The Bulletin 2/11

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

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Los Angeles Career Exploration trip

***Deadline to apply: February 15!***

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Los Angeles after graduation? We’ll meet with Communication professionals for three days and two nights of career exploration, networking, and getting to know what it would be like to work and live in LA.

Don't miss this incredibly unique out-of-the classroom experience!

Applications are open: January 28 - February 15
Travel Dates: April 14-16
Cost to Students: $100 to cover all expenses, including airfare, food, hotels, etc.
Apply here:

Watch videos from past trips:

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Careers In Media and Communications

Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:30-6:30pm, HUB # 332

There are a wide variety of internships and jobs in media and communications, and students from all majors can be successful in these fields. Hear from panelists to learn about the kinds of jobs, and pathways available, and what skills you’ll need to be successful. Representatives from Amazon, KUOW, Pyramid Communications, Geekwire, and WONGDOODY will share their personal trajectories, advice, and insights.

No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited. Questions? Email Donna Chen at or call 206-543-0535.

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Interview to Internship: JJ Caprices

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!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Between 2:00pm-4:00pm

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), write clever tweets 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 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:

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Wednesday, February 24th


CMU 302 (Media Lab 1)


Questions? Email

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Podcasts are on the rise, and radio veteran Steve Scher is here to teach you how to share your story with your voice. He will be teaching two six-hour Saturday classes where you will learn about the medium, the equipment, and how to develop a story for your own podcast.

When: February 20 & March 12 (9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Communications Building, Room 302
*Audition CC is the audio program that will be used for class on the lab computers. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you own the software – please indicate that you are doing so in the registration form.

Cost: $50 for alumni, $100 for general public, free for students!
Registration is required; there is a limited number of spots:

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The LAGRANT Foundation

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 20 ethnically diverse minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,500 each. Students must be attending four-year accredited institutions in the U.S. and majoring in the fields of advertising, marketing, communications, or public relations.

Program Description:

The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • *Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
  • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

Apply online here:

The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family since 1993.

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may visit the scholarships' website on Facebook ~ The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships ~ and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website at

The following items must be returned by email to or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 by no later than March 1, 2016: 1) completed application; 2) current transcript; 3) required essay and 4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Questions may be directed to

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:

Hearst Journalism Awards

The UW Department of Communication is now accepting February deadline entries for the Hearst Awards journalism competition in TV News (2/1), Photo Picture Story/Series (2/8), and Multimedia Enterprise (2/27). 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 non-UW 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, except Photo Story/Series. Please read more about each category's entry guidelines through Hearst.

Multimedia Enterprise (2/27) is for entries consisting of multimedia work for an online audience using visual storytelling techniques, including explanatory and investigative journalism across any topic. Each entry must have at least three substantial components of writing, photos, audio, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics, or data visualization. Entries must not consist primarily of video. The work may be from September 1, 2014 through present. View previous winners in this category here.

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Exploration Seminar > Beyond the Berlin War: Culture, Communication, and Representation


Aug 1-31, 2016 (Summer B Term)

The Departments of Communication and Germanics invite students to apply to a summer 2016 Exploration Seminar based in Berlin, Germany. In this four-week course, students will study how Germany’s troubled past shapes individual and national identity, as well as how this past impacts present-day public communication strategies. Field outings will examine representation in the urban landscape, including monuments, memorials, and museums. Students will engage with professionals from various sectors to better understand contemporary political opinion, news, art, film, and advertising. Participants will earn six credits of COM 495/498 or GER 322/399.

The course is open to all students and does not require fluency in German.

Queries of interest should be directed to course instructors David Canfield-Budde ( and Patricia Moy (

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2016 Internship Fair!

Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity? Search no more! The Career Center’s Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students of all majors and class levels from all three UW Campuses to connect with corporate, small business, non-profit and government employers who are all looking for Huskies, like YOU, to fill their internship needs. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!

When: February 18, 2016
Where: HUB Ballrooms
Time: 2:00-6:00pm

More information can be found here:

Planning on going to law school?

TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, February 20th from 10AM-2PM in Room 264 of Savery Hall. All UW students are welcome!

After the exam, TestMasters instructor Jeff Benjamin will go over some of the most difficult questions. Attendees will also receive a one-week pass to our Online Resource Center, where they can score the mock LSAT, review detailed explanations, and get one-on-one assistance from TestMasters instructors!

Seating is limited: RSVP HERE!

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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!
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