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Advising changes for SOJ students

ATTENTION Direct Admit and Fully Admitted SOJ Students!

In response to student feedback, the SOJ is making several positive changes to our academic advising. We believe these changes will improve your advising experience and ensure you are on track to graduate.

Beginning this semester, you will schedule your classes with professional advisers in the SOJ Advising Center (Rooms 107/108 Martin Hall). These individuals are familiar with our curriculum and program requirements and will be dedicated to help you during the advising period. There will also be an adviser on call throughout the semester to answer your questions during regular working hours. In addition, we are returning to one-on-one advising appointments, rather than group advising.

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WCHS & Fox 11 - News Department Intern

Job Description:

WCHS ABC 8/WVAH Fox 11 has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for interns for our News Department for the WINTER semester. Qualified candidates will have completed or be in their junior or senior year of college at a four-year accredited college or university. You should also be planning and preparing for a job in news. We are looking for highly motivated, serious students who will be able to help out in our newsroom. This is an unpaid internship.


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"Life 101" for students and parents

A unique partnership between the Mountaineer Parents Club, WVU Career Services and the WVU Alumni Association is helping students and parents navigate their way to success – during and after college.

“Life 101,” a series of mini educational sessions, will give students tips on various topics, ranging from job hunting, budgeting, and writing a resume, to dressing/dining, life after college and finding the right major. The series is part of the 2010 Fall Family Weekend scheduled for Oct. 1-3.

Andrew Scritchfield, a 1998 graduate of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, will be the featured speaker for the breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 3. Scritchfield, a cameraman for NBC News who has covered President Barack Obama as well as other international stories, will offer his professional and personal insights for students.

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WVU journalism students land major market internships

Galiotos, a broadcast news senior from Evans City, Pa., who interned for NBC News in Washington, D.C., this summer, is one of many WVU School of Journalism students who have shined on the national journalism stage with high-profile internships.

“I worked with some of the best journalists in the business,” said Galiotos. “Being there gave me an idea of what to strive for?of what I need to do to improve myself as a journalist.”

Galiotos said her internship at NBC was very hands on. As a general assignment intern, her duties varied. She pitched news stories, assisted with live shots and transcribed interviews. She even had the opportunity to shoot, write and edit a video news package.

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SOJ alumnus Ken Ward named to Huffington Post's "Game Changers" list

School of Journalism alumnus and Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette reporter Ken Ward, Jr. (BSJ, 1990) was recently named to The Huffington Post’s “Game Changers” in the Green category.

Recognized for his coverage of the impacts of West Virginia’s coal industry, Ward shares the honor with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, actors Kevin Costner and Robert Redford, comedian Stephen Colbert, and several local activists from around the country.

See the entire list of Game Changers on Also, read the article in the Charleston Gazette.

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Learn about the Disney College Internship Program

Start building your résumé and preparing for your future career. The Disney College Program gives you the opportunity to take college-level courses for credit, network with Disney leaders, audition for entertainment roles and enhance your marketability in today’s job market. There will be two campus presentations in October at the Mountainlair Gluck Theater

This paid program is open to all majors and college levels.

Apply online at Click on Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort

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Reporter wanted for Northern Virginia Newspaper

The News and Messenger and, located in Manassas, Va., are looking for an aggressive and curious reporter who loves to run and gun breaking news stories. Cops and breaking news are our life blood, particularly with our growing internet audience but also with the longtime readers of our print publications. People want to know what’s going on in their neighborhoods and they want to know NOW. This reporter might be writing a cop brief one minute, shooting an accident photo or rushing to do a video interview the next. We offer a competitive salary with benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K and a retirement plan.

To apply, go to and look for Job #PTN-000203.

The application deadline is 10/7/2010

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Assistant needed for Associated Press sports writer

John Raby, a sports writer for The Associated Press, is looking for a sports-savvy freshmen or sophomore to assist him with various duties. This is an unpaid position.

Raby would like a student to help him gather, and transcribe, quotes from the locker room after WVU Football games. He also needs help covering both WVU men’s and women’s basketball games. Depending on the teams’ national rankings, that may involve either getting quotes in an unpaid position or possibly writing game stories, which would involve getting paid.

Interested students should email Mr. Raby at or contact the SOJ student services coordinator, Jason Broadwater at

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JQE October test dates announced

The JQE (Journalism Qualifying Exam) will be offered in 101 Clark Hall at 5:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 13 and Thurs., Oct. 14.

Due to high demand, a third date has been announced: Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 pm in room 208 Clark Hall.

The fee is $20, and students must preregister for the test.

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