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Ross Wade interviewed by NACE about “Six-Word Professional Statement” exercise

Ross Wade, the assistant director of career services for the School of Communications, was interviewed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers regarding his "Six-Word Professional Statement" exercise for an article in the NACE's "Spotlight Online" newsletter.

Ross Wade

Wade illustrated how he works with students on developing and marketing a concise and strategic professional brand to be used in resumes, cover letters, portfolios and interviews. The inspiration for the exercise came from the book "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure," edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith.

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.

NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks for their work. It provides research and information to its professional members through NACEWeb, quarterly surveys of starting salary offers to new college graduates, a quarterly journal, a biweekly newsletter, and surveys of employer and college members.

Eric Townsend,
1/5/2011 4:15 PM