Under/Graduate Announcement Board (U/GAB)
Project-Based Learning. Professors Who Mentor. Infused with Technology.
Week of April 15, 2015
“Nothing worth having comes easy.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
- 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.
- 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!)
- 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!
- 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).
- 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!
- 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.
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