Media College eNews

Information about May Commencement

Every May, individual WVU colleges and schools host their own commencement ceremonies. The WVU Reed College of Media’s 2015 May Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the College of Creative Arts on WVU’s Evansdale Campus. Students who plan to walk in the May ceremony will need to RSVP. This is a separate process from applying for graduation. View our 2015 May Commencement page for everything graduation!

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Spring 2015 'WVU News' anchors announced

In the back row (from left) are social square anchor Jen Clarke of Elmwood Park, New Jersey; sports anchors Emily Giangreco of Fairfax, Virginia; Luis Quiles of Chester, New York; and Steve Accardi of Newburyport, Massachusetts; sports reporter Devon Kelly of Montville, New Jersey; and social square anchor Shannan Butler of Springfield, Pennsylvania. Giangreco, Quiles and Accardi also will serve as sports anchors and Kelly as sports reporter for ESPNU. View a full list of anchors, reporters and producers here .

The award-winning “WVU News” is produced by journalism students at the WVU Reed College of Media. The newscast covers events on the University campus and around the Morgantown community. Students report, write, shoot and edit television news stories for the program. They also serve as on-air anchors, producers, directors and technical crew during newscast tapings at WVU’s professional television studio. “WVU News” airs statewide on West Virginia PBS as part of “Campus Connection” and on Time Warner Cable in North Central West Virginia. The production is available on WVU’s YouTube channel. You can also follow the reporters on Twitter or visit the WVU News website.

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Intern with the West Virginia Power this summer!

The West Virginia Power, the Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates (based in Charleston, WV) will be in Martin Hall on Thursday, February 12 to interview candidates for their summer internships program.

There are internships in the following areas:

There is a stipend available for students participating in the food service and hospitality internship. Students in the general internship are eligible to earn college credit.

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WVU Reed College of Media receives Benedum grant for community branding efforts

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media recently received a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to launch a new project aimed at revitalizing West Virginia communities. The grant, worth $130,000, will assemble strategic expertise from the College of Media and other partners to provide full-service, integrated branding efforts for West Virginia communities.

The initiative will begin with three pilot projects, including one of the 2014 “Turn This Town Around” contest winners, Matewan, and two other communities to be determined at a later date. Students and faculty will work with community leaders to develop a brand identity and creative strategy, with an integrated marketing communications campaign and a community branding tool-kit.

“Turn This Town Around” is a joint effort between the West Virginia Community Development Hub, West Virginia Focus magazine and West Virginia Public Broadcasting to help revitalize towns in the state through facilitated projects and planning.

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Learn how to interview for a job like a pro!

Few things can get the heart racing like a job interview. Do you clam up or get nervous interviewing? Now you can get the practice you need without all the pressure. Next month, the Career Services Center is hosting its 1st Annual Mock Interview Week (Feb. 2-5). Employers from different industries will be on campus to conduct MOCK INTERVIEWS for students from ANY major. Don’t miss the chance to prepare in this one-on-one setting before the spring career fairs and networking events.

Space is limited. Sign-up now in MountaineerTRAK.

Please note: in order to sign up for a time, you must upload a resume under ‘My Account > My Documents’ in MountaineerTRAK.

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Don't just sit there, GET INVOLVED!

The following is a note from Director of Student Careers and Opportunities Eric Minor:

Dear Students,

I spend a lot of time talking with employers about the kinds of things that get an entry-level applicant’s resume noticed. As I’ve mentioned many times, internships are number one across the board.

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WVU Ed on Campus seeks new members

WVU Ed on Campus is part of the outreach program of Ed 2010, an organization that coordinates with aspiring magazine editors and writers at colleges nationwide to provide practical advice for finding jobs and succeeding in the magazine industry. WVU Ed on Campus acts as a liaison between students and publishing professionals, conducts workshops, travels to New York City for professional networking, and serves as a mentor to group members in order to help Edsters achieve their professional goals. WVU Ed on Campus gives students networking opportunities with both their peers and established magazine insiders that have proven to be valuable, with several members obtaining internships at magazines like American Baby, WV Living, CosmoGirl, InStyle and People.

Ed on Campus meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in 103 Martin Hall. Stop by and see what they’re all about!

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Opportunity Alert 1/20/15

Remember, internships don’t have to be for credit. Experience rules on your resume—volunteer work counts with employers when you’re doing meaningful media-related work. Plus, it’s never too soon to start thinking about applications for this summer!!!

STRATCOMM: The WVU School of Pharmacy seeks a PAID public relations intern. Must be a graduate student. You’ll interview students, faculty and staff in order to write content for publications and press releases. You’ll also write articles for the WVU School of Pharmacy newsletter and website. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Mrs. Amy Newton, Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, at Electronic applications preferred. Contact me for full job description.

ALL MAJORS: Major League Baseball Advanced Media is accepting applications for its summer internship program. MLB Advanced Media is looking for rising college juniors and seniors as well as graduate school students for our 2015 Summer Internship Program in New York. Interns are expected to complete a minimum of eight to ten weeks but specific dates will be determined by school schedules. This is a PAID internship. Housing is not provided. Internships include Streaming Media, Finance, Marketing, Club Marketing, E-commerce, Legal, Technology, Sponsorship, Design, Public Relations, and CRM/Analytics. Contact me before applying. We have a recent graduate who’s willing to offer help with your application. Apply here:

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Mark of Excellence Awards accepting entries until January 23

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards, honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First place regional winners advance to the national competition and are recognized at SPJ spring conferences. National winners will be showcased on

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree in 2014. International SPJ student members may also enter. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2014 calendar year.

The deadline to apply is January 23.

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