accounting is mentioned, or a theory found in Economics is used to explain how marketing is used. They are all interrelated, and each one is very important to being a successful business student.  My best advice with any class that causes you pain is to make friends. I found that by having  close friends in the class with me made the work easier and studying together was more fun than going at it alone. The important thing for me was to keep focused on each class and to do well. So, when it's your turn at college, keep an open mind about the academic requirements. Everyone has to do his or her time in the harder, less interesting classes to build that strong foundation. Just make sure to take some fun electives to balance everything out. Get ready to start caring about all of the classes you take. It all pays off in the end. ~~~ Emily is a Smart College Visit campus rep intern representing Virginia Tech. As a college student at Virginia Tech, she will share news and insights about her life as a Hokie. Click here for more information about our Campus Rep Internship Program. You can read more from our interns in the Campus Rep Blog Series.  (Note that the opinions about college likes and dislikes are the personal opinions...

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