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The School of Communication is bringing back "Comm Week" in April after putting it on hold for the past two years due to COVID-19. Comm Week is a week-long professional development program for our students with events covering the following topics: elevator pitch, portfolio management, interview skills, career exploration and panel discussions, resume and cover letter reviews, LinkedIn workshop, and more!

Comm Week is sponsored by the School of Communication’s nationally-affiliated student organizations: Lambda Pi Eta, Public Relations Student Society of America, & Society of Professional Journalists.

Monday, April 11

12:00-1:00 PM: Crafting your Portfolio and Elevator Pitch
Shanks Hall, Room 160
  • Co-sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta & Career and Professional Development
7:00-8:30 PM: Developing your Interview Skills
New Classroom Building, Room 230
  • Co-sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists & Career and Professional Development

Tuesday, April 12

5:00-6:00 PM: “Take the Lead” with the Communication Field Panel
Via Zoom — register here!
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Guests include: 
    • Anna Kern, Public Affairs Specialist at the National Institute of Health
    • Alex Campanelli, Content Marketing Manager with DoorDash 
    • Andrew Schurr (Public Relations, Class of 2019), Internal Digital Communications Specialist with NASA
    • Rachel Crowder (Public Relations, Class of 2016), Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton
Take the Lead

Wednesday, April 13

12:00-2:00 PM: Resume Review Drop-In
Shanks Hall Atrium
  • Career and Professional Development
7:30-8:30 PM: Gamenight: Optimize your LinkedIn Profile
New Classroom Building, Room 250
  • Co-sponsored by Public Relations Student Society of America and David Brazier, incoming Business Leadership Program Associate with LinkedIn

Thursday, April 14

6:00-7:00 PM: Know your Worth, Understanding the Power of Negotiation
Via Zoom — register here!
  • Career and Professional Development

Friday, April 15

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Commpass - Networking Event with Current Professionals and Alumni
Moss Arts Center Atriums
  • Professional Headshots station
  • Practice your Pitch with Career and Professional Development
  • Network with current communication professionals and alumni (some may have job and internship opportunities!)
    • Guests and alumni include: Aspire Marketing, Carilion ClinicESPN Blacksburg, Hokie ClubLearfield Amplify at VTMontgomery County offices, UVA Alumni Association, VT AthleticsVT Graduate School, VT Sports PropertiesVT Strategic EnrollmentVT Student Athlete Academic Support ServicesVT University Advancement, WFXR, WSLS, and more! 
  • Raffles and Prizes worth up to $250
    • Attend 3 events to be entered to win gift cards, Virginia Tech gear, and more!
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