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IT Student Employee Retreat Review

by Sheila Hall on October 22, 2014 in Events, Personnel, Training


Student Employee Retreat

The Student Employee Retreat was held in the Student Union on Oct. 17 with guest speaker: Gala Jackson, VSU alum and CEO of InterviewSnob.

Brian Haugabrook, CIO, and Sterlin Sanders, AD for TSS, welcomed IT student employees as well as Math/CS students and introduced the guest speaker. Gala discussed how to brand yourself  in order to land your aspiring job.

The presentation was extremely helpful and relevant and emphasized the concept of 3D Branding: Document, Digital footprint, and Demeanor.


Jonathon McCraney, IT student tech, provided his feedback on the event:

Even though I was only able to attend one hour out of the two two-hour information sessions presented by Ms. Jackson from InterviewSnob, I feel like I have gained some useful information in regards to the job-finding process using the tools of the 21st Century. One of the things I was very pleased to learn was that every social media account that you maintain must represent only one . . . Getting rid of unprofessional or offensive material posted on your social media account is important to reflect your professionalism to the company you are working for. Overall, this was a very informative session for me to attend.




IT Student Employee Retreat

by Rachel on October 6, 2014 in Events, Training

The IT Student Employee Retreat is designed to prepare you for a career upon graduation. Come learn from an expert about resume building and interview coaching strategies. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Friday, October 17
Location: Student Union, Meeting Room - 1AB
Time: 9a – 11a and 12p – 2p (Identical sessions)


Guest Speaker

Gala Jackson

Gala Jackson
VSU alum and CEO of  Interview Snob


Interested in attending? Register Today!


Two People with Speech Bubbles  For questions, contact Cheryl Hatcher at chatcher@valdosta.edu.

Office 2013 & Office 365 Guides

by Rachel on September 9, 2014 in Training

Training and Communication has developed new user guides and resources to help users become familiar with Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365. The Helpdesk has also created a step-by-step guide on how to install Office 2013 via Microsoft Student Advantage.


Person with Globe Visit the Office 2013 or Office 365 resources to view instructional content.

Question Icon For questions, contact the Helpdesk at 229-245-HELP (4357).


Smart Classroom Online Training

by Rachel on September 8, 2014 in Training

Training and Communication has developed new online resources for Smart Classroom training. These online videos and guides cover technologies found in most classrooms around campus including Jennett Lecture Hall and the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building.

An online orientation course in BlazeView has been developed to help student organizations, as well as faculty and staff, become familiar the technology.


Person with Globe Visit the Smart Classroom Online Resources to view instructional content.

Question Icon For questions, contact Training and Communication at 229-333-7395. 



Upcoming Training Sessions

by Sheila Hall on March 17, 2014 in Training


IT Training and Communication provides technology training and support of campus site-licensed software and accounts to VSU faculty and staff. Classes are free to all VSU employees.

VoIP/Jabber (IM)  March 19 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm
Designed to help you become familiar with the features of the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, this hands-on workshop will demonstrate tasks such as transferring calls or speed dialing; as well as introduce you to the instant messenger application called Jabber that integrates many of the phone features such as voicemail, conference chats/calls, and call history.

Cascade Basic (Web Editor)March 21 @ 9:30am-12:30pm
The Cascade Basic training introduces features available in the new content management system (CMS) utilized by VSU to maintain departmental websites.  This class is mandatory for those who have the responsibility of editing departmental web content. It is also a prerequisite to attending the Cascade Intermediate training and Cascade Open Labs.

View the available Spring 2014 Training sessions.

Interested in attending? Register today!

Person with Globe For more information, visit www.valdosta.edu/tc.

Person with Question Mark For questions, contact Training and Communication at 229-333-7395.