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: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/torchawards/

• 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: https://goo.gl/forms/5K2RwlLuJUVehknH3).
Deadline for applications is Friday, Jan 27, 2017.

We look forward to receiving your application!

NEW: Marketing & Communications Internship Opportunity at Longwood Gardens

Experiential learning can be one of the most important factors for students as they develop their skills and enter the job market. At Longwood Gardens, we have a long history of offering professional opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain practical experience, learn career skills, and study at one of the great gardens of the world. While we have many opportunities for horticulture students, we also have a 12 month opportunity in our marketing department. Below is a job description and link to learn more and apply. Applications are due February 1, 2017 for a May or June start.

The Marketing and Communications Intern gains exposure to the latest in Digital Marketing by working within the Marketing and Communications Team to develop and manage social media, web, and email communications.

The primary focus of the internship is to assist with the daily management and development of the Longwood Gardens social media presence. The intern is responsible for writing and producing content for social media platforms, including Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The intern is responsible for writing blog posts on selected topics, completing photography assignments, and writing and editing articles for the monthly Members’ email newsletter. In addition, the intern will assist in the measurement and tracking of all social media platforms. The intern will also assist with managing content on Longwood’s website using the Drupal CMS. Additionally, special projects within the marketing, communications, and public relations fields will be assigned.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, highly-organized team player with excellent computer skills and superior verbal and written communication stills. Our ideal candidate is a creative thinker who brings ideas to the table. A keen eye for selecting photography, and a knowledge of Photoshop and video editing are a plus. Training on all tasks and program will be provided. Willingness to work independently, some weekend work, and a valid driver’s license are required.

This is a 12-month internship. To learn more and apply, visit our
website: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is Hiring Interns!

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic, skilled interns for 2017. Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia’s parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban recreation systems in the country. We cultivate Philadelphia into becoming a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all.

The Parks Alliance is a fast-paced and lively 501(c)(3) non-profit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our West Philadelphia office. Our work is collaborative by nature and empowering by design. We are committed to our “no coffee, no copies” internship policy–interns have real responsibility and do valuable work. These positions are unpaid, but we can promise a rewarding experience doing work that matters.

The Parks Alliance is currently seeking interns in the following areas:
~ Recreation Center Initiative (RCI). Through the RCI, the Parks Alliance supports and advocates for Philadelphia’s playgrounds, community centers, and recreation centers. Our interns are responsible for supporting the Parks Alliance’s outreach to recreation centers throughout Philadelphia. A normal week may include: collecting and entering recreation center data, attending a Recreation Advisory Council meeting, designing event posters, flyering neighborhoods for community events, and helping with the many day-to-day tasks our office encounters. There’s a lot going on inside and outside our office; we’re looking for individuals excited to stay in the office during the work
day as well as those ready to work in different parts of the city in the evening.

~ Development. Development is how nonprofits find funding, primarily through relational resources. We would love participants with a background in grant writing and/or fundraising to join us. But don’t fret, we are also looking for interns who are ready to learn the unique world of development and can help us with tasks ranging from donor research to board development.

~ GIS & Data Analytics. Our GIS and data analytics department analyzes data, writes reports, and distributes information related to parks and recreation in Philadelphia. We provide maps and statistics to City Council members, Recreation Center Advisory Councils, park advocacy groups, and other local organizations, and are working to publish them online for public use. In 2017, we are looking to hire interns that are both proficient in GIS and have strong writing skills.

~ Design. Decent infrastructure is essential for a sustainable city. We have a need for design students to analyze our public space infrastructure and produce alternate designs for buildings and parks based on the needs of the surrounding community. Experience required.

~ Public Policy. In the coming year, the Parks Alliance will advocate for a higher parks and recreation budget and publish materials on city and state policies that influence parks and recreation. We are looking for one driven intern with a strong writing background and knowledge of public policy to research and draft these materials. This intern will gain valuable experience working with advocacy and lobbying groups to develop the materials, which will be used statewide.

~ Urban Studies. Before starting a new community outreach project, we like to have a complete understanding of the surrounding neighborhood. Help us better serve our communities by researching the history of neighborhoods, explaining its development and social changes over time, and giving us valuable information on the current wants and needs of the community. The best applicants will be asked for a writing sample that shows their ability to pull narratives from research.

~ Communications. It’s 2016–social media and the internet are pivotal tools for any organization. Help us grow our online presence by managing our website and social media accounts. Prefer writing in sentences longer than 140 characters? We have a blog that could use your help, too! Experience required.

To apply: Email Olivia Ortiz – olivia@philaparks.org
<mailto:olivia@philaparks.org>- with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to work with us. Format your email title as ‘[area of application] Intern Application’. Example: Development Intern Application.

Comm. Week Commences!

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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

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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!

Internship with Harmelin Media

Harmelin Media is a results-focused, full service media planning and buying company. We are one of the largest independent media service companies in the country, but our clients say we’re not like other agencies. Why? Because we understand it’s not just about what we do, it’s about what we do for you. It’s about your goals and your business results. Not the last campaign we worked on or what worked for someone else. It’s about solving your problems with insights and creative communication strategies, while also delivering unmatched customer service.

Looking for some experience? Harmelin Media has an internship program that will have you working on real projects, for real accounts, under the direction of our talented staff.

Apply
Email a cover letter and resume to interns@harmelin.com

Hours
We look for a minimum of 12-20 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks. We can be flexible with your schedule to meet the days of the week you are available.

School Credit
We will sign appropriate documentation from your school if you are taking the internship for credit.

Schedules
We have three internship cycles:

Summer Cycle: May-August
Interview Dates: March 1 – April 15

Fall Cycle: September-December
Interview Dates: July 1 – August 15

Winter Cycle: January-April
Interview Dates: October 15 – December 1