UGAB Newsletter: December 4, 2015

Announcements

  • Graduation Application: For students planning to graduate in December or May, the deadline to fill out the online application for graduation (found in AccessMU for Students on the Portal or at the Student Service Center) is NOW. Fill out the form today to ensure you are all set for graduation.
  • Save the Date: Our 2016 Senior Communication Portfolio Defense will take place on Friday, May 6 from 1-2pm in Buder Commons. We hope to see you all there!
  • Interview Stream: Did you know Maryville’s Center for Career Success grants all students access toInterview Stream – a great online tool to help you prepare for interviews. It is definitely worth checking out for those of you who are job seeking.

Student News

  • Congratulations to sophomores Evan Asher and Natalie Pistone who were two of three students selected for the Honors Program’s Mother Bascom Scholarship to study in Oxford for the Spring 2016 semester. Evan and Natalie will be abroad in the Spring and we look forward to hearing about their adventures!
  • Congratulations to alumna Erin Edwards (BA ’14) for her new position at True Media! Also congratulations to Silla Murabito (BA ’15) for her new position at First Spear and Lauren Parker (BA ’15) for her new position as Public Relations Assistant at Soft Surroundings! Alumna Lindsey Conboy (BA ’14) has found a great position as an Executive Recruiter at DHR International. Lastly, Katherine Zych(BA’ 14) has begun work as a Regional Sales Manger at Ariel Premium Supply. We are thrilled to see our alumni landing in positions that fit them well!
  • Congratulations to Andrew Mandziara and Dr. York for a great semester of SaintsTalk, Maryville’s Sports Podcast which broadcasts live from LJ’s. These two and their team have worked very hard to develop this program and we look forward to seeing it grow in the Spring.

Faculty News

  • Dr. Carver recently spoke at Cushman and Wakefield about Strategic Business Writing! She also presented with Emily Goldstein (formerly at Maryville in Adult and Online Education) at the UMSL Teaching and Technology Conference with a presentation titled “Thinking Outside the Screen: Innovative Ways to Engage Online Learners.”
  • Dr. Dohrman found out recently that she and Dr. Steve Coxon (Education) were awarded a $125,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund for the CREST-M Program (Children Using Robotics for Engineering, Science, Technology and Math.) The project will take place during 2016.
  • Dr. York was recently nominated for a Teaching with Technology award during the UMSL Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference.

Networking Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

  • Allegra, a communication agency located near Westport, is looking for a paid social media intern to work 10-15 hours for the Spring semester. Email Jim Elder to apply.
  • CS Group is looking for a Marketing and Administration Intern. The pay is $11/hr and interns will be expected to work 15-20 hours a week. Details.
  • Mardi Gras Inc. (the organizer of St. Louis’ series of Mardi Gras festivities) is looking for interns to aid them in the next 3-4 months of planning for the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration. This internship is 10-15 hours at first and would scale up during the week of Mardi Gras. It is a wonderful internship for students interested in event planning. Details.
  • Nestle Purina is looking for a Marketing PR Intern which is a fantastic position for one of our upper-level students. Details.
  • The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is looking for a digital media and marketing intern to work during the Spring semester. Details.
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital is looking for a Special Events Intern to work for the Spring semester on a variety of event planning tasks. This would be 10-15 hours a week and is unpaid, but what a neat experience to work with this thriving and purposeful organization. Details.
  • Trailnet is looking for a Communications Intern for the Spring semester to work 10-15 hours a week.Details.
  • Food Outreach is looking for a Marketing and Development Intern. The hours are flexible but will be around 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship which is a great chance to gain experience with a nonprofit doing important work. Details.
  • West County EMS and Fire is looking for Video Production Interns to aid with video storytelling about the firefighters and fire safety. If you are interested, send your resume to Sara Dayley directly.
  • The City of Maryland Heights is looking for a part-time intern for the Spring to help with newsletter writing and production. This would be nice and close to campus. Details.
  • Sauce Magazine is looking for Editorial Interns to work 8-10 hours a week on their food industry-centered magazine. This would be a great and fun internship! Details.
  • DHR International is looking for an intern for their St. Louis office. Details.
  • The Artiface is an online magazine focused on art, literature, and music that is seeking writers to write articles for them. Email Alyson 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!

Job Opportunities

  • Coolfire Studios is looking for a Digital Marketing Coordinator. Details.
  • Southside Early Childhood Center is looking for a Community Relationship Coordinator. Details.
  • HLK is looking for a Strategist (2 years experience). Details.
  • St. Joseph’s Academy is looking for a Marketing Coordinator. Details.
  • DHR International is looking for a Research Associate where you could work with alumna Lindsey Conboy!Details.
  • Resource Guide: Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

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UGAB: October 28, 2015

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

Announcements

  • Community Note: We all continue to mourn the loss of communication student Isaiah Saucillo, who recently passed away. Our faculty and entire community of majors will remember Isaiah as a wonderful, warm, and kind student who made a huge difference in our Maryville community. We will miss you, Isaiah!
  • Graduation Application: For students planning to graduate in December or May, the deadline to fill out the online application for graduation (found in AccessMU for Students on the Portal or at the Student Service Center) is Sept 15 (for Dec grads) and Nov 15 (for May grads). Fill out the form today to ensure you are all set for graduation.
  • Two Upcoming Guest Speakers: Local Blogger Hannah Mayer will be speaking in COMM 232 today from 12:50-2:00pm in Reid 3315. Chris Reimer, local social media leader and Maryville’s own marketing team member, will be giving a guest lecture next Wednesday, November 4th from 12:50-2:00pm in Reid 3315. All communication students are invited to join us for either or both of these events!
  • $1,000 Scholarship from St. Louis Ad Club: The Ad Club will give out two $1,000 scholarship to local communication students this year. Applications are due by the end of this week, so don’t delay if you are interested in applying. Details.
  • SPCH 110 Test-Out Option: Students who are interested in testing out of the SPCH 110 – Oral Communication general education requirement should sign up for SPCH 110-60 next semester and plan to attend one of the two test-out date options in March. More details in this document.
  • StartUp Weekend: For those of you who are budding entrepreneurs, take a look at Startup Weekend, an annual St. Louis event that helps you take your ideas from concept to fruition. This is a wonderful weekend experience for early stage entrepreneurs to meet others and begin to let your idea take shape. This weekend is scheduled for Nov 13-15 at the downtown T-Rex incubator. Register here.
  • Undergraduate Research Society: For students interested in undergraduate research, I invite you to look at Maryville’s Undergraduate Research Society as a way to get involved on campus. This group is actively looking for social science students to serve on their executive committee. Contact Adam Brazzleto indicate your interest.

Student News

  • Congratulations to alumna Silla Murabito who has accepted a full-time position as a Customer Service Representative with First Spear! Also, congrats to alumna Alex Amsinger who has accepted a position with Ascension Health! We love to see our alumni placed in great positions!

Networking Opportunities

  • The St. Louis Social Media Club ON TAP FREE Event Series: The St. Louis Social Media Club is hosting a series of free events at Bottleworks in Maplewood where individuals will tell their story of how social media impacted a particular situation. This free event does require registration. The next speaker in the series is tonight, October 28th at 5:30pm at Schlafly Bottleworks. Dr. Dohrman will be at the event and invites all of our students to join! Register here before it sells out. 
  • IABC – International Association of Business Communicators Student Coffee and Career Conversation: This local professional association is hosting an event just for local communication students! The event will take place Saturday, November 21 from 10-11:15 at the St. Louis Bread Company at 10336 Clayton Road. This event is strictly for students to help you network and meet professionals working in the field of communication. This is a free event, but you must register!
  • The 2015 Ad Club Digital Symposium will take place on Wednesday, November 18 starting at 12;30pm. This is a fantastic half-day opportunity designed to be welcoming to students. Details.
  • 314Digital is hosting their annual Digital Marketing Showcase on Tuesday, December 15 from 6-10pm.Details.
  • Treehouse Networking is a local networking association that hosts wonderful, informal events that would be great for students. Their next event is tonight downtown and is just $5 to attend. Register here.
  • Other Upcoming Networking Events: Look at these organization’s websites for other upcoming events: Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Marketing Association (AMA), Communication Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC), St. Louis Press Club,  St. Louis Social Media Club (SMCSTL), Business Marketing Association (BMA-STL), AIGA, STL-ODN, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).

Internship Opportunities

  • Abstrakt Marketing: This firm, located in downtown St. Louis, is setting up a second location on our campus starting in January and they are looking for several paid interns to work 10-15 hours a week (number of hours is flexible) as part of a team working with their clients to arrange appointments. This is a paid internship ($10/hour) and several of you went on the tour of Abstrakt last week and enjoyed it, so I think it will be a wonderful opportunity for some of our students. Abstrakt is coming to campus for two information sessions for students who are interested. The sessions will be this Thursday, Oct 29 at 2pmin Buder Commons or Wednesday, November 4 at 4pm in Buder Commons.
  • Hauser Group: This local PR firm in West St. Louis is looking for a Public Relations Intern. This would be a great place to work. Details.
  • Ascension Health: Ascension Health is looking for a communication intern to work part-time on a variety of tasks. If you are interested in health communication, this would be a great internship option for you! Details.
  • Cushman and Wakefield: This commercial real estate firm is looking for a part-time intern to work on their Portfolio Solutions team. More details are here and you can e-mail Jose Artiaga to apply.
  • Health Literacy – Missouri Program – This local nonprofit is looking for interns for the Spring 2016 semester. It is a great opportunity for students interested in nonprofits and health communication.Details.
  • St. Louis County Parks and Recreation: If you are interested in nature, you may love this internship with the County’s Parks and Rec office. Information here.
  • Political Internship: For anyone interested in politics, consider doing an intern with one of the Republican candidates for governor of Missouri. These part-time internship (details here) would be a great way to get on-the-ground training and a behind the scenes look at our political system.
  • Town & Style: Town & 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 10-12 hours per week at our office in Clayton. Wonderful opportunity for an efficient, organized and independent communications/journalism student or graduate with good writing skills. If interested, send resume, cover letter and 2-3 writing samples to managing editor Stephanie Zeilenga at szeilenga@townandstyle.com.
  • St. Louis County Police Department is looking for an intern to assist with writing manual for a variety of computer programs used by their employees. They are looking for an unpaid intern to work flexible hours to accomplish the writing of these manuals. Please see this document for details and send your resume and cover letter to Sgt. Mike Wilson 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!

Job Opportunities

  • Part-Time Marketing Assistant Position – St. Charles Community College: This is a great position working on a team with alumna Amber Peterson from our program! Take a look. It won’t last long. Details.
  • The Postal Service is hiring part-time paid ($12/hour) workers to help with the holiday season mail processing. These positions would be a great way to earn some money over Christmas break. Details.
  • Green Rivers Gateway is looking for a Communications Manager. This is a fantastic organization dedicated to the mission of promoting nature and biking in the St. Louis area and would be a fun place to work! Details.
  • River City Marketing is looking for an Events and Promotion staff position. Details.
  • Resource Guide: Check out the Resource Guide for Finding an Internship/Job in Communication for starters.

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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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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!

Rebecca Dohrman

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

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