Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday October 18, 2016

  1. Have an “All Services Hold” on your SOAR account? What does this mean???

  2. Advisement for Spring, 10/25 - 11/8; Sign-up in CH 106

  3. Spring Graduation Applications Due, November 1

  4. #DoGoodNetwork Seeking Recent Graduates or Seniors

  5. Backpacking with a Purpose Application Due, November 17

  6. Internship Opportunities

  7. Job Opportunities

1. Have an “All Services Hold” on your SOAR account? What does this mean???

All current students who have not fully completed the Academic Integrity Compliance modules for the University have an “All Services Hold” on their SOAR account placed by the Office of the General Council. This means that ALL your services are halted at Southern Miss until you complete the modules. What does this mean?? The hold means you can’t register for the spring, you won’t be able to drop or add any courses for the current semester, no refunds will be issues, you won’t receive your diploma…shall we go on?

To complete the modules, go to the following website and log in with your SOAR log in and password: https://slate.workplaceanswers.com/UnivSM/. Once the modules are completed the hold will be removed.

More info: https://www.usm.edu/provost/students-guide-academic-integrity


2. Advisement for Spring, 10/25-11/08; sign-up in CH 106

It’s that time of year where you start to think about what classes you’re going to take for the spring semester. Advisement for all MCJ/EI students will be held October 25 – November 8. You MUST sign up for an appointment with your adviser in the Main Office in College Hall 106 began October 17 and will run through November 7. Due to the large amount of students in the School we cannot schedule or rebook appointments over the phone.

If you have any questions about advisement, feel free to contact the Main Office at 601.266.4258. If you currently do not have an adviser listed in SOAR through your Student Center then we will be updating those soon.


3. Spring Graduation Applications Due, November 1

Click the link below for information on how to apply for graduation.  Go to, “how to apply for graduation,” located half way down the front page.  Then click College of Arts & Letters.  For specific questions regarding graduation applications call the main office at 601-266-4258.  



4. #DoGoodNetwork Seeking Recent Graduates or Seniors

Senior college students, those who recently graduated, and professionals in communications are invited to apply for the newly unveiled #DoGood Network, a free, online league of socially conscious individuals who want to find employment with good companies, strive to make a difference in the world, and want to connect with others who feel the same.#DoGood Network


5. Backpacking With a Purpose Application Due, November 17

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to explore some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

Backpacking with a purpose

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by November 17th to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

 Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

 India – Education or Gender Rights

Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment

Middle East – Human Rights

Ghana – Global Health

Tanzania – Social Innovation

Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict

Peru – Environment and Health

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!


6. Internship Opportunities

  • Dow Jones News Fund Now Accepting Applications

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid summer 2017 internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and interactive news editing. The application deadline is Nov. 1.

For more information regarding this internship opportunity CLICK HERE.

7. Job Opportunities

  • WGBC-TV Seeking Account Executive

The WGBC-TV station is looking for a full time account executive.  This position requires a person who prospects, and consults with businesses to develop a plan for marketing their businesses to our viewers.  If you are interested in this position contact Susan Ross at susan@wmdn.net

  • WDAM Seeking Anchor/Reporter

WDAM TV, Raycom Media's NBC and ABC affiliate in Hattiesburg, MS is seeking a dynamic anchor/reporter. Successful candidate must be a proven leader who is motivated, and passionate about storytelling. Ideal candidate must be an strong communicator who excels in anchoring and reporting. The ability to cultivate sources and produce enterprise stories is a must. Candidate must possess strong live reporting skills and be driven by breaking news. The successful candidate must also be proficient on all digital platforms and meet mandated social media goals outlined by management. To see the full job description CLICK HERE Apply online HERE