We’ve been hard at work and we hope you have been too, because the day that we’ve been prepping for is tomorrow! Can you believe it? ADPR Connection is tomorrow!
Although I’m sure you all have your bases covered, here are some last minute things you should keep in mind for tomorrow:
Before I end my post, I would like to give a few quick shout outs to some of the people who have been working super hard to make this event possible: Stephanie Wright, Rebeka Geer and Dr. Jones have been the incredible organizational backbones who have put this whole thing together. Another round of thanks goes to the committee heads and committee members who have helped with various aspects of the planning process. And, finally, I would like to send a huge thank you to our sponsors, Porter Novelli and BBDO, as well as all the other companies who will be participating at ADPR Connection.
See you all tomorrow!
You’ve already heard it here on our blog: dress for success. But what exactly does that mean?
Well for starters it means that jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or anything of the like will disqualify you from participating in the event, so stay away from those.
So does this mean you need to head to the Men’s department and snag a 3-piece suit with a snazzy handkerchief and a bowtie?
Of course not! But we are talking about impressions and connections here. You want to make sure you look your best, because in the business environment, first impressions really do matter. I suggest a button-down shirt and tie, some ironed slacks and a nice pair of dress shoes to start. From there, make it your look. If you look good in a suit jacket, then by god wear that suit jacket. Just make sure you look professional. Beyond that requirement, it’s really up to you. You want to stand out, but don’t take it too far either. A delicate balance should help you come off as you, unique and valuable, and make the lasting impression that counts.
Head downtown to a Menswear outlet or check out one of many in the general Athens area. Remember, looking good doesn’t particularly mean dressing expensive, but it does mean dressing your best.
One major part of ADPR Connection is the career fair. Representatives from various agencies and companies are there to promote themselves to potential employees. Remember that we are there to hear what they have to say and to promote ourselves in return. We ARE the potential employees.
As current students, each of us already has an advantage that we sometimes forget about. We are learning about what is new in the industry now, we are learning the newest social media techniques, and we are literally the future.
At the career fair, we must tell the representatives what we have to offer. We can tell them about the last thing we learned in advertising class that morning, or we can tell them how we post on our pop music and cooking blogs regularly.
Let’s go to this career fair, tell the representatives what us Grady students have to offer, highlight our strengths and promote ourselves to the best of our ability.