Author: Rand Nelson

Research and Creative Activity: Dr. Eyun-Jung Ki

Dr. Eyun-Jung Ki

Professor of advertising and public relations, Dr. Eyun-Jung Ki, has secured two $15,000 grants from the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE). KOFICE works to increase mutual understanding and relations with nations around the world.

The first grant will allow Ki to pursue her research proposal on “The Impact of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on Americans’ Intention to Consume Korean Cultural Contents.” The study will investigate the impact of the winter Olympics on Americans’ intentions to consume Korean cultural products including K pop music, products, or K drama after watching the Olympics.

“As the Olympics are a mega-event, there are many opportunities to learn from the mass media coverage and stories about Korean culture, as well as be able to see the impact that watching the Olympics may have on those who tuned in,” said Ki. “Will they want to consume more Korean culture? Will they want to visit the country because of this coverage? These are questions that I hope to answer.”

Argus Media, Inc.

Argus is a fast-growing global media company providing essential information to the commodities industries. We are now recruiting current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent grads interested in a paid internship for the Summer of 2018 from June 4th to August 3rd. Our Interns will spend time investigating and writing news and analysis while rotating between different markets such as crude oil, refined products, natural gas, petrochemicals, metals, and fertilizers.

After the duration of the internship, students will have gained a broad understanding of the commodity markets and the key drivers behind these markets, and will have a portfolio of their news and analysis to take with them.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce daily or weekly news and analysis on specific markets, for publication online and in our market reports, under the guidance of an experienced editor
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news, and represent Argus
  • Contribute to research and special projects as needed
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Argus business and methodologies, and what goes into being a news or markets reporter

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Recent graduate or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with anticipated graduation date of  May or December 2018 in journalism, communications, economics, business, or relevant field
  • Excellent written communication skills; experience in journalism is preferred
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Exceptional time management skills; must be able to multitask and meet daily and weekly deadlines
  • Legal authorization to work in the US for any employer

About Argus

Argus is an independent media organization with over 800 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal commodity centers. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyze market and industry trends.

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

To view this internship and more, visit Handshake.

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IVY

The Business Development Intern will have the unique opportunity to help maintain and create new relationships with brands. This intern should be able to commit at least 3 months, minimum of 20 hours a week, and have the ability to be comfortable to work in a fast-paced team environment. Through this opportunity, you will gain broad experience in various aspects of brand partnerships. This position will be given the possibility to work remotely at the manager’s discretion. Duties as assigned, which will include but are not limited:

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to identify potential partners
  • Research 3rd party events to benefit Business Development team
  • Create, organize, and track VIP documents
  • Assist with the creation of partnership recap decks
  • Flexibility to attend events and assist with execution of partnership activations

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the Business Development Internship will possess:

  • A background or strong interest in business, partnerships and brand relationships
  • An interest in entrepreneurship
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Knowledge of Google documents and Excel
  • A positive attitude
  • Effective time management
  • Self-motivated, responsible, works well under pressure
  • Motivated and hardworking, interested in start-up culture
  • Currently an undergraduate Junior or Senior
  • Located within NYC area

Why You’ll Want to Work with IVY:

  • Opportunity to attend awesome events and network with some of the most influential professionals, artists, and thought leaders in the country
  • Summer Fridays
  • Weekly team lunches and happy hours
  • Work with a ridiculously supportive team in a beautiful office in the Flatiron area

This internship is unpaid and all candidates must be 21+ by January 2018. Perks include free entrance to all IVY events and free lunch once a week. You will use your personal computer for this internship and work out of our NYC office.

We are dedicated to getting people to dream bigger and do more together, and we believe that starts right here with our own team. We are committed to hiring individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs who can use their passion to help us build a world-changing community — and thrive along the way. Join IVY for the chance to collaborate with an engaged team working provide learning and growth opportunities for all.

IVY is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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APR Department up for Top Honors at PRWeek Awards

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has been nominated for two top honors at the 2018 PRWeek Awards. Maret Montanari was selected as a finalist for Public Relations Student of the Year and the department is among the finalists for Top PR Education Program.

Montanari, of Beaumont, Texas, is the second UA student to be a top-two finalist for this award. Montanari currently serves as the director for Capstone Agency, the College’s nationally affiliated, student-run, integrated communications firm.

Research and Creative Activity: Dr. Leah LeFebvre

The internet and the advent of the smartphone forever changed the way we explore new relationships, as well as how we end them. Dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble now boast millions of users who are active daily, swiping right (and left) on their next would-be matches.

C&IS’ Dr. Leah LeFebvre (communication studies) conducts research focusing on romantic relationships and emerging technologies, or the interplay of communication, interpersonal relationships and technology.

Recently, her research has focused on what has been coined, “ghosting,” or the sudden end of regular, personal communication between two people, without explanation.

“The first study I did was exploratory and qualitative, talking about what ghosting is and whether or not it’s an issue,” said LeFebvre. “The second study focused more on the non-initiator¹ and how they deal with the suffering, and what mode they find most suffering happening.”

Public Relations Professionals Roundtable

A Public Relations Professionals Roundtable, sponsored by the advertising and public relations graduate class and “Platform Magazine,” was held on February 3, 2018. The students began working on the idea after a conversation with Dr. Meg Lamme caused them to think of ways to bring the expertise of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations board members and the changing nature of public relations together to have conversations about the field.

The structure of the event encouraged conversation and shared learning among the professionals and students attending. The topics were “Traditional PR vs. New-age/Digital PR,” “Issues and Trends in PR” and “Communication in a Polarized Society.”

Mackenzie Ross Wins Bruce K. Berger Award

On Saturday, February 3, Mackenzie Ross, a graduate student at The University of Alabama, was named the recipient of the 2018 Bruce K. Berger Graduate Student Leadership Award.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama established this award in 2013 to honor one graduate student in the advertising and public relations Master of Arts program for exemplary leadership. The students in the M.A. program vote and select the student who best demonstrates passion for work and the public relations profession, exemplifies a strong ethical orientation and employs an inclusive style of leadership.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) is now accepting applications for internship positions in her Washington D.C. office for the summer of 2018. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn how Congress works first hand. Interns will have a number of responsibilities, including performing legislative research, drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, giving U.S. Capitol tours to visitors and providing administrative assistance to Congresswoman Sewell and her staff.  Applications are due March 9th, 2018.
Intern Requirements
  • Applicants should show an interest in public service, government, and the legislative process.
  • Preference will be given to constituents or Alabama natives, but all applications will be reviewed.
  • Applicants should have a strong academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher preferred) and be highly motivated.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that can work full time (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm).  Under special circumstances, we will accept applicants that can work a minimum of 25 hours a week.
  • Students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
  • Internship positions are unpaid.
To apply, clic here and follow the directions on the page. Make sure to attach your resume, cover letter and a short writing sample.
If you have any further questions regarding Congresswoman Sewell’s internship program, please call her D.C. office at 202.225.2665.
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Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Northport, AL is searching for a part-time Social Media Specialist.  The primary purpose of this position is to plan and execute a social media strategy that will provide platform-specific content for Saint Mark UMC that is helpful, relevant and sharable.  This person will develop a digital presence that will tell the Saint Mark story and serve the audience of each platform including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.  This position will also maintain and update the church’s website.  For a complete job description go to www.smumchurch.com.  Submit resumes to Dr. Mark Lacey, Senior Pastor, at mlacey1024@gmail.com.

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