What questions do you have?

Ross Johnson's picture
Instructor
4/25/2017
New Media

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One of our goals with this course is to teach you practical knowledge that's immediately useful in your careers. Much of higher ed is theoretical, big picture knowledge, which don't get me wrong -- is incredibly important. However it's easy to go through your entire college career and never have practical questions answered. What's it like to work in advertising? How do I get a job? What should I know to be most successful? How do I nail an interview? What if I find myself in a job I hate?

During our last class Derek and I will answer any question you have about work, life, entrepreneurship, school, etc... Leave your questions in the comments below and we'll select the top ten questions to answer.

Comments & Feedback

Student

How do you deal with people in the workforce that you do not get along with? 

Student

While much of new media is growing at a very high rate, how do you deal with combining new media (social media, content offers, email marketing, etc) with traditional (television, billboards) and dying forms (newspapers, radio) for campaigns? 

Student

what can I do in the advertising industry to help further my career and move up the ladder?

Student

what advice would you give anyone going into the advertising industry?

Student

What job is most suitable for me to enter the adv area after i graduate?

Student

1. Do you have any advice for breaking into the sports and entertainment industry?

Student
  1. what kind of job I can find and do it well as my advertisment major?
  2. what things should I do to improve my career after graduate?
  3. what program is useful and helpful in future career if I want to take the master degree?
Student

1. What are some well known agencies in the Detroit area you'd recommend to look at for entry level postions?

2. What will help someone stand out among the rest when finding a position in media planning at an agency? 

Student

1. What is the most common mistake an interveiwee makes during an interveiw?

2. When looking to employee what do you find most important? A high GPA and honors classes, or experience within multiple given feilds. 

Student

1. What is the most rewarding part about your job?

2. If you could change one thing in your career what would it be?

3. Where do you think your career will be in 5 years?

4. What is the most important piece of advice you can give to soon-to-be college grads?

Student

How long after the class has ended, will we have access to this sight?  I would really like to use the "resources' in the future to strengthen what I think I know.

Student

List of Questions

1. What is your favorite thing about teaching, particularly this course/college age students who are about to enter into the workforce?

2. What is one of the biggest mistakes most prospective employee make during either an interview or on their resume?

3. What is your opinion on advertising/marketing students and going to grad school? Is it beneficial in terms of career advancemen or do the negatives outweigh the positives and it's probably in ones best interest to jump straight into the workforce?

4. What do each of you enjoy most about the marketing/advertising industry?

5. What has been the biggest change in the marketing/advertising industry over the past 10 years and what do you think will be the biggest change in the marketing/advertising industry over the next 10 years?

Student

1. What is one of the biggest mistakes (the biggest "no-no") someone can make in the advertising profession?

2. What is your best, practical advice for a fresh post-grad student when it comes to finding a job in adv?

3. What do employers look for in new hires?

Student
  1. What did you enjoy most about teaching this class?
  2. What advice would you give to workers in the advertising field to help them advance in their career?
  3. How did you over come your challeges in the marketing/advertising field?
  4. What do you enjoy most about marketing/advertising?
Student

What is the most important point for advertising design?

What kind of skills is the employers looking for?

 

Student

1. What are some roadblocks or challenges one may encounter when working in this industry?

2. What is the best piece of advice you could give us that would help us when beginning to enter this field of work?

 

Student

What is one thing that jumps out at you when you are trying to hire for positions or going through resumes?

Student

What's a good way of going about negotiating a higher pay for a position? Especially just after a promotion to a new title in which pay remained the same.

What are some easy steps to creating a personal brand for a personal business?

Student

What are ways you can make yourself stand out against other applicants for a job?

How do I know what kind of pay I should be negotiating for a position?

Should I err on the high or low end when giving desired pay?

Student

This summer I will begin my first internship in Toronto. Is there any insight you have from working on an international scale and how should I better prepare myself for this opportunity? 

Student

What are some interview tips you have?

What is the most important attribute that employers are looking for? 

Student

What do you guys think about cover letters?

What are things you look for and things you don't like to see when looking at a resume?

Thanks for a great semester. Hands down my favorite course at MSU thus far!

Ross Johnson's picture
Instructor
4/25/2017
New Media