ESC Weekly Update - Nov. 19, 2015

Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.


December graduates: Join us for a reception in your honor from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Elliott Hall Commons. Stop by Elliott Hall on your way to commencement for tours, refreshments and a gift for fall communication graduates. Family and guests are welcome. Contact Eric Wilson, 978-6059, for more information.

Save the date: The Elliott School’s annual internship and career fair is set for 2-6 p.m. Feb. 9, 2016, in the Koch Arena Multipurpose Room. The event will feature networking and information about job opportunities with more than 40 regional communication employers. Make plans to attend. Employers interested in attending should contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059.

Student projects are sought for the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol Feb. 18, 2016. This is an opportunity for students to present their research and creative activity experiences to state lawmakers in Topeka. Preference will be given to projects that further the mission of emphasizing higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state. Up to five students from Wichita State and up to 40 Kansas undergraduate student projects will be chosen for presentation. Cost of travel and poster production is covered by theUniversity. Submit entries at http://www.wichita.edu/dayatcapitol by Jan. 15, 2016.

Phone volunteers are needed for KMUW's on-air pledge drive, which begins Dec. 3. Volunteers will input each caller’s pledge data. Because procedures are always evolving, volunteers are expected to attend a one-hour training session at KMUW. For more information on training session times and to sign up, go to http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/cnews/?cnid=19018.

Starting in January 2016, Student Government Association of Wichita State will implement a campus food pantry in the Heskett Center to aid students facing food insecurity. SGA is holding a food drive through Nov. 24 to kick-start this initiative. Drop off non-perishable food items at a table in the RSC Nov. 23-24 or any time in 219 RSC and post a photo of your donation on social media using the #DonateAngry hashtag.

Editor’s note: The Elliott School Update will not publish Nov. 26 because of Thanksgiving. Publication will resume Dec. 3 and the final edition of the semester will be released Dec. 10. Contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 if you have jobs or news items for consideration.


Several prerequisites for communication classes for spring 2016 have changed. Students may still be eligible to enroll without the new prerequisites in order to stay on track for their targeted graduation date. Please contact Elliott School advisers Sandy Sipes (978-5465), Eric Wilson (978-6059), or associate director Jeff Jarman (978-6075) for more information and assistance.

Office hours for ESC adviser Sandy Sipes will resume the week of Nov. 30. Beginning Nov. 30, Sipes will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and 2:30-3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Jobs and Internships

KSN News, Channel 3, is looking for news interns who want to learn about all of aspects of news production: writing, producing, video editing, Web management and assignment desk, in addition to “glamorous” on-air options. Interns do not appear on-air, but they do get exposure to many different facets of a newsroom. KSN is looking for hard workers willing to go the extra mile to learn. The internship program is ongoing and KSN will work with specific applicants to coordinate with school schedules. These are unpaid positions offered only to juniors, seniors and students who require an internship for college credit. Contact Rachel Schrag Sommerfeld, executive producer, Rachel.sommerfeld@ksn.com, to submit a résumé and cover letter or find out more.

Sullivan Higdon & Sink is hiring a proofreader responsible for ensuring that all work that leaves the agency is error-free. Position is responsible for proofreading all copy and making corrections as necessary. Requires one year of proofreading experience, meticulous attention to detail, exceptional writing skills and a bachelor’s in English or relevant field. Apply at http://wehatesheep.com/careers/.

The WSU College of Education is looking for a volunteer photographer to record its graduate showcase from 8 a.m. to noon April 30, 2016, in the Heskett Center. Photos will be used on the college’s website and social media. Contact Craig Elliott, craig.elliott@wichita.edu, for more information.

KWCH TV and its family of stations are accepting applications for a reporter who thrives on telling stories across multiple platforms. Must be an aggressive go-getter who loves covering breaking news and weather, excels at creative storytelling and live shots, and fights to lead coverage of the big story. Looking for someone willing to go beyond the news conference and find the story that impacts viewers and the community; someone who has experience filing Open Records requests or FOIAs to uncover hidden details and break major stories. Apply at http://www.schurz.com/careers/career-opportunities/?fuseaction=mExternal.searchJobs&searchUserDefined19ID=36.

Greteman Group is looking for a digital developer responsible for close collaboration with creative and brand management teams and clients to build and launch websites, microsites and other digital solutions. The digital developer has a thorough knowledge of content management systems, programming languages, technology and a good understanding of coding best practices and standards. Position requires three to five years of programming, strong WordPress knowledge, and front- and back-end Web development skills (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP). Google Analytics and SEP experience a plus. To apply, contact Carol Farrow, cfarrow@gretemangroup.com, (316) 263-1004, Ext. 128.

VISTA is looking for December graduates and part-time students who want to serve in community volunteer positions starting in February 2016 in Wichita, Lawrence and Salina. Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an AmeriCorps national service program that brings eager volunteers and community organizations together to build capacity, provide indirect service and create sustainable solutions in efforts to move people out of poverty. Positions require a one-year, full-time commitment. Students can take classes in the evenings and on the weekends while they participate. For more information, go to http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/cnews/?cnid=18939

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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