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Interrobang issue for January 21st, 2013

Interrobang issue for January 21st, 2013

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The January 21st, 2013 issue of the Interrobang takes a look at Fanshawe's Career Week, features an interview with USS, spotlights the Live Chic on campus store, and also contains a recap of the Golden Globes.

The January 21st, 2013 issue of the Interrobang takes a look at Fanshawe's Career Week, features an interview with USS, spotlights the Live Chic on campus store, and also contains a recap of the Golden Globes.

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 Volume 45 Issue No. 17 January 21, 2013 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
 
NEWS
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 Volume 45 Issue No. 17 January 21, 2013 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
Alexis Schwind is in her firstyear of the TelevisionBroadcasting program atFanshawe. “I’m very driven – once I want something, I’ll work my but off to get it!” she said. “Ilove having fun with friends. Asmuch as I love my independenceI often miss my family. And Iactually love my job, it’s amaz-ing.”1. Why are you here?
To get the most hands-on learning possible in my field.
2. What was your life-changingmoment?
My grandmother dying – it’s whatmade me apply for school.
3. What music are you currentlylistening to?
The bands Maroon 5 and Kings of Leon.
4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Fight for what you want, ’causeyou won’t get it just sitting around.
5. Who is your role model?
My mom: she raised two kids soloand still ended up in a very suc-cessful career she loves.
6. Where in the world have youtravelled?
Almost all over Canada, NorthCarolina and Cuba.
7. What was your first job?
Calling people to see if they hadreceived their weekly flyers.
8. What would your last mealbe?
Beer battered fish and chips.
9. What makes you uneasy?
Rotting food! Yuck!
10. What is your passion?
The entertainment industry.People’s lives are stressful I think it’s important to help create some-thing to take their mind off of things, even if it’s just for an hour.
 Do you want Fanshawe to know 10Things About You? Just head onover to fsu.ca/interrobang and click on the 10 Things I Know About You link at the top.
10 Things I Know About You...
Gone with the Schwind
CREDIT: SUBMITTED
Alexis Schwind loves the entertainment industry.
CREDIT: ERIKA FAUST
Information Security Management students Sumit Anand (centre) and Jatinder pal Singh discuss Conestoga’sComputer Applications Development program with liaison officer Jason Humphrey. Students had the opportunity tolearn more about the graduate programs offered by Fanshawe College and schools across Canada – as well as someschools around the world – at the Graduate Studies Fair in F hallway on January 17.
 
IOS QUI Z 
HN IS  A DING ?
Dop b he elome iosk ih ou anse. Fie innes ill be seleed om oe enies and ell noi innes b email.he elome iosk (beeen he Booksoe and he Liba) is open all ea beeen 8am and 4pm, Monda o Fida.
RIES SONSORED B CHRELLS
 
 
sweet tweets
of the week 
@hannahxb
Passed a teenager holding a sign onthe side o the road that said HONKIF YOU LOVE SOMEONE. Cute. Betterbelieve I honked #ldnont
@RamblesOALady
Why is there no chooclate ountainat this school? #Fanshawe, I got acraving!
@LdnTechJobs
RT @S2BNetworkingGraduating?Discover opportunities avail-able in#LdnOnt ater graduation.#S2B2013 | March 6, 2013 | @LdnCC
@379_Deanne
So Justin Trudeau is coming to#ldnont in Feb. Should I start makingmy “Liberals: bringing sexy back”t-shirts? Would that be rowned upon?
@ecoLIVINGLondon
Don’t want the YELLOW PAGES de-livered this year? You have until Sept30th to opt out o the next issue -http://delivery.ypg.com/ - #LDNont
@FanshaweLibrary
What’s a media:scape table? Youcan connect up to 6 computersat once, share your screens andwork together. Try it out in January#Fanshawe
@DavidSuzukiQoG
Recycling tip rom a smart reader:pizza boxes - cut out the greasespots, recycle the rest! #recycle#green
@janetrood
Let’s do this in #ldnont “@ValaAshar:In the social era, we must listenloudly, engage kindly and add valueenthusiastically. #mmchat”
@jefsage
When passionate Londoner’s cometogether #ldnont gets better. Letskeep it goin’.
@tourism_london
Kim’s Convenience starts @the-grandlondon today! On stage untilFeb 2! http://ow.ly/gHVzD #ldnont#ldnevnt
@ashmarlo09
Spotted: chihuahua in a pufy, purplesnow suit with a white embroideredhood and black booties. #ldnont
@kenziemodde
Walking to the lib and hearingsomeone say “I’m so happy, I wannatake my pants of”@OverheardatFChahahah
 
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Career Week is just a few shortweeks away, and there’s so muchto do: write cover letters, updateresumes, put together a profes-sional outfit and work on that ele-vator pitch. If that all sounds a bitoverwhelming, or even if you justwant to make sure you’re on theright track, Fanshawe’s Career Services (D1063) can help youevery step of the way.Leading up to Career Week,which runs from February 4 to 8,Career Services staff will hold aseries of workshops to help you prepare your resumes and cover letters, get ready for the Career Fair, polish your interview skillsand start on your online job hunt – check the sidebar for dates andtimes.Another resource to help youget ready for the Career Fair onFebruary 6 is Resumania, whichwill be held on February 4 from10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Centre build-ing across from the Oasis restau-rant. It’s your chance to have aCareer Services staff member look over your resume and ensureyou’re marketing yourself in the best way possible. Bring your resume and cover letter as a hardcopy or on a USB drive.There is a lot to look forward toduring this year’s Career Week. Itall begins on February 4 with a presentation by FM96 radio hostand Fanshawe alumnus SarahBurke from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. inM3001. There will be a presenta-tion titled “ExploringEntrepreneurship” by the SmallBusiness Centre and Biz Inc. inD1060 from 12 to 1 p.m.February 5 will feature two pre-sentations: “Making Your Mark:How Volunteer Work CanEnhance Your Career” by MurrayFaulkner, London’s former chief of police, and Pillar Nonprofit inD1060 from 12 to 1 p.m., and“Careers in the Forces” with Sgt.Bill Hibbert from 12 to 1 p.m. inD1016.February 6 is the highly antici- pated 10th Annual Career andSummer Job Fair. It runs from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. in the J buildinggyms. “Literally there’s some-thing for everybody,” saidChristina Cook, Career Servicesrepresentative at Fanshawe. Avariety of industries will be repre-sented by local and internationalcompanies, including DesjardinsFinancial Security, Lerners LLP,PepsiCo Foods Canada and AppleInc. Look for profiles and posi-tions posted on the Career Services website later this month.“That will help you target your cover letter and get your resumeready for the Career Fair,” saidCook. For a full list of theemployers who will be attendingthe Fair, check out www.fan-shawec.ca/careerservices.According to Cook, some of thecompanies will be doing pre-screenings for interviews at theFair, so “treat it as if you weregoing to an employment inter-view.” Before heading to the Fair,work on a 60-second pitch thatsums up who you are, your skillsand why you’d be a great fit for the company. On the day of theFair, dress professionally and skipthe heavy perfumes and colognes.It’s fine to attend the Fair withyour friends, but if you’re going tospeak to an employer, Cook saidit’s best to approach employers onyour own. “Look prepared, inde- pendent, ready to work and likeyou’re taking it seriously.”On February 7, Kevin Weaver,chair of Fanshawe’s School of Information Technology, will talk about “Social Media/E-Portfoliofor Your Job Search” from 12 to 1 p.m. in T1003.If you’re interested in workingin another country, you’ll want tocheck out the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP) presen-tation on February 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. in H3013. PoliceFoundations students might beinterested in an Ontario ProvincialPolice presentation called“Careers in Policing” from 12 to 1 p.m. in D1060.For more information and for updates on the Career Fair, check out Career Services on socialmedia:facebook.com/FanshaweCS andon Twitter @FanshaweCS.
Get ready for Career Week and theCareer and Summer Job Fair with theseworkshops by the Career Servicesdepartment:
Resumes and Cover Letters
January 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m.January 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.February 12, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Preparing for Career andSummer Job Fair
January 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.January 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.January 31, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Interview Skills
February 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m.February 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m.February 15, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Internet Job Search
February 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m.Register in D1063 or by calling 519-452-4294 – hurry, because seating islimited!
ERIKA FAUST
INTERROBANG
NEWS
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 Volume 45 Issue No. 17 January 21, 2013 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
CREDIT: ERIKA FAUST
Last year’s Career and Summer Job Fair was an opportunity for students to learn more about the companiesthey’ll be working for in the future. Check out this year’s Fair on February 6 in the J gyms.
Fanshawe’s environmental coor-dinators are looking for volunteersfrom across the College to cometogether to create a newSustainability Team. If you findyourself wondering why Londondoesn’t have green bins, why stu-dents continue to buy plastic water  bottles, or how Fanshawe can become greener, this opportunitymay be for you.The new Sustainability Teamwill work in collaboration with anew environmentally friendlygroup on campus, the FanshaweEcos. “We would like to create agroup called Eco Reps, whichwould work in collaboration withfacilities and operations on the projects that they have and thewhole outreach towards studentsand education towards students,”said environmental coordinator Jana Vodicka. “It’s a good collab-orative because you get to have theexpertise from the operations sideand you get to have the outreachfrom the students.”The new team will work on avariety of projects dealing withrecycling, waste management,waste diversion and student educa-tion. “It’s a lot about awarenessand education, because the Collegehas done a lot for sustainabilityalready,” said sustainability coor-dinator Mary-Lee Townsend.Team members may spend anhour or two each week helping to plan, organize and run college-wide educational events, help with promotions, and increase student participation in recycling and com- posting. “You don’t necessarilyhave to be a ‘rah-rah’ environmen-talist – it touches on everybody’slife,” said Vodicka. “Let’s say youhave a skill you would like to con-tribute like media and design weneed to develop those aspects aswell.”Townsend is hoping to providestudents with more hands-on expe-rience and community involve-ment. “We’re moving towards amode of education where we’reencouraging students to use thiscampus as a living lab – the wholeexperiential learning … studentswill hopefully learn as they do, because when they get out into theworkforce, we want to be able togive them the tools that they needto move forward, particularly withenvironmental sustainability initia-tives.”If you’re interested in the oppor-tunity, contact Vodicka at j_vodic-ka@fanshawec.ca.
MELANIE ANDERSON
INTERROBANG
Sustainability Teamseeks volunteers
Gear up for Career Week

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