Author: Rand Nelson

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.

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.

Research and Creative Activity: Risk Perception of Severe Weather Warnings

Dr. Cory Armstrong, department chair of journalism and creative media, has been awarded a research grant of $10,000 from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

The grant funds an examination of risk perception and behavioral intention in rural and urban communities in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Dr. Cory Armstrong

“The first thing we want to know is how people receive severe weather notifications—are they watching television, are they talking to their friends or are they checking social media?” said Armstrong. “Then we want to try and determine what specific words and visuals motivate them to action and what steps they take to prepare for severe weather.”

The study will test six different types of weather simulations often employed by broadcast meteorologists on volunteer participants in Biloxi, Pearlington, Mobile and Magnolia Springs. The participants will answer survey questions aimed at determining the effectiveness of each simulation.

Armstrong will use this research in developing guides for broadcasters, media personnel and meteorologists about effective ways to reach rural populations during severe weather outbreaks.

SLIS Kicks Off Book Bonanza for the Black Belt and Beyond

The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies will award over $12,000 in brand new children’s and young adult books to school libraries in the Black Belt region of the state as well as to one school library in an economically deprived area of Alabama outside the Black Belt through the SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt and Beyond Program.

School librarians in the Black Belt counties of Alabama and other economically disadvantaged areas of the state are encouraged to apply for books awarded by Dr. Jamie C. Naidoo, professor at The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies.

 

School librarians can download and complete the application sheet and email it to jcnaidoo@slis.ua.edu with “Book Bonanza” in the subject line or fax the application to (205) 348-3746. Applications are due no later than midnight on February 23, 2018. Applications are located on the program website, here.

At least six of the winning schools will be selected by February 28, 2018. Each winning school library will receive over $1800 worth of free children’s and/or young adult books. Once notified, winning school librarians will have until March 30, 2018 to claim their free books from the School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Books must be picked up in Tuscaloosa.

Initiated in 2009, the SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt is an annual program that provides free books to school libraries in the Black Belt region each academic year. In 2017, the program donated a record $22,641 in new books to elementary, middle, and high school libraries in Alabama.  If you need additional information about the program, please visit the program website or contact Dr. Jamie C. Naidoo at jcnaidoo@slis.ua.edu.

Porter Novelli – Atlanta Internship

Atlanta Internship Program

Porter Novelli, named 2017 Holmes Report #1 Best Place to Work North America; 2016 PRWeek Best Place To Work; 2016 & 2015 PR News Top Place to Work is a global public relations agency that combines the power of immersion with the rigor of data to create a deeper human insight that transforms the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to our clients. Porter Novelli people are passionate about creating big and bold change through the power of influence, by staying one step ahead of trends in media, technology and consumer behavior, thereby guiding our clients towards positive, game changing innovation.

The intern position supports account teams as follows: assists in the development of press materials; helps coordinate meetings, special events and/or conferences; develops media lists; monitors media coverage and trends; researches consumer and marketplace trends; creates and maintains coverage reports; coordinates the development and delivery of press kits, develops and writes pitch letters and provides additional account related support as necessary.

Students or recent graduates in this program will act as fully integrated members of account teams and will be assigned a mentor for support and guidance in helping the intern get acclimated into the PR industry and business environment.

Qualifications:

Open to current juniors and seniors and recent graduates interested in Public Relations with a major in communications, public health, public affairs, journalism, political science, marketing, English or related course study. First-rate writing and organizational skills with an attention to detail are necessary.

Previous internships required.

To be considered for an internship with Porter Novelli, please provide the following:

-A resume and cover letter with applicable experience highlighted

-Two professional or personal recommendations

-In 300 words or less, tell us why you want to work at Porter Novelli. If you have a preferred practice or specialty focus, please highlight this here.

-Optional: Up to three work samples (i.e. writing, design, reports, etc.)

Please upload your resume to our careers site and send other materials to Linda VanBrackle (linda.vanbrackle@porternovelli.com) by the February before your summer term of interest.

To view this internship and more, visit Handshake.

Warner Music Group

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Job Title: Emerging Talent Associate

A little bit about our team:

Warner Music Group’s Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is a paid program designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and previous experiences to the music industry. This multidimensional, hands-on program begins by matching students to specific departments across WMG’s companies, based on their interests, for a semester-long experience. ETP is offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters.

Participating Businesses:
ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance)

Nashville Center of Excellence (COE)

Rhino Entertainment

Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell Production

Warner Music Nashville (WMN)

Warner Bros. Records (WBR)

Warner Music Latina (WML)

WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic)

WMG Corporate

Why this could be your next big break:

The ideal Emerging Talent Associate candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the music industry and its trends and embody Warner Music Group’s core values. Candidates must be professionally motivated and driven to make a career in this ever changing industry. We are looking for individuals who have a track record of success in a similar role and who has had experience with various parts of the music industry.

Here you’ll get to:

Upon joining our team, associates are fully immersed in the day-to-day activities of their assigned department. They will participate in strategic meetings, help to solve key business issues, network with our senior leadership, and offer their ideas and perspectives in order to further WMG’s global success. In addition to gaining unparalleled industry experience, working as an Emerging Talent Associate ensures that you will obtain access to incredible development opportunities, such as our Capstone Project where students will develop a business idea for Warner Music Group, based off of their department, present in front of our executives and gain real time feedback on their ideas.

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited university or college
  • Be a senior or graduate student
  • Have completed at least two previous internships in the music, media, entertainment, or tech industries

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Professional goals that align with Warner Music Group’s core values and business objectives
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong passion and knowledge of the music industry/media
  • Prior work experience (part-time/summer) preferred
  • Leadership experience on or off campus preferred
  • Digital/technical savvy required

Interested in being our next summer associate? Here are our areas of opportunity:

  • A&R
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Business and Legal Affairs
  • Business Development
  • Executive
  • Internal Audit
  • International Marketing
  • Label Operations
  • Marketing
  • Radio Promotions
  • Sales

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is proud of its Emerging Talent Program , the professional development we offer to our WMG students, and the alumni network we’ve built across the country. Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company’s DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Our Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national Origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws and the Company complies with all applicable reasonable accommodation requirements which such laws may require. Accordingly, please inform the Company’s Human Resources representative if you need an accommodation in order for you to complete any employment application-related forms or otherwise to participate in the application or selection process for the position for which you are applying. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity and will enable applicants to participate in the application and selection process and for employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs without imposing undue hardship on our Company.   The Company also will make reasonable accommodations to an applicants or employee’s religious beliefs and practices as may be required by law, unless an undue hardship would result.

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards ten-week, nine-month, or twelve-month internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to The Met’s many departments, at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. In addition to developing skills through projects within Museum departments, interns participate in a weekly seminar series and interact directly with the Museum’s visitors by leading public tours in the galleries.

Long-term nine-month and twelve-month internships are also available. These long-term interns fully participate in the MuSe program during the summer.

The MuSe Internship Program begins on the first Monday in June. All interns must start on this date; there are no exceptions. Ten-week internships end the second week of August, when the summer MuSe program concludes. Long-term interns remain and work with their supervisors for the remainder of their internship periods.

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Applications for summer are due each January — we will not accept any applications or application materials.

For more information, please see our website: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer

Departmental Placement
Each intern is placed in one of the Museum’s departments under the supervision of a full-time staff member. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. For example, students majoring in computer science can apply to intern in our Digital Department or Information Systems & Technology. Art history and other humanities students gain valuable experience not only in our curatorial departments, but also in areas like Editorial, Education, External Affairs, or Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Graphic or Exhibition Design, Imaging, or as part of our Creative Practice team in Education. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science.

Interns may also be placed at The Met Cloisters to work on education, library, or curatorial projects. The departmental placement will be onsite at The Met Cloisters, but these interns will participate fully in orientation and all other intern activities and programs. If you have a specific interest in The Met Cloisters, be sure to select this museum area on your application.

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.

APR Again Named a Top-Five Program by PRWEEK

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has been named a top-five finalist for Outstanding Education Program in the 2018 PRWeek Awards.

The program has been a top-five program in eight of the ten years PRWeek has given this award.

“It is an honor for the Department of Advertising and Public Relations to be evaluated and recognized as being among the top five educational programs in the United States,” said Dr. Joseph Phelps, department chair and faculty member, advertising and public relations. “This much sought-after recognition of academic excellence is an appropriate reflection of the great work that our faculty and students are doing every day.”

The Association for Women in Sports Media

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) is the newest student organization at C&IS. The group focuses on assisting aspiring female, sports media professionals in networking and learning from women in the sports media industry, and provides an avenue for internship and scholarship opportunities.

“The sports media industry is predominantly male,” said Caleigh Newberry, president of AWSM. “It’s important for women to have a presence in sports media to provide a unique perspective and insight. Women broaden the audience and contribute to a different view of the market.”