ESC Weekly Update - August 28, 2014

Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.

The new SHS Integrated Marketing Communication Classroom, 234 Elliott Hall, opened Aug. 18. Formerly a traditional computer lab, the room was converted into a laptop-ready flexible learning space thanks to a gift from Sullivan Higdon & Sink, a Wichita branding and marketing agency. A few finishing touches will be completed in the coming weeks.

Make plans to attend Communication Week Oct. 15-16. Help celebrate the Elliott School’s 25th birthday with networking, a student competition, parties and more. Watch for more information soon. Questions? Contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 or Dr. Matt Cecil, 978-6077.

WSU Libraries offers a number of workshops that focus on digital tools and online research strategies. Attend a digital literacy workshop to learn more about Prezi and Excel, or check out how to find data online. Other workshop topics include tips for cultivating your online presence and presenting research online. Workshop descriptions, dates and times are available at http://libresources.wichita.edu/diglitworkshops. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact melissa.mallon@wichita.edu.

OneStop, Wichita State’s new student resource center, has its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 in 122 Jabara Hall and on the terrace between Jabara and Lindquist Halls. Details at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=2555.

For advising help in Elliott Hall, visit undergraduate advisers Sandy Sipes and Eric Wilson. Sandy is available from 9-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays in 102M Elliott Hall. Call 978-5465 for appointments. Eric is available from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays in 214 Elliott Hall and by appointment at 978-6059. The Elliott School does not offer full-time advising, unlike some campus departments. 

Jobs and Internships
INVISTA is hiring a communication/public affairs co-op student with project coordination and writing skills to assist in meeting a variety of communication, administrative, and public affairs needs. Strong interpersonal, digital and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will need to be available to work at least 25 hours per week (inside of regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) throughout the Fall 2014 semester. Job description/application available at:

Delta Dental of Kansas and local agency Apples and Arrows are searching for student-brand ambassadors. This is the perfect gig for those that are outgoing, and love meeting new people and having a good time. You will hit the streets to spread the word about individual dental plans. From cruising around local venues to hanging out at sporting events, you’ll hand out swag in cool locations to people that are happy to meet you. This résumé-builder is ultra-flexible. You can participate in as few as two events and attend just one meeting a month to be on the Dental of Kansas Brand Ambassador team. You’ll get paid, too. Email hello@applesandarrows.com.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority seeks an outreach and marketing coordinator responsible for building relationships and developing leads with entities that might distribute K-Tags. Additional responsibilities include coordinating KTA marketing efforts and media buys and meeting deadlines. Position is based in Wichita. Must be able to make cold calls, manage projects and people, have excellent communication skills and the ability to work flexible hours with some regional travel required. Three to five years of sales experience and relevant coursework preferred. For more information, go to http://www.ksturnpike.com/employment/current_opportunities/outreach_marketing_coordinator.

BLI Rentals, a growing, Emporia-based rent-to-own company, seeks a marketing and communication coordinator. Position requires managing internal and external communication in the form of documents, flyers, websites, banners, blogs, newsletters, videos and social networking to reach dealers and customers. Looking for a detail-oriented communicator with strong digital skills. Journalism or B2B marketing experience a plus. This is a full-time, hourly position with benefits. For more information, go to www.blirentals.com or contact hr@blirentals.com.

AutoFast Transport, a Wichita-based vehicle transport and brokering company with a growing national presence, is looking for a student with Web development skills to set up its corporate website. Student will be paid and can receive co-op credit. Interested students should contact Brad Train at 218-3882 as soon as possible.

The City of Wichita Arts and Cultural Services Division – which operates CityArts, Cowtown, Century II and the Mid-America All-Indian Center – needs volunteer interns to conduct guest surveys and take photos for social media at special events. The surveys assess the group’s marketing practices and collect demographic data about event attendees. If interested, contact Liz Simmons, marketing assistant, lsimmons@wichita.gov or (316) 303-8682.

The Wichita Bar Association seeks student writers and designers to help promote its 100th anniversary. Students would write articles about the organization’s history and the changing role of attorneys in the community for the association’s monthly publication and create anniversary logos and slogans. For more information, contact Michelle Moe Witte with Joseph Hollander & Craft, mmoe@josephhollander.com or (316) 262-9393.

The organizers of an upcoming documentary about the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch need students with an interest in filmmaking to assist with production and promotion. Students with expertise in production, lighting, interviewing and marketing are needed. Get your name in the credits and gain production experience. Ability to attend a weekly planning meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mead’s Corner is helpful, but not required. If interested, contact Nate Davis at 616-5000.

The Elliott School Update is published on Thursdays from August to May when classes are in session. Questions or content for consideration? Contact Eric Wilson, ESC outreach director, eric.wilson@wichita.edu or 978-6059.

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