ESC Weekly Update - January 22, 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’s second annual communication internship and career fair is set for 1-4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Beggs Ballroom, third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. The event will feature internships, full-time career opportunities and networking with more than 35 employers, including media companies, advertising agencies (including several from Kansas City), corporate communications groups, nonprofits and university communications outlets. Students can prepare for the event by attending a drop-in résumé review with professionals and ESC alumni at 11 a.m. Jan. 22 or 28 in the Elliott Hall Commons and by downloading the free Wichita State Career Fair Plus app. Contact Eric Wilson, 978-6059, with questions or to sign up as an employer. Find lots more information online.

Elliott School scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be available soon and due by noon Feb. 25. Check Facebook and the ESC website for the updated scholarship forms. To be eligible for ESC scholarships, students must complete the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarship application, which is due Feb. 1. LAS scholarship applications can be completed online. The Elliott School awards about $30,000 in scholarships annually. Contact Eric Wilson, ESC scholarship chair, for more information, 978-6059.

Dr. Lisa Parcell was a guest on Rudy Maxa's World, America's most widely syndicated radio travel show, broadcast each weekend on 170+ news/talk stations. They discussed the article she wrote with Dr. Meg Lamme (University of Alabama) on the Hershey Company (“Promoting Hershey: The Chocolate Bar, The Chocolate Town, The Chocolate King” in the journal Journalism History.) Check our web page to see a copy of the paper or hear the broadcast segment.

For advising help and questions, contact undergraduate advisers Sandy Sipes or Eric Wilson. Sandy is available from 2-3 p.m. Mondays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Contact Sandy at 978-5465 or sandra.sipes@wichita.edu. Eric is available from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in 214 Elliott Hall. He can be reached at 978-6059 or eric.wilson@wichita.edu. Note that the Elliott School does not offer full-time, walk-in advising like some other departments on campus.

Jobs and Internships
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers seeks a public relations intern. Intern will learn to write and distribute regional and national press releases, maintain media contact lists, and navigate Cision, a web-based PR/media-monitoring platform. Other responsibilities include scheduling community partnership events, fulfilling sponsorship requests, and editing various communication pieces to be distributed throughout the Freddy’s system. For students who qualify, Freddy’s offers a stipend for co-op credit tuition reimbursement. For more info, please contact Lexiep@freddysusa.com, or inquire about the position via the WSU Co-op Office.

The Wichita Airport Authority is hiring a marketing intern to assist the Air Service & Business Development Manager in day-to-day marketing activities, including social media, development of marketing materials, event planning and coordination, contest management and fulfillment, promotions, activities associated with the new terminal and more. Applicants must have a focus on marketing and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Pay is $10 to $11 per hour and position offers some flexibility with student’s schedule. To apply, contact Valerie Wise, VWise@wichita.gov or (316) 946-4780.

The Wichita State College of Engineering is looking for an outreach and recruitment student assistant. With minimal supervision, this student position performs duties such as planning events and programs, creates and updates marketing materials, meeting with prospective students/parents, visiting area high schools and presenting to large and small audiences. This position will also perform basic organization and clerical duties. Pay is $10 per hour. To apply, submit cover letter explaining your interest, résumé with references and a spring class schedule to ESC alum Andrea Holzwarth, director of outreach and recruitment, WSU College of Engineering, andrea.holzwarth@wichita.edu. If requested for an in-person interview, applicants will be required to give a short presentation on the value of being a Shocker.

The Ark Valley News in Valley Center is accepting applications for a reporter to cover news and sports. Writing and reporting experience helpful. Photography, Internet and social media skills a plus. Send résumé to Chris Strunk at news@arkvalleynews.com. Call 755-0821 for more info.

WDM, a professional architectural, landscape and interior design firm, is seeking candidates for a full-time marketing coordinator position. Responsibilities include design and production of collateral materials, supporting public relations functions, Web and database management and community outreach. Bachelor’s degree, 1-5 years of professional experience (preferably in the construction industry) and the ability to work extended hours on occasion are preferred. To apply, email cover letter and résumé to Eric Edwards, director of business development and marketing, eedwards@wdmarchitects.com.

KSN TV in Wichita is hiring student-interns as morning news producers and morning news reporters. Positions are eligible for Co-op credit. For more information, contact Rachel Schrag Sommerfeld, executive producer, rachel.sommerfeld@ksn.com or (316) 292-1141.

Heartspring is hiring a community development coordinator to engage in special event fundraising, volunteer coordination and donor/volunteer cultivation efforts. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years of experience. Apply at http://www.heartspring.org/careers/community-development-coordinator.

Kansas Surgical Arts at K-96 and Ridge Road seeks a marketing intern to work with its marketing director on day-to-day marketing tasks including copywriting, design, social media management and event planning. More information at http://www.kansassurgicalarts.com/openings.html. To apply, send a résumé to ESC graduate Tori Deatherage, director of marketing, marketing@ksaemail.com. Position is eligible for Co-op credit.

KMUW Wichita Public Radio is expanding its newsroom, hiring a digital news editor/reporter. If you have digital skills, love news and know how to connect with an audience, check out this position. Responsibilities include general assignment reporting, designing news content and using social media in a team environment. Apply online. For more information, contact Julie Brin at 978-6789.

easyhome Ltd., a growing locally-based rent-to-own business, is hiring for two full-time positions, a marketing manager and a creative manager. For more information, contact Ryan Gates, senior director of marketing, (316) 719-1823 or rgates@gatesrent.com.

Network Kansas is hiring a communication intern to draft news articles, releases and blog posts, and assist with social media and Web management, content development and event support. Relevant collegiate experience and strong digital skills (including design) required. Pay is $12.35 per hour and position is eligible for Co-op credit. To apply, contact Anne Dewvall, communications manager, adewvall@networkkansas.com or (316) 425-7059.

Nonprofit Solutions seeks a paid marketing intern who can follow agency procedures, grow in competency, support public relations, social media and marketing projects, and provide administrative support as needed. Applicants should be seniors with the ability to travel and work some evenings. To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest to hr@np-solutions.org.

Via Christi Health is hiring a communications coordinator, human resources and business development, to work closely with other team members to use written, verbal and organizational communication skills to support the marketing and communications objectives of Via Christi Health. The coordinator researches, writes and edits stories for digital and print platforms, newsletters, media news releases, marketing collateral and other forms of communications. The coordinator also provides account service management to assigned internal clients, identifying their needs, developing communications strategy and fulfillment. The coordinator also works closely with the Brand graphics team in the design and production of HR communications products. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus two to four years of applicable experience required. Apply online.

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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