- Apply for the Master Class with Nancy Duarte: Deadline Oct. 16
- Apply for the Master Class with Chuck Scarborough: Deadline Oct. 16
- The Scripps Howard Foundation Seeking College Students to Report in Washington
- Landrums Homestead Seeking Innovative Students
- The Dow Jones News Fund Accepting Applicants for 2014 Internship Program
- The Dallas Morning News Recruiting Interns for Summer 2014
- How to Land a Federal Job
- October Career Events Students in the College of Arts & Letters: Oct. 9-22
- 4th Annual Mississippi International Film Festival
- Need Community Service Hours?
1. Apply for the Master Class with Nancy Duarte: Deadline Oct. 16
Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., has created more than a quarter of a million presentations for the world’s most influential businesses, institutions, causes, and authors. As a persuasion specialist, Nancy developed a unique methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking principles to business communications that shift audience beliefs and behaviors. Her latest book, The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, is currently HRB’s most purchased guidebook. Duarte, Inc. is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley, as well as the fifth largest female employer in the area. Nancy has won several prestigious awards for communications and entrepreneurship, and was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. She has been a speaker at a number of Fortune 500 companies and top business schools, and teaches classes at Stanford University several times a year.
All undergraduate and graduate students in the school are eligible to apply (Word), but this is certainly an opportunity that public relations, advertising and recording industry management should consider. The application deadline is Oct. 16. Download the application today!
2. Apply for the Master Class with Chuck Scarborough: Deadline Oct. 16
Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough celebrated his 39th anniversary at WNBC-TV in New York in 2013. He will be inducted into the Southern Miss Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame during our symposium on Oct. 24. In addition to anchoring and covering domestic issues, Mr. Scarborough has delivered high-profile reports on a variety of topics across the globe, reporting from Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico and South America. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Scarborough served four years in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his television career at WLOX-TV in Biloxi. From 1968 through 1969, while earning his bachelor’s degree in radio and TV at USM, he worked for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg as a reporter and anchor. From 1969 to 1972, he worked at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, where he served as managing editor of the station’s newscasts, supervising and coordinating all news production in addition to his duties as a reporter and anchor. From 1972 until he joined WNBC in 1974, Mr. Scarborough worked as an anchor and reporter at WNAC-TV in Boston. Among his numerous honors are 33 Emmy awards for virtually every category of broadcast journalism. Mr. Scarborough won a special Emmy for his coverage of the September 11th terror attacks in New York, as well as Emmy awards for his investigative reports on airport security, criminal justice and building safety. Mr. Scarborough also has received six awards from The Associated Press, the Aviation and Space Writers Award, the Washington Review of Journalism’s Best in the Business Award, the Working Press Association Terry Anderson Award and the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame award.
3. The Scripps Howard Foundation Seeking College Students to Report in Washington
The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors studying journalism to report from Washington during the spring and summer terms. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments. Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week spring term and six in the 10-week summer term. Applicants with multimedia experience will be given preference.
A seventh intern works for the Hispanic Link News Service in the spring and fall. Applicants should be juniors or seniors with previous internship experience or extensive work with student media.
Program dates and application deadlines for Semester in Washington and Hispanic Link internships:
• Spring 2014: Jan. 6 to April 11. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2013. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.
• Summer 2014: June 9 to Aug. 15. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2013. Program includes a stipend of $1,900 and free housing.
• Hispanic Link interns: same deadlines, stipend and free housing
Applicants may also indicate a preference for fall. The deadline for that program is March 15.
The program includes international interns, who are chosen by the International Center for Journalists. For more details and to download an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.
Questions? Contact Jody Beck:
4. Landrums Homestead Seeking Innovative Students
Landrums Homestead looking for immediate help in trying to promote and develop stories, media kits, advertising, videos and emarketing plans focused on its 30th annual Christmas at Landrum’s Homestead. The Laurel-based company needs students who have a strong work ethic to work with SMCJ grad Grant Staples on one or more of these projects. Depending on the time involved, you may be eligible for internship credit. For more information, see the website at www.landrums.com or call Deborah Landrum-Upton at 601-649-2546.
5. The Dow Jones News Fund Accepting Applicants for 2014 Internship Program
The Dow Jones News Fund is now accepting applicants for its 2014 summer internship program. Deadline to apply for the internships, which are 10 weeks long and paid at a rate of $350 per week, is Nov. 1. For a full description of the internship program and the application, visit www.newsfund.org. Questions? Email email@example.com
6. The Dallas Morning News Recruiting Interns for Summer 2014
The Dallas Morning News is also recruiting interns for the summer 2014. Deadline to apply: Oct. 25. Internships are paid, full time and converged experiences. To learn more, click here: http://res.dallasnews.com/resources/TDMN_2014_Internships.pdf.
For more information, contact Selwyn Crawford, director, college intern program at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 214-977-8604.
7. How to Land a Federal Job
Next week, on October 14, the Dean's office is partnering with Career Services and the program in Interdisciplinary Studies to host a talk on finding federal jobs. This event will be held from 2:15-3:15 in LAB 204 and will feature a speaker, Katie Allen, who will address her comments specifically to majors in our college.
Katie Allen is a Program Analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C. where she focuses on private health insurance, health care reform, and state and federal insurance regulations. Among other things, OPM is the federal agency in charge of setting policy on government-wide hiring procedures. Over the past few years, Ms. Allen has worked on public health issues in three different federal agencies. She has considerable experience navigating different hiring programs throughout the federal government, including student employment and recent graduate programs. Ms. Allen is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health, where she earned a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and administration. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in political science from Mississippi State University.
8. October Career Events Students in the College of Arts & Letters: Oct. 14-22
Monday, October 14 — Federal Jobs: The Dean's office of the College of Arts & Letters is partnering with Career Services and the program in Interdisciplinary Studies to host a talk on finding federal jobs. This event will be held from 2:15-3:15pm in LAB 204 and will feature a speaker, Katie Allen, who will address her comments specifically to majors in our college. Please plan to attend this talk if you are considering this sort of work! Katie Allen is a Program Analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C., and a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health, where she earned a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and administration.
Tuesday, October 22 — Teacher Job Fair: This is an opportunity for Southern Miss students and alumni who are seeking employment in education to meet with multiple school districts from around the United States. This event will take place from is open to all Southern Miss students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For a list of school districts attending, visit www.usm.edu/career-services Cochran Center Ballroom, and at
9:30am – 1:00pm in the Thad.
9. 4th Annual Mississippi International Film Festival
Jackson State University & the Mississippi Film Institute present the 4th annual Mississippi International Film Festival. The Festival is offering ALL of you film enthusiasts a myriad FREE screenings and workshops --Oct. 25th & 26th. Take a peek below to see all the exciting details:
Come enjoy FREE international and domestic indie films, networking with filmmakers, acting, filmmaking and scriptwriting workshops plus more...
Location: Davis Planetarium | 201 E Pascagoula St | Jackson, MS
Dates: October 25th -27th 4t
Screenings Times: 10am - 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
Workshops Times: 11am (Saturday)
More detailed info at: http://www.msfilm.org/
10. Need Community Service Hours?
The supplemental nutrition program, Women, Infants and, Children (WIC), and other government assistance programs are deeply impacted by the crisis. Therefore, student groups will be holding a drive to collect baby formula, cereal, powdered milk, and canned goods from October 14th-29th around USM to be donated to the food bank at Edwards St. Fellowship Center.
We will be kicking off this event with a tabling on October 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm near Shoemaker Square where we can offer signed forms approved by the Office of Community Service documenting community service hours for students who donate. We will then have red drop boxes set up at locations across campus including Cook Union, the LAB lobby, the Post Office, Bond Hall and other places for further donations from Oct 14th to 29th.
Questions? Contact Jessica Piness