UGAB Student Newsletter: August 6, 2015

Under/Graduate Announcement Board (U/GAB)
Communication Program
Project-Based Learning. Professors Who Mentor. Infused with Technology.
Week of August 6, 2015

UGAB is a student newsletter for the Communication Programs at Maryville University. It highlights announcements, student/faculty news, and internship/job postings for our students and alumni. Enjoy!

Announcements

  • See you soon!: The Fall Semester begins in just a few weeks! Be sure to confirm your schedule on the portal and contact the Student Service Center (314-529-9360) or your adviser to make any changes! We are looking forward to a wonderful semester!
  • New Students: We would like to welcome Megan McDaniel, Kayla Person, Sarah Kennedy, Michael Nolan, Emily Taylor, and Valerie Burns as a new students in our communication program! We are thrilled to have you joining our community of majors! Also welcome to Bryan Webster who has joined as a communication minor!
  • Congratulations to Emily Blackshear and Sammie Hellauer who were selected to receive theExcellence in Communication award!
  • Congratulations to our graduate students who participated in a hooding ceremony at the end of last year and have graduated from our MA program: Alyssa Aldrich, John Boul, Jarrett Fleming, Alexandra Gresick, Kristine Gruver, Crystal Jacobsmeyer, Sarah Newlon, and Esra Uysal. 
  • Congratulations to all of our graduating undergraduate students who successfully completed the Portfolio Defense at the end of the year! Emily Blackshear was selected for the Portfolio of Distinction Award and Jeremy Sellmeyer and Victoria Griffith received honorable mentions. All of our students performed very well at this event! Thanks to all of the advisory board members and community members who stopped by to see their portfolios!
  • Resource Guide: Are you looking for a summer internship, but aren’t sure where to start your search? Consider starting by reviewing the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship developed by Dr. Dohrman.

Student News

  • Communication Major Natalie Pistone and her business partner Ann (a nursing student at Maryville) were recently featured on KSDK for their Enchanted Princess Appearances business where they dress up as princesses and visit various places. This past week, they visited Cardinal Glennon patients and KSDK did a story on them! See photos on their business’ Facebook page.
  • Congratulations to all of our students who got summer internships: Danielle Eisenberg – TEDx,Ashley Heuer – Town & Style, Tom Winkler – Apex Systems, Lauren Parker – Moosylvania, Kim Hill – Hussman, Andy Painter – St. Louis Cardinals and HLK, and Andrea Leiras – MindsEye Radio.
  • Congratulations to our alumni who have recently secured jobs: Whitney Dutton – Marketing Specialist for J.W. Terrill, Kirsten Capuano – Fusion Technology Solutions, Amanda Van De Riet – Advantage Marketing and Sales, Alex Amsinger – Willows Way, Sarah Stiehr – Marketing Analyst at Maritz, and Cayla Weber – Communication Leadership Advisor – Edward Jones.

Faculty News

  • Our faculty have been busy this past summer with a variety of projects! Professors Rebecca Dohrman and Dustin York, along with communication majors Jordan Coker and Natalie Webb, hosted the MediaNow StL summer camp for four days in June for over 250 students, instructors, and staff members! This high-energy camp had us moving all summer!
  • Professor Dustin York has been developing a new online course on search engine optimization for our business and communication students!
  • Professor Rebecca Dohrman was the co-Principal Investigator on a $125,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund with education professor Steve Coxon. For two respective weeks in July, Maryville hosted 40 3rd and 4th grade students who learned math using an engaging curriculum with a built-in narrative to keep the students engaged in the material.

Networking Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

  • SPARK Entrepreneurship Program – Parkway: This wonderful internship opportunity can start ASAP and involves you doing various communication tasks for this entrepreneurship program through Parkway at a shared space at Chesterfield Mall used by Parkway and Maryville University. This is a fantastic internship! Details.
  • Admissions Paid Student Associate Internship: Maryville’s Admissions is looking for two student associates to work 12-15 hours a week at $10/hour to help with various admissions tasks. Details.
  • Graduate Assistantship in Maryville’s Marketing Office: Graduate Students interested in a graduate assistantship (funding) can apply online through the Maryville HR job website for this assistantship. Details here.
  • Starkloff Disability Institute Communication Internship: One of our current students is finishing her internship here and they would love to have another Maryville student to intern with them!Details.
  • West End Players Guild (Paid Social Media Internship): This theatre guild is looking for interns to work this year to help with a variety of tasks. More information here.
  • Sauce Magazine Internship (apply ASAP – due Friday!): Sauce Magazine, a local foodie magazine, is looking for interns for the Fall! More details here! All applications must be submitted by this Friday!
  • MindsEye Radio Communication Internship: One of our Maryville students is finishing her internship at MindsEye and she was thrilled with the great writing experience she received. They are looking for additional interns (unpaid) to help with their mission to bring news to blind and visually-impaired individuals in the area. E-mail MindsEye with your resume to apply.
  • LAMP Internship: LAMP is an amazing organization working with language translation and non-native English speakers in the St. Louis area. They are looking for a few interns for this Fall to take the place of one of their last interns, a Maryville student. This intern got wonderful experience and speaks well of this organization’s intern experience. Apply today by e-mailing Beatrice.
  • Sherwood Forest Camp Internship: Sherwood Forest is looking for an intern for Fall! Details about the internship and application information is available here.
  • Crave Beauty Academy: The Crave Beauty Academy in Ballwin is looking for a part-time or full-time intern to help them with getting the word out about their school. Contact Ann with your resume for more information.
  • Meglio and Associates: This nearby firm is looking for a marketing and communication intern for the summer. To apply, send your resume to Dave Meglio.
  • Keen St. Louis: This organization that works with children with disabilities is looking for an intern for the Fall. The supervisor is a wonderful women with a great deal of nonprofit experience. Contact her via e-mail with your resume to apply.
  • Political Communication Internship: With the 2016 election approaching, there are many opportunities to work on a campaign and put your communication skills to work. Eric Greitens (R, Governor Candidate) is looking for interns to help this year. Details.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • The Rome Group has dozens of part-time jobs available at local nonprofits doing communication work. Check out the list here and consider switching your current part-time job to something on this list as a way to build your resume through paid, part-time work!

Job Opportunities

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U/GAB Student Newsletter: Week of April 15, 2015

Under/Graduate Announcement Board (U/GAB)
Communication Program
Project-Based Learning. Professors Who Mentor. Infused with Technology.
Week of April 15, 2015

“Nothing worth having comes easy.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

UGAB is a student newsletter for the Communication Programs at Maryville University. It highlights announcements, student/faculty news, and internship/job postings for our students and alumni. Enjoy!

Announcements

  • New Students: We would like to welcome Forrester Sims, Alexandria Spry, Shannon Renville, Tom Winkler and Rebecca Jacquin as a new students in our communication program! We are thrilled to have you joining our community of majors!
  • Portfolio Defense: Alumni and Current Students…mark your calendar to come by the library lobby on Friday, May 1 from 1-2pm for our senior portfolio defense event. We would love to see many of you there! Younger students – please come to help yourself get a good sense of what this event is about.
  • St. Louis Press Club Scholarship: The local St. Louis Press Club offers multiple scholarship to local communication students. Apply today for awards ranging in $1,000-5,000. Details.
  • Global Scholars Program Launching this Fall: This Fall, we are thrilled to welcome a cohort of freshman who will be part of the Global Scholars Program at Maryville. These students will study abroad during three summer sessions and spend three years on campus and they will graduate a year early with a double major in International Studies and another major from the humanities and social sciences. We are thrilled to welcome Shannon Renville as a dual communication/International Studies major into this program. Shannon is from Colorado and will be traveling to Oxford this summer with the other members of the Global Scholars cohort.
  • Headshot Opportunity: Do you need a new headshot photo for your LinkedIn page or website? If so, meet Dr. York in the Pawprint room in the Annex on Thursday, April 23rd from 3:05-4:00pm and he will have great camera equipment available for your new headshot.
  • Need an Elective for the Fall: If you are still looking for an elective for the Fall 2015 semester, consider these options: Organizational Consulting with Dr. Shirley Ashauer on Tuesdays from 5-7pm (PSYC 491) or Writing Short Fiction and Poetry with Writer-in-Residence Dana Levin (ENGL 350-01).
  • Resource Guide: Are you looking for a summer internship, but aren’t sure where to start your search? Consider starting by reviewing the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship developed by Dr. Dohrman.
  • Fall Advising: If you have not yet registered for the Fall semester, be sure to get with your academic adviser and select your classes for the Fall 2015 semester.

Student News

  • New Pawprint Editor: Congratulations to communication major Andy Painter for being selected as the new editor of Pawprint, Maryville’s student newspaper.
  • Congratulations to freshman communication major Isaiah Saucillo for being selected as an Outstanding Project from his University Seminar Class.
  • Golden Louies: The 2nd annual Golden Louies Awards Program was extraordinary! Congratulations to the entire Pawprint student staff that put the event together!
  • Congrats are in order for Andrew Mandziara who has been selected for a summer internship with St. Louis Football Club and to Andrea Leiras who has been selected as a summer intern at the World Affairs Council!  Additionally, Cydney Long has been selected as an intern for Northwestern Mutual!
  • Elizabeth Hammond has been selected as an intern for Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Evan Asher is interning with Bonfyre!
  • Congratulations to freshman communication major Natalie Pistone and her partner, Anna Finnociaro, for winning an honorable mention at the Startup Maryville Business Plan Competition for their business idea, Enchanted Princess Appearances.
  • We were thrilled to have many communication students who pitched their ideas at Startup Maryville. Congratulations Natalie King, Emily Cook, Evan Asher, and Natalie Pistone! It was a wonderful afternoon and your business ideas were fantastic!
  • (Sidenote from RLD: I am so proud of our students for doing all of these amazing things! I know many of you are working incredibly hard every day to manage coursework, internships, work, and personal lives. It is an honor to be your professor!)

Faculty News

  • Congratulations to Dr. Dustin York for being selected for the Launch St. Louis board of directors! Check out the organization here. Dr. York also had an infographic recently published by Ragan! The topic was nonverbal communication and you can see the infographic here.
  • Professor Geri Dreiling will be speaking to the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference that aims to help lawyers use social media and their website to generate business. She also recently became a columnist for The Liguorian. Her column is titled “Faith Hits Home.” Congrats, Professor Dreiling!
  • Dr. York recently spoke to the St. Charles Government Planners group and we also want to give him a hearty congrats for being on the faculty team that beat the student team at the Goose Cup basketball game!

Networking Opportunities

  • Venture Cafe: This new networking opportunity is on of the neatest in town. Travis Sheridan, a recent St. Louis transplant from the East Coast, collects an interesting group of hundreds of people at the CIC building in the Central West End and these people gather for what Travis calls “Serendipitous Collisions.” This event takes place every Thursday from 3-8pm and on April 30th, Dr. Dohrman will be attending the event from 3:30-5:30pm and we’d love to invite all alumni and current students to come to this networking event to see each other and to meet new colleagues. More information about Venture Cafe can be found on their website. This is a free event. E-mail RLD if you want to meet up!
  • #UMSLDigital: Tomorrow and Friday, UMSL is hosting a digital conference complete with a free job fair (from 10am-2pm tomorrow), an Academic Summit (which your faculty will be attending) and a full-day social media conference on Friday (which several of us will be attending. You should join us! Details here.
  • PRSA St. Louis is hosting a workshop where the speaker will talk about mentoring at Ces and Judy’s at Plaza Frontenac on Wednesday, April 22 from 11:30-1pm. Registration is online and the student ticket cost is $25.
  • Other Upcoming Networking Events: Look at these organization’s websites for other upcoming events:Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Marketing Association (AMA), Communication Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC), St. Louis Press Club,  St. Louis Social Media Club (SMCSTL), Business Marketing Association (BMA-STL), AIGA, STL-ODN, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).

Internship Opportunities

  • Town & Style: This paid internship at a wonderful local magazine is open for the summer and many Maryville students have interned at T&S and had very positive experiences. E-mail your resume to Dorothy Weiner to apply.
  • Sauce Magazine: Sauce, St. Louis’ foodie magazine, is looking for an editorial intern to write about food, restaurants, and the local St. Louis scene. 10-12 hours/week. Details.
  • Pro Expo Exhibits: This firm has a paid social media internship available for this summer. Details.
  • Insight Into Diversity: This local magazine is looking for an intern (paid; $10/hour) to help with research, writing, and possibly some ad design. Send your resume to RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu to apply.
  • Meglio and Associates: This nearby firm is looking for a marketing and communication intern for the summer. To apply, send your resume to Dave Meglio.
  • Cat5 Commerce: This growing Chesterfield-based digital firm is looking for four interns for the FALL semester in a variety of areas. Review the job descriptions here.
  • Maryville’s Marketing Office: Maryville’s marketing team is looking for an intern starting this Fall who can act as a reporter to scout out stories on campus. If you are interested in this position, contact RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu with your resume.
  • NewGround: NewGround is a digital company (near to campus) that is looking for Market Research and Content Marketing interns. These are great positions at a wonderful company. Details.
  • Big River Running: Big River Running, a local running organization, has a few internships open for the summer. Check out the details here.
  • St. Louis Press Club: The St. Louis Press Club offers a few internships with a stipend of $1,000 for interning at their office downtown. Details.
  • The St. Louis Attractions Association: The St. Louis Attractions Association has many internships at the tourist destinations in this area. Check out this fantastic list here.
  • Mercy Hospital: Mercy is looking for an intern who can do some computer science/web design and communication work for the marketing team. Details.
  • TedX: TedX is looking for a new intern to take over for Kirsten Capuano, our communication student who is currently interning there. This is an unpaid position. Details.
  • St. Patrick’s Center: St. Patrick’s Center, a nonprofit on the cutting edge of treating homelessness is looking for a communication intern. Details.
  • MO Coalition for the Environment: The Missouri Coalition for the Environment has several internships available. Check the job descriptions out here.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • The Rome Group has dozens of part-time jobs available at local nonprofits doing communication work. Check out the list here and consider switching your current part-time job to something on this list as a way to build your resume through paid, part-time work!

Job Opportunities

  • Grad Assistantship in Center for First Year Experience: Graduate Assistantship is available in the Center for Academic Success at Maryville. Details.
  • Grad Assistantship in the Maryville Marketing Office: The Maryville marketing team has a graduate assistant position available to current graduate students. Contact RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu with your resume to indicate interest in the position.
  • St. Louis ArtWorks: This local nonprofit is looking for someone to serve as their Grants Media Manager.Details.
  • Grant Coordinator: St. Patrick’s Center is looking for a new grant coordinator. A Maryville alum is leaving the position and they want someone great to move their grants program forward. Details.
  • Team Impact: Team Impact in Quincy, MA recently sent the job posting for their Marketing and Comm. Coordinator position to a few folks at Maryville. If you have ever considered moving east, look at this position! Details.
  • Job fair: A huge job fair in the digital industry is happening tomorrow from 10am-2pm at UMSL’s Conference Center as part of #UMSLDigital. This event is free to attend and registration is not required. Details.
  • Resource Guide: Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways…Maryville’s new logo, finals, summer internships, graduation!

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UGAB Student Newspaper: February 27, 2015

Under/Graduate Announcement Board
Communication Program
Week of February 27, 2015
All great achievements require time.”
– Maya Angelou
UGAB is a student newsletter for the Communication Programs at Maryville University. It highlights announcements, student/faculty news, and internship/job postings for our students and alumni. Enjoy!

Announcements

  • New Students: We would like to welcome Andrew Mandziara as a new transfer student in our communication program! We are thrilled to have you, Andy!
  • Startup Maryville: Maryville is hosting a student business plan competition for all undergraduate students on the afternoon of Friday, April 10th in Buder Commons. The winner will receive $1,000 cash and a $1,000 Maryville scholarship. Groups of students can also apply, but the prizes will remain stable no matter the number of members on the winning team. For more information, visithttp://maryville.edu/startup and click here to indicate interest in applying. Students must indicate this interest by March 11.
  • Maryville Undergraduate Research Conference: Students interested in presenting in the undergraduate research conference on Friday, April 10th should review this information sheet and applyhere by March 25th. This is a fantastic chance to share our favorite paper or visual project/poster with a wider community.
  • PRSA Career Development Day Happening Today: Nine professors and faculty from our program are spending today at the Sheldon Theatre in Grand Center for PRSA – St. Louis’ Career Development Day! Older students will remember we hosted this event for the last two years and we love the networking and learning potential that happens on this day each year!
  • Save the Date – Portfolio Defense: All students should save the date for Friday, May 1 from 1-2pmin the Library lobby for the Senior Communication Portfolio Defense. All students graduating this May/August/December will present their portfolios and we expect many younger students to attend, as well, to get a sense of the portfolio event. All students presenting must be registered for COMM 494-01 for this Spring semester. Contact Dr. Dohrman with any questions.
  • Spring Break: Spring Break is March 9-13! Remember that WEC classes do still meet during Spring Break. Check your class syllabus or talk to your instructor to determine if your class will meet this week.
  • Withdrawal Deadline: March 27th is the deadline to withdraw from a class. You will earn a W on your transcript if you withdraw at this point in the semester, so be sure to discuss this decision with your advisor before proceeding. This is also the deadline for converting a class to a pass-fail class instead of a traditionally graded class.
  • Fall Advising: Fall Advising will happen in the weeks after Spring break in preparation for the March 23th opening of registration for Fall.
  • Summer Registration Now Open!: Students can now register for summer classes. We will be offering the following classes:
    • COMM 416 – Issues and Crisis Management with Professor Geri Dreiling (crisis management = essential for the modern age and social media)
    • COMM 597 – Social Media Campaigns with Professor Dustin York (rumor has it that Anheuser-Busch will be the client for this class!)

Student News

  • Congrats to Andy Painter for being hired to assist in the radio booth at the St. Louis Cardinals for this season as assistant to Mike Shannon and Andy Rooney! We are thrilled for you, Andy!
  • Congrats to Megan Schelich for being hired as an intern for STLBUDS!
  • Congrats to Kim Hill for being hired as an intern at Lake Forest Country Club!
  • Congratulations to Sarah Stiehr for being chosen to intern at Gateway Pet Guardians!

Faculty News

  • Professor Dohrman recently co-presented with OL Professor Shirley Ashuaer and OL Graduate Student Claire Frisella at the SOLD Conference at Washington University.
  • Timmerman Group Agency Private Tour Review: A dozen students and professors from Maryville recently went down to Lafayette Square for a tour of the Timmerman Group. It was a fantastic opportunity and the conversation and advice they gave during the Q&A was spectacular! Special thanks to Professor York and Advisory Board Member Nicole Holzum for arranging this tour.

Networking Opportunities

  • STL “i” Experience: The Chamber of Commerce is putting on a set of summer workshops for area college students to help them network and meet each other. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to build your network. Details.
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network “Coffee with Nine Strangers” is the coolest networking event in town for people interested in the nonprofit community. There are three times and locations for this event where you gather at a coffee shop and just chat with nine other people from the nonprofit community. It is a wonderful event! Details on the YNPN site.
  • State of Digital Media Conference: This event, held at UMSL, in mid-April is a fantastic free networking event for students interested in social media. Chris Brogan is a keynote speaker and the full agenda is on the event’s website.
  • SharePointSaturday: On Saturday, March 21, you can attend a full-day workshop on Microsoft’s SharePoint technology solution. Many companies use SharePoint for a variety of purposes, such as Maryville’s Portal which is run on the SharePoint software. This is a fantastic way to get exposed to this technology in a fun environment while networking! Details.
  • Venture Cafe: Every Thursday from 3-8pm, local entrepreneurs and business professionals gather at this open house-style event located in the Central West End. This is a great place to practice networking and learn from some of the most interesting minds in St. Louis Details.
  • Other Upcoming Networking Events: Look at these organization’s websites for other upcoming events: Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Marketing Association (AMA), Communication Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC), St. Louis Press Club,  St. Louis Social Media Club (SMCSTL), Business Marketing Association (BMA-STL), AIGA, STL-ODN, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).

Internship Opportunities

  • Marketing and Comm Intern, Mercy Hospital (Paid): Mercy is interested in hiring an intern to help with marketing and communication tasks in their IT development department. They are particularly interested in students with a web design background. To apply, send your resume to Professor Dohrman at RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu
  • St. Louis Press Club (Paid): The St. Louis Press Club is looking for an intern to work in their main office. The internship is approximately 120 hours of work and the intern will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work. To apply, e-mail your resume directly to Tom Eschen, President of the Press Club.
  • Digital Marketing Intern, Deck Internet Solutions (Paid): This paid internship is for students interested in digital marketing, social media, and analytics. Details.
  • Cat5 Commerce: These internships have a deadline of March 1 for application. This is a growing social media/online marketing and commerce firm in Chesterfild Valley. See more information about the internships here.
  • Congregation B’nai Amoona (Paid, 10 hours/week): This internship application is due March 1. Details can be found in this information sheet.
  • Big River Running Company: If you are interested in running or athletics, this is the opportunity for you. Big River Running is one of the areas most well-respected running companies and they are looking for an intern. E-mail your resume to Jen to apply.
  • Social Media/HR Intern, SuddenLink: This internship is for 20-30 hours of work a week in an office located very close to campus. Details here.
  • Online Marketing Intern, Brighton Agency. Details.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • The Rome Group has dozens of part-time jobs available at local nonprofits doing communication work. Check out the list here and consider switching your current part-time job to something on this list as a way to build your resume through paid, part-time work!
  • Resource Guide: Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for a list of local agencies.

Job Opportunities

  • Graduate Assistantship, Center for Global Education: This graduate assistantship is for students enrolled in the graduate Strategic Communication, ORGL, or MBA programs. This position includes 20 hours a week of work in the Center for Global Education at Maryville. More information here.
  • Communication Coordinator, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri: Details.
  • Candidate Engagement Manager, Launch Code: Details.
  • Director of Innovation, College Bound St. Louis: Details.
  • Event and Program Manager Contractor, Mobile Health Clinics Association: Details.
  • Visitor Services Coordinator, Pulitzer Arts Foundation: Details.
  • Special Events and Parent Program Specialist, St. Joseph’s Academy: Details.
  • Education Services Coordinator, Sam Fox School, WUSTL: Details.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • Resource Guide: Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways…WordPress, summer internships and classes, the stress of managing social media for organizations, third places in Europe, informational interviews, AP Style!

 

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UGAB Student Newsletter: Week of February 3, 2015

UGAB is a student newsletter for the Communication Program at Maryville University. It lists announcement, student and faculty news, and internship and job postings for our students. Enjoy!

Announcements

  • New Graduate Students: We would like to welcome the following new graduate students in our Strategic Communication and Leadership MA program: Liuyun (Olivia) Hu, Lauren Parker(bridge student), Yun Jin, Holly Middleton, and Lauren Stockhausen! Welcome!
  • Timmerman Group Agency Private Tour: Professor York has arranged a tour of the Timmerman Group for Maryville communication students. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know a local agency and to see inside. The tour will take place on Wednesday, February 11 at 4pm. Please contact Dr. York to RSVP and for the exact location.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program: As we turn the corner of the academic year, you’ll likely begin thinking of summer. Maryville is offering several summer undergraduate research grants that pay a student $1,500 to conduct a research project with a professor over the summer. Katie Buck from communication won one of these grants last year and we would love to have another communication student apply and secure one of these grants this year. Here is the application information. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Dohrman. 
  • Save the Date – Portfolio Defense: All students should save the date for Friday, May 1 from 1-2pm in the Library lobby for the Senior Communication Portfolio Defense. All students graduating this May/August/December will present their portfolios and we expect many younger students to attend, as well, to get a sense of the portfolio event. All students presenting must be registered for COMM 494-01 for this Spring semester. Contact Dr. Dohrman with any questions.
  • Application for Graduation in May 2015: If you are planning to graduate in May or August 2015, be sure to complete the “Application for Graduation” ASAP in the portal under “AccessMU for Students” –> In the category “Academic Profile.” Stop by the Student Service Center if you have any trouble.

Student News

  • Congrats to alumna Whitney (Matt) Jones for securing a new communication position at Boeing!
  • Congrats to Kaitlyn Berry for securing an internship with Commerce Bank! Congrats also go toKirsten Capuano for her internship this Spring with TedXGatewayArch!
  • Congratulations to Andrea Leiras who has secured a position as Copywriter and Cultural Presentation Assistant at LAMP!
  • Natalie Webb and Jordan Coker have been selected as interns for Maryville’s team hosting the MediaNowSTL summer camp for over 200 high school students. This camp is moving to Maryville this summer and we are thrilled to have Natalie and Jordan on our team!
  • Congrats to Kelli Grundig for securing an internship with Wolff Shoe Company! Additional congratulations are due to Megan Schelich for her internship at STLBUDS!

Faculty News

  • New Faculty: We would like to welcome Caprice Moore as a new graduate instructor teaching COMM 501: Foundations of Leadership this semester. We are thrilled to have you on board, Caprice!
  • Congrats to Professor Dustin York for joining Jim Powers at a Maryville University basketball game. Professor York talked about our communication program and represented us very well.
  • Professor Rebecca Dohrman was recently elected to the St. Louis Social Media Club board.
  • Congratulations to Professor Dustin York who is involved in a LAUNCH group with Launch St. Louis!
  • Professor Leilani Carver and Professor Dustin York recently spoke to the St. Louis chapter of the American Public Works Association about crisis communication. They also led a roundtable with the Society of Marketing Professionals Services at a recent event!

Networking Opportunities

  • PRSA Career Development Day (Scholarships may be available!): On Friday, February 27th from 9:30am-4:30pm, communication students will gather at the Sheldon Theatre with communication professionals for the annual PRSA Career Development Day. Student tickets are $30/each, but we may be able to cover the cost for some students, pending approval. Please e-mail Dr. Dohrman atRLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu if you want to be added to the list in the case that scholarships do become available. Either way, mark your calendar and plan to attend. It is worth the cost of admission just for the networking! Every one of our seniors and recent graduates looking for work should attend! Tickets here.
  • St. Louis Social Media Club Event: The St. Louis Social Media Club’s February event is at Malt House Cellar on Thursday, February 19th from 5:30-8:30pm. Chris Reimer will be speaking about his new book, HappyWork! Professor Dohrman is going to this event and would be glad to have students join her! The ticket is $15 and includes a copy of the book. Buy tickets here and let Dr. Dohrman know you are going!
  • Job Fair at Maryville: On Thursday, February 17th, Maryville’s Center for Career Development is hosting a flipped career fair where dozens of organizations pitch you on why you should go to work at their organization. Bring plenty of resumes along to this event. For time and location, contact the Center for Career Development behind Kaldi’s in the library.
  • WordCamp St. Louis: On March 14-15, WordPress users from all over the St. Louis area will gather at WashU to talk about the latest trends and to sharpen their skills. If you are interested in web design, consider buying a ticket for the low price of just $25. It is sure to be a great place to network.
  • Venture Cafe: Every Thursday from 3-8pm, local entrepreneurs and business professionals gather at this open house-style event located in the Central West End. This is a great place to practice networking and learn from some of the most interesting minds in St. Louis Details.
  • Other Upcoming Networking Events: Look at these organization’s websites for other upcoming events: American Marketing Association, the Communication Service Public Relations Council, the St. Louis Press Club,  the St. Louis Social Media Club, the Business Marketing Association (BMA-STL) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

Internship Opportunities

  • Political Campaign Web Internship: A local alderman is looking for an intern to build a website for the upcoming campaign. This would be an excellent internship for students interested in learning more or practicing their web design skills. E-mail Dr. Alden Craddock to apply.
  • FleishmanHillard: FH is hiring several paid interns for this summer to work on social content and public relations. The strict deadline to apply is March 1, so read over the details today!
  • Diversity Fellows Program at FleishmanHillard: The LAGRANT Foundation is hosting an event to help recruit applicants for FH’s Diversity Fellows Program. The event will be held at the FH Offices downtown on February 20th from 1-3pm. to RSVP e-mail nellyalonso@lagrant.com. For more general information about applications for this program (which are due March 1), look on their website. Event Flyer here.
  • Momentum: Momentum is searching for a cadre of summer interns! Get the details here and apply today!
  • Osborn Barr: OsbornBarr, a local agency with an excellent reputation and client set, is hiring twelvepaid interns for this summer. Find details and apply online.
  • Bonfyre: This local start up tech company is looking for interns to work this Spring or Summer in their exciting office space. Students interested in technology, apps, or the start up environment would likely thrive here! Details at this link.
  • Rising Above: Prolific local public speaker and personality John O’Leary is looking for an intern to work 16-20 hours a week with his nonprofit Rising Above. Details at this link.
  • Maritz: Maritz is hiring several paid summer interns to work in e-commerce and communication. Get details and apply on their website.
  • Anheuser Busch: Anheuser Busch is looking for a procurement intern who is good with numbers and excel. Contact Professor Dustin York for more details.
  • Lewis County Press: This local press has an 8- to 10-week paid summer internship program which would be ideal for students interested in journalism. Details here.
  • MedEx Paid Internship: This local medial supply company is looking to hire a 3-month part-time (25-30 hours/week) paid intern to work in marketing strategy and then possibly move into a full-time position. This would be a great position for a senior or recent graduate interested in health care supply company. Send your resume to Joshua Lucas at jlucas@exmed.net to apply.
  • Express Scripts: Express Scripts is hiring a full-time summer intern in the area of Talent Acquisition. More information on their website.
  • Social Media Intern, Schnucks. This local grocery chain is looking for an intern to work 24-40 hours a week on their social media presence. Details.
  • St. Louis Magazine: This local magazine is hiring several interns for this summer. Look for more details on their website.
  • Second Street: Second Street is hiring summer interns. This high-tech organization would be a great place for our students to intern. Apply on their website.
  • Local Start-up Law Firm: A new law firm led by two female lawyers is looking for a communication student to intern with them this Spring to develop their communication platform and strategy. This unpaid opportunity is very flexible and would be perfect for hardworking and independent students interested in developing more skills without a strict schedule. Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • The Rome Group has dozens of part-time jobs available at local nonprofits doing communication work. Check out the list here and consider switching your current part-time job to something on this list as a way to build your resume through paid, part-time work!
  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

Job Opportunities

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UGAB Student Newsletter: January 7, 2015

Announcements

  • Welcome to new majors Cayla Weber, Jade Rogers, and Jimmy AndrewsAlso, welcome to Nate Steffler, a new communication minor. We are thrilled to have you joining our community of communication majors!
  • New Communication Advisory Board: The first meeting of the new Communication Advisory Board was held in December in the President’s Conference Room. We had a wonderful conversation and we are thrilled to have such a great group of professionals guiding our curriculum and our program. The members are as follows: Erin Edwards (Scorch), Courtney Files (TruQC), Amanda Pirtle (NestlePurina), Suzanne Gherardini (Momentum), Nichole Holzum (Timmerman Group), Suzan Kelly (Shriners Hospitals for Children), Dennis O’Brien (Nonprofit Advancement), Colene McEntee (St. Charles County Government), James Schnurbusch (Org Story and Faculty Member), Danielle Oser (Freelancer and Faculty Member), and Geri Dreiling (Legal Media Matters and Faculty Member).
  • Still need a Spring elective? Consider ModelUN! The Model UN class (COMM 395-01) will be offered every Tuesday afternoon from 3:05-5:45pm. Students interested in following current events, study abroad, or politics would likely love this class, so consider taking it today.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program: As we turn the corner of the academic year, you’ll likely begin thinking of summer. Maryville is offering several summer undergraduate research grants that pay a student $1,500 to conduct a research project with a professor over the summer. Katie Buck from communication won one of these grants last year and we would love to have another communication student apply and secure one of these grants this year. Here is the application information. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Dohrman. 
  • Application for Graduation in May 2015: If you are planning to graduate in May 2015, be sure to complete the “Application for Graduation” ASAP in the portal under “AccessMU for Students” –> In the category “Academic Profile.” Stop by the Student Service Center if you have any trouble.
  • Drop/Add Deadline: The deadline to drop and add classes is on Friday of the first week of classes, which this year is January 16th at 5pm. You can call the Student Service Center at 314-529-9360 to drop or add any classes over the phone.
  • REMINDER: No Classes on Monday, January 19th in honor of MLK Day.
  • The Christian-Based Integrity Resource Center is looking for college students to join their Next Leadership Program. For more information and to apply, click here.

Student News

  • Congratulations to our four December graduates: Mike Figus, Sammie Hellauer, Stephanie Bauer, and MaryEllen Sinclair! We will really miss you, but we are excited to see what you do next!
  • Thanks to Emily Blackshear and Lauren St. John for presenting their Strategic Communication Writing projects to the Communication Advisory Board.
  • Congratulations to Cayla Weber for her internship at Francesca’s!
  • Congrats to The Bark Team for a great end to last semester with this final episode!
  • Congratulations to alumna Erin Edwards who is now Account/Project Manager at Scorch!
  • Congratulations to alumna Kristen Wann who is now Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Arizon Companies!
  • Congratulations to Lindsey Conboy who is now a Research Associate at DHR!

Faculty News

  • Tom Eschen, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Maryville, was recently installed as President of the St. Louis Press Club! Congratulations Tom!
  • Professor Dustin York recently spoke at a Society of Marketing Professionals Services event about social media.

Networking Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

  • Zobrio Marketing/Social Media Internship: This paid internship ($10/hour) is available at Zobrio’s St. Louis office. More information here.
  • Big River Runner Spring or Summer Internships: These paid internships ($100/week) are available now and involve events and social media for upcoming runs. Details here.
  • Landmarks Association: The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student in marketing for an unpaid internship that would run from January through May of next year (2015.) Landmarks is a 55 year old 501 (c) (3) corporation.  Their mission is to preserve, enhance and promote St. Louis’ architectural heritage and to encourage sound planning and good contemporary design.  To that end, they offer a program of regularly scheduled Downtown architectural/historic walking tours.  They are eager to market this program more aggressively and that is why they are seeking an intern who could get valuable experience guiding them in doing so. E-mail your resume to Rick Rosen to apply.
  • Local Start-up Law Firm: A new law firm led by two female lawyers is looking for a communication student to intern with them this Spring to develop their communication platform and strategy. This unpaid opportunity is very flexible and would be perfect for hardworking and independent students interested in developing more skills without a strict schedule. Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • STLBUDS: This local nonprofit focused on improving seatbelt use and increasing organ donation sign ups is looking for an unpaid event intern for this Spring to develop and execute an event for them. Send your resume to Dr. Karen Tabak to apply.
  • Children’s Services Coalition: This web design and coordinator internship is available for the Spring. It is an unpaid internship with a very flexible schedule that allows you to help coordinate the activities of several nonprofits in the area all working on children’s issues. Denny O’Brien, a wonderful mentor, is the supervisor for this internship. Send him your resume at
  • Riverfront Times, Freelance Writers for Longform Feature Stories: Details.
  • FINAO Social Media InternshipDetails.
  • Communication Student Needed: The Krakos Lab in Biology is looking for a communication student to work on the University’s Honeysuckle Project alongside several science and art and design students. The communication student would assist Becky Girresch (Senior at Maryville) with developing a communication strategy and style sheet for Goat Week. Contact Becky for more information.
  • Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
  • The Rome Group has dozens of part-time jobs available at local nonprofits doing communication work. Check out the list here and consider switching your current part-time job to something on this list as a way to build your resume through paid, part-time work!
  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

Job Opportunities

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways…getting excited for new classes this Spring, securing internship opportunities for the Spring, the University’s new strategic plan (to be unveiled this Spring!), getting textbooks!

Rebecca Dohrman

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Maryville University.

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