The Bulletin 4/16

UW Comm Department News & Updates

Take advantage of all the great opportunities in the department of communication! Seniors, it's not too late to get involved!

The Department's scholarship application is now open!

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 May 4. Apply today!

Apply here:

Digital Media Workshop: Capturing and editing sound

Monday, April 20

CMU 302

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Learn the basics of capturing and editing sound from the Department’s tech guru Evan Swope. You will get an overview of digital audio recorders and microphones available to check out from CMU 318-A, and learn how to choose the right microphone for the job, how to clean up bad sound, how to trim and split audio clips, how to use transitions between clips, and how to organize your work into tracks.

Reserve a spot for the workshop here:

Career Kickstart Professional Development Workshop with Amy Rolph and Taylor Soper

Unspoken Expectations: What I wish I knew before I graduated

Tuesday, April 21

6-7:30 pm

CMU 126

Find out the unspoken expectations that these Communication graduates wish they knew before graduating: how to be successful in the workplace, dressing for success, managing up, teachable moments, and more!

Sign up here:

Mentor Chat with Amy Rolph

Wednesday, April 22

3-4:30 pm


Amy Rolph is a news editor at Microsoft, working on MSN News and Bing News apps. She’s worked as a Seattle-based journalist since graduating from the University of Washington in 2006, most notably at the Everett Herald and the Seattle PI. Amy earned a masters degree in digital communication strategy from the UW’s Communication Leadership program in 2011 — and she’s currently a Comm Lead Fellow, assisting with teaching efforts and mentoring students.

RSVP 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 nineties. 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:

Career Exploration trip to Fierce, Inc.

Come explore career options with Career Kickstart on a Career Exploration trip! We travel with students to visit employers at their workplace to give students a chance to see communication professionals in action!

Friday, May 1


Alumna Stacey Engle (B.A., 2008), who received the Department’s 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring, is inviting students into her workplace to learn about her role as the Head of Marketing at Fierce, Inc. Stacey will also lead the group in an exercise that she does with clients, focused on improving workplace communication. Every conversation counts.

Spots are limited. Apply by April 24 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:

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:

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a unique and immersive learning experience with Professor David Domke!

This fall, Professor Domke will lead a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff on an incredible Civil Rights Pilgrimage to the U.S. South in order to more deeply explore the Civil Rights Movement, contemporary racial inequalities, and Kingian social change. UW students selected to attend register for COM495 and receive 5 credits of upper division coursework.

From Proffesor Domke:

"In August 2013 three former UW students and I traveled to stand on sacred ground in Montgomery, Alabama. It was in this city where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in 1955 and where Martin Luther King Jr., then 25 and a local pastor, led a 381-day bus boycott that produced the first grassroots victory of the civil rights movement. And it was at the city’s Greyhound Bus Terminal that white and black Freedom Riders in 1961, most of them college students, were beaten for trying to integrate interstate bus travel—seven years after segregation had been declared illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it was at the Alabama State Capitol in this city in 1965 where King and civil rights advocates—on their third try, after initially being beaten by state troopers—completed their 54-mile march from Selma in support of the right to vote. On our 2013 trip we went from Montgomery to Birmingham, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi and to Memphis, Tennessee and to Little Rock, Arkansas. All of them are places where heroes demonstrated profound courage, forcing people in authority to provide opportunities that we now enjoy. The four of us haven’t been the same since seeing and feeling this history firsthand.

I am now committed to sharing this experience with students, faculty and staff, and community adults. Since summer 2013 we have led three civil rights pilgrimages to the U.S. South and have conducted workshops on nonviolence upon returning to Seattle. A pilgrimage is an intentional journey of deep substance and meaning, in which people seek to learn, grow, and to understand in profound ways. A pilgrimage is a trip in which we seek to be changed in ways that will better us and the world. All of this occurs on these trips. These experiences are beyond the usual ones that students encounter. This is a special opportunity.

In this pilgrimage experience we will visit these locations:

• In Alabama: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Selma

• In Arkansas: Little Rock

• In Tennessee: Memphis

• In Mississippi: Greenwood and Money, Ruleville, Oxford, Jackson, Philadelphia

We meet with footsoldiers, leaders, and locals—all of whom are committed to justice and opportunities. The “teachers” are the places + people we visit AND the people on our pilgrimage. This trip is not a series of lectures; it is meeting, seeing, talking, listening, singing, reflecting, and seeking."

Interested students can go here or email Troy Bonnes, Coordinator of Student Relations, at for more information.

Applications are due by 5 pm, Monday, April 20 in CMU 118.

Read a blog post from Journalism student Ashley Walls about her experience on the previous pilgrimage:

Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

“The Role of the Media in the New Civil Rights Era”

Black Journalists Group Presents Free Panel and Community Forum Wednesday, April 29, 2015 “The Role of the Media in the New Civil Rights Era” will be the topic of a program including a panel of local media professionals, civil rights activists and academics.

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29.

The event, sponsored by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ), will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle.

During this free community conversation, panelists and attendees will explore past coverage of The Civil Rights Movement, some of the challenges and rewards of covering the current movement, how social media is shaping the narrative, and a look forward at the media’s role in accurately chronicling this time in history.

The panel includes Elmer Dixon, a former Black Panther in Seattle; Michael Moynihan, UW student activist; Gerald Hankerson, president of Seattle/King County NAACP; Maria Guerrero, anchor/reporter, KIRO-TV; Ralina Joseph, associate professor, University of Washington Department of Communication and Sarah Stuteville, co-founder, Seattle Globalist. Tonya Mosley, award-winning broadcast journalist, will serve as moderator. “The media has always played a critical role in reporting on the civil rights story," said SABJ President Lisa Hall Youngblood. "Anyone who attends this event - civil rights activists, journalists, and community members - will leave with broadened and even new perspectives on this critically important contemporary issue." SABJ is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a group of more than 3,000 African American professionals working in the media. The organization, which traces its roots to the founding of the Northwest Minority Media Association in 1984, includes journalists, student journalists, journalism professors, advertising, and public relations professionals.

Learn more about the forum and SABJ at For more information contact Kakela Hall, 206.321.2066,

A great opportunity to learn more about Japan!

Do you want to get involved with international students at the UW this August? UW International & English Language Programs is looking for responsible, outgoing UW students to take part in a specialized Environmental Studies program for Keio University, one of Japan’s most prestigious universities.

What we’re looking for: Current UW students (or spring quarter graduates) 18 years of age or older, who can live in UW dorms from August 3rd – August 23rd as roommates, UW and Seattle guides, and English language conversation partners for the Keio University students. UW students must be fluent in English, available each evening to eat dinner with the Keio students and to organize and attend social activities for the group. Social activities are up to the UW students, although previous activities have included shopping in U-Village, Frisbee at Denny Field, or attending sporting events.

What you get: If you are selected, you’ll develop great friendships, build your resume, learn about Japan, and have an incredible time. Previous participants have called it “the most important international experience” of their lives! The Keio program covers the cost of housing and meal cards for the selected UW students.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to, by 5 pm on May 8th.

Study abroad in Rome!

Communication Italy: Roman Communication and Culture

Location: Rome, Italy

Estimated Program Dates: January 5 – March 11, 2016

Estimated Program Fee: $7,615

Credits: 15 credits

Program Director: Lisa Coutu (Communication); Caley Cook (Communication)

UW Study Abroad Advisor: Katherine Kroeger

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

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New scholarships are always being added to our Jobs and Opportunities page! Why pass up on this opportunity to get some of your tuition paid for?! You can find these and other opportunities on the Jobs and Opportunities page.

GO! and Fritz Scholarship

The GO! and Fritz scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of up to $5,000 to support study abroad.

The application deadline for the scholarships is April 17, 2015. Read more about the scholarships and apply online at

Society of Professional Journalists scholarships

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has increased its scholarship amounts this year!

The chapter is awarding two scholarships for $3,500 to undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2015-2016 school year.

We are also offering the June Anderson Almquist Memorial Scholarship for $2,500 – this one is being offered to female undergraduate students in Washington who are majoring in journalism at the University of Washington.

Additionally, we are offering a fourth scholarship that will be at least $1,500 and at maximum $3,000. The total amount for this final award will be determined at the SPJ Awards Gala held in June.

The deadline has been extended to April 17, 2015.

Find more information and learn how to apply here:

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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