Translating Your VCT Skills:
Building a Strong Resume & Cover Letter
BGSU Career Center
318C Math Sciences Building
Explain the purpose of a resume.
Identify the c
How & Why We
What do we have left this semester?
This week in Lab: Finishing Presentations
Discuss portfolio assignment
Next week in Lab: One-on-One Appointments
Portfolio Assignment Due
This week in Lecture: How and Why We See
This is number two in the problem solving process
If within a company, you work in a small group and dont overanalyze everything
You do this with four boxes and fill each one of them in
Creativity: Ability to develop new ideas and discover new ways of looking at problems
Innovation: Ability to apply creative solutions to problems or opportunities enhance or
to enrich peoples lives.
Entrepreneurship: The result of a dis
Print: A process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper or another
substrate using a specific type of printing press.
o Substrate: What you are print on
o Common Sales/ Promotional Tool
Elections use it
o Tangible and lasting
Reasons to give presentations
1. Choosing the objectives and message
a. Goal, objectives, purposes
i. What is purpose?
ii. Why am I doing this?
iii. What problem am I trying to solve?
iv. What do you
Differences between candidates
Resume Nuts and Bolts
o High quality paper
o Classic white, tan, beige, off-white
o Easily read: Spacing bold, bullets, short phrases
o Rank other sections by relevance to position
o Do not tape pages together
o Use the sam
o The integration of digital media, including combinations of text, graphics, images,
and sound into a structured digital environment.
o A language of action designed for users rather than for viewers, readers or
The reason we communicate is to get what we want
Visual Communication: The process of transmitting ideas and concepts through visual
How do we communicate
o Body language
o Social media
o Verbal/ Face to face
o Multimedia pr
o The art of taking and processing photographs
o Comes from the Greek works phos (light) and pos (paintbrush)
o Light patterns are reflected onto light sensitive material to create an image
What makes a photographer
o Technically sound image:
Word of the Day Week 32
1. Definition: Be of the same opinion; agree.
Synonym: Go along
Sentence: We strongly concur with this
2. Definition: Existing, happening, or done at
the same time.
Word of the Day Week 35
1. Definition: Defeat thoroughly.
Sentence: Mexican forces vanquished the
French army in a battle in Puebla.
2. Definition: Expel someone from a property,
especially with the support of
Word of the Day Week 26
1. Definition: A deep-seated feeling of dislike.
Sentence: Antipathy is how a staunch
Republican might feel about a Democrat.
2. Definition: The ability to understand and
share the feel
Word of the Day Week 31
1. Definition: (Of an object) change direction
after hitting something.
Sentence: The rain began, light at first, and he
adjusted his helmet to deflect the droplets from
blowing in his face.
Word of the Day Week 23
1. Definition: The action of going out of or
leaving a place.
Sentence: There are no locks on the doors or
windows, and only one route of egress in the
case of an emergency.
VCTO mtg 7:30 tonight- Olscamp 110
Why do we communicate?
To get what we want!
How do we communicate daily?
FB, Telephone, Face to Face, Print, Video/conferencing, Multimedia
Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste
A process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink and paper or another substrate
using a specific type of printing press
It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing
How We See Notes Sheet
January 31, 2012
Processes of the brain
3 types of visual messages:
Mental: those you experience from inside your mind
Direct: those you see without media intervention
Mediated: those you see through some type of print or screen
Introduction to Interactive Media
Interaction: an action that occurs as two or more objects.
Interactive media: Integration of digital media into a structured digital environment
A language of ACTION, designed for users rather then viewers, listeners, or
Video Production Definition:
The art and service of videotaping, editing, and distributing a finished video product. This can include
TV production, commercial video production, and commercial video.
A strip of transparent ma
Introduction to Graphic Design
The whole is different than the sum of its parts.
Key Principles of Gestalt theory
Reification: Components create the image (sphere, Triangle)
Multi-Stability: Looks like 2 images (
Cross media literacy is the new critical skill-set for successful business professionals
Visual Images must be noticed
Commercial television uses constantly changing short sequences and holds our attention by
bombarding our senses wi
Powerpoint Outline: The Dream Pillow
Slide 1: Intro
Have you ever
Slide 2: Why do we dream?
Slide 3: Art of sleep
Go deeper into the REM cycle
What the proper amount of sleep is/ when to wake up
VCT103 Week 12 - Presentation Worksheet
1. Casey Schonhardt
Topic: Dream Pillow
2. Brandon Lowe
OK, lets get started. This worksheet will assist you in determining and
recognizing the key aspects and elements required for developing a succe
1. Which is the first step in the 6 steps to solving a communication problem?
Identify the problem
2. What are the 4 main areas of specialization in VCT?
Video, Interactive Media, Print, Photography
3. Step 1 in the 6 steps to solving a communicat
The principles of design are how we organize or use the elements.
The principles of design are:
To understand balance, think of a see-saw.
When objects are of equal weigh
What Makes a Good Design
A design is an arrangement, a way of organizing something.
The visual appearance (that is what our eye sees and our brain decodes) can be reduced to six elements
Effective Design Skills
Planning a Design
1. Ask Questions!
2. Listen, Look, Talk.
3. Key Questions:
1. What is the purpose of the project?
2. What information needs to be conveyed?
3. Who is my target audience?
4. What type of publication am
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual
artworks and writings of the group members
Surrealist works feature the element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions
Notes Sheet: Entrepreneurial Creativity
1.) Creativity is the ability to develop new ideas and discover new ways of looking at
problems and opportunities.
Innovation is the ability to apply creative solutions to problems or opportunities to
enhance or enr