Tuesday's Tidbits


1. Breaking into the Industry, GOOGLE+ Hangouts

2. Media Professionalism Week 2014: April 15-17th

3. Now HIRING: Marketing Intern with Eagle Dining: Deadline April 18

4. Casino Night: Shake, Rattle & Roll!!, April 23

5. MAB Day: April 23

6. Southern Miss Radio open positions: Deadline April 30

1. Breaking into the Industry GOOGLE+ Hangouts

Come video chat with media professionals from around the country. If you are unable to attend, stream the live events by contacting crystal.garner@eagles.usm.edu.

Wednesday at noon in College Hall Room 203

Karatiana Freelon from The New York Times

Breaking into the Social Media Industry

Presented by the Southern Miss Association of Black Journalists


2. Media Professionalism Week 2014: April 15-17th

USM’s PRSSA is hosting Media Professionalism week April 15-17th.
All meetings will be from 12-1pm in Room 104 of College Hall. Grab FREE LUNCH between classes while advancing yourself as a professional!


Tuesday, April 15th: LinkedIn, A Headshot to Success. Olivia Hurst, Social Media Specialist and headshots by Kate Dearman and Alex Weems.

Wednesday, April 16th: Material Girls: Professional & Fashionable. Anna-Claire White, Manager of Material Girls clothing boutique

Thursday, April 17th: Speed Dating Network. Prepare & practice your elevator pitch while networking with local professionals.

3. Now HIRING: Marketing Intern with Eagle Dining: Deadline April 18

Would you like to gain experience working for one of the World’s Most Admired Companies of 2013? If, so please spread the word, that Eagle Dining is hiring summer marketing interns (5 paid positions).

We are specifically looking for students in the hospitality management, marketing, business, public relations or communication fields. They will have a week of paid training and will need to be available the month of June.

Below you will find the link to the online application. Application Deadline is April 18th.

4. Casino Night: Shake, Rattle & Roll!!, April 23

MCJ Casino Night: Shake, Rattle & Roll!, April 23 at 6 p.m.
The 2014 spring awards banquet and showcase is scheduled for April 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.--MCJ Casino Night: Shake, Rattle, & Roll!

All MCJ students are welcome to attend. This is a night we focus on our students' accomplishments and sucesses!! Tickets for the event are $10, and can be purchased in the MCJ Main Office (cash or check only).

Come SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL with us...oh, and have your picture made in the PHOTO BOOTH too for a unique keepsake!!

Questions: Email Amanda.Tilley@usm.edu or call 601.266.4258.

5. MAB Day: April 23

Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day is set for April 23rd. There will be a panel discussion from 1 – 2:00 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center that is open to all MCJ/EI students to attend.  Please encourage your students to participate and attend this discussion.


Students are also encouraged to apply to participate in a morning portfolio review session with MAB representatives from all over the state of Mississippi. Details on how to apply can be found on our website (www.usm.edu/mcj) by clicking MAB Day under the Events & Workshops tab.

6. Southern Miss Radio open positions: Deadline April 30

Southern Miss Today, the award-winning public affairs broadcast for the award-winning Southern Miss Radio, has positions open for the 2014-2015 school year. The following positions are open:




News Producer


News Reader


Social Media


All of these positions will require an interview, resumé, and examples of previous work if applicable. This is a JOB and you receive practicum credit, networking opportunities, and hands-on experience as compensation. This is not a monetary position, but a class.


The deadline to apply and be considered for the fall is April 30, 2014 by 3pm. Announcement of Placements will go out May 5, 2014. Serious inquiries should contact Assistant Manager Courtney Ingle at Courtney.Ingle@usm.edu for an appointment.