ESC Weekly Update - October 23, 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.

Spring 2015 enrollment dates are now available. Enrollment opens for seniors, graduate students and honors students Nov. 10. Each subsequent day, Nov. 11-14, it will be open to juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Student classification is based on completed hours and does not account for hours from the current semester. Schedule advising appointments with your ESC and Liberal Arts advisers now. If you don’t have an ESC adviser, contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 or Sandy Sipes at 978-5465 for help. Contact the LAS Advising Center at 978-3700.

Al Higdon, Wichita State communications alumnus, former Elliott School advisory board member and co-founder of ad agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink, was announced as the winner of the fifth annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy Oct. 22 at the National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, Fla. The WAC Trophy is awarded annually to someone with a strong relationship to the greater Wichita area who has distinguished him or herself in the field of aviation.

Each year, students design a T-shirt that encompasses Shocker pride, and students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to vote one time on their favorite among the top three designs. Vote between now and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at http://www.wichita.edu/sac to help decide the next T-shirt that will be sold in the University Bookstore.

A new mobile application designed to help Wichita State University students and visitors connect with the WSU Shuttle System is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=2636

Join 700 of your closest friends for a fun new journey through one of the prettiest campuses in Kansas at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. As a participant of the Pumpkin Run 5K, you will receive a glow-in-the-dark long sleeve T-shirt. The run is open to WSU students, faculty, staff, family, friends and the general public. Go to http://www.wichita.edu/pumpkinrun to sign up.

Faculty accomplishments
Elliott School Associate Director Jeff Jarman made a guest appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on Friday, Oct. 17. Sporting his usual bow tie, Jarman discussed political issues including Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach gaming the state’s voter registration system and the impression his efforts are making with local voters. To view the appearance, visit http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/vote-suppression-in-kansas-backfiring-344402499984#.

Jobs and Internships
Wichita State’s Office of Research and Technology Transfer seeks a part-time communications assistant. Weekly tasks include writing press releases and creative copy, develop print materials including flyers and brochures, taking photos of university events and utilizing social media tactics. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and excellent writing skills are required. To apply, send résumé and short cover letter to Tracee Friess, tfriess@niar.wichita.edu.

Local technology innovation company NetApp is seeking a part-time graphic designer. Daily tasks would include developing and designing the aesthetics of product artwork, component design, marketing materials and product packaging. Also, the ideal candidate would collaborate closely with teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects. Requirements for this position include knowledge of industry relevant multimedia software, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team. To apply, send résumé to Brian Austin, brian.austin@wichita.edu. 

Wichita’s Murdock Theatre has a paid marketing and communications internship available. The Murdock Theatre seeks an intern to aid in executing and expanding marketing of cinema events including showings of independent, foreign films, documentaries and The Met: Live in HD series from the Metropolitan Opera of NY. Duties will include assisting with events, distributing print material, online and social media promotion and engaging with the local market for brand awareness. No experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn quickly, engage in the project and word efficiently is required. Apply via Co-op Connect, or contact Stephanie Hilcox at (316) 737-1913.

Applications are now being accepted for the Asian American Journalists Association Sports Journalism Institute Internship. The program includes a week of instruction from top professionals and an eight-week paid internship at a print, digital or electronic media outlet. It also includes a $500 scholarship. Ideal applicants should be sophomores or juniors and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career. Apply before Sunday, Nov. 16 at https://aaja.wufoo.com/forms/2015-sports-journalism-institute-application/. 

ThirdChannel, a retail intelligence company based in Boston, is currently recruiting Wichita State students for its Oakley Retail Intelligence Program in the Wichita area. Job details include visiting 15-40 national stores (visiting typically lasts one hour) and the possibility to do special events. The potential candidates will learn about Oakley’s brand, their products and visual merchandising and have the chance to optimize how Oakley products are displayed in stores. Also opportunities will include working at special Oakley events in the area and executing marketing events in stores. To apply or learn more, visit http://www.thirdchannel.com/agents/info.

INTRUST Bank Arena seeks an unpaid marketing and group sales intern for the Spring 2015 semester. The student in this position will learn to develop and implement integrated event marketing plans, conduct research for various marketing groups and assist the Group Sales & Marketing Associate with managing group sales. Co-op credit is available. The position is open only to juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0. Requirements include a minimum of 15 hours per week, strong written and verbal communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Applications are due by Jan. 9, 2015. To apply, send résumé, two professional references, current unofficial transcript and tentative spring schedule to Amanda Shankle, Groups Sales & Marketing Associate, amanda.shankle@intrustbankarena.com.

Wichita’s historic Orpheum Theatre seeks an unpaid marketing intern. The student in this position will learn to develop and implement integrated event plans and promotional materials, conduct research for upcoming shows, design publications, help with social media management and more. Co-op credit is available. Ability to work at least 10 hours per week, minimum 3.0 GPA and previous work or relevant class experience preferred. To apply, send résumé, two professional references, current unofficial transcript and schedule with class/work availability to Mallory Rine, marketing coordinator, mallory.rine@smgwichita.com.

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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