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

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

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)
- 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


November 12, 2013

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)

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

September 3, 2013

Office of Admissions Seeks Broadcast Students as Virtual Campus Tour Hosts

The Office of Admissions is seeking 1-2 current students interested in broadcast journalism to be the on-camera hosts for a virtual tour of campus. Filming would take place in a green screen studio with a prepared script. This is an opportunity to participate in a professional production with a wide audience. Must be available for a few hours on either October 9th or 10th. If interested, email for detailed information. Please provide your first and last name, year in school, and hometown. Respond by September 6.

Attend the Minnesota AP Association and Minnesota Newspaper Association Jobs and Internship Fair

This year's fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Pinnacle Ballroom at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. Students can arrive early and network with other journalism student as well media professionals during breakfast at 8 a.m., interviews begin 8:30 a.m. and go until 12 p.m.

This jobs fair has an established track record for getting students internships and first jobs. It's a great opportunity to talk with professional news managers looking for reporters, online journalists, copy/section editors, page designers, graphic artists and photographers. Weekly newspapers and broadcast members have again been invited to interview students interested in community journalism.

Registration Information:

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will pay the $10 registration fee for the first ten students who register for the event. Because of the limited number of spots available, SJMC would like to ensure the students who register are serious about attending. Please bring $10 with you to 110 Murphy Hall in order to register. After you attend the job and internship fair, you can bring the program in to recover your $10.

July 25, 2013

Become a Brand Ambassador for the Student Advertising Summit

The Student Advertising Summit is currently seeking brand ambassador interns for 2013-2014. The Brand Ambassador's main duties are to increase awareness of the Student Advertising Summit by giving presentations, hanging posters and fostering relationships with students, professors and local businesses. Brand Ambassadors also reach out to potential sponsors, contact professional speakers and network with industry professionals.

More information can be found here. Email resumes to Samantha Steinbring at

The application deadline is July 31, 2013.

June 10, 2013

Fall Internships with Senator Al Franken - Deadline July 15

Apply today for an internship in Senator Franken's Washington D.C. or one of his MN offices. Positions are available in a variety of areas including communications, outreach, and administration. For more information click here. Deadline to apply for the fall is July 15th.

April 5, 2013

'Meet the Pros' Networking Session April 11th

On Thursday, April 11, the International Association of Business Communicators will host Meet the Pros, a networking session designed to connect students with leaders in the communications field. The event will feature a panel of top professionals.

Students are welcome to bring their resumes and questions about careers and job opportunities in the field of communications. For more information on the event click here.

January 25, 2013

2013 Summer Publishing Institute in NYC

New York University's Summer Publishing Institute is now accepting applications for graduating college seniors and graduate students. The Summer Publishing Institute immerses students in an intense, six-week study of book, magazine, and digital publishing.

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January 17, 2013

2013 Emmy on the Road Workshops

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Upper Midwest Chapter presents the popular workshop series, Emmy on the Road. These free workshops are for people who want to share, learn, and grow in the visual media industry. Click here for workshop details.

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October 8, 2012

Institute for Humane Studies Internship Program Now Open

The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators--who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace--at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

The program includes an eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company or nonprofit investigative newsroom, a $3,200 stipend and allowance for travel and mentoring and job placement assistance.

Click here for more information.

October 10, 2011

Become a Music Writer for

One of the leading search engines for music news is looking for journalism students to contribute content. Interview artists, attend concerts and talk with industry professionals. Writers will have the opportunity to contribute their own articles, upon editorial review, plus experience fact checking, research and basic editing duties.

Applicants must love music and writing, have stylistic voice, be professional, be able to meet deadlines and be responsible. The opportunity is a volunteer, part-time, work-from-home position.

To apply, email

October 3, 2011

Jobs Fair for Newspaper Students on Oct. 15

The Minnesota AP and Minnesota Newspaper Association are hosting a job fair for students to learn more about job and internship opportunities throughout the state. Bring resume, clips and be ready to talk to newspaper editors and reporters.

Go to Murphy 110 to sign up to attend the job fair for FREE! Must sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Click StudentReg.pdf for the registration form. For more information, click Poster.pdf

Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program Open to Broadcast Students

Get an in-depth, week-long multimedia internship experience (Jan. 1-6, 2012) as part of the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program at ASU in Phoenix, Arizona.

Journalism students of color who are interested in broadcast and are within 12 months of graduation are encouraged to apply. Ten students from journalism schools across the country will be selected and will be immersed into the newsroom of KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Students will be part of the news team, participate in seminars and will produce a newscast.

Applications are due Oct. 17, 2011. Interested students should send a cover letter, resume DVD and list of three references to:

Meredith Corporation-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee
c/o Susan Green, Broadcast Director, Cronkite News Service
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Ste. 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For questions or to apply electronically, please email Susan Green.

For more information, click here.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program Offers Spring 2012 Internships

The program provides training, paid internships and a $500 stipend to students who are interested in pursuing print or multimedia careers. More than 1,200 students have completed the program since its inception 20 years ago.

Applications are due October 15, 2011 for Spring 2012 semester. Student must be graduating in December or be willing to take a semester off of school.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program Applications due Nov. 1

The Pulliam Journalism Fellowship offers internships to 20 nationwide students committed to news journalism. Fellows will be assigned to the Indianapolis Star or Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers or graphic artists.

Applicants should have strong reporting and writing skills and internships at daily or weekly newspapers or college media are helpful.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

To apply at the Indianapolis Star, click here.
To apply at the Arizona Republic, click here.

September 26, 2011

Wall Street Journal Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

Undergraduate and graduate students who intend on a career in journalism are encouraged to apply for the Wall Street Journal Summer Internship Program. The 10-week internship program places students in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and other bureaus across the country. Internships are available in the art, video and website divisions. Applications must be turned in by November 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

Apply Now for the Walt Disney World Media Relations Professional Internship

Gain real-world experience during a seven-month, paid internship at the Happiest Place on Earth. As part of the team at Walt Disney World Media Relations, you'll write press releases, assist with the production of video news releases, host media in Walt Disney World parks, work special events, write articles or interview subjects for Walt Disney World's e-newsletter and write blogs and Facebook posts. The program runs Jan. 12, 2011 through June 9, 2012. Applications are due October 7, 2011. For more information, click here.

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program Now Accepting Applications

MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as graduate students, a chance to experience a 10-week paid summer internship at an advertising agency. Gain practical work experience, build a portfolio and establish industry contacts. Applications are due November 4, 2011 for the 2012 summer. For more information or to apply, click here.

September 19, 2011

Apply for the Political Journalism Capital Semester at Georgetown University

This semester-long program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers students interested in political journalism the opportunity to gain internships, transferable class credits, scholarships and insight on political reporting and writing.

Held January 11-April 28, 2012, the program allows for aspiring journalists to get hands-on professional experience and pairs a 25-hour work week with an academic experience.

Hear guest lectures from top print and broadcast journalists, network with seasoned professionals, earn generous scholarships and get an internship at a top news or media organization or communications or PR firm.

Apply by October 1 and get 5 percent off tuition. Final deadline is November 10, 2011.

For more information or to apply, click here.

IRE Announces Campus Coverage Project

Applications are now being accepted for a full scholarship to attend a three-day investigative reporting workshop in Phoenix, January 5-8, 2012. The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) workshop includes panels, story brainstorming sessions and reporting classes to enhance in-depth reporting skills.

At the workshop, participants will learn how to use the do investigative research on the Internet, enhance interview skills, examine issues on the University of Minnesota campus and read documents to find stories.

The scholarship covers travel, lodging and registration. To apply you must have experience reporting for a campus-related news organization and must have at least one year left of coursework.

Applications are due September 30, 2011. For more information or to apply, click here.

September 12, 2011

Emmy Gala Seeks Student Volunteers

The Upper Midwest chapter of the Emmy is looking for about 20-30 student volunteers to help out on Emmy night (Sept. 24) at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Students will work with industry professionals on various projects from being on stage to hand out statues, to ushers, social media, videos (photographers, editors), runners, ushers and so on. The organization needs help starting at noon to help set-up the stage, assist with silent auction and more. Student volunteers will need two sets of clothes (working clothes and gala dress clothes) but you will get food and drinks as part of the volunteering!

Interact with professionals, see the Upper Midwest Emmy awards gala up close and maybe do a little bit of networking!

If you are interested, email your phone number, school information and area of interest ASAP.

September 2, 2011

Tour Campus Radio Station Radio K on Sept. 15

Campus radio station Radio K, run and operated by U of MN students, is hosting a tour of its studios on September 15. See where shows take place, equipment used and learn about opportunities for students at the station.

The tour runs 5-6 p.m. on September 15 in 610 Rarig on the West Bank. To learn more, check out the station's website.

April 25, 2011

You've Graduated, Now What?

You've Graduated, What Now?

This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a recovering economy. Get the scoop on how to conduct a creative job search, craft an outstanding resume and interview effectively. Gain LinkedIn knowledge and networking tips from Judy Zimmer, an engaging and candid effectiveness coach. Plus - practice networking with actual employers!

This is a special event for all U of M seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search. (You can attend if your graduation date is between December 2010 and August 2011).

Wednesday, May 25
$10 to participate and lunch is included.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

Registration is required - sign up via GoldPASS - click on "Career Events" and search for "What Now". Carlson students please register via The Edge.

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NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair

Employers are seeking candidates with experience and interest in sales, engineering, government, security, education, military, medical, banking, financial services, and more.

This event is free and open to everyone with a 4-year degree or above; regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. Take advantage of this opportunity to market your abilities and meet face-to-face with recruiters from local and national companies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For more details, visit this link.

Microsoft Research Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant for Social Media Collective

Microsoft Research (MSR) is looking for a Research Assistant for its Social Media Collective in the New England lab, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Social Media Collective consists of danah boyd, Mike Ananny, and Alice Marwick, as well as faculty visitors and PhD interns. MSR is an academic institution and the Social Media Collective consists of scholars doing work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, media studies, and communications.

An appropriate candidate will be both passionate and knowledgeable about social media, have strong writing and organization skills, and have experience working on research projects. Job responsibilities will include producing literature reviews, coding ethnographic data, editing manuscripts, and organizing events. The RA will also get to collaborate on ongoing research and, while a publication is not a guarantee, the RA will be encouraged to co-author scholarly articles while at MSR.

The RAship will require 20-25 hours per week on site in Cambridge, MA. It is a 1-year only contractor position, paid hourly with flexible daytime hours. The ideal start date would be in May or June, but is flexible. This position does not include benefits or relocation. The candidate must already have a visa to work in the United States.

This position is ideal for young scholars who are applying to PhD programs in sociology, anthropology, communications, media studies, information studies, and related fields and want to get involved with research.

To apply, please send an email to with the subject "RA Application" and include the following:
- 1-page personal statement, including a description of research experience, interests, and professional goals
- CV or resume
- Writing sample (preferably a literature review or a scholarly-styled article)
- Links to online presence (e.g., blog, homepage, Twitter, journalistic endeavors, etc.)
- The names and emails of two recommenders (faculty recommendations are preferred)

April 19, 2011

Missouri State University Seeks New Media Specialist

Missouri State University is accepting applications for a New Media Specialist in Office of University Communications. Responsibilities include working to ensure that the University's website and social media content related to the institution and its branding and marketing messages are created, maintained, updated, and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency; using invention, imagination, originality, and talent to write and edit content for various University web sites and social media applications; assisting in the supervision of student staff of the Office of University Communications; and contributing to the production of news releases and various print materials.

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related area is required. Additional requirements include either one year work experience in a professional position in a public relations environment or a minimum of three semesters experience in a part-time position in a similar professional setting; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing and/or editing experience with print and electronic media; knowledge of basic content management software and strong proofreading and editing skills; organizational and planning skills; knowledge of word processing and social media applications; extended periods of time working at a computer workstation; and visual and audio acuity within normal ranges. Supervisory experience; knowledge of database and/or spreadsheet applications; experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds are preferred. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued funding.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Submit a letter of interest, resume, online application, copy of transcript, and name, address, and phone number of three professional references by April 29, 2011 to:

Don Hendricks
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-6397
Fax: (417) 836-4938
Apply HERE!

April 11, 2011

Premack Public Affairs Journalism Workshop

Reporting is hard work, why not get a head start? Stand out from your peers by attending the first Premack Workshop. Hear the stories behind the stories of some of the best public affairs journalism in the state. Attendees will also learn the latest crowd-sourcing techniques and network with editors from statewide print, broadcast and web news organizations. The event is free and open to the public but you must pre-register.

If you are serious about starting a career in journalism, this is not to be missed!

Premack Workshop
April 18
McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room
12-4:30 p.m.
FREE, lunch will be provided
Premack Award Ceremony to follow workshop

March 28, 2011

Join Fast Horse at the 2011 MN PRSA Classics Awards

Fast Horse is bringing a large contingent to the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards banquet and ceremony on Thursday, March 31.

If interested in a free dinner at the swanky Windows on Minnesota event center and the chance to schmooze with the Fast Horse folks, visit the Fast Horse Facebook page.

THE CATCH: We're offering this to college seniors only. We want to make sure the winners are in a good position to take advantage of this great networking opportunity.

NBC News seeks Summer Social Media Intern

NBC News is hiring a Social Media intern for Summer 2011. If interested, tweet your application to @NBCNewsPR in 140 characters or less by Friday, April 15, 2011, 4 p.m.

The intern will assist the social media team and coordinate with editorial staff, marketing, and communications for all of NBC News. They will also help proofread and brainstorm posts for Posterous, Tumblr, Wordpress, Flickr and YouTube and assist with providing analytics on growth.

The Summer 2011 Intern should have blogging experience and be active using Facebook and Twitter. They should live a digital life and be familiar with digital and social media trends, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and HTML experience preferred but not required.

Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses and be eligible to receive academic credit for time spent at NBC News. For more information, visit the NBC Posterous.

Internship Advice and A Pizza Slice

An internship is one of the most important things you can do for your future. Do one or more internships during college to make yourself a better job candidate or grad school candidate, to improve your resume, and to learn about career options. Internships give you professional experience and help you explore your interests.

During this panel discussion, you'll hear from employers who hire interns and from CLA students who've had rewarding internships. Come hear what tips they have to offer. You're welcome to ask questions, or to just listen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Coffman Union, President's Room

This event includes pizza and is free to all CLA students. You do not need to register to attend. For more information, visit the CLA Career Website.

MN Daily Alumni Association Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event

You are invited to join the MN Daily Alumni Association at the 2011 Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event. Come meet and network with alumni while getting a tour of TCF Stadium.

Student Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes: soda, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and stadium tour. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the MDAA Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
Social Hour and Tours: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.

Breaking (or Broken) News - Political Reporting in the age of Twitter & Facebook

Join the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce on March 29, from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. for our next Public Affairs Series event featuring a lively discussion starring three of Minnesota's best known and most experienced political reporters: Pet Kessler of WCCO-TV, Mary Lahammer of Twin Cities Public Television, and Bill Salisbury of the Pioneer Press.

In an era where everyone with a Twitter account has become a "reporter," how do journalists balance the need for speed with fact-checking and ethical standards? Learn how political reporting has evolved and what's coming next.

For more information about the event or to register, visit the St. Paul Chamber's website. Students may register for the discounted Chamber member price.

March 15, 2011

GET A JOB! Seminar with KSTP-TV's Tim Sherno and U-Broadcast

Will this seminar change your life? It might! Not just for those on the Journalism track, this insightful and free seminar will cover the following:

-what it's really going to be like after graduation (tough)
-what you need to be doing now
-why resumes aren't enough anymore... not even close!
-how to avoid the H.R. black hole
-cover letters
-applying for jobs you don't want. Yes. But why?
-how to get interviews
-how to avoid big mistakes everyone makes

Today- Monday, March 21
Coffman Theater
7-9 p.m.
Click for Facebook event details

SPJ to offer students free admission to journalism series.

Network with local professionals while brushing up on your skills. Join the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a four-part continuing education series. Sessions are offered in the evening and are free for all students who register.

For more information and to register, visit the MN SPJ website.

March 4, 2011

MMPA Summit & Expo April 28

The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association will hold its Summit & Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.

The one-day seminar will include an editorial track featuring Al Tompkins of Poynter Institute's Al's Morning Meeting. The workshops in the editorial track will feature "The 10 Commandments of Video," "The 10 Laws of Interactive Storytelling" and "Tough Ethics Calls in a 24/7 World."

Other tracks include design, audience development and advertising/sales.

Historically, MMPA's Summit & Expo has offered fantastic opportunities for students to network with editors and learn about internship and job opportunities, says Kathleen Hansen, director of undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She suggests students bring business cards and copies of their resumes to the conference.

The cost is $50 for students; early bird registration pricing ends March 15.

For more information or to register, log onto

February 28, 2011

MinnPost offering student discount on annual 'MinnRoast' event

MinnPost will hold its fourth annual MinnRoast celebration at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

MinnRoast pokes fun at the media and the people it covers. Guests scheduled to appear include Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; state Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch; Tarryl Clark; Don Shelby; Rick Kupchella; Roxane Battle; Cyndy Brucato; Paul Douglas; BT/Brian Turner; Art and Cheri Rolnick; Peter Bell; Al Sicherman; Drew Jansen; Christine Rosholt; and Michelle Hutchison with the MinnPost Song & Dance Team.

The cost is $10. Stop by Murphy 115 during normal business hours by March 18 to make a reservation. For more information about the show, log onto

Gain 'mojo' experience covering the AAJA convention

The Asian American Journalists Association is seeking student applicants to help cover its national convention Aug. 10-13 in Detroit.

Twenty of the most promising students who apply will be selected as finalists to cover the convention and report on issues in journalism and the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. Students will receive training in mobile journalism or "mojo" reporting techniques as well as ethics, interviewing and multimedia.

Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided for those covering the convention.

To learn more or apply, log onto

January 31, 2011

AdFed Networking event at Spill the Wine

If you are pursuing a career in public relations, account management, interactive design, marketing or any creative advertising position, this AdFed event at Spill The Wine is for you.

Join industry professionals in a casual environment to discuss the industry and make some great contacts that can help with your post-college job search. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest in the industry and network with professionals.

Register here for the Spill the Wine event on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students.

SPJ to meet Thursday

The Society of Professional Journalists will hold its next meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will take place at the conference tables in the Digital Media Studios in Murphy Hall.

Registration now open for the Student Advertising Summit Event

The 2011 Student Advertising Summit (S.A.S.) will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center Feb. 11. This event aims to connect students with industry professionals in a casual atmosphere where leaders can provide insights about their professional experiences and how to navigate the tangled web that is the advertising, marketing and communications industry.

Devoted students and young professionals use this all-day event to fuse their present work with their future career aspirations. The conference provides opportunities to network with communications experts, take part in group discussions, receive feedback and honest direction on their creative work and tour agencies to better understand industry culture.

The Student Advertising Summit is a local conference in its 13th year of providing networking opportunities. S.A.S. is directly affiliated with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) and its subsidiary Ad2. To learn more about AdFed and register for this event, visit this website.

January 18, 2011

New Facebook page for UM Job Fair

Looking for more information about the upcoming UM Job Fair?

Visit the UM Job Fair Facebook Page for details about the fair, job fair tips, related career events and updates on attending employers.

November 22, 2010

Tiger Oak Publications seeks interns

Tiger Oak Publications is seeking interns to help with Metro Magazine, Minnesota Meetings & Events, Minnesota Bride and other lifestyle publications.

Interns will fact-check articles, research story ideas, write short articles, brainstorm and pitch story ideas, assist with photo shoots and other writing-related duties as assigned by editorial staff.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities
• Ability to write engaging and entertaining articles
• Basic knowledge of journalism, including style and format of articles, interviewing
and fact-checking
• Familiarity with the AP Stylebook
• Basic knowledge of the PC environment, including Word, e-mail, photo software, etc.
• Ability to multitask and work for a number of editors on a number of assignments

For more information, visit Tiger Oak Publications.

Alliance Francaise seeks public relations and graphic design interns

Alliance Française, the center of all things French and francophone in the Twin Cities, is seeking a public relations and graphic design intern for spring term 2011. Applicants should have an interest in French culture; speaking the language is not required, but it is a
useful skill for the organization.

Apply by sending email and cover letter to by Nov. 24. Visit the AFMSP website for more information.

November 19, 2010

Broadcast job opportunity: Photojournalist at KOLN/KGIN TV

KOLN/KGIN-TV is accepting applications for a full-time photojournalist in Lincoln, Neb.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Generating news stories from inception to completion by first available means to support multiple media; professionally following directions; and serving the community with strong, positive character and abilities, expecting to win every fact and every story every day. Photojournalists also are expected to apply aesthetic storytelling concepts including framing, composition, action, sequencing, filters, exposure, lighting, white balance, angle, tripods, and other basic tenets of effective, professional electronic photojournalism. The select candidate will collaborate and cooperate professionally, as assigned, on deadline.

Must have a media-related bachelor's degree with journalism experience, including shooting/editing/visual storytelling along with a strong ability to gather video/audio, edit and perform accurately and creatively under deadline pressure. Must maintain a permanent resident within 30 minutes of station and meet physical requirements of the position.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required.

Submit resume, references, work examples and a cover letter noting where you saw this vacancy posting along with your thoughts about the best & worst aspects of journalism by email to or visit the KOLN/KGIN website.

German exchange program accepting applications for study abroad

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are accepting applications for their six week intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for Intermediate German-speaking American journalism and communications students.

The first week of the program participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final weeks consist of an intensive internship with a newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. 

Selected applicants will be awarded a monthly stipend for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the DAAD website to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

Writers, photographers invited to apply for Nat Geo supported pub

The Glimpse Correspondents Program allows students, volunteers, teachers and other travelers to get stories and photography published at a National Geographic supported publication, and get paid for it.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one-on-one editorial training and support to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.

To learn more, visit: The application deadline for the Spring 2011 program is November 28, 2010.

Job opportunity: Business development coordinator

Bailey Lauerman is seeking a business development coordinator for their Omaha, Neb., office. This agency job will focus on new business development and ideally suits someone with a management minor.

The business development coordinator reports to the CMO and has two primary charges: Helping to build the agency brand and the agency's business. Functional duties include helping write responses/letters, managing the internal agency process, presentation development/production (PowerPoint proficiency required) and various administrative duties such as proofreading, photocopying, shipping of packages, etc.

Must have exceptional writing skills, positive attitude, tireless work ethic and fanatical passion for this business. If interested, email Gordon Leighton for application details at

November 15, 2010 offering freelance opportunities

Are you a student or professor looking for freelance, internship or media partnership opportunities?, an AOL start-up company providing local online journalism, might be your missing resource.

Patch is active in multiple cities and towns in about 17 states across the country.
Minnesota has two sites in Edina and Eagan, plus they will be launching a site for Mendota Heights soon. Visit their website for more information.

The Wake student magazine seeks photographers

Want to see your photographic work published in print? Need to build clips for your portfolio? Just like to shoot? The Wake Student Magazine is looking for photographers for a wide variety of assignments.

For more information, contact photo editor Matt Miranda:

November 8, 2010

Star Tribune news designer apprentice position

The Star Tribune is seeking a promising, talented visual journalist to work as an apprentice news designer for up to two years. The designer will produce powerful news pages -- including covers -- under the direction of more senior designers. This person will plan and produce dynamic, compelling, content-driven pages in collaboration with other visual journalists, writers and editors. This person must excel at seeing new, accessible ways to present information and tell stories to our diverse community. He or she must be quick, creative and flexible enough to design with flair one minute and with serious journalistic purpose the next.

This designer must be adept at engaging readers in a wide range of stories. He or she will be able to work under daily deadline pressure and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must show mastery of InDesign and fluency in Photoshop. The skill to produce basic informational graphics is a plus for this two-year position.

Send letter and resume to Duchesne Drew, Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55488.

The deadline is Dec. 1.

Contact with any questions.

Sports journalists to hold online chat on covering fantasy sports

An online chat about Fantasy Sports conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism titled, "The Intersection Between Fantasy Sports and Sports Coverage: Implications for Journalists and Predictions for Media Organizations" will be held at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 15.

Fantasy sports rank as a multi-million dollar business that often attracts specific and separate coverage from that of game action or traditional storytelling, and that can prompt challenges for sports journalists and media organizations. Participants include:
-- Joe Dolan of and Sirius Satellite Radio;
-- Nate Ravitz, deputy editor for Fantasy Sports;
-- Alexandre Simon, senior director of digital business development for the National Hockey League; and
-- Malcolm Moran, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center.

Log onto the chat at here

The online chat is free and open to the public.

IABC Minnesota to hold annual 'Meet the Pros' event

IABC Minnesota invites communication students throughout the Upper
Midwest to our annual Meet the Pros event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern College in Roseville.

Meet the Pros is a networking event where students can learn from and mingle with some of the best communication professionals in the area. Students should bring copies of their resumes to get one-on-one, real-world feedback from the pros. To register, call the IABC Minnesota office at 612.333.422. View this link for more event information.

October 29, 2010

Internship opportunity: Newsday

Newsday summer internship applications available for 2011

Applications are now available for those interested in becoming reporters, copy editors, videographers and presentation artists for the newspaper and the Web in 2011. Applicants are encouraged to designate their preference in areas such as news, sports, entertainment, features and business, but final determination will be made by the editors. With the exception of presentation artists, interns must have completed their junior year in the spring preceding their internship. Presentation artists must have completed their sophomore year in the spring preceding their internship.

This is a paid internship and interns are entitled to reimbursement for job-related expenses. Each job in the summer program lasts a minimum of 10 weeks. Newsday operates around the clock, seven days a week, so interns can expect their hours to fluctuate. A car is needed for this internship. Log onto for more information.

SPJ to hold resume feedback panel with free pizza

The University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists chapter will hold a resume panel from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Murphy Hall Conference Center. Panelists will represent various media entities, including the Star Tribune. Get feedback on your resume and enjoy free pizza.

2011 mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, to find the best college journalists to represent the college community on the red carpet alongside the AP, E!, Entertainment Tonight and 1,500 other professional journalists from around the world at the 83rd Academy Awards in February.

Students must submit a two-minute video explaining why they are the best team of journalists (one reporter, one videographer) to represent their university or college on the red carpet. This contest is open to any student in a journalism program - print, broadcast or radio. for additional information.

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:

October 25, 2010

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

AdFed of Minnesota- Networking Event

AdFed of Minnesota is hosting a networking event this Wednesday, October 27, at Spill the Wine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is $10 for students and there will be opportunities to win free passes through Twitter @adfedmn.

Twelve top industry experts from every area of communication will be available to talk one-on-one with those who have an interest in a variety of careers in marketing. The organizations represented include: General Mills, Fallon, OLSON and Target. The best thing about this event is there is no formal speaker, just an informal happy hour where mentors are looking to talk to students interested in their organization, industry or career path.
To register visit:

October 15, 2010

Minnesota Monthly seeks Assistant Editor

Minnesota Monthly, the premier city-regional magazine of the Midwest, seeks
an entry-level Assistant Editor with excellent copy-editing skills and an
interest in online journalism for immediate full-time employment. Applicants
should have demonstrated experience in copy-editing and proofreading, a
passion for correctness and consistency, a love of dictionaries, and an
understanding of style (Chicago).

Additionally, the ideal candidates should have strong writing abilities and a keen interest in pushing the bounds of digital publishing. Familiarity with Minneapolis-St.
Paul and the Upper Midwest a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe
InDesign required.

Send a flawless cover letter, three short-writing samples (published or
unpublished), and salary requirements no later than November 1, 2010, to: E-mail submissions welcome, no follow-up calls please.

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington

Applications for the 2011 spring and summer Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington will be accepted now through November 1 and are open to undergraduates- juniors or seniors. The Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of 14 or 10 weeks with a stipend and free housing in furnished apartments.

Recently, interns have covered Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, a bill signing ceremony at the White House, debates over health care and climate change legislation, how members of Congress are using Skype and Twitter, the New Orleans Saints' visit with the president at the White House, proposals for saving the Everglades and the investigation of the Gulf oil spill.

Housed by the Scripps Howard News Service in downtown Washington, interns report for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, a Web-based wire, and can report for campus or hometown news organizations. The interns work with an experienced editor to choose, report and edit stories. We tour Washington journalism and government institutions and have guest speakers. For more details, visit Click on "how to apply," and download the application form.

October 7, 2010

Star Tribune Summer Internship Program

The Star Tribune newsroom is accepting applications for one of the best summer internship programs available in the industry. Selected candidates will experience a paid 10-week internship in following fields: reporting, copy editing, photography or graphic art and design. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.

To apply, send (in the same envelope) a letter of application, resume, clips or portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488

Applications will be accepted now through December 1, 2010. Visit the Star Tribune website for more information.

Round Earth Media event

Please join Bill Powers, a humanitarian, a writer, (Washington Post, New York Times, Slate) and Mary Stucky, co-founder and lead journalist at Round Earth Media for a free evening of conversation, ideas, inspiration and questions about global connections, journalism, development, sustainability and the shape of the world.

This event will take place on October 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at CoCo, collaborative space in Lowertown St. Paul. All attendees must email their RSVP to Meg Davidson, For more event details, please visit the official Facebook page.

'Brand Yourself,' a Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association event

Join the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) on October 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a free evening of discussion, insight, food, good company and walk away with a few ideas on how to better promote yourself during the school year.

MIMA student events about self-promotion will pull professionals from various disciplines to cover
questions such as "Who is looking at my work? What are best practices in self-marketing? How do I get noticed?"

The moderator will be Kyle Meyer, Director of Interactive Design for AIGA Minnesota and author of the blog post "My Last Portfolio Sucked, Yours Might Too". The panel will include Jamey Erickson, Owner/Creative Director at Sevnthsin, Jordan Smith, Recent Graduate and Jr. Art Director at Proximity Minneapolis, Craig Pladson, Director of Interactive Strategy at
Colle+McVoy and Kathryn Duncan Talent Recruiter at FRWD.

For more information on this free event and to pre-register visit the Colle+McVoy website.

September 30, 2010

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

September 24, 2010

October 7 - SPJ Hosts Investigative Author and Reporter Edwin Black

Come to room 100 Murphy Hall on Thursday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. and hear investigative author and reporter Edwin Black speak to a smaller group of journalism students about investigative reporting before his larger speech that same day at noon.

Tuesday, September 27 - See Alan Bjerga at the Minnesota Daily

Alan Bjerga, president of the National Press Club, will be at the Minnesota Daily at 10 a.m. to speak with journalism students in a smaller group before his larger speech that day. The event will also include a tour of the Daily offices. The Minnesota Daily is located at 2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 450.

September 23, 2010

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

November 5-6 collegiate journalism conference in Washington, D.C.

College journalists are invited to "Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010," November 5-6, 2010 in Washington, D.C. presented by The Institute on Political Journalism. Early registration is $90 by October 15; $115 after. Questions: contact Joe Starrs at or (800) 741-6964. See conference details.

September 17, 2010

Investigative Reporters and Editors -- Campus Coverage Project

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) seeks applications from college students interested in participating in their 2011 Campus Coverage Project. This project includes a national workshop (Jan. 6-9) being held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions focus on specific campus-coverage issues. If you have experience working for campus-related news outlets and if you have at least one year of coursework remaining you may apply. To learn more visit the IRE site.

September 10, 2010

Register for On Campus Interviews with Top Employers

CLA Career Services is coordinating on campus interviews for students looking for summer internships or jobs after graduation in May. The participating organizations are seeking candidates who are juniors for internships, or seniors for full-time jobs.

Here is a listing of employers who will be interviewing on campus this fall:

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September 3, 2010

October 3 - Deadline to Apply for White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Apply online by October 3 for the spring 2011 program.

Fashion & Business Student Group Seeks New Members

FAB: Fashion & Business is a fabulous new student group at the U of M. The group's objective is to provide an outlet for students of all majors who share a desire to work in the fashion industry and to connect them with professionals in the field. If interested in joining email or visit the group on Facebook -- search "FAB".

Wisconsin Public Radio Seeks News Fellow

Interested in working in radio? Wisconsin Public Radio is looking for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career and shows promise as a radio news reporter. To learn more about the role please visit the WPR website.

Expand your Network. Start a Career. Apply to the Alumni Mentor Program!

The SJMC Alumni Mentoring Program will be kicking off soon and applications are due Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. Part of the application process will involve in-person "speed interviews" with current Alumni Board Members. When you come for your Information Meeting please be prepared to speed interview and tell the board about yourself and your interests in the Mentor Program. For more information visit the Alumni Mentor Program page on the SJMC website.

Her Campus is seeking writer correspondents for online magazine

Her Campus ( is an online magazine for college women with branches at 50+ college campuses. They are seeking writers to create a branch at the University of Minnesota. If you are interested in applying to be involved please visit their website to learn more and apply.

June 2, 2010

Join Toastmasters Club on Campus!

Interested in learning to plan and conduct meetings, give speeches, and offer constructive evaluation? Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills.

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May 25, 2010

Coalition of MN Businesses seeks interns

The Coalition of Minnesota Businesses is seeking talented, enthusiastic interns to help advance - an innovative statewide grassroots initiative.

Interns will work directly with leaders at the MN Chamber of Commerce and the MN Business Partnership and interact with leaders and employees of the over 20,000 employers represented by the Coalition of Minnesota Businesses.

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Communications Internship for Global Agricultural Research Center in Mexico

The Corporate Communications unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is looking for an intern to help with writing, editing, and public relations. Located outside Mexico City, CIMMYT is a non-profit, international research organization that develops and promotes improved maize and wheat varieties and cropping systems for farmers in developing countries.

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May 10, 2010

Summer Jobs with Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc, a national organization that specializes in building grassroots support for progressive organizations, is hiring students across the country to take part in summer campaigns.

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May 6, 2010

"Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat - May 20

Future Faculty Members! Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning for a "Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114-116 of the University Office Plaza.

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May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

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April 26, 2010

Seminar: You've Graduated, What Now?

Attention U of M Seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search! This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a challenging economy. Learn about conducting a creative job search, creating an outstanding resume, interviewing effectively and using the LinkedIn network.

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April 15, 2010

MPR News Multimedia Fellowships for Fall 2010

Minnesota Public Radio News would like to work with two great reporters from the SJMC during the Fall 2010 semester. We're looking for students who have a solid grasp on convergence journalism and who have shown skill and interest in Web platforms, including video and Soundslides production as well as other Web tools. The strongest candidates also will have superior writing and reporting skills.

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April 8, 2010

2010 Journalism GLBT Student Project

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the 2010 Student Project, which will coincide with their annual Journalism Convention to be held in San Francisco.

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March 29, 2010

FaB (Fashion and Business) - Student Group

FAB is a new student group looking to connect with fashion industry professionals, and provide an outlet for students from all majors who share the desire of working in the fashion industry.

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March 8, 2010

Americorps VISTA positions with ThreeSixty Journalism

ThreeSixty Journalism at The University of St. Thomas has 2 Americorps VISTA positions available. Both positions would be great for a journalism grad looking to stay in the Twin Cities for a year.

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March 1, 2010

March 25 - CLA Career Services Practice Interview Day

Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive helpful feedback on how it goes. Your practice session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. Register now---slots will fill quickly!

Career Services for SJMC Students

As students in the College of Liberal Arts, journalism majors have access to the CLA Career Services office in room 135 Johnston Hall. This office, formerly called the Career and Community Learning Center, is a great place to start researching careers and professions, getting help writing a resume or cover letter, or practicing your interviewing skills... to name just a few of their services. If you are preparing for a job or internship search, stop in to CLA Career Services to get started.

March 11- Freelance Editor Networking Event

Here's your chance to meet with editors from many top MN media outlets...all in the same room! With your ticket, you get 5 minutes of guaranteed face time with assigning editors from:

• Artful Living
• Experience Life
• Metromix
• Minnesota Business
• Minnesota Magazine
• Minnesota Monthly
• Momentum Magazine
• Pioneer Press
• Star Tribune
• And more!

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March 19 - Ad Fed Event: How to Put the "Wow" in Customer Experiences

Communications professionals and students can learn how to emotionally connect with customers during the Advertising Federation of Minnesota's (Ad Fed) breakfast presentation on Friday, March 19. The presentation, "WOW, now we see the Relevance!" takes place at Aloft, located at 900 Washington Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis.

Laura Davis-Taylor, vice president of global retail strategy for Creative Realities in Fairfield, N.J., will discuss the "Anatomy of Wow," including high-tech, low-tech and no-tech ways organizations can get customers talking. Davis-Taylor will use analysis of current market trends and stories of brands to illustrate how to use "wow" to connect with customers.

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February 22, 2010

Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC

June 6 - July 31, 2010
Georgetown University , Washington , DC

Final application deadline is March 5, 2010.

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Summer 2010 Journalism Training Courses In Prague

TOL's open courses attract participants from all over the world. TOL specializes in practical training, working with an international team of respected reporters, editors and new media experts. All trainings are held in Prague during summer 2010.

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March 11 - Open House for Martin|Williams Velocity Internship Program

Martin|Williams Advertising has an exciting opportunity that could help launch your advertising career. Martin|Williams Advertising is a full-service integrated agency in Minneapolis with a roster of clients that includes Payless ShoeSource, Cargill, Finnegans Irish Amber Ale, Raymond James, Marvin Windows, and Syngenta.

Spring 2010 graduates may apply for the M|W Velocity Advertising Internship Program. With hundreds of applicants each year for a select number of spots, this post-graduate internship is an opportunity for graduates to pursue a career in the competitive advertising industry. Internships are being offered in Account Management, Direct Response & Analytics, Production, Creative, and Media.

Velocity is a 16-week agency immersion designed to give participants real-world experience and a chance to demonstrate their talent as advertising professionals. The Velocity program is a full-time, paid experience. You may learn more about Velocity and the application process online.

Applications are due March 31, 2010 and the program begins in June.

In addition, we would like you and your students to visit our agency for a half-day workshop. This is an opportunity for select students to learn more about the internship opportunity and the various positions within the industry.

Thursday, March 11 1:00pm - 4:30 pm

Martin|Williams Advertising,
60 South Sixth Street, Suite 2800,
Minneapolis, MN 55402

February 15, 2010

Reminder: Apply for the 2010 AAJA Convention News Project

Consider applying for the 2010 AAJA Convention News Project.

What: Free travel and housing to L.A., network and work with industry pros/students, work on publication covering the convention

When: August 2-8, 2010

Where: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

For more information and application visit the AAJA online.

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and helps them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, Web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year. We interpret the environment broadly--reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like should center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Applicants should visit, or write Emily Peterson at

Proposals should be received no later that May 15, 2010 and be sent to

Christopher Shaw,
Axinn 309, Middlebury
College, Middlebury, VT 05753.

February 1, 2010

Employers are looking for you on GoldPASS

GoldPASS is the U of M's online database to help connect students and alumni with employers, volunteer organizations, and internships across the country. If you are looking for a job or internship check out the current offerings on GoldPASS. You can also post your own profile so prospective employers can find you.

Here is a sampling of recent opportunities

  • Client Engagement Consultant
  • Special Events Intern
  • White House Internships
  • Promotional Marketing Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Brand Ambassador
  • News Photographer
  • Multimedia Communications Intern
  • Copy Editor Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Editorial Intern
  • Advocacy and Communications Intern

Find your next opportunity online at:

Develop a global perspective this summer in Berlin, Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Interns work in an English-language classroom four days a week. Thursdays are open for independent research and other activities. Program duration: May 29 - June 26, 2010. German language proficiency preferred but not required. Up to 10 fellowships are available. Application deadline: February 8, 2009.

W 2/3, 4:30-5:00 PM in 260 Social Sciences, West Bank Campus
Full information on the CGES website on the Internships page

Student Advertising Summit is just around the corner

Believe it or not the Student Advertising Summit is just around the corner. Come meet tried and true pros of the industry. Make connections, learn lots.

The summit isn't just for students. Whether you're a recent grad, pro or "other", the summit has plenty to offer.

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January 25, 2010

February 24 - Welcome Week leader application deadline

As a Welcome Week Leader you will help current U of M students gain valuable leadership experience and will focus on providing a quality transitional experience for first-year students. Leaders will receive training throughout the spring on group facilitation, campus resources, and University expectations. As a Welcome Week Leader, students will have the chance to work with a partner during Welcome Week in facilitating group meetings and activities with a group of 25 first-year students.This is a volunteer position.

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2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition whose winning prize is unmatched by any institution in the country, are now being accepted.

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February 12 - Student Advertising Summit

Mark your calendar. The Student Advertising Summit goes down Friday, February 12th. No matter where you are in your advertising, marketing or communications career, the summit has much to offer. More info at

January 15, 2010

Report at the AAJA Annual Convention in L.A.

The Asian American Journalists Association is gearing up for it's annual convention. The 2010 AAJA convention will be in Los Angeles, California. A crucial part of the convention is the Convention News Project, which allows aspiring journalism students to partner with professionals to cover the convention. Interested in getting involved? Visit the AAJA online to learn more.

Dress for Success Workshop is February 11

Look your best for upcoming interviews and career fairs by applying tips you will learn at the "Dress for Success" workshop to be held Thursday, February 11 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the President's Room in Coffman Memorial Union.

Eric Boone, a local wardrobe consultant with over 18 years of experience will be delivering an engaging presentation on the skill and art of dressing professionally on a budget. Registration required online.

Register now: Student Advertising Summit is February 12

College students, recent graduates and others interested in the dynamic world of advertising, marketing and communications have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals at Ad2's annual Student Advertising Summit (SAS). Ad2 is a division of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed). The SAS takes place on Friday, Feb. 12 at McNamara Alumni Center, located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus at 200 Oak St. S.E. in Minneapolis.

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February 3 - Community Involvement Fair

Learn how you can make a difference in your community by attending this free event where youw ill learn about volunteer and internship opportunities in the Twin Cities. To see the list of participating organizations please visit the Career and Community Learning Center online.

February 12 - Meet and Eat with Employers Networking Event

This special event is designed for CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Improve your ability to job search and network by participating in this event, that includes:

  • Networking strategies
  • Advice direct from employers
  • Resume critiques
  • Lunch

Cost is $10. To register visit the Career Services section on GoldPASS.

March 12 - Deadline to apply to intern with OLSON

OLSON, one of Minneapolis' fastest-growing agencies, is seeking candidates for their paid summer internship program. They are looking for current students and recent college graduates who are smart, energetic and curious. Submit your resume and cover letter online to be considered. The application deadline is March 12, with internships beginning June 1.

December 21, 2009

March 1- Apply to be an advertising intern with Bozell in Omaha

Bozell, an advertising agency in Omaha, NE, is looking for summer interns to join their agency in roles in copywriting, design/art direction, public relations, media, account service, social media and interactive. To apply visit their Web site online. Applications are due March 1, 2010.

December 14, 2009

Jan. 29 - Plan to attend the 2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington, MN. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend sessions on Thursday and Friday.

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December 7, 2009

Reminder - AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Internship deadline Dec. 10

Sports Journalism Institute Internship:

* Crash course in sports journalism at the Poynter Institute
* Eight weeks of a paid internship at a daily newspaper
* $500 for students who complete the course and are going back to school
* Application due December 10, 2009.

For more information and applications visit the AAJA online.

On-Campus Interviews with Target -- must register TODAY

Target Corporation is hiring full-time Merchandise Planning Business Analysts. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, December 7th (telephone interviews will be conducted with selected candidates on Friday, December 11th). Start date is Spring-Summer 2010. Recent alumni/students graduating between May 2009 and May 2010 are encouraged to apply.

Candidates can get more information and must apply via GoldPASS. Go to the On Campus Interviews section and search on schedule #1517.

November 30, 2009

Summer science‐writing internship for undergraduates

Argonne National Laboratory's Communications & Public Affairs Division is offering one full‐time science‐writing internship for summer 2010 for an undergraduate student or student who graduates in May or June 2010. Apply by March 5, 2010.

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November 23, 2009

Dec. 3 - Info session for internships in Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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November 9, 2009

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Membership Available

If you're LGBT and interested in a career in journalism, public relations or media, there is no better way to network with professionals already in those careers than to become a student member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

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November 6, 2009

Oscar® Red Carpet Correspondent Contest

Want to cover the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards? Here's your chance! Submit your video explaining why you would be the ultimate mtvU Oscars® Correspondent and represent the college audience.

Submit a 2:00 video telling us why you and your camera person should be chosen to take a spot on the Oscars ® Red Carpet to represent your college newspaper or television station. If selected as a finalist, your team would be flown to Los Angeles during Oscars® week to attend and cover pre-events leading up to the big night, and the grand prize winner will earn a spot alongside the best entertainment reporters in the business and have a chance to interview some of the biggest and brightest personalities in the world. Please see official contest rules for video submission guidelines.

Full guidelines and application information are online.

You can also view footage of the 2009 correspondent online.

Nov. 15 - Deadline to apply to intern with Senator Amy Klobuchar in D.C. this spring

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2010 spring semester. An internship with the Senator's office is a terrific chance for students to see, and gain experience in, the United States legislative process. View application instructions.

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Misrepresentation of Minorities in the Media Week, 11/16-20

Learn and discuss how the mainstream media uses language, rhetoric and images to portray certain stereotypes and misrepresent various minority groups. The week includes a panel discussion with reporters and professors, a documentary, and media training. There will be free food at every event.

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October 30, 2009

Nov. 20 - Deadline to apply for ASME 2010 Magazine Internship Program

The American Society of Magazine Editors is accepting applications for their 2010 Magazine Internship Program.

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October 27, 2009

Nov. 20 - Application deadline for summer internships with The Detroit News

The Detroit News seeks 2010 summer internship program applicants. The 12-week program is open to juniors, seniors and recent graduates. Opportunities for reporters, copy editors, photographers and graphic artist/page designers, and within the online operations.

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Nov. 3 - CLA walk-in hours with Google, among other organizations

The College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a series of walk-in hours with various organizations, including Google, United Way and AmeriCorps.

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October 26, 2009

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Fall Program

Navigating Career Transitions
Sat., Nov. 14, 11am-noon
Mayo Memorial Building
717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105

Amy Lindgren, on Navigating Career Change in an Uncertain Economy
Mary Knatterud, on Transitioning from On Site to Out of Sight: Thriving as a Telecommuter
Paul Mamula, on The Peripatetic Scientist: Moving Out of Laboratories and Into Editorial Offices

To learn more about the speakers and to register to attend, please visit the chapter's Web site . Visit the national Web site of AMWA.

Help coordinate Northrop noon concert series next summer

'Summer Cultural Programs' is an umbrella name for cultural arts programming during the Summer Term. Administered by the Office of Evening Classes and Summer Session in cooperation with the Department of Concerts and Lectures, this program provides support for the various organizations that sponsor cultural arts events on campus.

The centerpiece of the program is the noon concert series held almost daily on Northrop Plaza during Summer Term.

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Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply to be a 2010 Orientation Leader

As an Orientation Leader you will help implement Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation and the 2010 Welcome Week. Additionally, Orientation Leaders will work as a team to recruit and train a volunteer team of over 400 Welcome Week Leaders.

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Reminder - Dow Jones Internships deadline is Nov. 2

To review the application requirements visit the Dow Jones Web site.

October 22, 2009

Glamour Magazine seeks reporter this weekend - October 24

Interested in fashion reporting? Glamour Magazine has a paid opportunity this Saturday, October 24. They are looking for a reporter who can do four hours of interviewing women for their Glam Cam. If you are interested in learning more please email Maggie Cosgrove, SJMC Undergraduate Student Services, at for details.

October 19, 2009

November 17 - IABC "Meet the Pros" event

IABC Minnesota to host Meet the Pros, a networking session designed to connect aspiring students with leaders in the communications field. Hear communications professionals speak about their experiences in government, nonprofit, agency and corporate communications, as well as from independent consultants. Get your resume reviewed and network with seasoned pros and recent grads.

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October 16, 2009

November 2 - Deadline to apply for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings 12 or 13 college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester.

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October 9, 2009

Reminder: AP Jobs Fair Deadline is Tuesday, October 13

The SJMC will pay the registration fee for the first 15 students who register for the AP/MNA Jobs Fair, to be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson University Hotel. You must turn in your registration materials by Tuesday, October 13 at 4pm to be considered.

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November 3 - Corporate Recruitment Event for Students With Disabilities

U of M students with disabilities are invited to this corporate recruitment event for students with disabilities. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Downtown Minneapolis Target. Bus transportation is provided.

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October 8, 2009

RSVP for Intern Night at KSTP - October 22

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is hosting Intern Night on October 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at KSTP-TV (3415 University Ave., St. Paul).

At this event you will:

  • Meet managers from Minnesota newspapers, TV stations, and other media outlets.
  • Learn what it takes to find, interview for, and complete an internship in one of the top journalism markets in the country.

Bring your resume and be prepared to ask questions. Station tours will also be available before and after the program.

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November 15 - Seattle Times 2010 Summer Internship program deadline

The Seattle Times offers paid summer internships to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns work on varied assignments. They attend weekly training sessions given by members of a Pulitzer-Prize winning staff. Interns receive a skill-development plan and a staff mentor to support them in achieving it.

The application deadline is November 15. Please review the requirements and apply online.

Apply now - Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

Jumpstart your advertising career through the 4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program, a 10-week paid summer internship program at leading advertising agencies across the United States.

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October 13 - Deadline to register for UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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Internships with Target and General Mills

Attention CLA Juniors:

Apply for a summer 2010 internship today! CLA students of all majors are welcome to apply for these business-related internships.

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October 5, 2009

Win a $10,000 award and an internship at a top news organization

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition with a $10,000 award and a paid internship, are now being accepted.

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Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships in multimedia editing, news editing, sports editing and business reporting.

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November 13 - Deadline to apply for January seminar in D.C.

A combination of lectures, site visits, tours and special events this two week Academic seminar is one of the best ways for students to witness the impact of the political process on public policy and the critical role of the media in the political process.

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October 2, 2009

SJMC seeks student representatives for Alumni Board and Undergraduate Committee

Both the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Alumni Board and the Undergraduate Committee are looking for student representatives to join these groups and contribute ideas to help improve the undergraduate experience within the SJMC.

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Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board

Interested in getting involved in The Minnesota Daily? Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board of Directors!

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October 25 - Deadline to apply for NYT Student Journalism Institute

The deadline to apply for this January's New York Times Student Journalism Institute is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24 for this extraordinary opportunity offered by The New York Times to student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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September 22, 2009

Twin Cities Media Alliance 2009 Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance will hold its fifth annual Fall Media Forum on Saturday November 7, at the Minneapolis Central Library, 4th and Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Twin Cities Media Alliance Brown Bag with MPR's Laura Yuen

The Twin Cities Media Alliance's monthly Brown Bag Lunches are your chance for casual conversation with some of the Twin Cities' most insightful journalists -- about journalism, politics, or whatever is on your mind.
Check out the next brown bag. It's free!
Wednesday, September 30, Noon
East Lake Public Library, 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

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September 21, 2009

September 23 - Deadline to apply for CLA internship grants

The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to select undergraduate students doing unpaid internships. Apply for one if you are planning an internship this fall. Various grants awarded. Learn more and view the application instructions on the Career and Community Learning Center Web site.

Applications open for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

Spend spring semester in Washington, DC while you train to become a political journalist. Participate in seminars in all aspects of politics and intern at a major news bureau. $3,000 stipend available.

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Studying abroad this spring? Become a Glimpse Correspondent

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who will be working, volunteering, or studying abroad for at least 10 weeks.

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Deadline Nov. 1 - Summer internships with The Wall Street Journal

Spend your summer interning for The Wall Street Journal (U.S., Europe or Asia edition).

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September 16, 2009

October 2 - Company Site Visit with Target

You will learn about career options, get a tour, and meet managers and CLA alumni working at Target. Transportation is provided, but registration is required. To register visit GoldPASS.

Summer internships with The Boston Globe

Summer interns work as full-time employees for twelve weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism. To learn more about the opportunities and download the application please visit The Boston Globe web site.

Summer internships with The Denver Post

The Denver Post is offering a 10-week internship program for the summer of 2010. Interns work in several parts of the newsroom and are paid about $480 per week (housing and transportation are not included). The application deadline is October 31, 2009.

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September 14, 2009

Internships with Twin Cities Live

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS seeks two interns for Twin Cities Live.

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November 2 - Deadline to apply for 2010 Scripps Howard Semester in Washington

The application deadline for the spring and summer 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program internships is Nov. 2. Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of four, 10 or 14 weeks.

Interested students can learn more online.

SJMC Alumni Mentor Program

SJMC juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to participate in the SJMC Alumni Mentor Program. Online application forms and further information will be available online the first day of fall semester, but you must attend one of the mandatory information sessions before you submit your application. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 28 at 4 p.m.

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September 4, 2009

October 20 - UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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August 27, 2009

Intern with the MN State Senate

Interested in working in politics? Plan to attend the MN State Senate Internship Information Session to learn more about internships and how to apply.

October 5
2:30-3:30 p.m.
location to be announced - watch the CCLC Web site for details.

October 2 - Company Site Visit: Target

Friday, October 2
12:30-3:30 p.m.
transportation provided

Join the Career and Community Learning Center for a visit to Target in downtown Minneapolis. You will hear about opportunities with Target Stores, Headquarters and Distribution. Hear about career options, get a tour, meet managers and CLA alumni. Registration required.

September 21 - U of M Job and Internship Fair

St. Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair
Monday, September 21
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom

This free event is open to all U of M students on all campuses. Many employers will be there looking to fill a wide variety of jobs and internships.

October 9 - 2009 Fashion Group Foundation Career Day

Save the date for the 2009 Fashion Group Foundation Career Day to be held October 9, 2009. At this event you will:

  • Learn how to brand yourself to stand out above the competition
  • Discover key information about the inner workings of the retail fashion industry
  • Learn about emerging trends in today's fashion market
  • Network with industry professionals

Event will be held at the Sheraton West, 12201 Ridgedale Drive, in Minnetonka. Learn more by visiting the Fashion Group Foundation Web site.

August 25, 2009

Need a Job? Minnesota Daily is hiring for the fall semester!

The Minnesota Daily is a fast paced and professional environment designed to serve as a training institution for students while providing quality news coverage to the community. We currently have a variety of positions open.

Open positions include:

  • Editorial and Opinions Editor
  • Columnists
  • Editorial Board Members
  • Visuals Designer

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications as well as closing dates for these positions, please visit The Minnesota Daily jobs page.

August 7, 2009

KFAI Radio Presents Nick Coleman "Journalism: Back to the Future"

Nick Coleman will be joined by Ahndi Fridell, KFAI News Director and KFAI Public Affairs Programmers Lynnell Mickelsen, Lydia Howell, as well as Jeremy Iggers from TC Daily Planet, for a lively discussion of the changing media landscape and the past & future of journalism.

Thursday, August 20 - St. Joan of Arc Church
4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

REGISTRATION: $10 in advance. $12 at the door.
Tickets available online by credit card at

July 23, 2009

Submit your work for the Homecoming Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase
Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Showcase your work in the Student Scholar Showcase, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research, art, and design. This event, held in TCF Bank Stadium in concert with Public Engagement Day, will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities. University faculty and staff, as well as families of presenters, also will be invited to attend this event. 2008-2009 University graduates are encouraged to participate as well.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TCF Bank Stadium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The deadline to submit work is September 1. To get started, visit the Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase site.

KARE 11 Online Assignment Editor opening

KARE 11 is seeking an Online Assignment Editor. This multi-media position is responsible for communicating with and connecting all news content providers (staff, networks, community) and streamlining that content quickly and efficiently to various producers and media platforms (TV, online, mobile, etc.) immediately. This position will require the successful candidate to be able to handle a variety of tasks at the same time. Multiple skill requirements include: computer technology and social networking, good telephone communication, monitoring scanners, managing feeds from eng/satellite/ftp/skype, etc., court checks, story follows and investigative research. Flexible schedule for evening and weekend hours a must. Education requirements: four year degree. Prefer journalism experience. Experience shooting video, newscast producing and/or reporting also a plus.

Candidates should send written and tape resume to:
Rita Hathaway
KARE Assignment Manager
8811 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55427

(No calls please).

July 17, 2009

KARE 11 Seeks Creative Services Producer

Creative Services Producer
The #1 station in town is ready to hire a producer who can do it all. We are a full-service creative services department producing cool and clever advertising for station clients and multiple brands, including KARE 11 News, and We are looking for a strong writer with clever ideas. But that's not all. Are you a rock star on After Effects and eat AVID for breakfast?! Ideal candidates must have the technical prowess to conquer any platform and demonstrate the ability to think outside a traditional news station. At least 4 years experience in promotion or advertising required.


- Minimum of three years experience writing, producing, and editing station and client
commercials at a local television station or ad agency.

- Must be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills.

- Proven track record in the development of station news and image promotion.

- Highly creative, with the ability to channel energy to meet tight deadlines effectively.

- Excellent computer skills.

- Ability to collaborate and cooperate with a diverse group of individuals; good communication

- Skilled at evaluating new design techniques and systems as well as equipment and software.

- Experienced and comfortable working with broadcast equipment and software; DVCam
camera, Avid non linear editing system, After Effects, Final Cut Pro.

- Must be well skilled in all aspects of non-linear editing and design.

- College degree in Mass Communications or related field preferred.

- Must exhibit excellent communication and organization skills.

Please send resume and reel to:
KARE 11 Television
8811 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Attn: Creative Services Producer Position

KARE 11 Seeks Multimedia Journalist and Creative Services Producer

Multimedia Journalist
This position requires both reporting and photojournalism skills.

· Applicants should have good news judgment, strong writing skills, photography experience and non-linear editing training.

· Strong storyteller who can produce stories live on-air and on-line.

· Enterprises and reports general news and feature stories.

· Interviews appropriate people to cover general news stories.

· Reports, shoots, write scripts, and edits stories.

· Contributes story ideas and attends story conferences.

· Develops stories assigned by the assignment desk.

Special Requirements:

· Minimum 2-5 years reporting/photojournalism experience.

· Journalist and/or Mass Communication degree preferred.

Send your resume and link, non-returnable tape or DVD to:

Tom Lindner - Vice President News Director
8811 Olsen Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55427

June 2, 2009

Inspiring Women Event with Amelia Santaniello and MN Lynx

WCCO-TV news anchor Amelia Santaniello will speak about her story and the challenges and joys of balancing career, family and self at the Inspiring Women event, hosted by the Minnesota Lynx. The event is Wednesday, June 10 from 6-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25, and includes a ticket to the Lynx game that night and access to the pregame event. To order tickets, call or email Nicole at 612-673-1681 or

May 11, 2009

May 27 - You've Graduated: What Now?

From 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul Student Center, Cherrywood Room

This workshop is for recent U of M grads, or those who will graduate soon. (It's open to graduates from December 2008 to August 2009.)

Here's what you'll get out of this intensive workshop:

—How to figure out where you want to work, and what your options are (businesses, nonprofits, and organizations of all sizes.)
—How to research organizations and job openings.
—How to get your foot in the door.
—How to write a resume that gets attention.
—How to impress anyone you interview with.
—How to network.
—How to find alternative job options, like AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and more.

Plus more. View full event information online at the Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC).

April 22, 2009

Institute for Human Studies Fall Internship Program

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for their Fall Journalism Internship program. The program offers paid placements at print newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations for students interested in the ideas of liberty.

The internship program has three tracks: newspaper, broadcast journalism and investigative journalism.

During the internship, students will learn journalism skills from experienced professionals. And they'll make connections that will help with their job search. In addition, the IHS covers the costs for all interns to attend their weeklong journalism workshop held in the summer.

They look for skilled writers passionate about liberty. Previous experience is a plus but not required. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply. The program includes a stipend plus a housing and travel allowance.

To apply or to learn more, visit their Web siteThe application deadline is July 1.

April 10, 2009

Apply for Capital Semester Political Journalism Track

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.

This fast-paced, residential program is offered each fall and spring, and provides journalism and communications students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in job placements and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Applications for our fall program will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2009. Students are encouraged to apply by April 24 in order to be entered into a drawing to win $200 toward their travel to Washington, DC for the program. If you wish to be nominated on behalf of SJMC, please see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall to learn more. The internal SJMC deadline will be Monday, May 11.

Info Sessions with U.S. Department of State

Learn about internships and full-time positions with the U.S. Department of State. Career diplomat Dr. Brian Flora will discuss internship and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State during three information sessions on:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
140 Nolte Hall
1:30-2:30 PM
(geared for CLA students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
5:00-6:00 PM
(geared for business students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
6:00-7:00 PM
(geared for Humphrey Institute students)

While sessions may be tailored to the majors or degrees for the above audiences, all sessions are open to any University of Minnesota students (undergraduate and graduate), and alumni. Not need to RSVP, simply show up!

The Department of State is the Federal agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The Department’s personnel represent the U.S. and protect its interests and citizens around the world. The State Department seeks high caliber employees with the skills and competencies needed to deal with the demands of the coming decades. It recruits a diverse group of individuals with knowledge not only in areas traditionally associated with diplomacy (such as history, political science, international relations, and economics), but also those with backgrounds in business, office management, public administration, natural sciences, communications, law, information management and security. Its 25,000 U.S. employees (Foreign Officers and Specialists and Civil Servants) serve domestically, primarily in Washington DC, and at 265 embassies and consulates in over 160 foreign countries.

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Flora -- Dr. Flora will be available for one-on-one meetings with individuals between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Career and Community Learning Center in 135 Johnston Hall, and between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM in the Carlson Business Center. Please contact Dr. Flora to set up an appointment:

Other questions? Please contact the Career and Community Learning Center, the career office for the College of Liberal Arts, at 612-624-7577.

The Minnesota Daily Seeks Marketing Communications Director

The Minnesota Daily is seeking a Marketing Communications Director for the summer and academic year. This position is a great opportunity for an advertising or public relations major to get first hand experience, and management skills at the nations largest student run newspaper and the state of Minnesota’s 5th largest newspaper publication. View the position description and apply online.

April 6, 2009

Job Search Workshop on April 17

Strat Comm majors, jumpstart your job search! Join strategic communication faculty Gordon Leighton, Bruce Moorhouse and Martha Wilson as they lead a discussion on job search strategies on Friday April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 214. All graduating seniors are welcome to attend but the session will be focused on strategic communication careers.

$5 student registration for MN News Photographers Convention

2009 Minnesota News Photographers Association Convention
Join the MNPA for their 2009 Convention, April 17-19 in Murphy Hall. The weekend will include a keynote speech by Brian Storm of Mediastorm, contest results and various discussions about new photography in our ever-changing world. The convention is free for MNPA members and only $5 for students. No advance registration is needed, walk-ins welcome! For more information about the event, visit

Cannes Lions Advertising Student Competition

The Future Lions is a global student advertising competition with the goal of shaking up the advertising world with new medium and messages that were not possible five years ago. Winners and their work will be presented at a seminar at the Cannes Festival Palais on June 26, 2009, to the world's advertising community. Deadline is May 4. Learn more online.

April 2, 2009

Four internships with Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Public Radio has four internship openings for the 2009-10 academic year:

Public Insight Journalism Intern
The Intern will work on a project to link research about people's behavior in on-line social networks and the incentives that can be used to invite people to be more active in networks to our outreach activities for the Public Insight Network. The intern's work rhythm will include regular statuses to review work to date and adjust project direction based on findings culminating in one (if a one-semester internship) or two (if a two-semester internship) capstone presentations or demonstrations containing recommendations or mock-ups/prototypes for network applications. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Magazine Shows
The Intern will assist Morning Edition and All Things Considered in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

Intern, Online News Reporter
The intern (student reporter) will write stories for the web site of MPR News. The assignments will be structured so the intern has exposure to a broad range of reporting topics and situations. The intern will earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Talk Shows
The Intern will assist Midmorning and Midday in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

March 30, 2009

Job Search Tips for SJMC Students

Despite the tough job market, there are concrete things you can do to make progress on your job search. Read our Top 10 Job Search Tips for SJMC Students , or pick up the handout in 110 Murphy Hall.

Mar 31- ShopNBC Site Visit Registration Deadline

Company Site Visit: ShopNBC
Friday, April 3rd from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in business.
You’ll get an up-close look at a business organization, and you’ll hear
directly from human resource representatives, managers, and CLA alumni.
During the visit, you’ll talk with ShopNBC employees, learn about career
options for liberal arts majors, and get a tour of ShopNBC’s facilities.

Register today through GoldPASS. Click on
the "Career Events" tab in GoldPASS for more information and to
register. This event is open to ALL CLA students. Register by Tuesday, March 31.

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577

April 20 - "Careers in Consulting" Panel Session

Monday, April 20 from 4-6 p.m.m in Walter Library, Room 402

A moderated panel discussion to educate undergraduate and graduate students about career opportunities in the consulting industries. Panel discussions will be diverse in their company size and represent industries across U of M colleges (i.e. Business/Financial, IT/Engineering, Social/Human Service, and much more).

Note: This FREE event is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from colleges across the U of M.

March 19, 2009

Midwest Journalism Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2009 Midwest Journalism Conference, taking place March 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN. Join journalists from all over the Midwest for two days of professional development, networking and skills training. Critique sessions will be available both days for attendees to get their resumes, portfolios, and tapes reviewed by professionals. A full conference and online registration form can be found at:

March 9, 2009

March 20 - IABC Meet the Pros Event

Event held at Northwestern College, Blue Room in Nazareth Hall
3003 Snelling Avenue N
St. Paul, MN 55113

Network with business and communication professionals from the Twin Cities at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) "Meet the Pros" event. Get your resume reviewed and network with seasoned pros and recent grads from Target, Wells Fargo, Padilla Spear Beardsley, Minnesota Twins, WordWise Communications, and more. Find out what it takes to make the leap from college to career.

Event is free for IABC student members, $5 for student nonmembers at the door. Questions? Contact: Emily Poskie ( or Kelli Farnam (

Mar. 25: Deadline NAHJ fellowships in NYC

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Kick your journalism career into high gear with a summer fellowship with NBC Universal in NYC. Work for 10 weeks on top NBC shows. Stipend to help cover living expenses. Learn more and find the application online.

Get involved with Radio K

Radio K is the U of M's independent student-run radio station. We are always looking for volunteers, and we offer opportunities to review new music, help record live bands, write and voice stories for our award-winning news program, and gain experience in production, marketing, and underwriting. Email Mark at if you'd like to help. Visit the Radio K Web site to learn more about how you can get involved.

Mar. 31: Deadline to register for NAHJ Convention

Gather with Latino journalists and media executives at the 27th Annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more about this opportunity online. Expenses are covered for students participating in various aspects of the convention. Learn more online.

February 26, 2009

Jump Start Your Job Search!

The Career and Community Learning Center is excited to announce a great event to help you get a successful jump on your job search. It is important to do everything possible to set yourself apart and begin to create a great professional network, especially in today’s economy and job market.

Jump Start Your Job Search is a special event that’ll help you prepare for a successful job search. The afternoon includes strategies for the current job market, advice directly from employers, resume critiques, and lunch. The cost is $10 and the event will take place on Friday, March 6. Register now on GoldPASS.

Juniors - it is not too early to start planning for life after graduation. Get tips on what you can start doing TODAY to prepare for your job search next year.

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577.

SPJ Region 6 Conference is March 27-28

What's Going to Happen with the Economy? What's Going to Happen with Journalism?

Big questions, important questions, featured at the 2009 SPJ Region 6 Conference. Since 2000, SPJ has joined with the Northwest News Broadcasters Association, the Minnesota Associated Press, the Radio Television News Directors Association and other journalism groups to offer the Midwest Journalism Conference, one of the top regional journalism conferences in the country. This year, SPJ's centennial year, we are continuing with this winning combination.

The 2009 Midwest Journalism Conference will once again be held at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, Minnesota, March 27-28. Register by March 16th for the best conference price, and book your hotel room by March 4th for the best conference rate.

You can see program information and download the conference registration brochure at either the Minnesota SPJ Web site or the Midwest Conference Web site. The Holiday Inn Select Room Reservation number is: 952-854-9000. Mention the conference when making your reservation.

February 20, 2009

March 6 - Jump Start Your Job Search

Friday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A must for all CLA seniors, juniors and recent grads. Spend an afternoon honing your job search and interviewing skills so you are set to distinguish yourself in this tough job market. You will:

Learn strategies for the current job market
Get advice directly from employers
Bring your resume for critiques
Enjoy a tasty lunch and walk away more confident to embark on your job search.

Attention juniors: - it is not too early to begin preparing for life outside of Murphy Hall! Juniors, seniors and alums welcome.

The cost is $10. To register, visit the GoldPASS Career Events section.

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On-Campus Recruiting for CLA students

Looking for a full-time job or an internship? Several companies will be conducting on-campus interviews this spring, including: Cargill, Target, Ameriprise, Pepsi, Macy's, General Mills, UnitedHealth, Teach for America... and many more. To learn more visit the Career and Community Learning Center.

February 16, 2009

March 13 - Deadline: Summer internships with OLSON

Join the social circle of next-generation brand builders through a comprehensive, educational, paid internship at OLSON. Internship opportunities are in creative (writer/art director), interactive (creative, technical creative and account service), design, media, public relations, account services and brand strategy. Seeking recent college graduates. To learn more stop in to 110 Murphy Hall, or visit the OLSON careers page.

February 23 - John Ydstie: MPR Broadcast Journalist Series

Minnesota Public Radio is proud to present the 13th season of the Broadcast Journalist Series, an opportunity for the Twin Cities community to connect with top working journalists and correspondents about the people and events that have shaped their careers.

John Ydstie
with MPR News' Jeff Horwich
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., Macalester College

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February 15, 2009

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.

Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in print or electronic journalism, submit an application packet (packet found online), and attend orientation and presentation meetings in September at the beginning and end of the Fellowship year. Fellows will not be required to leave their current employment. Awards will be announced July 10, 2009. Deadline: April 20, 2009.

To learn more visit the Carter Center Web site.

February 13, 2009

AAF Mosaic Career Fairs 2009

Fairs are free and open to all students. Participate in workshops, panel discussions, resume critiques and on-site interviewing. Other agencies and companies also participating. Learn more on the American Advertising Federation Web site.

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February 9, 2009

AdFed 2009 Student Advertising Summit

February 20, 9am-3pm
Namara Alumni Center, U of M Campus
Presented by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed), this annual event gives students the chance to network with industry professionals, tour local agencies, receive direction on creative work and take part in career discussions. Registration required ($40), visit:

January 26, 2009

March 6 – Jump Start Your Job Search

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center
This special event is for CLA juniors, seniors, and recent grads. Whether you're looking for a job now or later, you need to prepare. This event provides strategies for a tough job market, job-search advice directly from employers, resume critiques, and a tasty lunch! To learn more and register, visit:

Free Networking Opp at MN Newspaper Assoc. Convention

The 2009 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention is coming up on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington, Minn. You will have the opportunity to network with more than 800 Minnesota newspaper professionals, including editors, publishers, and decision makers! Events include training, lectures, forums, roundtables and more.

The first ten students to sign up will receive free registration, compliments of the SJMC!
To register, please go to Murphy 110 by noon on Tuesday, January 27.
Questions? Please contact Maggie Cosgrove.

March 4 – Practice Interview Day

You choose your time – 135 Johnston Hall
This new event is open to all CLA students. Do a practice interview with an employer, then get feedback and advice after. To sign up, log in to GoldPASS:, and click on the “On-Campus Interviews�? tab.

Feb. 25 – Careers in Law Forum

Noon – 3 p.m., Willey Hall Atrium
All students thinking about law are welcome to attend this free event. Stop by to learn about law schools or law-related career options. Talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, corrections and law enforcement organizations, and test prep services. Some representatives will also have information on volunteer or internship opportunities. Learn more.

Feb. 11 - Community Involvement Fair

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
You can make a difference in our community! Learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities and talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that suits you. Learn more.

January 15, 2009

The American Copy Editors Society Conference in Mpls

The American Copy Editors Society will be holding its 2009 annual conference at the Minneapolis Hilton from April 30 to May 2. With the theme of “Editing for the Future,�? the Twin Cities conference will focus on what the future holds for editors of the printed word while also helping them to be a part of that future. Also, the conference will feature the fundamentals of the craft while bringing together copy desk executives, professionals in many media, students and academics. Rates are reduced if you sign up before Feb. 28. For students, they are $75 for one day and $125 for all three days. If you are a student who is a member of ACES, that drops to $40 for one day and $75 for three. A hotel room at the Hilton costs $159 a night. For more and updated information, visit the American Copy Editors Society Web site.

January 8, 2009

Community Involvement Fair: Get ready to boost your resume – free!

February 11
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Coffman Union, Great Hall
Stop by to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities.