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SJMC Monday Memo | April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Get job, internship help this week

Two video conferences will be offered this week to discuss jobs, careers and internships:
 
Ask Us Anything! A video conference for seniors on jobs and careers
Wednesday, April 8 at noon CST
Seniors, we understand that you may be feeling anxious. Are you looking for resources in your job search? Are you wondering how to proceed during this uncertain time?  We’re here to help.  Join us on this video conference where you can ask us anything regarding careers and your job search. We will share the most current information we’re gathering from employers, as well as tips, but the agenda is yours.
 
You can submit questions ahead of time here, and we’ll answer during the conference.  You can ask questions during the conference also.  We’ll record it and compile the list of FAQ after the call and share it on our website. Seniors from all majors welcomed!
Hosted by Drake career services professionals Chrystal Stanley, Annette Watson, Leah Berte and Carlyn Crowe.
Join here
Ask Us Anything! A video conference regarding jobs and internships. All students welcome!
Friday, April 10 at noon CST
Students looking for jobs and internships are welcomed to open forum for questions and information regarding careers and internships during this time of uncertainty. We want to answer your questions (and try to ease your anxiety) by providing advice and resources.
You can submit questions ahead of time here, and we’ll answer during the conference.  You can ask questions during the conference call also.  We’ll record it and compile the list of FAQ after the call and share it on our website. Students from all majors welcomed!
Hosted by Drake career services professionals Chrystal Stanley, Annette Watson, Leah Berte and Carlyn Crowe
Join here

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 (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) 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 (mallory.quinn@drake.edu) if you have any questions.

Have a news item for the Memo?

The SJMC Monday Memo is a newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (christopher.snider@drake.edu). SJMC alums and other professionals can also subscribe to the Monday Memo via email here: http://eepurl.com/bPNbxn

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, political views, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.

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