Robert Morris University
What I Do:
|I work in the Electronic Recruitment Department at Robert Morris University. I maintain the website overseeing information throughout the almost 800 pages, I create new sections for departments, train them to update their content (using our online content management tool), I create HTML emails to send out (we usually send out between 20,000 to 60,000 emails a month), and I capture web visitor dynamics in order to best plan our online marketing efforts. In my free time, I play music and coach a teenage swim team! (A webmaster is not just limited to a computer:)|
How I Got Here:
|I got here by having an amazing internship experience!|
When I was getting ready to graduate, the college offered an internship opportunity for a CNS student, a Graphic Arts student and a Business eCommerce student. I applied and was accepted, and started working on the new site design.
I was persistent at my duties and was later offered a part-time position which matured into a full-time position.
Moral of the story?
Get internships while you can!
How RMU Helped Me Prepare for my Career:
|The applied education I received at RMU was perfect for my career. It allowed me to become acclimated to the world of web design before I was actually out in the job market. I picked up several skills in my HTML classes that I would need to use on a daily basis in my job, while the business classes helped me understand the greater professional landscape that my role is built around.|
Advice to Current Students:
|Internships Internships Internships!!|
I ended my RMU career with a total of 5 internships, and each one brought me closer to professionalism than the last. Itís like learning how to swim with floaties. You get a slow introduction to how the real world works before youíre held responsible for all your actions with a paycheck! Your manager expects you to make mistakes, and then he/she helps you grow : )
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.