New York Festivals Torch Awards Competition for Young Creatives

New York Festivals is one one of the leading advertising awards show worldwide, with an exciting opportunity for new creatives! It’s called the Torch Awards. New York Festivals would like to invite all young creative talent from the age of 18 – 27 to take part in Torch Awards, a unique competition that explores a creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their ideas. This year’s challenge is Integrated-Mixed Media Challenge.

New York Festivals Torch Awards competition provides young creatives from the ages of 18-27 the opportunity to review a marketing opportunity to assist Today, I’m Brave. Submit ideas for a creative challenge, pitch their idea, and if they are selected as Torch Award winners, the opportunity to see their work go live.

Please see below important information regarding the 2017 Torch Awards:

• Currently open for entries

• Website:

• It is FREE to enter

• Entry deadline is Feb 17, 2017

• The grand winning team will be announced live at the New York Show on May 18, 2017

• All entrants must be at least age 18 by May 17, 2017, but not older than 27

• Teams must consist of at least 2 but no more than 4 individuals

• The 2017 competition brief, as well as the rules & regulation can be found on the website.

For inquires contact Mital Kataria, PR & Marketing Coordinator, (212) 643-4800 ext. 14

Don't Miss the Spring Career Fair!

You’re invited to Saint Joseph’s University Spring Career Fair!

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 10:00 AM —1:00 PM
Location: Athletics Center
Description: Employers representing diverse industries and organizations will be on campus recruiting students of all majors (undergraduate and graduate) for full time, internship, co-op, and part time and volunteer/service opportunities. Check the Careers by Symplicity app daily for the list of employers. Tours will be available and there will be a LinkedIn photo booth where you can get a free professional headshot!

Invitation to Apply: WLI’s 3rd Annual Women’s Professional Development Day

Dear Students,

The Women’s Leadership Initiative will hold its 3rd Annual Women’s Professional Development Day conference on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Large Lapsley Room, 5th Floor McShain, from 9:30am-3:00pm. Students will spend the day learning about networking, interviewing skills, LinkedIn profiles, and hear from recent SJU graduates about post-grad life.

The day capstones with a Mocktail Networking session, where alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members will network with the student participants. Last year, some of the student participants secured internships with Mocktail attendees, so this is a great opportunity for students to polish and practice their professional skills, as well as extend their network. There will also be a “Head Shot” photo booth available so that students can update their LinkedIn profile with a professional photo.

*Space is limited and competitive*, so apply HERE asap (or copy/paste:
Deadline for applications is Friday, Jan 27, 2017.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Comm. Week Commences!

This week, the Comm. Club will be hosting a variety of events! Previous membership is not required, so do not miss out on this opportunity to join the fun!

Comm. Week Schedule:

Monday 11/14: Susanna Arntz, freelancer and current Director of Brand Strategy at Viddler, will deliver a discussion on “Being Human in a Digital World.” Description: From collective experiences, what it means to bridge the gap between audiences and brands with technology and how understanding human nature may be your greatest resource of all. Susanna will discuss how understanding human behaviors and needs as well as cultural trends led to several great successes. Pizza and soda will be served and the event will be held at 5PM in Bronstein.
Tuesday 11/15: Meet and greet the new Communications Club Executive Board in Bronstein during free period, Philly soft pretzels will be served
Wednesday 11/16: A Q&A will be held on @SJUCommClub ‘s Twitter account – ask the club questions or suggest potential improvements!
Thursday 11/17: A career salon will be held Thursday during free period in Bronstein featuring a sales manager from 93.3 WMMR! Munchkins will be served.
Friday 11/18: Join us for Happy Hour in Landmark! All students and faculty are welcome! Happy Hour starts at 4 and ends at 7!

Post-Election Discussion


The Office of Inclusion and Diversity is hosting a post-election discussion this Thursday (11/10) during free period in Doyle Banquet Hall South. Our very own Dr. David Parry will be a part of the conversation! With political tensions rising, open communication can prove to be a form of relief – so come and have your voice heard!

Philadelphia Public Relations Association Networking 101 Event

PPRA, Philadelphia Public Relations Association, is organizing a Networking 101 event geared toward college students in Communication/Public Relations. The event is this Thursday, October 13 from 5:45pm to 8pm.

Event Description:

Four out of five jobs are secured through networking, according to a recent study. Indeed, what you know can help you succeed on the job, but who you know can help you get your foot in the door. But how can you practice networking in a way that is authentic and effective? Find out at PPRA’s annual Networking 101 event for college students and young professionals! The evening will feature keynote remarks from Justin Pizzi, vice president of sales and marketing at Saxbys Coffee. Come hear how networking helped Pizzi transition from college student to a major market television reporter to his current role as an executive for a growing consumer brand. Learn how you, too, can network to success! Following the discussion and Q&A session, put your new knowledge to the test during a speed networking opportunity with professionals from a broad cross-section of the communications industry, including agency, healthcare, sports & entertainment, non-profit, and more. Attendees will even have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, including one-on-one informational interviews, shadow days, and other coveted networking opportunities with Philadelphia-area communications professionals.

Register for the event here.

Google Glass and the Future of Journalism

Guest talk by Jeremy Littau, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication at Lehigh University.

Photo of Young Girl Wearing Google Glass


Glassholes or fashionistas? They’re not everywhere, but with each passing week communities are seeing more people walking around with wearable media devices such as Google Glass. Lehigh University professor Jeremy Littau, who has had Google Glass for about a year now and has been experimenting with it in the classroom, will talk about the device and its uses – what it is, how it works, and what we can do with it. We’ll look at early attempts by journalists and journalism students to use this in their everyday work and talk about the possibilities (and pitfalls) that come with wearable technology, particularly devices that have built-in cameras. Also up for discussion will be legal and ethical issues that come with the spread of wearable tech.


Thursday, March 27th
Merion 174

NBC10 social media editor Sarah Glover on campus Nov. 14

Sarah Glover, the social media editor for NBC Philadelphia and an award-winning photographer and videographer, will be on campus to talk with Communication Studies students during free period (11 a.m. to Noon) on Nov. 14 in Merion 174.


Here is Sarah’s bio from her LinkedIn page:

“Sarah’s broadened her passion for news, multimedia and visual journalism. She’s a social media junkie and uses technology and social media to tell stories as NBC10’s social media editor.

Over the course of her career, Sarah has created engaging visual narratives. She led the Philadelphia Daily News video team for the “Tainted Justice” series, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism. Sarah has an aptitude for visual journalism, sound news judgment and empathy for her subjects. She’s a trained still photographer who started shooting video stories for the web in 2007. Her professional outlook is that every day is an opportunity to learn and apply something new.

Sarah served as president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (2009-2012) and is a former three-term board member of the National Association of Black Journalists (2001-2007).”

Follow her on Twitter at @skyphoto.

Sarah’s talk will replace the audio/podcasting lab scheduled for that time and counts as one of the four required labs.