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Workshop on creating a potent resume; digital media open house

3/20/2012 —


2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, Blissell Library

1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, Blissell Library

A workshop on creating a “living” resume is set for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in Penn State New Kensington’s Elizabeth Blissell Library.

Nicholas Smerker, traveling media consultant for Media Commons at Penn State University Park, will lead the workshop, “Engaging Resumes - Adding Video Intros with QR Codes," and discuss the addition of video to printed documents using  QR codes.

“Students can make their resumes more interesting to potential employers,” Smerker said.  “Material can be connected to a resume to present the brand of ‘you’ in exciting new ways.”

The workshop is a part of an open house for the library’s new Digital Media area. The open house runs from 1-2 p.m. and includes appetizers and beverages. Digital Media is an extension of Media Commons, a University-wide initiative to provide a variety of services to help students, faculty and staff produce and publish multimedia projects. The library’s editing station features a new iMac computer that sits adjacent to the information desk and offers a convenient location for individual and group work. The location offers opportunities to edit audio or video projects in a quiet environment. In addition, library staff will be on hand to offer advice on issues such as copyrights.

The Media Commons studio, located in Room 12B on the lower level of the Conference Center, supports teaching, learning and research. The studio is equipped with an HD camera, studio lighting, a green screen and microphones, and can be utilized for video or audio productions. Consultants, training opportunities and audio/video production facilities are available to beginners as well as advanced users.

For more on the open house, contact, Jennifer Gilley, jrg15@psu.edu, Bill Hamilton, hw7@psu.edu, or Deborah Sillman, dys100@psu.edu via email.

For more about Media Commons, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/StudentServices/IT/mediacommons.htm online.

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