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UW Department of Communication News & Updates

Career Kickstart events! Scholarship Money! Graduation ceremony registration!

The Department's scholarship application closes may 4!

Fill out one simple application to be considered for over 30 scholarships offered through the Department of Communication. Don't miss this great chance to help pay for some of the 2015-2016 academic school year. There is something here for everyone, so apply today to be considered. You won't find an easier way to get scholarship money than this!

The application closes Monday, May 4. Apply today!

Apply here:

Mentor Lunch with Costco Wholesale technical writer/editor Julie Peterson-Snyder

Thursday, April 30


CMU 102 E

*Lunch will be provided

Julie Peterson-Snyder (’86) is a Technical Writer/Editor for Costco Wholesale. She has worked in various documentation departments and writing positions for Costco since the early 1990's. She will be coming to campus to talk about how to use your writing skills in ways beyond Journalism.

RSVP here:

interview to internship with alaska airlines magazine

Join Career Kickstart for an i2i event! Employers come to campus, enabling students to participate in 15 minute, one-on-one interviews for a chance to land a great internship! Sign up for a spot before they're all gone!

Thursday, April 30


CMU 102 E

Editorial Intern

Paradigm Communications Group, the Seattle-based publisher of Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Edition Magazine, is seeking editorial interns. Interns have the opportunity to write several short articles, which are published with the intern’s byline, for two in-flight magazines that are viewed by more than a million travelers per month. The internships are unpaid and are 20 hours per week for three months. Hours are flexible, but they encourage a fixed schedule, typically two full days and a half-day each week.

Other duties include: Researching story concepts, conducting interviews, fact-checking, developing event calendars, and assisting with editorial research and art queries.

Sign up for a 15 minute interview and chance to land an internship here:

Read a blog post on a former student's experience with this internship:

Mentor Lunch with Catherine Shen

Friday, May 1


CMU 102 E

*Lunch will be provided

Catherine Shen has spent most of her career as a newspaper journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and a small daily on the coast of Maine, among others. She eventually veered into publishing and general management for the then Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and King County Journal Newspapers. She has experienced the digital revolution first-hand, working on the first computer terminals introduced to newsrooms and setting up the initial websites at some newspapers. Since 2011, she has directed communications for the UW School of Public Health. She earned her BA at Wellesley College and her MA at Claremont Graduate School. She was awarded a McCormick Fellowship to attend the Advanced Executive Program at Medill at Northwestern University, and has served on the nominating jury for the Pulitzer Prizes.

RSVP here:

interview to internship with Kplu

Join Career Kickstart for an i2i event! Employers come to campus, enabling students to participate in 15 minute, one-on-one interviews for a chance to land a great internship! Sign up for a spot before they're all gone!

Thursday, May 7


CMU 102 E

Marketing and Promotions Intern
Interns will contribute to on-air content by curating the KPLU online calendar of events, provide support for KPLU’s School of Jazz education program (duties vary depending on time of year), update and maintain School of Jazz web and Facebook pages, assist with maintaining Google AdWorks global marketing campaign for Jazz24, assist at KPLU events and interface with staff, listeners, and sponsor. Digital audio editing experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

10-15 hours per week, unpaid, 3 months long

Sign up for a 15 minute interview here:

Mentor lunch with northwest news editor phyllis fletcher

Friday, May 8


CMU 102 E

*Lunch will be provided

Phyllis Fletcher is Managing Editor of the Northwest News Network, a news service to public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She manages the award-winning “N3″ as a collaboration of thirteen broadcasters and edits the work of journalists in Salem, Coeur D’Alene, Tri-Cities and Olympia. Their stories are heard in Seattle on KPLU and KUOW.

RSVP here:

Spend an afternoon at KIRO-TV!

Friday, May 15

10am - Noon

Join us as we visit alumna Lauren Ginnever (B.A., 2012) at KIRO-TV, where she works as an Account Executive. Lauren will give us a tour of the facility and host a Q&A session, where you can ask her about working directly with advertisers, developing integrated marketing solutions, and what she thinks about the changing broadcast industry.

Spots are limited, so apply today at

The application will close May 11 at 5:00 pm.

Available Internships and Opportunities

Don't limit your learning experience to just the classroom! High-quality internships and other opportunities are valuable for students to gain experience, skills, and contacts upon entering the job market. Visit the Department of Communication Internships page for the complete list of opportunities that you can take advantage of. Some of our most recent opportunities include:

Other Opportunities

From University athletics to cooking classes in France, the Jobs and Opportunities page has lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience. Getting your foot in the door is the first step to moving into your chosen career. Some of our most recent opportunities for both soon-to-be alumni and current students include:

Careers in Sports Panel

April 30

4:30 to 6:30, HUB 250

Do you love sports yet know being a professional athlete is not in your future? Ever wondered how you could turn your love of sports into a career? Then join us on April 30 for the Careers in Sports panel!

The panel will include representatives from a wide range of opportunities that exist in the sporting world, working with organizations at the collegiate level, in K-12, professional sports organization and one even has past experience working with the Olympics. The session will be moderated by a Career Center counselor and offer post-panel Q&A and networking opportunities for attendees. We encourage students from all majors to attend.

Questions? Email

Preparing for graduate school applications

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards still has a few workshops upcoming in the Preparing for Graduate School Application series for undergraduate students wanting to get a head start on graduate school applications.

Preparing for Graduate School Applications -- Spring Workshop Series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Additional information and resources are available on our website:

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters. RSVP to attend at

New program aims to connect undergraduate experience with career opportunities

In partnership with Koru, a Seattle-based company with roots in the Gates Foundation, the College will offer Koru&UWA&S: Connecting College with Career, a two-week intensive program that will introduce Arts and Sciences students to skills they will need in the business world. They will learn about the wide range of businesses--from start-ups to non-profits to established corporations--for which an Arts and Sciences degree can prepare them. Working in small teams, they will tackle a real-life business problem presented to them by a local company. With guidance from UW Career Services, they will assess their existing skills and learn how they can further develop their skills through their Arts and Sciences education.

More information is available at, including a link to the application procedures and deadlines.

Sports writing opportunity for students through Bleacher report

The Advanced Program in Sports Media and the Advanced Program in Editing and Content Management are paid, part-time, 12-week courses, a kind of digital-media finishing school for early-career professionals and very advanced journalism students. The APSM focuses on sports writing, and the APECM centers on copy editing, and the duties that leverage those skills.

Participants telecommute and set their own hours. The average time commitment is about 12 hours a week. Stipends are paid for the completion of weekly educational units. Course credit is also available at the discretion of the student's institution.

The program is year-round, with rotating start dates.

VOlunteers needed for Leadership luncheon fundraiser

The Department is looking for energetic and enthusiastic event volunteers to help with our first annual Leadership Luncheon Fundraiser. On Tuesday, May 12 we will host a fundraising luncheon to help fund experiences for students outside the classroom (for example internships and studying abroad).

Ideally, all volunteers will be ready to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be available throughout the event, until 2:00 p.m. However, any period of time you can commit to this event is appreciated.

This luncheon will be a great opportunity for professional networking and lunch will be provided.

Jobs include:

1. Set-up (9:00-11:30 a.m.) we need help setting up tables, arranging the welcome table and signs

2. Welcome table duties (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) we need people to greet guests. This includes helping them find their seats

3. Table visitors (11:30-1:00 p.m.) Visit with guests during the luncheon

4. Clean-up (1:00-2:00p.m.)

Volunteers will be expected to attend a quick orientation meeting on Thursday, May 7th at 4:00pm in CMU 126.

If you are interested, please send a brief description (2-3 sentences) of your event experience to Jessica Herzog at

It's time to register to walk in the Department of Communication Graduation Celebration!

The commencement ceremony will be taking place Thursday, June 11, from 1:00-3:00pm in the Liberal Arts Quadrangle (the Quad).

If you are a graduating student and would like to participate in the Communication graduation, you'll need to register on our Catalyst survey at this link:

Please note:

  • You will not receive a confirmation that you have registered, as the system is automatic. Once you click submit, consider yourself registered.
  • All students are limited to 8 guests; however there are no physical tickets. We ask that students limit their guest count out of respect and consideration for your fellow students and their guests. Seating at the ceremony is on a first come, first served basis.
  • The week before the ceremony you will receive an email with instructions on when to arrive and where to go, as well as other information you will need for the event.
  • UWComm does not provide parking for the event. You will need to purchase any parking passes through the UW Commencement Parking Registration.
  • This survey will close on May 29th at which time the Commencement Program will be sent to print and additional names will not be added. Please make sure you fill this survey out ASAP.

Happy graduation!

class of 2015 senior class gift

The 2015 Senior Class Gift Council has come together to support the work of the UW Counseling Center. Statistically, this is one of the most challenging and stressful times in a student’s life. Together, we can help bolster the support system for future Huskies! Please visit to make a donation and get your name on the JumboTron during commencement!

About The Bulletin

Your weekly newsletter on all things Professional Development. Here you will be able to view current internship and job opportunities, Career Kickstart workshops, Exploration Seminars, and other great opportunities and updates through the UW Department of Communication. For more information visit us in CMU 118!
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