Instructors:
Ross Wade, Senior Associate Director of Career Services, the School of Communications
Brooke Buffington, Senior Associate Director of Corporate & Employer Relations, Love School of Business
Contact Hours:
12 hours (1.2 CEUs)
Dates:
July 6, July 8, July 13, July 15, July 20 and July 22
Times:
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:
Online - Synchronous via Zoom or WebEx & Asynchronous learning
Synchronous meetings on July 6, July 8, July 15, July 20, and July 22
Cost:
$150

Module Description

COVID-19 has changed the world's economy, norms of communication and the way individuals approach beginning and growing a successful career. In this learning module, participants will focus on four themes for success: self-awareness, self-marketing for the job search, best practices for in-person/virtual business communication and techniques for successfully navigating networking and the job search during economic ambuguity.

Instructor Information

Ross Wade serves School of Communications students in their career success. Prior to Elon, he worked in documentary, digital media and strategic communications in Raleigh/Durham, New York City and Chicago. When not at Elon, Ross can be found walking the streets of Durham, NC, photographing and documenting the changing landscape and "people-scape" of his hometown. If he's not on the streets of the Bull City, he's probably spending time with friends and family...or at home binging Netflix.  

Brooke Buffington is the Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Employer Relations, Love School of Business. In this role, she builds and maintains relations with employers that align with Elon students' industries and locations of interest. Brooke previously held the role of Associate Director of Career Services for the Love School of Business, where she met regularly with students to offer them support in their professional development. Before Elon, Brooke advised students at both Clemson and Wake Forest University. Brooke also has experience working in private business as a Product Manager for Newell Rubbermaid and the Membership and Marketing Director at the Kernersville YMCA. When not at Elon, you can find her enjoying time outdoors with her family, or writing a new screenplay.

Learning Competencies

By the end of the module, learners will:

  • Increase self-awareness (strengths and values).
  • Understand best practices for self-marketing for the job search.
  • Understand best practices for in-person/virtual business communication and etiquette. 
  • Be able to utilize techniques for successfully navigating networking and the job search during great economic ambiguity.