Friday, September 04, 2009

creating your own jobs- happening here and now

In my recent welcome address to new Park School students a few weeks back, I told them not to expect to GET a job when they graduated. After the gasps had subsided-- I told them they'd need to be prepared to MAKE their own jobs. Applause. Sighs of relief. And smiles when it hit them that they were empowered to create their own vision of being a 'communications professional'.

It's been my pleasure to see how this entrepreneurial and creative spirit manifests itself, even before graduation.

Scott Pollack, a senior IMC major, and recent Park graduate, Mike Spreter, created their own website guide to music in Western NY. They honed their skills in web design and creation, promotions, writing, and reporting in their classes -- and then leveraged these to create their own opportunities to cover some of the hottest indie stars. All of this just in the past three months!

Their site is Check it out. And then start thinking about your talents, your passions, the experiences you want to have, and the messages you want to share with the world.


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