April 7, 2014

Volunteers wanted : The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)

TLF is seeking volunteers for the 16th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception on May 19 in Minneapolis. This year, TLF will award $150,000 in scholarships to 40 ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. pursuing careers in advertising, marketing or public relations. The students will be recognized on May 19 for their achievement.

TLF needs your help to make this event a success! Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to:

Greeting guests and check-in
Distributing souvenir journals and goody bags
Set up and break down of collateral materials

This is a great way to boost your resume! If you're interested, please email Nelly Alonso at nellyalonso@lagrant.com.

March 24, 2014

Coming soon: Show-Your-Stuff-to-the-Star Tribune Day!

Duchesne Drew, one of the Star Tribune newsroom's key hiring decision makers, will be spending the day at SJMC on Wednesday, April 9.

Drew, the Star Tribune's managing editor for operations, will conduct a series of 20-minute interviews with students throughout the day -- looking to meet and identify talented prospects for future internships and jobs at Minnesota's largest media company. This will be a great opportunity for aspiring reporters, multimedia, photography, editing and broadcast journalists to make an important professional connection.

Students should bring an up-to-the-minute resume and work samples - written, video, audio, still photography - and, importantly, dress professionally.

Priority will be given to sophomore or juniors who have not met with Duchesne Drew before and/or have not worked for the Star Tribune through the SJMC'S annual Jour 4992 Star Tribune practicum or an internship there.

Come to 110 Murphy Hall to sign up.

March 10, 2014

Be a CLA Student Ambassador!


CLA Ambassadors are a group of committed student leaders who are selected to serve as representatives of the College of Liberal Arts. As Ambassadors you will be trained in basic interpersonal and group communication skills, group facilitation skills, and leadership development. Various functions include: - Active role as student advisory panel (feedback on collegiate marketing and promotional materials, both print and web based). - Customized outreach to prospective and admitted student populations, including participation in prospective student campus/collegiate visits and various recruitment events. (Your role might include speaking on a student panel, coordinating event logistics, serving as a tour guide, mingling with prospective families at receptions, etc.). - Promotion of the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota as whole. - As part of the CLA Student Envoy initiative, engage with CLA alumni through face-to-face interviews, held in alumni workplaces across the Twin Cities.

This is an incredible opportunity to:
- Network with CLA alumni - Gain experience working on professional events - Gain public speaking experience - Interact with CLA leadership, like the dean, administrators, and faculty - Get to know fellow CLA students, be part of a group - The list goes on!

Email Margie McGee-Newton (mcgee119@umn.edu) with any questions.

The LAGRANT Foundation Professional Development Workshop at Weber Shandwick

TLF would like to invite University of Minnesota students to attend a free career and professional development workshop hosted by global public relations firm Weber Shandwick on March 21.

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March 4, 2014

Support the U of M Ford College Ambassador Challenge Team!

Mark the following events on your calendar and be sure to vote for the team!

Career Panel with Ford and Target Executives, featuring Lauren Berger ("The Intern Queen")
- Thursday, March 6th at 5 pm in STSS 230
- Free pizza and a chance to win free Twins tickets and MPLS Auto Show Tickets
- First 50 people receive a copy of Lauren's new book "All Work, No Pay"
- BOGO Chipotle vouchers
- Great tips on interviewing, intern/job search, etc.
*Our team will receive one point for each attendee

Drive 4 UR Community Event at Midway Ford in Roseville with BE THE MATCH - flyer coming soon!
- Monday, March 10th from noon to 7 pm
- For every person that comes to the Midway Ford dealer and test drives a Ford vehicle, Ford will donate $20 to Be The Match (max of $6,000) bethematch.org
- Free refreshments
- Shuttle service from "The Circle" to Ford for attendees
* Winning team is based off of the amount of money raised for Be The Match

Viral Video Voting
- We produced a fun video demonstrating the SYNC technologies in Ford vehicles- Gopher Fan style!
- Please vote up to once a day until March 31st at FordCAC2014.com

FB RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/GophersLoveFord

March 3, 2014

Associated Press Sports Editors Scholarship

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address:

APSE Scholarship

c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor

Boston Globe

135 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02205-2845

February 10, 2014

Study Abroad in Journalism and Strategic Communication Info Session

Who: Learning Abroad Center and SJMC staff will be on hand to answer any questions pre-majors or majors may have about learning abroad in journalism or strategic communications. Whether you are certain of where you want to go or aren't even sure that going abroad is a possibility, this session is for you!

What: Learn about programs in London, Italy, and Denmark! While certainly not your only options for learning abroad, these programs have proven to be great for J-school majors who are looking to transfer credit back to count toward their major.

When: Monday, February 17th from noon-1:00 p.m.

Where: 100 Murphy Hall

Why: "I urge every student to make learning abroad a top priority. Nothing comes close to matching the adventure, intellectual growth and preparation to live and work in an increasingly interdependent global community. You might forget the names of professors but you'll never forget how learning abroad changed your life." -- Albert R. Tims,
Director, School of Journalism & Mass Communication

January 30, 2014

Immediate Job Opening at The National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press

The National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press (http://studentpress.org) is the nation's leadership organization for student media from middle school through college. They have an immediate opening for a designer to work 20 to 25 hours a week, primarily during normal business hours. The office is conveniently located on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

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November 18, 2013

Calling All Journalism Students: Are you the next Glenn Greenwald?

Do you have what it takes to become an investigative reporter? Demonstrate your talent and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to have your report published on the MintPress News website alongside your photo and bio reaching readers from across the nation and world. The top 10 finalists will also be given the opportunity to have their investigation published on our website which could jumpstart your journalism career.
That's Not All: The 10 finalists will also be placed in a drawing to be selected for a PAID INTERNSHIP opportunity with MintPress News which could transition into EMPLOYMENT within our global news organization.

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November 12, 2013

A reminder from the DIRC/Sevareid Library in 20 Murphy Hall:

The library is open until 6 pm Mondays-Thursdays and open until 4:30 on Fridays through finals week.

Required textbooks for nearly all SJMC fall semester courses are available on 2 hour reserve.

Browse the New Titles display in the library to look at some of the new books that have arrived this semester and are available for checkout for a 6 week loan.

Van Houlson can provide assistance in finding resources for your papers and projects for you and/or your group. He is in Murphy Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm and Wednesdays from 10 am -Noon. He can also be contacted by phone and e-mail for questions or scheduling appointments.

Radio Careers Panel/McNally-Smith

The non-profit Diverse Emerging Music Organization (DEMO) is producing a panel workshop about the variety of careers in radio, and Ii'm hoping you could mention it to your students:

Don't Touch That Dial: How Radio Continues To Thrive In The Digital Age
Wednesday, November 13th at 6PM at McNally-Smith College Of Music (Rm. 258)

The panel participants are:

John Michaels (Nineball Radio, Total Traffic Network)
Jon Schober (The Current, Radio K)
Ali Mattacola (93X)
Falen Bonsett (KDWB)
Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert (KFAN)

Moderated by Ozzy Dahlstrom (Nineball Radio and DEMO board member)

Pitch your PSA to MSA

Pitch your PSA

Are you interested in getting real world marketing, advertising, or communications experience? Want to enhance your portfolio or resume? The Minnesota Student Association is hosting a Public Service Announcement Contest to spread awareness about medical amnesty and the importance of safety on campus. The PSA will debut on Radio K and in the previews to SUA movies. If you or someone you know is interested, more information may be found here. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, November 20th.

November 4, 2013

Apply for the American Society of Magazine Editors Summer Internship Program!

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Magazine Internship Program has placed talented college seniors in summer internships at major magazines in New York and Washington since 1967. More than 250 former ASME interns now work as magazine journalists and include senior editors at Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Time Inc. Apply for this paid internship opportunity now!

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October 7, 2013

LAGRANT Foundation Career Development Workshop

The LAGRANT Foundation is hosting a career development workshop at Carmichael Lynch on November 8th. See the flyer below for details.

CL flyer.pdf

Radio K Wants You....

Radio K wants you . . . to get excited about finding real world experience in radio reporting and production at Culture Queue.

Infused with sound, fast-paced and from a your perspective, Culture Queue is 30 solid minutes of cultural connectivity - from underground supper clubs, train hopping, communist and vampire puppets to trekking the Gopher Way. It's like being Ira Glass - if Ira dumpster-dived, listened to Cloak Ox and loved his bicycle a little too much.

Well? Your nationally-recognized college radio station is waiting for you - start volunteering and building a professional portfolio while you're at it. Interested? Of course you are. Email Sarah Lemanczyk at lema0001@umn.edu to get started.