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UW Department of Communication News & Updates

---happy new year!---

Stop by the Communication Commons, CMU 118, for a drop-in advising session, some candy, or a comfortable work space in the Com building.

We have drop-in advising available all day Monday through Friday from 9:00am til 4:30pm during the first week of the quarter, and then from 9:00am til 11:30 am starting next week. Appointments can be made here:

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---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:


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UW PRSSA presents New Year, New You: Personal Branding 101


"Want to start off 2016 with a new and improved you? Join us on January 7th at 6:30pm to learn how to sell yourself and develop a personal brand.

We will be learning from digital marketing expert, Alex Diaz, account coordinator at Twitter. He will speak on building an online presence, networking with key professionals, and digital representation.

Alex is a UW PRSSA alum and has previously worked with startups, global agencies such as Wunderman and Razorfish, as well as Microsoft.

You will NOT want to miss this meeting. Check in starts at 6:15 so make sure to be there early."

More event details can be found here:


Upcoming events for The Association for Women in Communications:

“Attention future journalists! Come to the AWC’s first meeting of Winter Quarter 2016 on January 11th, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at CMU 321. Join us for a casual conversation with UW alumni Phyllis Fletcher, the Managing Editor of the Northwest News Network. She’ll talk about her experiences with managing public radio, as well as give out advice to aspiring journalists.”

“Interested in saving the world? Join the AWC on their worksite tour of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on January 29th at 3 pm. On the tour, we’ll learn about the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts around the world and how you can get involved. Space is limited, so please RSVP at if you’re interested in attending!”


SPJ UW is a growing student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It gives students in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication an opportunity to connect with other student journalists and learn more about journalism through weekly meetings, guest speakers, workshops, and other events. Follow us on Twitter for updates and event notices.


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---CA$H MONEY---

Hearst Awards nominations!

The UW Department of Communication is now accepting January deadline entries for the Hearst Awards journalism competition in Multimedia News (1/18) and Sports Writing (1/25). Students can win up to $2,500 cash prizes in this journalism competition. Students can submit to these, or any other Hearst category through this entry form: Any entry from a professional publication must also include an emailed statement from the editor of that publication verifying that the piece was the entrant's work with minimal editing. Students must be journalism majors to be eligible in this month’s categories. Please read more about each category's entry guidelines through Hearst.

Multimedia News (1/18) is the category to enter combinations of writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, interactivity, graphics, or data-driven tools that tell a story produced on deadline about a news event. Do not enter video-only work in this category. You must include a publishing timeline with your work in this category (emailed to for your work to be eligible. Any pieces from Sept. 1, 2014 to present is eligible. You may view previous winners in this category here.

Enterprise Reporting (1/25) should consist of news, feature or commentary on sports. The work must be from February 1, 2015 to present. Entries are judged on quality of writing and reporting, defined angle, knowledge of subject, clarity, and reporting depth. You may view previous winners in this category here.

Look forward to next month’s categories as well: Picture Story and TV News.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

More information and the application form can be found here:

---Other amazing opportunities!---

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The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity presents:

Candid Chats: Open Dialogue Lunches

Monday -Thursday, 11:30 -1:00pm

CMU 129

Do you yearn for a safe space on campus to have conversations on difference?

Do you want to discuss topics such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation?

Do you need support navigating academia as a student of color?

CCDE’s Candid Chats are drop-in brownbag lunches that provide students opportunites to participate in conversations on difference.

Contact Victoria Thomas at for questions and further details.


The Comparative Literature Department is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Comparative Literature Study Abroad Program in Paris, Fall Quarter 2016 (October 2 to December 4). This interdisciplinary program offers students a unique opportunity to earn 15 UW credits while living and studying in one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. The program is open to all UW and non-UW students with an interest in the humanities and arts, and who have completed FRENCH 103 by the beginning of the program. (Please note that the language prerequisite can be met by starting the FRENCH 101-3 series during Winter Quarter or by taking the intensive FRENCH 134 during the summer).

The program fee is $6,400. This includes tuition, housing and board.

For program description and online application, see the attached brochure or visit under “Comparative Literature France: Autumn Quarter in Paris”.

For more information, contact Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen:

For questions regarding the language prerequisite, contact Hélène

Application deadline: March 1st, 2016.

There will be three information sessions held in Padelford B-528: Tuesday, January 12, from 1:30-2:20 pm; Thursday, January 21, from 2:30-3:20 pm; Tuesday, February 2, from 2:30-3:20 pm.

Learn about some of the amazing student resources available to Huskies!

The UW has many resources to support your academic work, including study centers, writing centers, and courses dedicated to improving your learning skills. Some centers provide support in all subjects, while others are focused on a particular area of study.

More info can be found here:

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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, the best study space in the Communications building!