The Bulletin 5/7

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

If you're unsure about what to do after graduating, consider attending a career kickstart event!

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.

Interview to Internship with The Ethinc Business Coalition

May 19

10am-Noon & 2-4pm

CMU 102E

The Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed by a group of established ethnic business owners in Seattle who want to help support other ethnic businesses become more stable and successful, and promote immigrant and minority entrepreneurship while providing a unified voice for minority and immigrant owned businesses.

EBC is seeking several interns for the following unpaid positions that require 15-25 hours per week for 3 to 6 months (some expenses related to outreach and research will be covered):



•Communications Coordinator

Reserve an interview time slot here:

Professional development workshop: How to Prepare for Informational Interviews

Workshop with Stacey Engle and Alex Diaz

Wednesday, May 19

6 PM, CMU 322

Informational interviews can be used as a tool to learn more about a job, about a company, and to expand your network. At this workshop, you will learn how to research who to interview, how to contact them, and how to conduct your interview.

RSVP here:

Interview to internship with 425 Business Magazine

Monday, May 20

2-4 pm

CMU 102 E

425 Business offers writing/editing internships year-round. Internships typically run 10-25 hours per week for 3 months at a time. Interns gain real-world experience in publishing, design and journalism. A small stipend plus fun work perks are included in our internship programs.

Applicants should have strong writing skills, intellectual curiosity and possess the ability to tell a story. Successful candidates will understand the importance of deadlines, teamwork and independent thinking. Coursework in journalism, communications, marketing, business and writing are helpful, but not required. An understanding of business topics is a plus. This position is best fit for students at the junior or senior level, or recent college graduates. Duties include blog posts, research, copy editing, copy writing, fact checking and potential feature writing.

Interns will work from the Bellevue office. It is suggested to bring clips to your interview.

RSVP for a 15 minute interview 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:

Pressing On: Two Family-Owned Newspapers in the 21st Century

Monday, May 11

6-8PM, CMU 120

Join us for a panel discussion on Legacy Washington’s newest e-book release, Pressing On, by John C. Hughes, which chronicles the story of The Seattle Times andThe Wenatchee World. The Woods and Blethen families will be honored and a panel of media professionals will discuss the future of public-affairs journalism in Washington and the changing landscape of mass communication.

Light refreshments will be provided before an introduction by UW Department of Communication Chair, David Domke. Historian and Author John C. Hughes will discuss writing Pressing On, followed by the Blethen and Woods family telling their personal stories of being in the family newspaper business and what they see for the future. A panel discussion will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. to end this public event. Attendees are encouraged to ask the panelists questions and participate in the discussion.

Panelists include -- Gil Aegerter, KUOW; Kathy Best, The Seattle Times; David Brewster, Crosscut/Seattle Weekly/Town Hall; Andrea Otanez, UW Department of Communication; Joe Veyera, The Daily. The panel will be moderated by Dave Ammons, Secretary of State’s office and formerly of the Associated Press.

For more information or to RSVP contact: or (360) 902-4171

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event Address: University of Washington Campus, Communication Building, Room 120, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle 98195. Parking available in the Padelford Lot for $5.

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.

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!

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