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  • Ali Obertubbesing 2:49 pm on July 5, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: conflict, constructive, Identity, multinational,   

    Waging Constructive Conflict 

    June 30

                Today was another day of research and planning for the multinational camp next week. Mohammed asked me to read through the presentation outlines of the four people that will be leading workshops with the participants and then find relevant videos and instructions on the steps to making change, as well as to find several stories about successful cases of people-powered change. This information will be used for his workshop, which will aim to prepare the kids for activism and to become the leaders for change, as well as to show them, through examples, that young people can successfully make change in their communities and greater societies. He also said that there is an open hour and a half in the program schedule for me to make a presentation or do an activity with the kids, so I should start thinking about what that would look like.

                The presentations actually seem pretty interesting. One of them is about targeted advertising and how marketing creates social constructions that contribute to defining identity. (More …)

    • Marie Spaulding 8:18 pm on July 5, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Your experience sounds incredible – I am very eager to hear about the camp and the activities you lead.

  • Carter Gibson 4:20 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: AdLibbing, , , , Campaign, , , , Identity, Lesson, Management, , , , ,   

    An Intern’s Online Identity 

    People write different ways depending on their audience. For instance, I have begun to frequently write blog posts for The Ad Council’s official blog AdLibbing and am very careful about my language, tone, and content. Afterall, this blog is a great way for me to show off my personality and critical thinking capacities to both my supervisor and high level Ad Council professionals.

    On here, the AU Intern Blog, I was much more casual in my blog posts caring admittedly less about sentence structure and in-depth, personal analysis. Therefore, it was much to my mortification and horror when I saw my first blog post on here sent out to a large part of the Ad Council PR team for reference. It was then that I realized that I’m not just writing for my peers or for a $50 Amazon gift card – I’m writing for my employer as well. This prompted a quick Google search of myself and a frantic effort to protect my online identity.
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    • Florian 6:03 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I can only second what you said about protecting your online identity. Things can come back to haunt you even when you have long forgotten about them. And I know (from sitting in the office with people while this was happening at another internship) that some companies will thoroughly search for your online “resume” more so than looking through your real resume and cover letter.

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