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"Eye on iMedia" wins national award for Career Services

A team of Elon University staff and graduate students led by Ross Wade, assistant director of Career Services in the School of Communications, won an Innovative Excellence Award on June 2 from the National Association of Colleges and Employers at the organization’s national conference in Dallas.

From left: Ross Wade, assistant director of Career Services for the School of Communications; Maggie Mullikin, assistant coordinator for internships and the iMedia graduate program; and Brad Berkner, coordinator of interactive projects. NOT PICTURED: Meghan Gargan G'11 and Colleen Callahan G'10

NACE honored Wade and his team for their “Eye on iMedia” blog, created two years ago to educate students on careers in interactive media, to market the new Interactive media master’s program and to connect students to employers. “Eye on iMedia” can be found at http://eyeonimedia.wordpress.com/.

Elon’s blog topped other finalists in the Technology category from career offices at the University of Florida, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the University of Houston.

In addition to Wade, School of Communications staff Maggie Mullikin and Brad Berkner, as well as students Meghan Gargan and Colleen Callahan, were also instrumental in the development and success of this project.

Mullikin, the assistant coordinator for internships and the iMedia graduate program, posts career profiles of iMedia alumni; Callahan, a 2010 iMedia graduate, posts on her job search journey and experience starting her first professional job; Gargan, a 2011 iMedia graduate, posts on her iMedia program experience, growth as a professional and job search process; and Berkner, the coordinator of interactive projects, posts on relevant news and events in the world of interactive media.

Established in 1956, NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. The professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 college and universities nationwide and more than 3,000 HR/staffing professionals focused on college relations and recruiting.

Eric Townsend,
6/3/2011 2:03 PM