ESC Weekly Update - Jan. 28, 2016

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 third annual internship and career fair is set for 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Koch Arena, in conjunction with the All-University Career Fair. The event will feature networking and job opportunities with more than 40 regional communication employers. Check out http://www.wichita.edu/careerfair or https://www.facebook.com/escwsu for all the details.

Applications for 2016-2017 Elliott School scholarships are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 15. Apply at http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=elliott&p=/scholarships/. To be eligible for communication scholarships, students must be Elliott School majors not graduating before December 2016, and complete the separate Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarship application at www.wichita.edu/las/scholarships.

Associate professor Dan Close has earned Certified Journalism Educator status from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Close will receive his certificate and pin at the JEA spring national high school journalism convention April 16 in Los Angeles.

The Wichita State Career Development Center will present Dine-Dress-Interview, a professional etiquette workshop and dinner, from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 24 or 25 at the Wichita Country Club. The cost is $15 per student. For more details and to register, visit http://www.wichita.edu/ddi.

The cost of a 30-second television spot during Super Bowl 50 is $5 million. For marketing and advertising pros, the real game is won through audience engagement, multi-channel integration and on-target creative execution. Get the post-game advertising analysis at the Wichita American Marketing Association’s February luncheon featuring local advertising professionals Nicole Howerton, Todd Ramsey, Heath Balderston and Nicole Cooper. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the National Center for Aviation Training. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wichita-ama-super-bowl-commercial-review-panel-tickets-20973023879.

Join the Wichita State Community Service Board as they help those with hunger in the local community by volunteering for Food Bank Fridays at the Kansas Food Bank. The next Food Bank Friday is 2-4 p.m. Feb. 5. Carpooling will be coordinated, with departures from the RSC starting at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers will support the Food4Kids backpack program and help with bulk food packaging. To RSVP for this or future dates, register at http://www.wichitaedu/foodbankfridays.

Kelley Mattivi, career development specialist with the WSU Career Development Center, will be available from 9-11 a.m. on Thursdays in 218 Elliott Hall to assist students with finding an internship or co-op, résumé reviews, interview preparation and more. Mattivi will be in Elliott Hall on Thursdays through April 28. To schedule a meeting, email kelley.mattivi@wichita.edu.

Jobs and Internships

Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita is hiring for a student co-op development position. The development student will manage social media and Web content, design marketing materials, write stories and press releases, coordinate strategic partnerships, assist with event planning and more. Previous communication experience and minimum 3.0 GPA required. Knowledge of fundraising and nonprofits preferred. Student will work 20 hours per week. For more information, contact Chris Heiman, development director, (316) 267-0302, ext. 216.

A premier Wichita residential developer has an immediate part-time opening for a real estate assistant. Serves as support to the onsite agent, and assists with duties relating to the marketing and sales of new homes.  General office skills are important; computer and people skills are imperative. Position requires initiative and the ability to multi-task with a wide range of office and development duties. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. three days per week, with occasional weekend work required. Those with real estate experience are encouraged to apply, though it is not required. Position may have opportunities for advancement. For more information, contact Rob Ramseyer, rob@ritchiedevelopment.com, or (316) 655-5831.

FOCUS Global Business Internships has an immediate opening for 1-2 male interns for a summer position on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. Majors should come from sports administration, communications or marketing.  Sports background/interest is a big plus.  Visit https://gbirecruit.com/curren-listings/ and select Central Asia 2.

RSA Marketing is hiring a video intern. Intern will assist with production, post-production and distribution of all video and photo work incurred by RSA, as well as perform administrative and logistical functions essential to the video unit’s operation. In addition to prepping gear, capturing footage, editing, and helping to shape the structure of videos in post-production, there will be opportunities to act as production assistant, camera assistant and/or cameraperson. Intern will have the opportunity to learn production management and editing processes. This is a full-time, minimum 40-hour-per-week position. Pay is $12 per hour. Please email résumé and reel (if applicable) to Cherring@rsaconnect.com and Pespinosa@rsaconnect.com.

Summer 2016 internship opportunities with the Disney ABC Television Group are now posted at disneyinterns.com.  To be considered, candidates must apply online.

The BMI Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the BMI Founders Award, an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The program is funded by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for the purpose of cultivating future innovators of broadcast radio. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best original essay response entry. The BMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance and study of American music. Applications are due Feb. 15.

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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