Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
Elliott School alumni: Join us for the spring alumni social at the Wichita State vs. Nebraska baseball game at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at Eck Stadium. The ESC has reserved a pavilion on the Coleman Hill in the outfield and light refreshments will be provided. There will be a nominal charge for this event. Watch for more information here or join the ESC alumni group on LinkedIn. Call Eric Wilson at 978-6059 for more information.
Watch the Shocker men’s basketball team go for wins No. 32-34 at the Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament this weekend at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes in the basement of the Rhatigan Student Center. WSU plays its first game at 12:05 p.m. March 7. If the Shockers keep winning, they will play at 1:35 p.m. March 8 and 1:05 p.m. March 9.
Saajan Bhakta, a WSU student who has taken classes in the Elliott School, has written an inspirational book, “Be Your Own Hero.” Bhakta will sign books from 4-8 p.m. March 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott Wichita East, 2975 N. Webb Road.
Ablah Library and the Emory Lindquist Honors Program invite students to a 45-minute research workshop on producing literature reviews at 3 p.m. March 11 in 217 Ablah.
WSU Career Services will hold a career fair from 4-6:30 p.m. April 9 at Koch Arena. At the event, students can network with off-campus employers and learn about full- and part-time positions. Students can begin preparing by downloading the Career Fair app.
Faculty and Graduate Student Accomplishments
The Elliott School hosted a Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition for about 200 high school journalism students Feb. 28. The contest qualifies students to compete in the Kansas state high school journalism competition. ESC assistant professor Amy DeVault organized the contest.
A group of Elliott School faculty and graduate students traveled to Albuquerque Feb. 19-22 for the 35th annual Southwest Popular Culture Association conference. Research by professors Pat Dooley and Deborah Ballard-Reisch and graduate students Abigail Wilson; Kuo-Hsuan Pan; Tyler Hiebert; Cassandra Standley; Hannah Coen; Ann Hoskinson; Joseph Mutata; Alexander Donnell; and Madeline McCullough was presented at the conference. Topics presented by the ESC delegation included cultural topics ranging from “CSI” to Instagram to hunger to Steven Spielberg to Beatlemania and more.
ESC academic lecturer and adviser Sandy Sipes was honored Feb. 24 with the Dottie C. Miller award for her work as adviser of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at WSU.
Journalism majors are invited to apply for a share of $10,000 in scholarships awarded by the Kansas Pro Chapter of SPJ. Download an application and mail materials to Denise Neil, Newsroom, The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67201. Contact email@example.com with questions. Deadline is March 28.
KSN and its parent company, LIN Media, offer a Minority Scholarship and Training Program to both sophomores and juniors, and are accepting applications until March 31. The company will award one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship in May 2014. Each student will receive a one- or two-year scholarship for up to $10,000 annually. Applications being taken online.
Tentative course schedules for summer and fall 2014 are available online. A searchable course schedule will be available soon and, for the first time, printed course schedules will not be available this semester. Enrollment begins in April; begin making plans to schedule appointments with your ESC faculty adviser (Call 978-3815 to find out who your adviser is) and with the LAS advising center (115 Grace Wilkie Hall, 978-3700).
Jobs and Internships
INVISTA is seeking a public affairs/communication coordinator to join the corporate public affairs department at its global headquarters in Wichita. INVISTA is interested in entrepreneurial candidates who have a passion for learning, an interest in international business, and want to advance and grow. Responsibilities include assisting with key communication tool development, vendor/production and translation coordination, proofreading, graphic design and marketing assistance. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in communication or related field and 5+ years of professional experience. To apply, go to http://www.invistacareers.com/jobsearch.php and search for job number 023283.
Applications are being accepted for the Sullivan Higdon & Sink summer internship program in Wichita and Kansas City. SHS is looking for a group of smart, dedicated, sheep-hating college juniors
who are interested in spending the summer learning about a career in advertising. Hating sheep is hard work. It’s about art and science. Certainty and hunches. Tenacity and flexibility. SHS
seeks individuals who can balance those forces and engineer strategies, ideas and applications that are genuinely remarkable. Apply at http://weloveinterns.wehatesheep.com/ by March 10.
The Wichita office of the March of Dimes seeks paid interns to work in philanthropy, leadership, communications, marketing and health science who are looking to gain understanding of the not-for-profit sector. Interns produce materials, monitor communications, manage Web content, help plan events and perform office duties as needed. Senior-level students and recent graduates with excellent communication and time management skills are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send cover letter and résumé to Jeanette Clement, executive director Wichita Division, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wichita Wingnuts minor league baseball team is searching for a camera operator intern for the upcoming season. Duties include recording and archiving the team’s home games. Intern will work about four hours per game night and receive a uniform and free food. This is an unpaid position that is eligible for co-op credit. For more information or to apply, contact Scott Johnson, media relations and game operations manager, email@example.com, or (316) 264-6887.
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