Friday, November 7, 2008

MCG helps students make professional gains

Last night, local college students gained valuable insight into the integrated communications industry, thanks to Moore Consulting Group (MCG)’s “Success in 60” seminar. MCG provided an hour packed full of tips and strategies to help students land their next big internship or job.

“As communication professionals, we know how hard it can be to break into the industry, especially during these hard economic times,” said Terrie Glover Ard, Moore Consulting Group senior vice president. “We want to help the emerging professionals in our community get a head start and provide them with the tools and resources they need to be successful.”

“Success in 60” is designed to provide students with real-world industry knowledge and tips for getting ahead in the job market. Students were able to hear from experts about what it’s really like to work at an agency, tips and strategies for their cover letter and resume, what to do once they secure an interview and how to gain relevant experience.

“There are some skills you just can’t learn from a textbook, so having the Moore Consulting Group team give us advice and encouragement was invaluable,” said Megan Burgess, president of the Florida Public Relations Association’s Tallahassee student chapter.

Not only did students receive advice from top-level executives at Moore Consulting Group, they also left with a “Career Field Guide” full of useful tips and resources as they embark on their journey into the workforce.