Last Updated: March 1, 2016 11:12 p.m. EST
On February 24, 2016, the public relations students at Wayne State University were treated to a LinkedIn and resume builder workshop, held at room 179 Manoogian Hall from 1:25-2:50. Here students were given advice from real-world PR professionals through an open Q&A, followed by personal sit-down critiques. Efforts to host this event were collaborated by Dr. Shelly Major and The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Detroit Chapter.
The event was a remarkable success, filled with students eagerly looking for workplace perspectives. The panel was quite diverse as it represented three branches of PR; corporate, recruiting and agency. This allowed students to compare each one to see what parts they professionally identified with.
Many topics were covered such as…
- Do I need an objectives part on my resume?
- Do companies use LinkedIn to research new hires?
- What should I consider when “connecting” with someone on LinkedIn?
- Are references really a big deal?
- And many more!