Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
Students in Ad Astra, the Elliott School’s new student communication agency, interviewed WSU President John Bardo last week about how he sees the group fitting in with the Innovation Campus. For more on the interview and Ad Astra, follow @itsyourcreative on Twitter, or go to itsyourcreative.com.
If your annual household income is $60,000 or less, you may qualify for free tax preparation services. The WSU Office for Student Money Management offers a free online tax-filing program for students. Visit http://www.myfreetaxescom/bestwsu to file or http://www.wichita.edu/OSMM for more information.
The WSU provost’s office encourages students to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement, which helps University officials understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom and guides decisions that will benefit them. Email messages with a link to the online survey were sent last week. WSU will enter all participating students into a drawing for a chance to win a QuikTrip card. Questions? Contact Rick Muma, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, at 978-5761.
Wichita Professional Communicators offers two $1,000 scholarships to area communication students. Winners will be selected by a committee of WPC members and scholarships will be awarded in April. Requirements include having completed 45 hours of college credit and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Get more info and apply at http://wichitaprofessionalcommunicators.com/about-wpc/scholarships/ by Feb. 28.
Apply for a share of $8,000 in scholarships awarded by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Scholarship competition is open to Kansas students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2015-2016 school year. One SPJ scholarship honors the memory of the late Les Anderson, longtime ESC professor. Details at http://wichitagridiron.com/scholarships.html. Submit application packets to Daniel McCoy, Wichita Business Journal, 121 N. Mead, Suite 100, Wichita, KS, 67202, by March 27.
Jobs and Internships
The Sunflower, WSU’s independent student newspaper, is taking applications for 2015-2016 editor and advertising manager, its top two leadership positions. Candidates must submit a Sunflower job application, résumé, list of goals and objectives for the position, at least two work samples and two letters of recommendation and be available for in-person interviews March 23. Candidates must apply by 4 p.m. March 12. Applications are available in the basement of Elliott Hall, room 019. Call 978-6900 for more information.
Emprise Bank is hiring a marketing communications specialist to create, edit and deliver content including press releases, direct mail, social media and Internet. Using excellent verbal and written communication, this role will function as the liaison between marketing and various departments of the bank and the community. Must possess a high degree of initiative and critical thinking skills, experience with content development and information sharing, and be an effective collaborator. Get more info and apply at http://www.emprisecareers.com/careers.php.
The Kansas Humane Society is hiring a development coordinator to plan, develop and implement all special events and fundraising for the organization, including signature events such as Woofstock. Additional responsibilities include donor cultivation and appreciation, collaboration and program management. Bachelor’s degree and two years of development experience with proven success in special events preferred, in addition to experience working with volunteers. Ability to multitask, work with diverse publics, positive attitude and respect for animals required. Apply at http://www.kshumane.org/getinvolved/employment.htm.
At the Well seeks an AV and media specialist to train, schedule and equip participants in its AV ministry, update its social media and website weekly, prepare for Sunday worship services and consult with members of the communication team. Position is about eight hours per week (Sunday and Monday mornings and a couple of hours one other day per week) and pay is $10 per hour. At the Well employees must commit to following Christ in work and life, uphold pastoral leadership and be able to uphold confidentiality. Submit résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (316) 377-4678.
Training and User Services in Jabara Hall on campus is looking for a student-employee. Responsibilities include compiling training manuals and general office duties. Undergrads and graduate students are eligible to apply. Call Becky North at 978-3871 for more information.
Wichita Public Library is offering a paid public relations and marketing internship. Duties include compiling calendars; creating posters, ads, fliers and newsletters; writing news releases; proofreading for style and grammar; and aiding in development of a WordPress site. Interns must have experience with Microsoft Office, Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress. Student will work about 10 hours per week and be paid $10 per hour. To apply, email résumé to Abigail Crouse, communications and marketing manager, email@example.com.
Top Notch Personnel, one of the leading human capital companies in Wichita, has two part-time openings with clients that would be good jobs for current Shocker communication students. The roles are semi-flexible with regards to schedule and are for 20 hours per week. Each role pays $10 per hour. Students with solid computer skills, editing experience and are comfortable working in a professional setting should apply by emailing a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas is offering a public relations and marketing internship. Candidate will assist the Chief Professional Officer in executing and implementing various public relations and marketing initiatives. Duties include creating newsletters, fliers and writing press releases, aiding in email marketing and development of a WordPress site. Knowledge of social media platforms and photography experience preferred. Candidate will work 10 - 20 hours a week. This internship is unpaid. To apply, email résumé, at least two work samples and two letters of recommendation to Juston White, chief professional officer, email@example.com.
Looking for a journalism-related job? The Society of Professional Journalists’ Job Bank currently has more than 40 open positions from more than 35 employers. You can also upload a résumé to be reviewed by employers for future positions. Visit http://jobs.spj.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-6059.
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