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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.

Opening for 2017 Spring Internship at Ceisler Media Relations Firm

Ceisler Media is a media relations and issue advocacy firm in Center City Philadelphia with additional offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. They are looking for interns for the spring semester of 2017 to assist associates with a variety of activities in their Philadelphia office.

Job Activities:

~ News monitoring
~ Doing research for clients
~ Making follow-up calls to reporters
~ Crafting messages for clients
~ Planning events
~ Attending meetings
~ Organizing news clips for clients
~ Drafting media advisories
~ Sending pitches to the media

Requirements:

~ Majoring in Communications, Political Science, Urban Studies, Business, or in a related field.
~ Entering either their junior or senior year (previous internship(s) required).
~ Interested in politics and what is going on in the area and across the state.
~ Strong writing skills.
~ Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
~ Able to work a minimum of 15 hours a week for the majority of their fall semester.
~ Completing the internship for school credit.

If you are interested, please email Elliot Griffin (elliot@ceislermedia.com) a resume, writing sample, and cover letter.

Next Level Video Fall Internship Opportunity

Next Level Video, an event production company, is looking for fall interns! Next Level Video provides coverage of elite high school sporting events across the country. This particular internship would last for two months. The job would entail working in environments such as the company’s office, the Navy Yard, and sports tournaments on the weekends. While New Level Video has indicated that their core business focuses on the filming of live action sports for college recruiting and highlight reels of athletes, they have a large emphasis on the pre and post production phases. Students will get hands on experience in planning event operations, sales, marketing, customer services, graphics design, and video production. This paid internship offers students with a great opportunity to expand upon the concepts and programs learned in Communication studies courses.

If interested, explore the linked job description provided by Next Level Video.

Philadelphia Parks Alliance Internship Opportunity

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic and passionate
interns for the 2016-2017 school year. 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 want to make Philadelphia 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.
The Parks Alliance is a place for people looking for real responsibility
and impact– not grabbing coffee or making copies.

Internships with the Parks Alliance are unpaid, but we can promise a
rewarding experience doing work that matters. During their tenure with
our organization, interns will divide their time between one or more
long-term projects in addition to day-to-day work.

Our work is varied, and we currently have projects in advocacy,
journalism, fundraising, photojournalism, marketing, communications,
program management, sustainability, law, research, public policy,
graphic design, urban design, GIS analysis, and community outreach.

If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and
resume to Olivia Ortiz at olivia@philaparks.org
<mailto:olivia@philaparks.org>. For questions or inquiries, call
215-879-8159. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Phillies College Media Night

Interested in a career in journalism, public relations, Communications or broadcasting? Get career advice from current Phillie’s execs at Phillies College Media Night. Register here – http://mlb.mlb.com/phi/ticketing/group/splash.jsp?loc=collegenight

Dunkin Donuts – College Brand Ambassador Program

Ambassador Opportunity:

  • Semester-long opportunity to intern in a flexible environment for a national brand, while providing a knowledge base of regional marketing and event promotions

Program Goals:

  • To build long term brand loyalty starting with college-aged consumers
  • To drive traffic and sales for Dunkin’ Donuts in the Greater Philadelphia area
  • To increase Dunkin’ Donuts involvement on college campuses by developing key relationships

Brand Ambassador Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate student on one of the (6) designated campuses
  • Majoring in Business/Marketing, Communications and/or a related field
  • Proven involvement on campus through organizations, clubs and/or sports
  • Access to car/transportation (or within walking distance of local Dunkin’ Donuts)
  • Passionate about Dunkin’ Donuts (loyal guest, invested in the DD brand…LOVES Dunkin’!)
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, charismatic & creative!
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint – provide deck of photos/descriptions for each deadline
  • Ambassadors must attend both introductory and wrap-up meetings at AMP Wynnewood

Job Description:

  • Serve as liaison on campus for Dunkin’ Donuts Greater Philadelphia, building and maintaining relationships with the following key departments (but not limited to):
    • Student Life
    • Residence Life
    • Greek Life
    • Intramurals
    • Admissions
    • Orientation
    • Campus Ministry/Philanthropic Initiatives
  • Work with campus organizations & departments to enhance Dunkin’s visibility on campus
    • Seek opportunities/events through campus departments for Community Cruiser (DD Sampling Truck) Coffee Break DDays
    • Opportunity to distribute $2 co-branded DD cards
    • Promote DD PERKS with partner-specific promo codes (trackable by semester)
    • Secure opportunities for mailbox stuffers
  • Take at least ten (10) pictures on campus with Dunkin’ product each month for use on Dunkin’ Philly social media outlets (We will mGift each ambassador to purchase product).
  • Attend at least three (3) basketball games (men’s or women’s) & stage DD pictures (when in-season), as well as other games/events as requested.

If interested, please email Melissa Yakim (my@alliancemarketingpartners.com)

The Hill at Whitemarsh Internship Opportunity

The Hill at Whitemarsh is seeking a bright, motivated, and hard – working individual for a communications internship within the Resident Services Department. The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to develop skills useful in an internal communications setting including, but not limited to graphic design, photography, copy editing, scheduling, interpersonal collaboration, and program development.

Responsibilities:
– Produce flyers, posters, and other minor publication materials as needed by the department
– Edit and proofread various types of copy
– Assist the Communications Coordinator with the production of the monthly newsletter (The View)
– Assist the Communications Coordinator with the production of the monthly activity calendar
– Assist the Communications Coordinator with the maintenance of the in-house informational television station and resident website
– Assist the Resident Services Department with various events and planning
– Photograph in-house events as needed (camera will be provided)
– Develop a proposal for a long-term communications related project to be completed by the Internship’s end.
Requirements:
– Candidate must possess strong written and oral communication skills
– Candidate must be able to work independently
– Must be enrolled in an accredited four year college or university, preferable with a major in the communications field (journalism, communications, etc.)
– Familiarity with Adobe InDesign (graphic experience is a plus, knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus)
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office
– Candidate must be able to provide own transportation
– Candidate must be available to work at least 8 hours per week
Interested applicants should email Jon Vander Lugt at jon.vanderlugt@thehillatwhitemarsh.org with a resume and two writing samples attached. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is July 31, 2016.

COM 473 Courses Fall '16

For full course schedule (click here)

Note: COM 473 Can be repeated for credit provided the course title is different.

COM 473: Advanced Audio & Video Production. Professor Hammer.

In this course, students will build on previous knowledge and experience working with audio and video, using professional equipment and editing tools to construct a series of creative projects. Course topics and readings will include genre theory, film theory, and sound studies. Students will learn to use professional hardware (cameras, audio recorders, microphones, lighting, etc.) and software (Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition) to prepare them for professional media production situations. Students should expect to do both individual and collaborative work in this class. Course projects will include music videos, sound design for film, and documentaries. Some previous experience with audio and video editing, though not required, is highly recommended.

COM 473: Communications Capstone Project. Professor Knight.

The Communications and Digital Media capstone is designed to synthesize the knowledge, design thinking and research skills learned in the courses comprising the student’s degree program. Students in the course will develop a semester-long project which may be critical or creative in nature. The projects will be executed in three stages with feedback
and discussion at each stage: 1) a full planning brief to propose a project, 2) project development and execution and 3) project finalization and presentation. Students are expected to discuss, present and critique their work with the highest level of professionalism and implement research strategies that contribute to the overall finished project.

Students in the course will meet weekly, report on the progress of projects, discuss research and screen prototype media for peer and faculty critique. At the conclusion of the semester, students present their capstone projects to the Communication Studies community.

COM 473: Digital Media and Electing a President. Professor Parry.

Media places an important role in public formation, one might even say that without media there can be no public. Media is the means by which people talk to each other, form opinions, and coordinate action. In this class we will look at the roll that media plays in democracy, specifically within the context of the role that digital media plays in presidential campaigns. The 2016 election cycle will provide us with a unique opportunity to understand how campaigns use/abuse digital media to convince/persuade/manipulate voters in an effort to win a national election.

COM 473: Participatory Culture, Online Communities, and the Practices of Social Media Research. Professor Wolff

Communication builds and perpetuates connections—connections among people, ideas, technologies, and media objects. This is nothing new, of course. From clay tablets to scrolls to the first books, humans have used communication technologies to represent ideas to be shared with others. Internet and web technologies, however, have transformed the
speed with which humans can communicate to create personal connections. Mobile technologies feed into the immediacy of those connections. As the Nancy Baym states, “the digital age is distinguished by rapid transformations in the kinds of technological mediation through which we encounter one another” (p. 1).

How do we make sense of these changes? How do they transform what we think about communication and the communities those communications serve? How do they change what it means to participate in a mediated society? What are the new terms and ideas that can help us understand what we see happening in public networked communication?

In Participatory Culture, Online Communities, and the Practices of Social Media Research (#popf16), we are going to consider what it means to communicate in digital spaces and how such communication contributes to the creation of personal connections. In doing so, we will consider ideas on off-line and virtual communities, social networks,
participatory culture, fandom, and social justice. We will engage directly with a variety contemporary archiving tools that afford netnographic research and sophisticated data visualization and learn how to interpret that data using various methodologies. Ultimately, we will come to a significantly more nuanced understanding of how people leverage digital spaces, like Twitter and Instagram, for a multitude of complex communication goals.

#popf16 is a course that encourages exploration, discovery, and curiosity. By exploring new opportunities for communicating, by discovering new communities and opportunities, and by allowing our curiosity to lead us in new directions, we will realize more fully what it means to communicate for and in digital spaces. No prior technological experience is necessary, nor is any expected.

VTV Film Festival

Villanova Television (VTV) is holding a Film Festival on April 10, 2016 at Villanova University. The festival is accepting 15 videos total, and will be giving out prizes in Editing, Directing, and Screenwriting. Also, they are looking sponsors to take part in funding this event.

The sign up period ends at 11:59 PM on March 27 and videos must be submitted before midnight on April 3. Entries will be charged $15 per submission into the festival, and attendance is $5 for adults and $3 for children under the age of 12. Food will be served at the event.

https://www1.villanova.edu/…/vtv/vtv-college-film-festival.…