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ELLIOTT SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

ESC Weekly Update - October 9, 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.

News
Comm Week is Oct. 15-18. We've got lots of networking and social time, celebrations of our 25th birthday, the first-ever Comm Week creative student contests and a few surprises. Check out our web page for more info on the creative contests. We hope lots of our alumni come help us celebrate at the Thursday events.

The Oct. 15 Gregg Marshall Comm Week appearance has been rescheduled. It is now set for Monday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in 211 Hubbard Hall.

Elliott school t-shirts for sale. ESC 25th anniversary commemorative t-shirts are available the main office (Elliott 102). $6 for students and $12 for everyone else.

Congratulations to Eric and Courtney Wilson on the birth of their son Luke William on Oct. 6. Eric is an ESC Instructor and Outreach Director.

Student resources
All enrolled WSU students can attend any of the fine arts performances for free. Dr. Rodney Miller, dean of Fine Arts, plans to utilize these performances as an enhanced learning opportunity in classes where they are relevant. Attending the free performances has the potential to extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom. For more information on what Fine Arts has to offer, visit http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/academics/finearts/.

While supplies last, Student Health Services will provide free flu shots to all currently enrolled WSU students. Flu shots will be available on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed) at Student Health Services in 209 Ahlberg Hall or at flu shot clinics scheduled at various campus locations throughout the fall season. Student Health is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. To view a list of flu shot clinics on campus, visit http://www.wichita.edu/shs.

Jobs and Internships
Heartspring has marketing internships available for spring and summer 2015. Interns will write student/client success stories, produce and edit copy for newsletters and press releases, create content for the Web and social media, provide event and office support and complete photography assignments. Ideal candidate should have excellent writing and organization skills and be interested in a career in the nonprofit field. Advertising/marketing experience preferred, as are proficiency in social media and experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week during business hours. Internship is paid and available for cooperative education credit. To apply, send résumé and cover letter to marketing@heartspring.org and indicate if your application is for the spring or summer internship program.

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. 

The Hays Daily News in Western Kansas is looking to hire a full-time sports reporter. Duties would include coverage of area high school sports, as well as Division II Fort Hays State University. Sports knowledge and proven writing skills required. Photo and pagination skills or willingness to learn are preferred. This is a small sports staff with nearly 40 schools in its coverage area, so versatility is important. December graduates are welcome to apply. For more information contact HDN managing editor Nick Schwien at nschwien@dailynews.net, or ESC alumnus Austin Colbert, HDN assistant sports editor, acolbert@dailynews.net.

For more than 50 years, the Boston Globe has provided summer internships for students interested in gaining practical experience at a major newspaper. Interns work in the Globe's metro/general assignment, sports, living, business, photography, graphics and copy desk sections for 12 weeks from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Pay and shifts vary, and students have the opportunity to work with a writing coach and participate in professional development activities. An aptitude for newspaper work and at least one previous internship are the most important qualifications. Qualified students should graduate in spring 2015 or be a graduate student who has not had professional journalism. Apply at www.bostonglobe.com/newsintern by Nov. 1.

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.

The American Society of Magazine Editors is sponsoring the annual Magazine Internship Program. This ten-week program is for rising college seniors with strong reporting skills and interests in a multitude of topics. Interns work at magazines in New York and Washington. The program lasts from June 1 through Aug. 7. Applicants must have completed their junior year of college by June 2015. Only full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered for an internship. More application information can be found at http://www.magazine.org/asme/internship-program. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2014

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.

Editor’s note: The newsletter will not publish Oct. 16 due to fall break and Comm Week. We will resume on Oct. 23.


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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