Media College eNews

Big East Career Fair in NYC

Big East Career Fair in NYC
March 9, 2012 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Madison Square Garden, NYC!!!

Join students from all of the Big East Conference Colleges and Universities for the 2012 Big East Career Fair, held in conjunction with the basketball tournament. This event gives you access to nearly 100 employers nationwide, many of which will not be on our campus. This is a GREAT opportunity, especially if you want to live in the city! It is free to attend the career fair. WVU also provides affordable hotel and transportation accommodation for interested students; see below.

CAREER FAIR REGISTRATION (registration for transportation and hotel is separate)

Read Full Article

Around the world in a high school classroom


For those with a scorecard handy, Tandon was born in India. She moved to Nigeria at age 8 when her father accepted a telecommunications job there. She spent the remaining days of her youth in the African country before landing in Morgantown in 2008 to study economics at West Virginia University.

That’s three continents in 20 years – quite a mark for even a seasoned globetrotter.

Read Full Article

SOJ students take on high-profile internships

What are the chances that two students from the same small town in West Virginia can make it big in network television? Two West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students, Ashton Marra and Jamie McCracken, are hoping that the odds are pretty good. In fact, the television journalism seniors are off to a great start – snagging internships Ashton Marraat ABC and ESPN.

Marra, a native of Clarksburg, W.Va., will be heading to New York City in January to begin her internship at ABC News. During her four months there, Marra will conduct research and team with producers and reporters to coordinate interviews. She may also have the chance to have bylined work on Marra, who reported for the School’s award-winning student newscast, “WVU News,” hopes this internship will help her learn what it takes to be successful in network television.

“I’m one hundred percent sure that I want to be in television,” said Marra. “As far as what aspect of television – whether I want to be a reporter or a producer – I’m not certain about that yet. I want to be sure that I’ve picked the right field for me and that I know what I’m getting into.”

Read Full Article

PRSSA WVU Chapter volunteers for "SHOP" to help local children buy gifts

WVU alumnus William Slocum high-fives Dekota Carter during a successful day of Christmas shopping.

West Virginia University students and alumni spread Christmas spirit by helping the area’s less-privileged children search for toys and other gifts at the Super K-Mart early Saturday morning.

The University’s SHOP Organization, Students Helping Other People, has been participating in the shopping event for the past 25 years.

Read Full Article

December graduates look to the future

Public relations graduate Karen Delbert was among the estimated 1,500 students who 

walked across the floor at the WVU Coliseum on Dec. 11, 2011.

On Sunday, WVU hosted its annual December Convocation ceremony during which graduates don their academic regalia and cross the Coliseum as their names are read, shaking the hands of WVU’s president and other members of the platform party and receiving a letter of congratulations.

Read Full Article

Des Moines Register Media seeks design team managers

The Design Studio at Des Moines Register Media is seeking two experienced newspaper page designers with solid management and people skills to lead teams which will design 15 newspapers in Wisconsin and Louisiana.

The Wisconsin team leader will supervise a team designing front pages, local news fronts and other local news pages for the Green Bay Press Gazette, Appleton Post-Crescent and eight other Wisconsin newspapers. The job will start in mid-March 2012.

The Louisiana team will supervise a similar team serving the Shreveport Times, Lafayette Daily Advertiser and three other Louisiana newspapers. The job will start in late July 2012.

Read Full Article

Des Moines Register Media seeks designers

The Design Studio at Des Moines Register Media is seeking creative, collaborative newspaper page designers to help produce compelling pages for The Des Moines Register and many other newspapers, including the Green Bay Press Gazette, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Shreveport Times and 17 additional sites from Wisconsin to Louisiana.
Their Design Studio gives page designers an opportunity to work with and learn from each other in a creative atmosphere. They’re looking for experienced news, sports and features designers as well as new and recent college graduates eager to launch a career. They want enthusiastic team players eager to take bold, creative risks to lure readers into well-layered stories. News professionals who champion the First Amendment and work collaboratively with editors, reporters, photographers and artists to develop great story-telling methods.

Experience designing news and magazine pages under deadline pressure in a professional or college setting and using InDesign, PhotoShop and/or other popular software is preferred.

Des Moines Register Media offers a competitive compensation plan, career growth opportunities, benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, employee discounts, 401(k) with company match and more. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips of design work to Dotti Klootwyk at:

Read Full Article

WVU Health Sciences seeks Spring 2012 intern

WVU Health Sciences is seeking students with an interest in working in a professional environment with a productive health research team for the Office of Nursing Research. The primary responsibility of this Office is to support the research and scholarship of faculty within the School of Nursing. Students will receive training and must complete an on-line CITI Human Subjects Research Certificate once hired.

The department’s website, quarterly newsletters, and billboards will be regularly updated; therefore, ideal candidates will have some experience with visual communication, journalism, graphic design, and website design. Excellent writing, communication, and Microsoft Office skills are required.

The position would begin in the Spring semester and possibly extend to the Fall semester and beyond. The student workers will work between 10-20 hours. Interested students should Contact Betty Melcher by email:

Read Full Article

Media Relations Intern

Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va., is currently searching for a media relations intern to begin immediately. The intern will report directly to the Director of Communications. This is an intensive writing position, proven experience in news writing, feature writing and/or editing are a plus.

Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to, gathering information, contacting media outlets, proof college publications, post news stories to the College’s Web site and writing news releases and feature pieces about the College’s students, programs, activities, events and personnel.

To find out more information visit

Read Full Article

AHP Student Award Contest deadline Jan. 16, 2012

Established in 1970, American Horse Publications is a non-profit association of over 450 equine-related publications, electronic media, professionals, associations, and businesses involved in equine publishing.

American Horse Publications offers students wishing to become involved in the equine publishing industry an opportunity to join the association and participate in student programs.

Student Membership is open to high school, college, and graduate students for an annual fee of $25. Student Members receive the following: certificate of membership, an opportunity to attend the AHP seminar at a reduced registration fee, listing in the online Membership Directory, the AHP monthly e-newsletter, “AHP For the record,” and eligibility for Student classes in the AHP annual Awards Contest.

Read Full Article