Meet your 3-D Resume: Building Your Pace ePortfolio

Publishing isn’t the only industry that is rapidly moving to the electronic side. More and more employers are asking candidates for evidence of a web presence, as The Wall Street Journal reported in an article this week. While most job-hunters are active on Facebook and Twitter, not all prospective employees are able to provide an online space that combines their academic work, co-curricular involvement, and professional experience. Lucky for you, such a tool is within your grasp!

ePortfolios are an online space available to the Pace community to post files, images, videos, blogs and various other types of rich media that reflect achievements both in and out of the classroom. Each user has seven pages available (Introduction, Academic Materials, Co-curricular/Extracurricular Activities, Professional Preparation/Resume, Recommendations, Showcase, and Rubrics). Users have the option of using as many or as few pages as they see fit. Privacy settings are flexible and separate for each page. You may choose to make your Introduction page open to the public, but keep your Academic Materials page between you and your professor.

Publishing student, Noah Efroym, was one of the winners of the ePortfolio Spring Contest in 2011!

Accessing your ePortfolio is as easy as logging in to https://eportfolio.pace.edu with your Pace username and password.  Check out our tutorial page on www.pace.edu/eportfolio for step-by-step instructions for creating your ePortfolio.

Want to learn more? Come to the ePortfolio Session on Wednesday, February 22 to grab a slice of pizza and begin building your ePortfolio! See you there!

Announcement from the Pace Library!

If you are doing any research about the publishing industry, the Pace Library has a lot to offer! On the Library home page, below “Library Services,” click Research Guides, or go directly to the Guides site. These guides point you to research databases, reference tools, websites, and books recommended by Pace librarians.

Many guides include RSS feeds from relevant organizational blogs as well as links to short instructional videos. LibGuides can be printed, are accessible to screen readers, and are even available on mobile devices! Each guide has a Librarian Profile available, so please feel free to contact the librarians with any comments or feedback regarding the guides.

The Publishing Research Guide will be of particular interest to students in the MS in Publishing program.

Feel free to contact the Pace Library if you have any questions or need assistance!

Link of the Week: Quad/Graphics

Quad/Graphics is an American printing company, based in Sussex, Wisconsin. It has been a presence in the publishing community since its creation in 1971. The company has forty printing facilities in the United States alone, as well as numerous other facilities worldwide. It prints an assortment of popular publications, such as BusinessWeek, Milwaukee Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated, and People. According to their website, Quad/Graphics is the quintessential American business success story because it has taken risks and chances over its forty-plus years of existence and has succeeded to such an extent that it is the second largest global provider of print and multichannel solutions.

http://www.qg.com/aboutus/about_qg.asp

Out of State Employment Opportunity!

Logos Bible Software is currently hiring copy editors to join their team.  Located in Bellingham, Washington, they are ranked as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces and one of Washington’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Logos Bible Software offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental care, and 401(k). In addition, they offer free soda pop, an espresso machine, a bike shop, reduced cost gym memberships, and continuous learning programs. Not to mention that they work with distinguished Christian writers—scholars, journalists, and popular-level writers (including fiction, memoir, and Bible studies).

They are eager to hire editors who are familiar with the Bible, since they edit content about the Bible.  They are looking to fill the following positions:

To apply, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and two 500-word-or-less writing samples to jobs@logos.com.  Please refer to the links for each job posting above for more information.

You can find additional info about working at Logos Bible Software at: http://www.logos.com/about/careers.

Report from the Trenches: PubWest Conference

I am a current M.S. in Publishing student, and the Production Manager at ABC-CLIO, LLC in Broomfield, Colorado. I will be on a panel of print and production professionals at the  PubWest Conference in Las Vegas from November 3-5.  Our topic is digital process and workflow.  It’s not too late to sign up and join us in Las Vegas for seminars and networking with other like-minded publishing professionals.  See the link below for full conference information:

This is a great opportunity to meet and greet a varied publishing community west of the Misissippi River!  New York is a great place to live and work, but west of the “Big Muddy” is fantastic!

– Don Schmidt
Production Manager at ABC-CLIO, LLC