SJMC Monday Memo | April 6, 2020
Monday, April 6th, 2020
Get job, internship help this week
Other career development events are being planned for the rest of the school year, including a remote guest lecture on Monday, April 13, at 6 p.m. by SJMC alum Lucille Carver, JO’12, pictured, who is social media manager for LinkedIn. Carver previously worked for McDonald’s, Hickory Farms and Chicago’s Field Museum. Details on how to participate in Carver’s virtual visit will be distributed later this week.
A new Facebook group (Drake SJMC Careers and Internship Group) is for Drake SJMC students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and employers to discuss all matters relative to careers, jobs, internships and professional development. Please join in if you have, or are seeking, advice, trends, tips and positions to share, as well as networking opportunities.
Student Senate elections this week
Elections to choose student senators for 2020-21 will be held via MyDrake on Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10. An SJMC student who has reached out to make his case is:
Caleb Lillquist, who is running for senator-at-large: Caleb Poster
If any other student would like an opportunity to address fellow students, please contact Dean Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a spot in the Memo.
Nominations open for Adams Leadership Awards
Nominate a student or organization for one of the annual Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute Awards. Deadline for nominations is April 16. For more information and to nominate, see https://drake.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hy7gN7cbcGQldH
Life hacks and lifelines
Student Emergency Fund: Drake has set up a Student Emergency Fund to help students with urgent financial needs caused by the pandemic crisis. Students may request grants of up to $250. For more information and to apply, see https://drake.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HZmDH05TeIcOOx
Credit/no credit deadline this week: A reminder that the University is amending credit/no credit requirements for spring to allow students more flexibility to opt to take their classes pass/fail this semester. The deadline for deciding is Friday, April 10. Email dean’s assistant Mallory Quinn (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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