Class 3: Getting to Know Each Other, OS, & Resume

Today we have two tasks:
  1. Getting to know each other;
  2. Introduce to Mac & PC;
  3. Introduce to the web-portfolio;
  4. Assignment of Resume.
Getting to know each other
Today we will be getting to know some of the people in the room. Those of you who have been with us for two classes already should be getting a sense of who I am. However, in a lab situation it is easy to go through the entire semester and only get to know the person sitting to the right of you and the person sitting to the left of you. Today, we're going to start to change that.

Windows OS vs. Mac OS
In last class, we already talked a little about the Windows OS and Mac OS.
As I said: if you are used to the Windows platform you may want to use the Mac platform to get used to it. Conversely, if you are used to the Mac platform you may want to use the Windows platform. It is not a foregone conclusion that schools are Windows only or Mac only. It will vary, therefore, it is good to be comfortable with both.

Resource available

Using Windows and Macs (Quick Reference Chart)

Spend some time working with your neighbor on the handout called "So How Do I Do That?" (open MS Word and type some information to become familiar with the various keyboard shortcuts)

Other things you should be aware of:
--web browsers
--PDF files
--closing programs

Assignment: Resume

In order to get you started thinking about your future I want for you to create a resume. Some of you may already have one and others may not. If you have one you may adjust it to suit this assignment (no use in recreating the wheel). Your resume should be professional and its purpose should focus on educational jobs. You'll want everything to look professional, so use a resume template for PCs or a resume template for Macs. (browse for resume templates).

A resume provides a quick overview of your educational background, work experience, and skills to perspective employers.

Several components that are required in your resume:
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Honors and Awards
  • Computer Skills/Special Skills
  • Personal Interests
  • Professional References

Here are some sites to help you in creating your resume:

UGA Career Center
Tips on resumes
Resume design
Sample resume

You should submit a printed copy of your resume to me on Monday, August 27th.

For next class:

  • Get your Gmail account ready
Most of have received my invitation and I have been already notified that some of you already set up their Gmail account. If you have not done with it, please get it ready before next class. We will need it to host our portfolios for this semester. Please email me if you have any questions.
  • Prepare these for your autobiography page:
    • A brief (1-2 paragraph) introduction to yourself – current
      information, career plans, and where you see yourself in
      5 years.
    • Three digital pictures.
Please save them on your USB drive, and then bring it to the class. We will use them to set up your autobiography page on the web-portfolio.

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