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Gold Peak Tea becomes able to be refrigerated and also is now available in plastic bottles. This tea is a ready to drink tea and is very popular with customers. It has won many awards for its popularity. The tea is offered in sweetened , unsweeetened, diet and lemon flavors . Gold Peak Tea is a partner with Coca-Cola , number 1 provider of sparkling drinks and ready to drink beverages.  The reason for this change in bottling is for the sake of the environment ; in which Gold Peak Tea is known for. I think that this is a really good idea and that it is something that will be considered when Im think about taking a picnic. The only thing that bothers me is that I have not seen this product in stores. I guess that I will have to continue to look and hopefully I will luck up and find it!  

    Gold Peak® Chilled Tea - Sweet Tea

Looks like these customers found plenty of the old product! ( i just thought this was funny) Check it out!


Sprite is currently putting on efforts to contribute $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity. This was in efforts to promote recycling.  Customers were told to look for sprite cans with a green tab on them  and a Habitat for Humanity logo. These are the cans that have the tabs that are needed for the campaign.  People were asked to pull the tab off the drink and send it in to the headquarters. I think that this is a great idea because people can give to Habitat for Humanity ( helping families who are less fortunate with a place to stay ) , recycling ( helping the earth), and enjoy a refreshing drink ! Tabs  are due in by May 30,2010; max number of tabs that participants are allowed to send in  is 20.  This makes me want to look for the tabs and send them in as well.  Visit for information on exactly how to do this!

On April 15,2010, Starbucks gave complimentary cups of coffee to customers that bring a reusuable tumbler into participating stores. Starbucks is doing this in efforts to reduce environmental impacts. They have this program called “Shared Planet” in which is trying to make all of Starbuck’s cups are 100% recyclable by the year 2015.  Even though I do not drink coffee ; I think this is a great way to get people involved with this initiative. People will see that they can get a free cup of coffee from doing something as simple as bring a recyclable cup in. Great marketing was done with this effort because I saw many advertisements telling people about the efforts.  I hope that this is not the only company to get involved with initiatives similar to this one. This was a great move by Starbucks. I was able to find this video that tells about “Shared Planet”. I hope that you enjoy this video. 

Coca- Cola( Nestea)  announced the arrival of a new product ; The Red Tea Pomegranate Passion Fruit in March of 2009.  The tea only contains 50 calorie per the 8 fl. oz per servings that the drink contains.  The company is the first to prepare such a drink for retail sale. The drink is apart of Nestea’s “ready to drink”  ( RTD) initiative ; and was recently included on retailers list of “Top 12 Cool New Products”.  Nestea also wants to make sure that the let the public know that the drink is caffeine- free in their press release.  I think that this drink is a good thing for Nestea; it gives the consumers something different to drink . If the drink was introduced in a store that I knew about ; I would give the drink a try. Being that the drink is caffeine-free ; this is better for many consumers. If consumers are like me and not really fond of caffeine then this will be great for them . I look forward to trying this drink really soon. 

There are many events that Career Services hold every semester. It seems as if their goal is to have some sort of event for students every week or so. I usually try to at least attend the Career Fair every year it is held.  The career fair that I attended was held on Wednesday January 27,2010 at 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.  This event is held during the spring semester of each year.  This is a great opportunity for students , if they are looking for co-op, internship  and summer job opportunities.  I usually dont find anything that vastly pertains to Communication and its entities; but I attend anyway because there might be a great oportunity waiting. 

This year I did notice that their were more jobs present that dealt with Communication and Public Relations (PR).  I went to these tables and talked with the representatives from the companies and presented my resume where needed. This is also a time to remember to wear appropriate interview clothing ; in which is mentioned in detail in one of my previous posts. Clothing is very important at this event because future employers look at how you were dressed at this event and make opinions about you. I saw that some employers took the time to actually briefly interview students on the spot; clothing possibly helped them at that time.

Even though the economy is not good for a tremendous amount of people, I appreciate Career Services in taking their time to put on such a beneficial event. This event showed me what i needed to do to prepare for future interviews and to just be ready for the job market in total.  I am now preparing to revise my resume and also doing experience worthy things to build my resume.  Even though this event was a great event, I would like to see more jobs present from the Communication/ Public Relations area in the future.

I also noticed that the career fair gave students an opportunity to help with the fair. There were many students chosen to volunteer for the event this semester. I had the opportunity to volunteer with the event last spring semester. This is a great oportunity for those students who want to meet employers but may not have their resumes built yet. These students may have others reasons that are hendering them from actually attending the event and may have a greater chance next year.  Getting involved is always a favorite thing of mine . I love to volunteer and looked at last year’s experience as a time to help other students who are there for the fair, meet employers, and gather volunteer hours ( which looks great on resumes as well) .

This is a great event and I hope that all that attended recieved the full effect of the event.  I am a graduating student in May and I will miss all of the  many opportunities that Georgia Southern University gives us as students to prepare us for the “real world”.  Check out the Career Services website for more events to come !   Also, check out these videos with Career Fair tips :, ,

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Apple released its plans to develop the best software for iPhone and iTouch users I found this to be very exciting because i own a iPhone and have many friends and family that either own the iPhone or the iTouch.  This software makes it so that the applications that you are allowed to download on the phone more interesting. The software is also developing new applications for iPhone and iTouch users.  There is also somethings that are  really exciting about this new change for me. The software will make it so that you can multitask ( call someone while playing a game and other things), be able to set up folder for applications, and use iBooks ( read books on your device).  The thing that really excites me about this is that I can multitask and save the battery life on my phone. before this update iPhones were not able to do this. This comes in handy when you are trying to do two things at once ; in which I would like to be able to do.   I really am looking forward to the releasing of this software in June!  Check out this video on multitasking with the new software: .


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  • stephaniemedlin: Hello Sheila! I am also interested in the event planning aspect of Public Relations. I am glad you were able to interview someone who shares your int
  • stephaniemedlin: Career Services really offers many workshops and events for GSU. I'd never realized before this semester how many things actually take place on campu
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