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Career services debuts CareerChat 'podcast'

Miami's office of career services has launched CareerChat, a series of career and job search-related audio programs available to download through the Internet. Known as a “podcast,” CareerChat takes advantage of Internet technology that allows listeners to subscribe to and automatically download podcast episodes to their computer. The episodes can then be transferred to an MP3 player, such as Apple's iPod (hence the term “podcast”) and listened to anytime, anywhere.

In addition to iPods, podcasts can be downloaded to any device capable of handling MP3 files, including a desktop or notebook computer.

CareerChat follows an interview format, with guests offering information and advice to students engaged in the job search process. The first round of CareerChat features three episodes on subjects including interviewing, internships and working for the FBI.

“There are an increasing number of universities creating podcasts to provide students with content such as lectures and campus news, but to the best of my knowledge, we're the first career center in the nation to utilize this new form of communication,” says Rick Hearin, director of career services.

“We'll be adding more episodes as the year goes on,” says Hearin. “We've got some very engaging topics and guests planned for the future.”

To celebrate the launch of CareerChat, career services invites currently enrolled Miami students to enter to win a new iPod nano.

For more information, visit www.units.muohio.edu/careers/podcast.

Date Published: 10/20/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 12

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