U/GAB Newsletter: January 29, 2014

 

Announcements:
  • New Graduate Students: We are excited to welcome Christina DeRousse, Jarrett Fleming, Lisa Manzo-Preston, and Ahmed Alswaidan to our master’s program in Strategic Communication!
  • New Undergraduate Majors: We are thrilled to welcome several new students to the major as of the Spring 2014 semester. Welcome Valerie Burns, Natalie Webb, Laurie Rohde, Sanel Hasanovic, and Josh Venner!
  • The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is an opportunity where several Maryville undergraduate students are selected to conduct research over the summer and you are given free housing on campus and a stipend of $1,500 for your work. You conduct the research under the direction of a faculty member in your discipline. We have had communication students apply for this every year and this year, there is a new funding mechanism to allow an extra position for a student from the social sciences. If you are interested in undergraduate research, you can speak with your professors for help in developing your research project. Applications are due February 17, 2014. Details.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Virginia Tech: This 9-week summer research internship is a wonderful opportunity for those of you interested in the environment or graduate school. Expenses are paid. Applications are due February 15th. Details.
  • Event Volunteer Opportunity: Dr. Dohrman is the volunteer chair for the St. Louis Award for Aspirations in Computing event which is to honor female high school students interested in computing. If any of you are interested in volunteering at the event to see how event logistics happen in the background, I’d be glad to bring you along! The event is at UMSL on Saturday, March 8 from 1-4pm. Volunteers would need to arrive by 12noon and stay through 4pm. E-mailDr. Dohrman if you are interested.
  • Peer Mentor: Dr. Dohrman is teaching a University Seminar class about St. Louis neighborhoods in the Fall and she is looking for a peer mentor to work with her as a class assistant. This counts as a 3-credit hour class for the peer mentor and would be great for any students considering graduate school, teaching, or education as a career…or for any student interested in St. Louis and looking for a good elective. Please e-mailRLDOHRMAN@maryville.edu if you are interested.
  • Career Services here at Maryville and the Campus Activities Board put together a DEVELOP Series designed to help students prepare for the job hunt. Check out the full schedule of events here.
  • Maryville Conference on Student Leadership! Next Saturday, February 8th from 8:30am-2:30pm, Maryville will be hosting a Summit on Leadership Development. This is a great opportunity for professional development! The cost is $20 and registration is on their website.
Student News:
  • Congratulations to the following students for securing the following Spring 2014 internships: Stephanie Bauer (Kids in the Middle); Paula Bommarito (Catholic Women’s Network); Cody Bryan (St. Charles Chill); Kelly Gould (St. Louis Blues); Deven Teabeau (Advanced Chiropractic and Nutrition); Amanda Van De Riet (ROi); Nick Herrin (Angels Arms); and Laurie Rohde (Children’s Services Coalition). We are thrilled for each of you!
  • Our communication student group has been rebranded as St. Bernard and Associates and they are operating as a student agency on campus! They had their first meeting of the semester yesterday and Lauren Parker and Emerald Heembrock are leading the group as Brand Directors. Contact Lauren or Emerald if you want to get involved. Students involved in this group will get the opportunity to tour agency Osborne Barr at the end of the semester!
  • If you have student news, please send it to Dr. Dohrman for placement in the next U/GAB!
Faculty News:
  • Dr. Carver and Dr. York attended the Media Person of the Year award ceremony on behalf of Maryville University.
  • Dr. York guest lectured in Dr. Karen Davis’ OT classroom about Professional Communication. Dr. Carver also spoke to an OT class about communicating professionally.
  • Dr. Carver recently spoke to the Leadership Chesterfield group about communication across the generations.
  • Dr. Dohrman attended the National College Honors Conference in New Orleans this past fall as a member of the Honors Program Advisory Council.
Networking Opportunities:
  • Save the Date: PRSA Career Development Day on Campus!: On Friday, February 28th, Maryville is hosting communication professionals and students from around the St. Louis area for a day of professional development and networking. We are hoping several of you save the date and plan to come. We may be able to fund some students to attend this event. Please send Dr. Dohrman your name if you are interested in coming and want to be considered for funding. We will know by mid-February if we can find any students and we will contact you accordingly.
  • CSPRC Luncheon: On Tuesday, February 11th from 11:30-1:15 at the Clayton Sheraton Plaza Hotel, you are invited to attend a luncheon and hear Susan Werremeyer of Event Management Firm Carlton Werremeyer speak about special events for nonprofit fundraisers. Register here. ONly $25 for students.
  • The Saint Louis Social Media Club is hosting an event about #STLSocialGood on Thursday, February 6 from 12:30-5:00pm at the Donald Danforth Plant (where Maryville COMM Alumna Whitney Matt works!). Register here and use promo code “maryville” for $10 off!
  • The Women Entrepreneurs of St. Louis (WEST) group is having a mixer at Coolfire’s downtown office on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8pm. The cost is only $15 and this is a chance to meet a lot of great women professionals in St. Louis. Register here!
Internship Opportunities:
  • Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication that Dr. Dohrman wrote for our students.
  • Nestle Purina Internship on Employment Branding: This is a great internship opportunity for a sophomore or junior with a stellar company. If you plan to apply, please send me your resume so that I can pass it along to one of our past graduate students who told me about the position. Details.
  • The 9s Magazine Internship (in Maryville Centre!): This new magazine is looking for several interns to start soon or this summer. Contact Vaughn Kohler with your resume to apply.
  • PH Financial Services Group Marketing and Communication Intern: Details. ContactRocky with your resume if you are interested.
  • Pixel Press: This wonderful company will be looking for an intern to help with social media tasks in the coming months. Send your resume and cover letter to Rebecca Dohrman and she will forward it on to apply.
  • Big River Running Summer Internship: Details.
  • Gorilla76 Content Writer Intern: Details.
  • Maryville’s Goat Week Team: Maryville science students are looking for a communication student to help them develop appropriate communications for their Goat Week project which will happen in April. If you are interested in helping them with this project, contact Rebecca Girresch.
  • 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 that Dr. Dohrman wrote for our students.
  • Sourcer, Nestle Purina. This is an entry level position. Please send me your resume so I can forward it to Amanda at Nestle if you plan to apply. You must also apply through their website.Details.
  • Interactive Media Manager, Advertising Savants. Details.
  • Marketing Coordinator, Numerof & Associates. 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.

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways...video editing, the Weekly Bark (Maryville’s new student news show!), the return of the sports podcasts, social media campaigns, Penzey’s Spices!

What We’re Reading: A lot of textbook chapters and case studies and articles for class! Plus, Dr. Dohrman is participating in the faculty book club at Maryville this Thursday about the book Team of Rivals written by Doris Kearns Goodwin about Abraham Lincoln’s life.

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U/GAB Newsletter: December 10, 2013

Announcements:
  • Model United Nations - New Elective Option for Spring: If you need an elective for your communication major or minor, consider taking Model UN in the Spring. This class is rooted in the skills of debate and would be great for any communication student looking to gain this important interpersonal skill of structured argument. The course is offered as PSCI 295-01 on Tuesdays from3:05-5:45pm. I highly recommend this course!
  • New Majors: We are thrilled to welcome several new students to the major as of the Spring 2014 semester. Welcome Kim Hill, Melvin Turner, Kaitlin Berry, Niesha Shelton, Kelly Grundig, and Michael Willard!
  • Apply for Graduation: If you plan to graduate in May 2014, but sure to fill out the “Application for Graduation” in the portal under AccessMU for Students/Academic Profile. You can also fill this out by visiting the Student Service Center in Gander Hall. This must be done ASAP!
  • FleishmanHillard Visit: FH, a global communication firm headquartered in downtown St. Louis, has invited Maryville’s communication students to their office on Tuesday, January 7th from 1-4pm. Their office is located at 200 North Broadway on the 28th floor. Anyone planning to attend must register here: fleishmanhillard.eventbrite.com This is a free event.
  • The Campus Activities Board is offering a special opportunity to Communications and Marketing students starting Spring 2014.  As a part of the newly formed Marketing Committee, students will gain valuable leadership experience while working to develop their skills in social media and organizational marketing.  For more information, please contact Carter Harbert at mharbert@live.maryville.edu or 314-529-9205.
  • The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is an opportunity where several Maryville undergraduate students are selected to conduct research over the summer and you are given free housing on campus and a stipend of $1,500 for your work. You conduct the research under the direction of a faculty member in your discipline. We have had communication students apply for this every year and this year, there is a new funding mechanism to allow an extra position for a student from the social sciences. If you are interested in undergraduate research, consider attending one of the information sessions on either January 20 from 12-12:45pm or January 23 from 12:15-1:00 in Pritchard Room in Gander Hall. Also, you can talk to your professors for help in developing your research project. Applications are due February 17, 2014. Details.
  • Digital Photography: A Minor to Consider: Have you wondered about which minor to add as a complement to your communication major? If so, check out the Digital Photography Minor! It is a great option for students with room in their schedule.
  • SPCH 101 Test Out Information: If you are interested in testing out of SPCH 101, you can participate in the once-a-semester test out experience. Details here.
  • Internships: Have you ever wondered what an internship in the field of communication is like? If so, check out some recent blog posts from our students who have recently interned at organizations all over St. Louis.
Student News:
  • The SPSC students took a tour of Weber-Shandwick with Professor York as a reward for their work this semester! Consider joining SPSC so you can go on the next agency tour in the Spring! Contact Professor York for more information.
  • Congratulations to Linda Zajac for getting an internship with the Children’s Services Coalition!
  • Several COMM 232 (Intro to New and Social Media) students recently took a tour of T-Rex, an incubator for high-tech and fashion startups in downtown St. Louis. See photos and more detailson our blog.
Faculty News:
  • We are thrilled to welcome Caprice Moore and Geri Dreiling to our faculty as new part-time instructors for the Spring 2014 semester. Geri will be teaching COMM 241 (News Writing and Editing) and Caprice will be teaching COMM 597 (Organizational Communication). We are thrilled to have them here!
  • Professor Carver gave a presentation to the Mouton Society titled “Communicating Across the Generations.”
  • Professor Carver is also serving on the Strategic Planning Task Force on Strategic Innovation and Partnerships.
  • Professor York had an article about nonverbal communication printed in PR Daily a week ago! Entrepreneur Magazine also picked it up! Great news!
  • Professor York also spoke at the UMSL Social Media Speaker Series about social media’s impact on campaigns.
  • Professor Dohrman recently spoke about outreach activities and the National Center for Women in Information Technology at Monsanto to a group of women in IT. Professor Dohrman is chairing the St. Louis Award for Aspirations in Computing Regional Celebration this year!
  • Professor Dohrman also had a co-authored research presentation presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting in Washington DC. The paper is titled “Toward a Theory a D/discourse Punctuation: Materialities and Moments of Discursive Shifting.” Professor Dohrman is also chairing the Strategic Planning Task Force on Recognition, Excellence, and Innovation.
Networking Opportunities:
  • CSPRC Luncheon January 14: On January 14th, join several nonprofit PR professionals at the CSPRC luncheon at the Clayton Sheraton from 11:30am-1:15pm. Register here.
  • The Missouri History Museum is sponsoring a lecture titled “From the Mad Men of the 1960s to Today’s Chicago Ad Execs: How Pop Culture Influences Career Choice” on December 10th at 7pm in the Lee Auditorium. This is a free event. More Info
  • The Missouri History Museum is sponsoring a panel discussion titled “Madvertising: A Look at Women in the World of Advertising” on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the AT&T Multipurpose Room. This is a free event. More Info
Internship Opportunities:
  • Read about some recent student internships on our blog!
  • Intern, Swoosh: This internship experience is a paid experience only for Maryville students! The intern will do a variety of daily tasks and will work 10-20 hours a week managing social media tasks. Details. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Professor York. (hat tip to Professor York)
  • Intern, Sustainable Therapy: Chuck Gulas, Dean of the School of Health Professions, told us that an organization for which he is a founding board member, Sustainable Therapy, is looking for an unpaid intern to help them with their newsletter, social media, and marketing management and strategy. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work on a meaningful project related to taking physical therapy students to Haiti to help Haitians. If you are interested, contact Chuck Gulas with your resume and availability.
  • Web Design and Communication Intern, Children’s Services Coalition: Several Maryville communication students have served as interns for the Children’s Services Coalition, an organization which serves as a coalition for several nonprofits working on children’s services in the St. Louis area. Linda Zajac, a current communication major, is finishing her internship this semester and we would love to find another Maryville student to pick up where she, and several other Maryville students before her, left off. Please contact Denny O’Brien if you are interested in applying for this opportunity. It is an unpaid internship with the hours determined by the student’s schedule. Denny is a wonderful mentor for many students at Maryville and would be an excellent person to work with.
  • Intern, Maude’s Market: Students interested in sustainability and wellness might want to apply for an internship with the small business/farmer’s market Maude’s Market. Maude’s Market is located near the old location of Maryville University in south St. Louis. Send Dr. Dohrman your resume if you are interested in applying.
  • Intern, Storman Academy: Storman Academy is a private elementary school located in north St. Louis. They are looking for students to assist them with marketing and publications. This is a great opportunity for students interested in working in the educational sector. Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • Intern, Kids in the Middle: Kids in the Middle is a nonprofit working with families and children experiencing divorce. They are looking for interns to help with a variety of communication tasks.  Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • Intern, KTRS The Big 550: McGraw Milhaven is looking for interns who can work 2 hours a day five days a week on his radio show. This would be a fun and exciting internship great for any student interested in broadcasting. Please contact Brittany Beggs, Maryville staff member, for more information.
  • Development/Marketing Intern, Food Outreach, Inc: Details.
  • PIRG: For students interested in political communication, consider looking at this internship opportunity with a local policy group. Details.
  • CSPRC Job Board Internships: Check out this site for a few internship postings.
  • Cat5 Intern Open House: Cat5, located in Chesterfield Valley, is doing an intern open house on December 12th at 5:30pm. They currently have openings for marketing interns. Details.
  • Arch Grants: ArchGrants, headquartered at TRex,is looking for unpaid interns to commit to 5-10 hours of work a week at their downtown building. Arch Grants works on funding small startups in the St. Louis area to create a vibrant and exciting business culture. Email Ben Burke your resume and availability.
  • Make-a-Wish Graphic Design Volunteer Position: Make-a-Wish is looking for a student to help their staff with graphic design and web design. This is a volunteer position and would be a great experience with a company located just across the highway from Maryville! Contact Julie Soffner if interested. Details.
  • Marketing Intern, McCollum Place: This is a facility that works on eating disorder recovery and they are looking for a marketing intern. Contact: Travis Stewart. Details.
  • American Junior Golf Association Traveling Internship: Details
  • State Farm Marketing and Business Communications Internship: Paid opportunity! Details.
  • Read about Past Students’ Internships on our Blog: Each month, we’ll be posting a couple of internship retrospectives that communication students have written about recent internships. Feel free to check them out here. For a full list of locations where recent students have interned, check out our blog.
  • 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:
  • Community Coordinator, TRex: Details.
  • Assistant Director of Public Relations and Publications, Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Details.
  • Member Services Associate, Q&A Business Solutions: Details
  • Nestle Purina: There are several great entry-level communication positions open right now at Nestle: Assistant Community Manager and Community Manager (Social Media). Thanks to recent alum Michelle Lawrence for sending me these jobs for UGAB!
  • Jacobson Staffing Communications and Social Media Internship: E-mail Andreal Rogers with your resume to apply. Details
  • Nonprofit Positions: Check out The Rome Group for several open positions in nonprofit communication.
  • 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.

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways...COMM 344 Video about Physical Plant on Campus!, Shark Tank presentations, COMM 231 final book project (good luck!), SPSC’s table in the dining hall!

What We’re Reading: Professor York found a great article on Ragan about a PR student who ran a campaign to raise money for their tuition! How creative!

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Magnolia Internship

by Whitney Dutton

I spent this semester working on staff as the public relations representative for the Magnolia magazine.  My responsibilities included organizing fundraisers at restaurants, advertising around campus, and editing the final pages of the magazine.  When the semester began I made it a goal to have the magazine more recognizable around campus.  One of the first things I did was create an advertisement video for the televisions around campus.  I also shared it on Facebook and YouTube. It can be viewed here.  It was super cool to see something I created on my own be shown all around campus.

One of the best things about the internship was achieving my goal by the end of the semester.  We received a record amount of submissions this semester.  In fact, it was a 200% increase!  I would like to think that the increase in social media advertisements and the video around campus helped to bring in so many submissions.  I am proud to have been a part of the publication of this magazine.

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An Internship at the Kirkwood Public Library

by Cody Bryan

This summer I spent my internship with the Kirkwood Public Library as their Public Relations and Social Media intern. I had worked with them previously on a project for Maryville and they were eager to have me as a part of the team. Sarah Erwin and Deb Barry were my supervisors and they gave me complete control over the libraries Facebook and Twitter accounts, because that was all they had at the time.

As I began to look at their Facebook and Twitter pages I realized there was no real schedule for when to post and what to post, it was fairly unorganized. After looking at other libraries and how they went about posting on their social media sites, I began to form a plan for the libraries Facebook and Twitter. Once I began posting on a regular basis and posting content that is relevant to followers; I saw a boost in page views and interactions. I was able to gain 100 followers for their Facebook and Twitter pages and I also created an Instagram and LinkedIn account.

Check you their Facebook page at facebook.com/kirkwoodpubliclibrary and follow them on Twitter @KirkwoodLib.

Bryan

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Interning at the St. Joseph’s Institute for the Deaf

by Nicole Burkemper

This semester I was an intern for St. Josephs Institute for the Deaf as a communication developer. St. Josephs has been around for 175 years and most are surprised to hear that there is no sign language use at this institution. During my time as an intern I had many different projects. My biggest project was creating social media guidelines and goals for SJI. I planned most of the posts according to different events that were happening and interesting facts about SJI.

I was able to help plan and set up for many different events, which was a fun and rewarding. Editing and writing blog posts were also part of my responsibilities. Interning at St. Josephs was such a great experience. The staff was so friendly and helpful and made my intern experience a great place for me to grow as a professional.

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