Author: Rand Nelson

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.

To view this internship and more, visit Handshake.

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.

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.

Capstone Agency to Hold Second CreateAthon

One day … seven nonprofits … 40 students … 960 hours … $27,600 in donated work … that’s how successful the Capstone Agency’s 2017 CreateAthon was, and it’s not over yet.

Capstone Agency, The University of Alabama’s student-run communications firm, will host its second annual CreateAthon, a 24-hour marketing marathon, Feb. 16-17. With more than 75 members participating and 11 partnering nonprofits, the agency aims to exceed $45,000 in donated work.

The Sixth-Annual APSC Sports Symposium

The Alabama Program in Sports Communication hosted the sixth-annual Sports Symposium on Friday, February 2. The event featured the presentation of current research, panel discussions and a keynote speaker, Dr. Welch Suggs of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In his keynote address, Suggs discussed his research on the intersection of collegiate sports and sexual assault—particularly fanbases’ likelihood to believe sexual assault allegations made against their teams’ athletes and the idea of “rape myths.” He also challenged the packed room of students and scholars to ask themselves how their work can make the world a better place.