U/GAB: Week of September 18, 2014

Announcements

  • Welcome New Graduate Students: We would like to welcome Kathy Henry, George Ivanov, Koryssa Clymer, Hannah Lang, Tara Macias, Theresa Olson, Alyssa Aldrich, Stephanie VanCardo, and Anna Leigh Peek as incoming graduate students in the MA in Strategic Communication program!
  • Guest Speaker from HLK on Campus October 15: Erin O’Keefe from local agency HLK will be speaking to Dr. Dohrman’s Strategic Communication Writing class on Wednesday, October 15th from 9:25-10:40am in Gander 254. All communication students are welcome to join us to hear her talk about her work.
  • Professional Headshot Opportunity: For anyone interested in a professional headshop for use as a profile photo for LinkedIn or an electronic portfolio, stop by the Pawprint room on the top floor of the Annex (next to the Art & Design building) on Tuesday, September 23rd from 4:30-5:30pm for a free headshot.
  • May Graduates: All students planning to graduate in May 2015 must fill out the graduate application found at this link in the portal by November 17. To navigate yourself to the application, go into the portal, click on “AccessMU for Students” in middle of right hand side of portal, then click on “Academic Profile” and “Application for Graduation.” It is an easy form and can be filled out anytime from now through Nov 17.
  • Adobe Software Access: There are several places on campus where you can get access to the Adobe suite on computers to do work for your courses and to “play” with the software. The Mac Lab on the 3rd floor of Reid has a card swipe and all of our majors have cards that can get you into that lab when it is not in use. Also, there are four macs in the basement computer lab of Reid with the Adobe suite and the Macs in the library computer lab also have Adobe on them. Lastly, the Pawprint room is available and Public Safety can let you into that room if you call them at 314-529-9500 and request access.
  • Service Opportunity, Under the Same Tree. This local nonprofit which focuses on Sub Saharan Africa is interested in building their local leadership team and they are looking for college students to get involved. Check out this flyer for more information about their informational meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7pm at Corner Coffee House in Ferguson, MO.

Student News

  • Congratulations to all of our students who have secured Fall Internships. Here are just a few of the students we want to congratulate: Jeremy Sellmeyer (Twin Rivers Worship Center), Victoria Griffith (Nestle Purina), Lauren St. John (Ronald McDonald House),
  • Congratulations to alumna Amber Peterson on her new position as Marketing Specialist at St. Charles Community College and congrats to Marvio Tischhauser for his new position in Athletics at Bethany College!

Faculty News

  • Professors Carver, York, and Dohrman volunteered at Make-a-Wish for the Maryville Reaches Out event this week. We met with their Brand Manager and had a wonderful discussion about communication strategies they are using at Make-a-Wish to reach their organization’s objectives.
  • Professor Carver is giving a presentation about generational marketing this weekend at the NABRICO Conference (National Association of Bar Related Insurance Companies).

Networking Opportunities

  • The St. Louis Social Media Club has a happy hour and panel discussion on Wednesday September 24th from 5:30-8pm at the Wheelhouse downtown. Tickets are $15 and are available here.
  • The St. Louis Social Media Club is also hosting a happy hour (#HoppyHour) at Anheuser Busch’s Biergarten this Thursday from 6-8:30pm. Tickets are only $5! Details.
  • Society for Professional Journalists is hosting an event called “Ferguson Through the Camera Lens” at the Missouri History Museum on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm. Register here. 
  • TEDx Gateway Arch Show Me Design: This event, held on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5-9pm at Washington University, is a great way to hear about trends in design and visual communication. Details here.

Internship Opportunities

  • Intern, Town & StyleTown & Style is seeking an editorial intern to assist with print and web production and social media. Duties include putting together event calendars, writing and scheduling social media posts to promote issue content, posting content and events online, and writing a few of our regular columns. Position is paid and part-time, requiring about 5 hours, two times a week at our office in Clayton. Wonderful opportunity for an efficient, organized and independent student with good writing skills. Contact managing editor Stephanie Zeilenga at szeilenga@townandstyle.com. Please include resume and short writing sample. (Paid)
  • Intern, Catalyst Communications. This local agency is looking for a part-time, paid intern to work in their offices near Maryville University. E-mail your resume to Julia Bishop-Cross to apply. (Paid at $12/hour/15 hours a week)
  • Intern, Nestle Purina: Nestle Purina is currently looking for paid interns. Look on their website for details. Student Victoria Griffith is currently interning there and we’d love to have more Maryville students involved with this great company. (Paid)
  • Intern, Make-a-Wish Missouri. Make-a-Wish Missouri is located next door to Maryville! They are looking for an intern to help with a variety of communication tasks, including graphic design, photography, and social media management. Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply. (Unpaid)
  • Intern, St. Anthony’s Hospital. St. Anthony’s is looking for an intern to help them with video/photo work and social media. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in health communication.Details here and application information here.
  • Intern, CharacterPlus: This local nonprofit is looking for an intern to work with their development projects for 10-15 hours a week. 3 month minimum commitment. Details. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Executive Director Diane Kline.
  • Intern, Children’s Services Coalition: The Children’s Services Coalition is interested in having another Maryville student intern with their organization which works with many of the local nonprofits that help children. They are looking for someone with web design knowledge and an ability to work remotely. Send your resume to Denny O’Brien to apply. (Unpaid)
  • Intern, KTRS Radio: KTRS is looking for three social media interns and one intern to work directly with Larry Connors. This is a wonderful opportunity and would be great for students interested in broadcasting. Email your resume to Lauren Ryan to apply. (Unpaid, 10 hours a week)
  • Intern, Gateway to Hope. This local nonprofit (where alumna Melissa Graham is involved) is looking for an intern to help with a variety of communication tasks. E-mail your resume to Melissa to apply. (Unpaid)
  • Intern, Kids in the Middle. Several Maryville communication students have interned with this organization in the past. Kids in the Middle is a nonprofit working with families and children experiencing divorce. They are looking for an intern to help with a variety of communication tasks. Send your resume toDr. Dohrman to apply. (Unpaid)
  • Event Intern, St. Louis Award for Aspirations in Computing, National Center for Women in Information Technology. Dr. Dohrman chairs this Spring event for high school girls interested in computer science and I would love to have an intern work with me for 2-4 hours a week to put the event together. E-mail RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu with your resume to apply. (Unpaid)
  • Technology Investment Analyst (part-time internship): For students interested in entrepreneurship, consider applying for Cultivation Capital (a local venture capital firm)’s intern position as a technology investment analyst. The position is for 5 hours/week and involves doing research on new companies seeking funding. More information on the Cultivation Capital website.
  • 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.
  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

Job Opportunities

  • Speaker/Mic Person, Shoe Carnival. The Ballwin Shoe Carnival store is looking for someone to work part-time (20 hours a week) as the “mic person” for the store, meaning you would be in charge of announcing and arranging store specials and other interpersonal communication tasks. This would be a great part-time job for someone interested in getting experience as a public speaker. Apply online atshoecarnival.com. Search “Retail Opportunities” for the Ballwin store and look for the “Mic Person” position. Alternatively, contact JR Peterson with your resume to apply. (Paid)
  • Communication Specialist – Engineering, Washington University. Details.
  • Marketing and Communication Coordinator – Center for Creative Arts (COCA). 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.
  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

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UGAB: Week of August 25, 2014

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

  • Welcome New Majors!: We would like to welcome Emily Cook, Andrea Fandino Briz, Ashley Heuer, Mahdi Salat, Isaiah Saucillo, Natalie Pistone, Evan Asher, Greg Marischen, Natalie King, Elizabeth Hammond, and Megan Schelich as incoming majors in the communication program!
  • New Concentration: We are launching a new option for our communication major concentrations. In addition to Strategic Communication and Contemporary Journalism, students can opt for Emerging Media Strategy and Social Media! This concentration is perfect for students who want to work for an agency focused on digital projects or for students interested in social media strategy. Contact your adviser if you are interested in this as your primary concentration. The new communication degree planning sheet can be viewed here which lists all of the required courses.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships: The Center for Global Education at Maryville University has scholarship money for students interested in traveling to Florence, Italy or London for the Spring 2015 semester. Contact Jim Harf (jharf@maryville.edu; Director of the Center for Global Education) for more information.

Student News

  • Congratulations to all of our students who have secured Fall Internships. Here are just a few of the students we want to congratulate: MaryEllen Sinclair (Deck Internet Solutions intern), Alex Gresick (Maryville Univeristy Marketing and Communication Graduate Assistantship), Kirsten Capuano (Ace Promotions – Summer Internship), and Lauren St. John (Ronald McDonald House).
  • Congratulations to alumna Krysta Struthers for her new position in social media and marketing at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce! Congraulations to Lindsey Conboy for her new position with DHR International!
  • Congratulations to Zak Hornung, Lauren Parker, and Emerald Heembrock for earning scholarships to study abroad in London for the Fall 2014 semester! Safe Travels!

Faculty News

  • Professor Carver taught in Vietnam and Professor Dohrman taught in Paris, France this Summer through the Maryville University Center for Global Education. Several communication students joined both trips and it was a wonderful learning experience on a number of levels.
  • Professor York‘s Nonverbal Communication Class put together a hilarious video about nonverbal communication. It’s a must watch!

Internship Opportunities

  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.
  • Intern, TEDxGatewayArch is looking for another Maryville student to continue Andy Painter’s good work there during this past summer. Unpaid. Located Downtown. Prefers for interns to work one full day each week. Details. Email resume to Steve Sommers to apply.
  • Intern, Operation Food Search (paid): Details.
  • Intern, Glassic Bottles (Fenton, MO): Details.
  • Publishing Intern: A local author is looking for a Maryville student to work 3-5 hours a week to assist them in PR for their new book. The intern would attend speeches and signings and assist the author with a variety of tasks. E-mail RLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu with your resume to apply.
  • Intern, Third Path Institute (paid; organization is located in Philadelphia; intern can work anywhere): Third Path Institute strives to help organizations become more family friendly and they are committed the egalitarian organizations and families. They are looking for 1-2 interns to work with them to further this work. This organization is looking for someone who can intern for this entire academic year and they will pay a stipend at the end of the internship. Contact Jessica DeGroot (please copy Dr. Dohrman) with your resume to apply.
  • Internships, LAMP (Language Access Multicultural People): Details.
  • Intern, Riley’s Organics (Animal Food): Details. E-mail Joey to apply.
  • Public Speaking Intern, Shoe Carnival (paid): Contact J.R. Petersen to show interest in this position.
  • Intern, Sauce Magazine: (unpaid) Details.
  • Intern, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery: This local nonprofit is looking for an unpaid intern to help with a variety of communication and special event tasks. E-mail your resume to Bonnie Define to apply.
  • Intern, Shock City Recording Studios: (Unpaid) Management Intern and Audio Engineer Intern Details.
  • Intern, Brighton Agency (paid): Details.
  • Intern, Dayspring Baptist Church (Unpaid): Details and Application.
  • Intern, Midwest Health Initiative: The intern would assist with launching livewellstl.org (a website to promote healthy behaviors) this Spring. E-mail Mary Jo to apply.
  • Writer, FanSided: This sports writing organization is looking for unpaid writers to cover sports in the St. Louis area. Apply online if you are interested.
  • Communication Intern, Protect our Local Schools (Unpaid): Details.
  • Many nonprofits are looking for part-time workers. You can find those positions on the Rome Group’s website by clicking “Status” as a column heading to sort part-time from full-time positions.
  • 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.

Job Opportunities

  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.
  • Maryville Work Study: There are still some work study positions available. Look for the HERO’s opening to help create healthy posters for campus locations or search for social media or communication to find the many positions looking for students with your skills.
  • Account Coordinator, Common Ground PR. Details.
  • Assistant Account Executive, Geile Leon Marketing Communications. Details.
  • Communication Coordinator, Washington University. Details.
  • Marketing/Client Relations, Finney Law Office. Details.
  • Communication Specialist, Pitch Note Creative. Details.
  • Marketing/Communication Specialist, Carnitas Family Solutions. Only one year of nonprofit experience requested. 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.

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U/GAB: Summer Edition 2014

Announcements

  • Welcome New Majors!: We would like to welcome Natalie Pistone, Natalie King, and Megan Schelich as new majors in the communication program!
  • Portfolio Defense Awards: We had a wonderful portfolio defense event to close out the 2013-2014 school year. Congratulations to Ryan Cockerham and Amanda Van de Riet for earning the Portfolio of Distinction Awards! Congratulations as well to Sammie Hellauer and Mike Figus for earning honorable mentions. It was excruciating trying to decide who to give the awards to. It was clear that so many of you worked so hard in preparation for the event. Kudos to each of you for participating!

Student News

  • Congratulations to Lauren Parker for earning the St. Louis Press Club scholarship for the Fall 2014 semester!
  • Congratulations to alumna Allison Gagnon for her new position as an Account Manager at Drive Social Media! Congratulations to alumn Lauralee Gilkey for her new full-time position in Human Resources at Maryville University! We are so proud of our alums!
  • Congratulations for the following students placed in internships around St. Louis for this Summer:
    • Kelly Gould and Zak Hornung - Rawlings
    • Victoria Griffith - Nestle Purina
    • Lauren St. John - Children’s Home and Aid (Summer 2014) and Ronald McDonald House (Fall 2014)
    • Brady Hempen - KTRS 550
    • Dani Shelton - Sports Fusion
    • Lauren Parker - ClearChannel and St. Louis Press Club
    • Stephanie Bauer - United Way of Greater St. Louis
    • Marvin Tischhauser - Bethany College
    • Andy Painter - TedX
    • Andrea Leiras - LAMP
    • Kaitlyn Berry - Dierburgs

Faculty News

  • Professor Carver recently returned from taking a group of Maryville students (including 2 communication students) to Asia and Professor Dohrman leaves Sunday to teach a group of Maryville students (including a few communication students) in Paris, France! Safe travels to all!
  • All of our professors are meeting with incoming transfer students and freshman to welcome them to the program! We look forward to many new faces in the Fall!

Networking Opportunities

  • The St. Louis Social Media Club is hosting a free premiere for the St. Louis Spotlight Series onThursday, July 10th from 5:30-8pm. Details.
  • The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is hosting an event on June 24th from 5-7pm at the Center for Emerging Technologies. Details.
  • CSPRC (nonprofit PR association) is hosting a luncheon on July 7th with roundtables filled with several small presentations. Great networking opportunity! Details.

Internship Opportunities

  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.
  • Intern, Children’s Services Coalition: Several Maryville students have held this internship in succession and it is now open and CSC is looking to fill the internship with another intern. This is an nonprofit association organization that works with many other nonprofits to create synergy around programs and services for children in the St. Louis area. Contact Denny O’Brien with your resume to apply.
  • Intern, PortBuddy. Port Buddy, a Lake St. Louis company that designs clothing for patients wearing ports, is looking for interns to help with social media and marketing. Send your resume to Conni Starkto apply.
  • Intern, CharacterPlus: Professor Carver works with this nonprofit organization that works in schools with kids to develop character in St. Louis children. Contact Dr. Carver to apply for this internship.
  • HEROs work study positions on Campus: For those of you interested in health communication, consider sending your resume to Nurse Pam at Maryville. She has several work study positions available for studnets interested in creating marketing materials, like the Toilet Papers, that deliver health information to Maryville students, faculty, and staff. This is a work study position at Maryville and students must be eligible for work study to get the position.
  • Social Media Manager Intern, Cultivation Capital (Paid - Details)
  • Deck Internet Solutions Online Marketing Internship (Details)
  • Intern, Axis Worldwide Supply Chain (Email Maryville alumna Ashley Yarbrough to apply.)
  • Development/Marketing Intern and Grantwriting Intern, Storman Academy (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.

Job Opportunities

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways...the halls are quiet these days, but our summer classes have taken tours of the St. Louis Chess Club, heard from guest speakers about community redevelopment, attended a FOCUS St. Louis workshop, and learned about nonverbal communication! It has been a great summer already!

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Long Live the Intern (by Kelly Gould – Internship at St. Louis Blues)

Being an intern with the St. Louis Blues was just as is sounds, a BLAST. Sure there was busy work and a lot of it at times, but the perks of this internship were incredible. I am not a huge hockey fan, but after a year of working for the Blues, I now BLEED BLUE.

Of course some of the tasks were basic intern work, but most of the time I got to learn about the ticketing system here, put together huge excel sheets that were sent out to our biggest clients, and survey Blues fans demographics. Tasks that may not seem fun, but once I was finished with each one I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment because my boss was so grateful.

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                  I had so much fun working with the Blues and their amazing sales staff. I learned good communication skills both in the work environment and outside the work environment which is a skill I have been wanting to conquer for quite some time. While working here I have successfully achieved that goal and plan on making improvements on the way. Below are links to learn more about the Blues organization:

-        Blues Website

-        Blues 14 Fund

-        Social Media Sites

To all students looking for an internship; be happy, be responsible & be grateful. With these qualities you will go a long way. Always have a smile on your face, keep a planner, and always say thank you. I would also practice your communication skills!

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An Inside Look at ROi (by Amanda Van de Riet)

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ROi, Resource Optimization & Innovation, is a leading healthcare supply chain for multiple hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country founded by Mercy. We ensure that hospitals are getting the best equipment, services, and contracts available.

My internship was with the Marketing and Communication department at ROi. Since ROi is a business-to-business company, my work targeted other businesses that we already work with or potential clients. A lot of my focus was the internal communications involving ROi employees.

I was assigned numerous tasks throughout my internship, which included:

  • Researching and creating a comprehensive calendar of events, conferences, and expos for ROi employees to attend in 2014 and 2015 fiscal years
  • Re-writing the bio for one of our top executives
  • Writing a feature story about ROi’s new sustainability plan
  • Researching and creating prospect dossiers about clients
  • Thinking of strategic plan ideas to get employees more involved on ROi’s intranet, INSIDE ROi
  • Creating a social media analysis and integration plan for ROi
  • Integrating ROi Healthification into the INSIDE ROi intranet

Many of my assignments involved a lot of researching, emailing, and working with my team in meetings and projects. It was essential to have great communication skills.

Throughout my time with ROi, I really got a feel for how the business world works. The experience filled me with more confidence in my work than ever before. It really made me feel ready to graduate and start the next chapter in my life. My supervisor, Kathie Woehrmann, and the rest of the Marketing and Communication team were always highly impressed with my work I completed. I always strived to go above and beyond what was required of me in order to show them my full potential.

I really enjoyed my internship with ROi. They made me feel like part of the family, like I belonged there. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, even employees outside of my department! I knew every day that I would be greeted by many smiling faces and sweet hellos. ROi really gave me a sense of community in an office environment.

A piece of advice for students looking for an internship: stay positive and be confident in your work. Even if you are nervous or have doubts, you can overcome it by thinking positively about yourself and all you can do. I know when I first started my internship, I was so nervous! But I knew I had what I takes to do the absolute best job I could at ROi.

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