• May 2011: Are You Ready?

    Every college graduate is faced with the challenge of finding a job. Come May 2011, not only will recent graduates embark on the dreaded job-hunt, but we will have to embrace the many changes the world of communications has undergone. We can find these advances in social media in our every day lives, but harnessing the skills we’ve acquired into a positive package that screams “Hire Me! Pick Me!” will be the challenge– and The Cheat Sheet is here to help.

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I’ve packed up and moved!

Thanks so much for visiting The Cheat Sheet, a blog that (briefly) chronicled one panicked undergrad’s journey into life after college. I’ve moved on to a more permanent setting, so if you’d like to read what’s gone on since graduation, click here. Thanks again for visiting and I hope to hear from you soon! — Caitlin … Continue reading

Find the nugget & don’t sell yourself short

I was running on two hours of sleep. My computer blue-screened, causing me to lose a paper on the history of Africa due at 2 p.m., and for one brief moment of terror, it seemed the Media Center thought my panel was scheduled for Friday. However, none of that mattered when 5 p.m. rolled around … Continue reading

Tweet dreams are made of this

There is no denying the influence social media has on practically everything nowadays, and to truly “make it” in the business of media, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of social media outlets, especially the “micro-blogging platform” Twitter. Twitter has an ever increasing presence on the web and has become a vital component … Continue reading

Making time count with a Former Fox

“I looked at school as a job,” said Kelly Reilly. Reilly graduated from Marist in 2009 and since then, has worked full-time as a Production Coordinator for Studio City. Getting from point A to point B, however, is not so simple. Reilly sat down to speak to The Cheat Sheet about the job hunt and … Continue reading

What to do when things go wrong

A while back, my capping class was set to give quick, five minute elevator pitches on our projects. Easy, right? Just explain the point and process of your project, do a quick show and tell, and dive back into the safety of your seat. I am not the biggest fan of public presentations, but I … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom from a Former Fox: Kristen Domonell

As May nears and the Marist countdown clocks’ ominous numbers get lower and lower, the anxiety of finding a job seems to be building; How is this semester nearly over? How is it that I have to start thinking about job applications? If need be, will I be able to relocate? You get the picture. … Continue reading

Start Your Engines

I’m finally taking the leap and beginning this blog. It’s taken me some time to commit to a first posting for a multitude of reasons. First, I tend to be a perfectionist. When I am given the option, I will throw out anything I find to be less than exemplary of what I am capable … Continue reading