ESC Weekly Update - November 20, 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 Elliott School will honor December graduates at a come-and-go reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Elliott Hall Commons. Graduates are invited to bring family and guests for refreshments, tours and to meet the faculty before checking in for commencement. Graduates will receive a gift. Contact Eric Wilson, 978-6059, with questions.

Save the dates for two important, annual Elliott School events in spring 2015. The ESC’s job and internship fair is set for the afternoon of Feb. 4, and the awards and scholarship banquet will be held the evening of April 21. Both events will take place in the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom. Contact Eric Wilson, outreach director, for more information, 978-6059.

The WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, which is led by ESC students and faculty, is collecting input about food insecurity at Wichita State. Complete a 10-minute survey and contribute to the group’s work toward sustainable solutions for the WSU campus. Take the survey.

Editor’s note: The Elliott School Update will not publish during the winter break. Look for the first issue of the spring semester Jan. 15, 2015. Follow us on Facebook for news over the break.

Jobs and Internships
Brothers & Company, a Tulsa-based advertising agency with a growing Wichita presence, is looking for account service and social media interns for its Wichita office. Organization, strategic thinking and digital skills are essential for both positions. Learn more and apply.

United Way of the Plains seeks applications for its spring 2015 marketing internship. Interns will gain practical experience and create published work samples (no spec or errand work). Intern will write and lay out newsletter content and feature stories, and assist with marketing projects and social media. Applicants must have demonstrated writing ability and reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed). Preference given to students with design experience. Intern will work 15 hours per week with some flexibility and be paid $9 per hour. To apply, send résumé and three writing samples to Delane Butler, vice president of marketing, dbutler@unitedwayplains.org.

Andover Public Schools is hiring a half-time communications assistant/receptionist to work with its director of communications, who is an Elliott School alum. This position will provide customer service, perform research and administrative tasks, assist in conveying information to the media, and coordinate social media, special events and more. Qualifications include office skills, quality written and verbal communication and at least one year of college experience. Pay is $11 to $12 per hour for this 20-hour-per-week position. Apply online.

Via Christi is hiring a communications coordinator who will work collaboratively with senior leadership in Communications, Business Development and Human Resources to engage and inform Via Christi Health’s more than 10,000 employees and the public about Via Christi’s health and wellness and Accountable Care activities. The coordinator researches, writes and edits stories for digital and print platforms, news releases, marketing collateral and other forms of communication. The coordinator also provides account service to assigned internal clients. The coordinator also works closely with the Brand graphics team in the design and production of HR communications products. Apply online.

Netpay Advance is looking for a marketing coordinator co-op student to help manage, launch and maintain a social media presence, conduct SEO marketing, coordinate branding activities, develop promotions and monitor marketing activities. Pay is $15 to $18 per hour depending on experience, for 20 hours per week. Interested applicants should email résumés to keelybrown@netpayadvance.com. 

The Winfield Daily Courier is accepting applications for a full-time news reporter. Duties include eneral reporting with a focus on county and crime. Reporters take photos and lay out pages using InDesign. Experience with Web design or content management systems a plus. Evening hours and weekends required. Team player, courteous, cooperative, reliable, professional and good writer are requirements. Previous newspaper experience and/or degree preferred. Send cover letter, clips, résumé and references to zaccaria@winfieldcourier.com or Judith Zaccaria, managing editor, P.O. Box 543, Winfield, KS 67156.

Communication students should complete the WSU Liberal Arts & Sciences scholarship application as soon as possible. This application is required to apply for Elliott School-specific scholarships. ESC scholarship applications will be available in January. Complete the LAS application online.

WSU has a new scholarship opportunity for students. University Dining Services and the Sodexo Foundation are accepting applications for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship program through Dec. 5. This program recognizes students who are finding creative solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Winners get a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 matching grant to give to the charity of their choice. Click for more information.

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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