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!

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UGAB Student Newsletter: November 18, 2014

Announcements

  • Welcome to new majors Jeff Leeson and Jordan Coker! We are thrilled to have you joining our community of communication majors!
  • Registration: If you haven’t yet met with your adviser, send them a note today to arrange a meeting to set up your schedule for next semester. You can sign up for your Spring 2015 classes already and a couple of our communication classes are close to full, so don’t delay!
  • Application for Graduation in May 2015: If you are planning to graduate in May 2015, be sure to complete the “Application for Graduation” in the portal under “AccessMU for Students” –> In the category “Academic Profile.” Stop by the Student Service Center if you have any trouble.
  • New Global Scholars Program: Maryville is launching the new Global Scholars Program with the Fall 2015 incoming class. We are looking for 18 students who are interested in participating in a cohort-driven program that includes three years on campus and three summers abroad. After three years on campus, students will have earned a double major in international studies and any major in the humanities or social sciences (including Communication!). If you know any incoming freshman, we’d love for you to recommend them for this program! More info at www.maryville.edu/gsp.
  • Review of Guest Speaker from HLK on Campus: Erin Smith from local agency HLK recently spoke to Dr. Dohrman’s Strategic Communication Writing class and gave a wonderful presentation including several pieces of advice for our students.
  • Guest Speaker from Monsanto: Billy Brennan is speaking to our COMM 347 class this morning at 9:30am. Stop by if you are interested in hearing about Monsanto’s strategic communication area. We will meet in Gander Hall Room 254.
  • 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.
  • Early Access/Bridge Program: Did you know that you can take up to 12 hours of graduate courses as an undergraduate student that would count towards your BA and then also towards an MA in Strategic Communication? For students planning to continue on for graduate degree in Communication at Maryville, the bridge program is a great way to get a jump start on your graduate degree before you even graduate. Talk to Dr. Leilani Carver or your adviser for more information.
  • Rubik’s Cube Challenge: Maryville’s Admissions Office launched the Rubik’s Cube Challenge this fall and every admitted freshman for Fall 2015 has or will receive a red box with the Rubik’s cube branded for Maryville. Once they complete the Rubik’s cube, they can post on social media using a hashtag and their posts are cataloged at https://www.maryville.edu/rubikscube/index.html. Check it out to meet some of next year’s freshman!

Student News

  • Jordan Coker and Katie Buck will study abroad in London this Spring 2015 semester. We wish them well!
  • Andy Painter, Josh Venner, and Mike Figus traveled to Eureka High School with Professor Dustin York to do a presentation on sports journalism for those high school students on November 4th!
  • Pawprint Team: Our Pawprint Team has been hard at work producing not only the weekly student newsletter for Maryville University, but also a sports podcast called SaintsTalk and an extended news show called Bark. You can check out the latest versions of the Bark and SaintsTalk on the Pawprint website.
  • Congratulations to Andy Painter for being awarded a PRIDE Award from the Office of Student Involevment! I hear he was met by Dr. Jen McCluskey in one of his classes with balloons and the award! Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Sammie Hellauer for securing an internship at the Law Office of Benjamin Yousef!
  • Congratulations to Kaitlyn Berry for securing an internship at Make-a-Wish Missouri!
  • Congratulations to Nick Herrin for his work for his internship credit at Premier Amatuer Baseball St. Louis!
  • Congratulations to Michael Thompson for securing and internship at the St. Louis Press Club.

Faculty News

  • Professor York presented about new and social media at the recent Maryville University Family Weekend. Professor York has also begun releasing a weekly series on YouTube called “Communication in a Minute” to spread awareness of micro- and nonverbal communication skills. Check out his YouTube page to see the videos!
  • Professors York and Carver both served as moderators at the recent Maryville University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.
  • Professor Dohrman is presenting a co-authored paper at the National Communication Association conference in Chicago in November. The paper is titled “Discourses of Elitism and Exclusion: Relating Engineering Self-Efficacy and Subtle Sexism.” She will also take part in a panel honoring the pedagogy of Professor Josh Boyd from Purdue University.
  • Earlier this semester, Professor York started his voice over career by being the voiceover for Maryville’s Alumni Weekend video! Check it out to see it for yourself!

Networking Opportunities

  • Ad Club and St. Louis Social Media Club’s Digital Symposium: This great event will take place today from 12-5:30pm at Ballpark Village. Go to http://www.stlouisdigitalsymposium.com/ to buy tickets using discount code EDU-DIGSYM20 for a reduced price of $30. The Dean of our College has agreed to pay for up to five Maryville students to attend this event, which makes it FREE for you! Contact Dr. Dohrman ASAP if you are interested!
  • YNPN: The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is hosting the fourth annual Blog Out Loud event on Tuesday, November 18th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kranzberg Arts Center. This is a great chance to meet several people in the nonprofit community and hear about the current trends in nonprofit organizations in St. Louis. The cost is $15 for non-members. Register here.

Internship Opportunities

  • 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!
  • Development Communication Assistant (part-time job), WYMAN Center. Details.
  • Web Design Intern, Children’s Services Coalition: This internship is 5 hours a week working to coordinate several nonprofit organizations working toward helping children in the St. Louis area. Unpaid. Send your resume to Denny O’Brien to apply.
  • Nestle Purina: is looking for a graduate student (only) to work as an intern in their Employment Branding area. This is a paid internship that works 16-20 hours a week. Details.
  • Commercial Fleet Export and Track Lab: This sales-driven internship pays $20 an hour doing event promotion, website design, and digital marketing. This is a weekend position, primarily, and may include some travel. E-mail your resume to Ron Hagen to apply.
  • Sauce Magazine: This magazine focused on the food and restaurant trends in St. Louis is looking for 1-2 interns for the Spring 2015 semester. Send your resume and cover letter to Garrett Faulkner to apply. Unpaid. 6-8 hours a week.
  • Event/Volunteer Manager (part-time job), Innsbrook: Details.
  • Cat5 Intern Open House: Cat5 is an online retail located in the Chesterfield Valley. They are looking for several interns in the Spring semester. Apply online and then plan to attend their Intern Open House on December 4 at 5:30pm at their home offices for more details. 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.

Job Opportunities

What People Are Talking About In the Hallways…making it through the last few weeks of the semester, the importance of good design, research and strategy as the foundation of our field.

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

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