The Bulletin 6/5

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

Volunteers needed for the Department of Communication Graduation Ceremony! Get an Amazon gift card!

The Department of Communication is seeking volunteers to help with our annual Graduation Celebration! Our departmental graduation is on Thursday, June 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Quad.

We are looking for student volunteers who are not graduating this Spring quarter.

Included is a list of event positions we need to fill. Ideally, all volunteers will be ready to begin at 10am and will be available throughout the event, until 3:30pm. If you cannot help the entire time, sign up for a shift!

1. SET UP (10:00-11:30 a.m.) This includes setting up welcome tables, balloons, signs, reserved seating, and prepping the stage.

2. LINE UP DUTIES (11:45-12:30) We need people to help our faculty and graduating class (includes PhD, MA, MC, MCDM and BA candidates) line up before the event and move from the holding areas (CMU 1st floor and NE Skagit Lane) to the Quad to their designated seating area when the event begins.

3. GREETING and SEATING DUTIES (12:30-1:00) Greet the family and friends of our graduating class. This job also includes seating guests, and helping special guests find reserved seating.

4. MARSHALS (1:00-3:00) During the event we will need marshals to help get students up to the stage and back to their seats.

6. CLEAN UP (3:00-3:30)

All volunteers will receive a $10 Amazon gift card as a token of our appreciation for your help with this great event.

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

Thank you!!

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Connecting the Dots: Career Kickstart program featured in Provost report

Programs offered by the UW Department of Communication were featured in this month’s Provost Report on trends and issues. The May 2015 report focused on “Connecting the Dots: Linking Academic Passion to Life and Profession.”

“A University of Washington education provides students with deep learning across disciplines and a range of professionally useful skills. And yet, many students don’t know what they know, or how it applies to the rest of their lives,” said Gerald Baldasty, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President; Professor, Department of Communication. “We want to make sure students have that aha moment — that epiphany when they realize that what they are learning in classes has applications outside of the classroom.”

Among programs like the History Fellows Program, the Dance Senior Seminar, and Capstones as Real-Life Applications in the Jackson School of International Studies, the Department of Communication’s Career Kickstart program was featured on pages six and seven.

“Students a lot of times will only think there’s a small range of jobs they can have, but then they go on our trips and see there are so many different roles at these companies,” said Arianna Aldebot, Director of Student Leadership.

These trips in reference are the Career Exploration opportunities offered by the Department to show students real work spaces and help them build a network outside of the University. Aldebot has also helped revamp the internship program for undergraduate students and has encouraged a strengthened link between alumni and students through the Alumni Board and Professional Development Workshops.

Communication faculty also saw this time as an opportunity to improve student engagement inside the classroom. One example is the creation of COM 494: Careers in Communication.

“We wanted something in the curriculum that gives students a chance to think concretely about applying their University learning to a career environment,” said David Domke, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication. “Sometimes students want to dive deep over several weeks in a group setting to process what it means to even think about a career.”

Read the full Provost Report and hear from Professor Nancy Rivenburgh and juniors Ashley Walls and Thomas Nguyen.

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:
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2015 Summer Career Fair

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
TIME: 2:00 - 6:00
WHERE: HUB South Ballroom
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
Open to all majors and class levels and alumni
from all three UW campuses!

Huskies! Are you about to graduate or an alum looking to land that perfect full-time career position? Or are you an undergraduate student looking to obtain part-time employment or an internship opportunity? Then look no further! The Career Center is hosting the Summer Career Fair just for YOU! This Career Fair will give you the chance to connect and interact with over 70 employers on Seattle campus looking to hire UW Huskies just like you!

More information about this great event can be found here:

Comm Lead to host 5th annual Screen Summit at Cultivate

The Communication Leadership program is celebrating their students’ work at the annual, year-end Screen Summit event on Friday, June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, and community members will gather at Cultivate to recognize the remarkable work accomplished this academic year.

Students will share their projects on a screen of their choice – TV, laptop, tablet, smartphone – while guests mingle, ask questions, and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP to be a part of this night of networking, idea sharing, and program celebration.

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

Attention, Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

UW's Academic Support Programs is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship” in Autumn Quarter 2015. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

· Seminar begins the 2nd week of Autumn Quarter, October 5th, 2015

· Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM

· Tutoring takes place on campus

· Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or 3 credits for working with two students

· A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: Vol. II

View a primary-source, scholarly database of adult comic books and graphic novels, including inter­views, crit­i­cism and jour­nal arti­cles that doc­u­ment the con­tin­ual growth and evo­lu­tion of this art form, with the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels e-resource. Vol­ume II adds exten­sive cov­er­age of the pre-Comics Code era crime, war, romance and horror comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest cen­sor­ship cam­paigns in US his­tory. This UW-restricted e-resource is brought to you by University Libraries.

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.

The Department of Communication just awarded over $100,000 in scholarships last month!

Read more about the students and their awards here:

And see photos from the Awards and Scholarship ceremonies here:

Keep an eye out for the 2015-2016 Department of Communication scholarship application next Spring to ensure you are considered for some of these funds next year, and congratulations to all of our winners this year!

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