Website of the Week

Website of the Week forDecember 5, 2013

This week’s site is http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

  • This is a great resource for anyone who uses Microsoft Office.
  • On the templates tab there are templates to download for just about every need.
  • Office 365 is now available to run all programs from the cloud.
  • Watch tutorials of Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • From the Images tab you can download just about any image needed for a presentation or document.

Website of the Week for November 28, 2013

This weeks website is http://www.byui.edu/business-communication

  • Click on Academic Discovery Center to read about all the things we have learned in COMM100 this semester.
  • The Network and Mentoring Tab will teach you how to bridge from college to your career.
  • The Resources tab has a list of competitions and a very interesting etiquette video. Hmm.
  • The Societies tab lists the different societies a COMM major might want to join.
  • The Departments tab list all of the departments in the College of Business and Communication

Website of the Week for November 14, 2013

This week’s site is timeanddate.com

  • Great site for finding all things about times and dates!
  • Click on the World Clock tab to see the times of every region in the world.
  • Use the Calendar page to customize your own calendar.
  • Check out local and world weather on the Weather tab.
  • Create your own countdown clock for any event on the Timer->Countdown tabs.

Website of the Week for November 7, 2013

https://web.byui.edu/gradplan/

  • This link leads to MY graduation plan!
  • It shows me the plan or course I am currently on, and where I am going, and when I plan to graduate.
  • It’s easy to rearrange, add, or delete classes from the grad plan. Just click on a course and drag it to your plan.
  • If you mess up, and don’t have enough credits or not the correct credits in plan, there will be a red notification in the box on the right. I do not know this from experience, however, It was told to me.
  • The grad planner makes it easy to see how many creditsI have, and how many I still need, even in specific areas.

Website of the Week for October 31, 2013:

The American Advertising Federation‘s (AAF) website was this week’s Website of the Week. The AFF is the nation’s oldest advertising trade association.

  • They promote multiculturalism. There is a whole section on the blog that teaches about the ethics and skills of diversity in advertising.
  • They promote educating the next generation of advertisers by sponsoring over 200 chapters nationwide, to help students make a smooth transition from college to the professional world in Advertising.
  • They have launched a cool new leadership website: Thought Leadership.
  • On the Award tab you can view advertisements that have won awards. Cool!
  • Government – from the website:

    The AAF protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities.

    Our nationwide network monitors advertising-related legislation on local, state and federal levels. We put our members face to face with influential lawmakers. We also encourage industry self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate.

Website of the Week for October 25, 2013:

PRSSA.com is for Public Relations majors. It stands for Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • You can learn about internships and jobs.
  • You can find a list of Job and scholarship opportunities.
  • You can broaden your network by linking with other PR students and professionals.
  • You can get involved with your local Chapter by linking to them through the site.
  • You can enhance your education by finding information for a term paper,  or by finding a degree program that’s right for you.

Website of the Week for October 10, 2013:

Job Interview Questions is a great place to go when you need practice with interview scenarios. Here are some of my favorite features:

  • The Job Interview – everything you need to know about the interview, including types of interviews, formats, tips, and guides.
  • Questions and Answers – gives both the interviewee and interviewer lists of questions that could be asked in an interview, and provides suggestions for competent answers.
  • Job Specific Questions – focuses on question for specific job fields.
  • Resource for Letter and Resume Writing – great tools for someone looking to polish up their resume, or learn to write effective letters.
  • Job Change- gives in-depth instructions, tips, and suggestions for how to transition from one job to another.

Websites of the Week for October 10, 2013:

  • Photoshopworld sounds fantastic! It’s a show put on in Las Vegas once a year, and Sister Esplin takes 20 students to learn the latest from Photoshop.
  • BYU-I PhotoGraphics is a site to showcase photos from the BYU-I PhotoGraphics society. Neat!
  • For some really amazing student sample websites visit BYU-I Website Samples. I am in awe!
  • BYU-I Dean’s Pic’s Dean Robin Bergstrom chooses the photos on this blog. Some really fun – and really great photos. It would be such an honor to have something of mine chosen one day!
  • To see some real nice student photo blogs from BYU-Idaho, visit ShawnHepworthPhotography, and click on one of the links on the right.

Associated Press is the Website of the Week for October 3, 2013

I was a bit confused by this at first, thinking I’d see all kinds of news stories here.  However, after searching the site, I found an amazing resource for journalists!

  • AP Images has millions of photographic of images to pull for articles. This would be a fantastic subscription for me!
  • Footage.net has preview clips from AP Archive that are available for viewing through Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform.
  • AP has mobile apps for Android and Apple products!
  • If you have a news tip you can contact on of their news bureaus or agencies.  Wow, that’s cool.
  • For business customers, there all many resources for any type of need. One of my favorites was  AP Audio. Check it out!

I~Comm Student Media is the Website of the Week for August 26, 2013

  • You can watch commercials made by Soapbox! I loved these the best. Really inspired me.
  • All kinds of news available, from local to world.
  • There are polls and quizzes. Fun!
  • You can access recent Graduation.
  • I especially liked the photography page. Maybe something to look into.

Personal Branding 101 is the Website of the Week for 19 September 2013

  • A QR Code is a 2-dimensional “quick response” bar code that contains a set of data such as text, numbers, or a hyperlink.

    QR Code

  • QR codes are read by decoder app from a smart phone, and can link to any website you choose.
  • Add a QR to your resume for quick access to an online resume or “About Me” section.
  • Use a QR code on your business card to link to your contact information.
  • Using QR codes will make you stand out!
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