The Bulletin 10/13

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

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Interview to Internship: JJ Caprices

Interview on campus with JJ Caprices for a Marketing/Social Media Internship!

Thursday, October 20

2-4 pm

CMU 102E

From the employer:

“We are a new, online fashion boutique that features extraordinary, handmade women's accessories carefully curated from around the globe, and we are looking for a smart, motivated, creative, dependable intern who loves to take brilliant Instagram pics, create interesting Pinterest boards, blog about fashion (and travel), and help with marketing projects. The willingness to find delight in tasks outside your specific responsibilities is also a big bonus...after all that is what start-up life is all about.”

Sign up for a 15-minute interview at

Questions? Please email Leezel Ramos at

Free Digital Media Workshops

Join Support Systems guru Evan Swope as he leads free afternoon workshops teaching you how to use crucial programs to expand your tech skills!

Refreshments will be provided!

Digital Media- Audio Recording and Editing

Thursday, October 27


CMU 302

RSVP here:

Digital Media - Illustrator

Thursday, November 10


CMU 302

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:

-------------------Student Club News-------------------

Association for Women in Communications

Women find the Association for Women in Communications a great resource for developing professional relationships, and gaining knowledge about careers in communication. During chapter meetings, members engage in active discussions, plan work site tours, and hear presentations from women in a communication discipline. AWC also holds networking, interviewing and resume workshops throughout the school year.

AWC’s mission is to “champion the advancement of women across all communication disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.” Group meetings take place the first week of each month during the school year from September to June. Check out the Seattle Professional Chapter, as well as the national AWC website.

Public Relations Student Society of America

In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America. The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. The student society aims to foster the following:

* Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
* Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
* Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
* Appreciation of Associate Membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership

Today the Public Relations Student Society of America has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities across the country. UW has a student PRSSA chapter that has bi-weekly meetings. The chapter hosts skill-based workshops, panels with local professionals and alumni, office tours; and gives members opportunities for networking, professional development, and employment through internships and post-grad positions.

Stay up to date with UW PRSSA on:
* Facebook (
* Twitter: @uwprssa
* Instagram: @uwprssachapter

***Event tonight: Erik Eljevord: Holland America “Corporate World and why PRSSA is crucial” 6:30 pm, CMU 126***

Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists supports journalism students in their pursuit of a deeper understanding of professional journalism. The UW Student Chapter meets twice a month, hosting skill-building workshops and networking opportunities with journalism professionals.

The Society of Professional Journalists is “dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.” The UW student chapter carries on this mission at the local level, educating student journalists, plugging them into professional networks, and offering free resources in the form of mentorship, contacts and specialized training.

Minority Leaders in Communication

Minority Leaders in Communication is a student-led organization in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. MLC seeks to promote diversity within and between departments at the university, and engage underrepresented minorities in academic and career opportunities. MLC hosts academic events and workshops as well as social events themed around leadership development and professional networking. For more information, contact

-------------------Other Opportunities and Events-------------------

Study abroad in Léon, Spain, Spring Quarter 2017: "Understanding Spain through Written and Visual Communication"

Study writing and photography in Léon, Spain with Artists-in-Residence and founders of The Seattle Globalist Jessica Partnow, Alex Stonehill, and Sarah Stuteville. Study Spanish language and culture while earning 15 academic credits and living with a local host family. Several trips within Spain and most meals are included with your program fee.

Application deadline: November 15th


Real Connections with the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE)

Join the CCDE for a free lunch every Thursday!

 A safe space to talk about issues of equity & difference

 Connect with other undergrads

 Share your experiences

 Get advice and resources

 Or just socialize over lunch


12:30 to 1:30 pm

CMU 129

CommLead Design Basics Workshop

***6 spaces reserved for communication undergraduates!***

"Putting together a presentation for class? A report at work? An online portfolio?

Come get simple design tips on how to make your message shine, a necessity in today's visually-obsessed culture. In this Alumni Fellows workshop, we’ll cover some of the basic design principles -- color, typography, space, etc. -- and experiment with a hands-on project.

All University of Washington Communication Leadership students are welcome!

Note: This will NOT be a tutorial on how to use design software. We'll be looking at concepts that you can use regardless of whether you're using PowerPoint, Word or InDesign. Please bring a laptop with you so you can dive in and participate in the exercises."

Saturday, October 15

11am to 12:30pm

CMU 302

Sign up for this excellent workshop here:

Employer-led workshop series

The Career & Internship Center is hosting an Employer-Led Workshop series during Fall Quarter 2016. Workshops are held in MGH 134 on Wednesdays (Oct. 12-Nov. 16) from 12:30-1:20pm. Workshops are open to all majors and all class levels, including alumni. Employers will be presenting on career-related information relevant to their organization, the lineup includes: Facebook, Teach for America, Amazon, the CIA, PepsiCo, and AT&T.

More info here:

Annual President's Address

President Cauce invites you to her annual address on the UW’s progress and opportunities as we work together to advance Washington and the world.

An audience Q&A and a reception will follow the address. The event will also be live-streamed online.

FREE Career Workshop for Students Interested in Marketing, Communications, & PR!

Accelerate your Transition into the Workforce:

MSLGROUP and The LAGRANT Foundation present "Generation Acceleration"

Thursday, October 27th

10:00am – 1:00pm

MSLGROUP’s Seattle office: 424 2ndAve. W, Seattle, WA

Enhance your career development with: * Mock interviews * Resume critiques * Digital brainstorming session * * Personal branding workshop * Advice from PR Pros on agency life*

As a member of Generation Acceleration you will gain: *Career counseling, interview prep and industry intelligence with our HR team *Opportunity to network with agency leaders * A potential spot in our sought after internship program *

RSVP – Ericka Iniguez

323.469.8680 ext. 223

2016 SustainableUW Festival

The 2016 SustainableUW Festival will take place Oct. 17-23, with events happening across the University of Washington. See the festival calendar for a full listing of events.

The annual SustainableUW Festival celebrates sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, highlighting the amount and breadth of contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved. Events are hosted by many departments, student groups and organizations at all three University of Washington campuses during the festival.

More info here:

Global campus photo contest

  • Open to the whole UW community – students, faculty, staff and alumni!
  • We love throwbacks! Share your photos from 2016, 1986, 1956… whenever!
  • We are especially interested in photos of UW students, faculty, staff or alumni in action – taking part in an activity, engaging in service learning, carrying out field research, etc.
  • Photos from personal travel, business trips, and international Huskies are also welcome!
  • Enter by 11pm on Friday, October 28.
  • Top entries will be enlarged and displayed in the Office of Global Affairs and the UW Study Abroad office, and at a special Office of Global Affairs webpage.

More info and entry form here:


Borrow laptops, tablets and more—evenings & Saturdays

UW Seattle students and student teaching assistants can borrow a range of equipment (laptops, tablets, projectors, cameras, video cameras, audio recorders, speakers, microphones and calculators) at no cost. UW-IT Classroom Technology and Equipment (CTE) unit runs the Student Technology Loan Program that makes technology available to students. With three offices (in Kane Hall, the I-Court of Health Sciences Building, and in the HUB Student Resources Office), students can check out equipment Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Student Technology Fee and Services and Activities Fee student committees have continued their long-time support of the technology loan program and have once again awarded CTE with additional funding to purchase new and replacement equipment to loan to students. Visit the program Facebook page and let them know what you think about this service.

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About the Bulletin

Your weekly newsletter on all things com department-related. 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!