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Campus Connection: How to write resumes that impress

August 20, 2015 Leave a comment

School is starting again — and it’s never too early to think about your application for the next internship or your first job.

That’s the focus of our current issue of Campus Connection.

We talk to Dennis Anderson, executive editor of the Peoria Journal Star, about what types of resumes catch his eye and what impresses him.

Here’s something to remember: “But what really helps to make a resume great is a concise sentence at the top, just
under the contact information and before the candidate’s experience. This is your shot to tell the hiring manager who you are and what you can do for the organization.”

Think of it as your Twitter bio, but serious.

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SFJ debuts new quarterly newsletter for journalism students

June 4, 2014 Leave a comment

We are happy to introduce a new venture: SFJ Campus Connection, a quarterly newsletter with a focus on helping journalists of the future.

Our membership of features writers and editors have dozens of years of industry experience among them. So we are taking advantage of their knowledge to produce the pieces that you’ll see in our newsletter. Best advice for interns, for instance, or links to internship postings.

We also take the name literally — we hope this newsletter will better link SFJ and colleges, and become a useful resource for students who want to be features journalists.

So we are providing the first few issues for free, but after that, they will be available exclusively to SFJ members. Remember, we offer a student discount of just $25 per year.

If you have ideas for this newsletter, please share on our Facebook page.

 

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October Newsletter and Fall Welcome from President Alec Harvey

October 6, 2012 Comments off

This month’s October newsletter contains ideas for Halloween, the fall months, and the following note for our incoming president, Alec Harvey. You can read the full newsletter here: http://featuresjournalism.org/newsletters/octobe-2012-newsletter/

Just a quick note of welcome to those who have joined us since our invigorating conference at the University of Maryland in August.

Our speakers were inspiring and informative, and the location — the spiffy new journalism building at the University of Maryland — was beautiful.

Read more…

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September 2012 Newsletter

August 20, 2012 Comments off

Here’s a look at what’s going on next month and information on our annual conference.

If you can’t attend SFJ12, we plan to cover the sessions on social media, so watch our Facebook and Twitter pages, and our website. Links are in the newsletter. Read it here.
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