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Academic and Professional Career Development Workshop

Posted Nov. 16, 2012

Join the School of Communication Studies for a career workshop for graduate and doctoral students on Friday, Nov. 30 from 2:00 - 5:00 in room 146 Taylor Hall.


2:00-2:15 p.m.  Welcome, overview and preview

Dr. George Cheney, professor, School of Communication Studies and coordinator of doctoral education and interdisciplinary research for the College of Communication and Information

2:15-2:45 p.m.   Presentation by distinguished master’s graduate Deborah Easton, communication skills consultant /trainer

Focus on non-academic employment opportunities and job-seeking strategies

2:45-3:00 p.m.   Q & A session

Deborah Easton and George Cheney, moderators

3:00-3:45 p.m.   Presentation from Ryan McNaughton, career counselor, Career Services Center at Kent State University 

Focus on resources of the Career Services Center and job-search preparation

3:45-4:15 p.m.   Break

Refreshments and networking

4:15-5:00 p.m.   Breakout sessions: Development of Resumes and Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

Presentation of sample cover letters, resumes and CVs

Moderated by George Cheney, Dr. Mei-Chen Lin, associate professor and graduate coordinator for the School of Communication Studies, and Dr. Jennifer McCullough, assistant professor and basic course coordinator for the School of Communication Studies 


Deborah Easton, M.A., a nationally known communication skills consultant /trainer for 30 years, provides audiences with practical and effective advice for communicating with colleagues, clients, and customers. Easton has conducted programs for a variety of corporations and other organizations, including: health care, manufacturing, public uDescription: McNaughton Picturetilities, insurance, social services, finance, technology, and telecommunications. She is the recipient of the School of Communication Studies Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2012.

Ryan McNaughton, M.Ed., is a career counselor for the Kent State University Career Services Center. McNaughton transitioned to the world of career counseling after spending 13 years as a radio and television news and sports reporter/producer.  McNaughton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University, and a Master of Education in Counselor Education from Westminster College.  He believes each and every interaction can be a networking opportunity. 

RSVP by Monday, Nov. 26 via e-mail to