Apr 282015

What Can You Do With an English Degree?

It’s all too common for English majors to hear “What can you do with an English degree?” from well-meaning relatives and friends, implying that the most viable career for an English major is that of a “starving artist.” So what can you do with an English degree? Well, it turns out, you can do a lot of things. Seton Hill English graduates share their stories of how the English program at Seton Hill helped them land fulfilling careers where they use English everyday. –Regina Solomond (2015 Seton Hill Creative Writing Major; New Media Journalism Minor)

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 5.35.23 PMAfter graduating Seton Hill University (SHU) in 2014, new media journalism major Olivia Goudy immediately began writing as a reporter for the Herald Standard, a daily newspaper in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Goudy’s determination and persistence helped her in securing her job. She applied for an internship with the newspaper her junior year, and even though she did not get the internship, she approached them about wanting to do freelance work to get into the business. During her senior year at SHU, she continued communicating with the Herald Standard. She contacted one of the editors about a career in journalism in March, and coincidentally it happened to be the day another reporter had put in his two week’s notice. “Everything fell into place after that,” said Goudy, who was the Editor-in-Chief for the SHU newspaper, the Setonian.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:23 am
Mar 172015

A SHU graduate sent me this job announcement:

Job Openings

We know who you are. You’re the reporter in your newsroom who sees stories in a very different way; who isn’t satisfied with the way stories are being reported, the way they’ve always been reported. We know who you are. We’ve been there.

Watchdog.org, a leader in online journalism, is looking for self-starting reporters who want to hold government at all levels accountable, who know exactly where to look for waste, fraud and abuse. Reporters who know how to tell those stories in compelling ways. We move fast and don’t have time for someone to learn on the job.

We have immediate openings in Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin. We also have opportunities that allow the right candidates to work on national issues from wherever they live. We offer a flexible work schedule and a competitive compensation package.

Watchdog.org is a project of The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials to Mary Ellen Beatty at MBeatty@Watchdog.org:
Résumé and cover letter detailing (a) salary requirements and (b) your interest in the mission of the organization. Two to three writing samples demonstrating your ability to write from the point of view of the taxpayer.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in these positions, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 12:15 pm
Feb 042015

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 4.25.37 PMWest Overton Village and Museums is seeking reliable, creative, and enthusiastic interns for the 2015 Summer Season. These interns should be interested in forwarding their educational and professional career.

The opportunity for interns varies, and the selected candidate will be matched with a project according to their skills and interest. Projects vary between: research, collections, media, social media, education, performance, and business. Many of these projects overlap into different areas, so the candidate should be comfortable working in all of these areas.

This opportunity is especially beneficial to history and public history students, as well as education majors. The intern will work directly with the Managing Director and the Registrar. The intern will have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in the daily operations of a museum.

A successful candidate should have:

  •   Completed at least 1 year of college
  •   Strong verbal communication skills
  •   Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  •   Strong technical skillso Windows o Microsoft

     Word
     Excel
     PowerPoint  Publisher

o Past Perfect Museum Software

  •   Strong Public Speaking Skills
  •   Proficient in Social MediaCandidates must submit one (1) writing sample, and two (2) professional references.

    For more information please contact us at the Museum Info@westovertonvillage.org or 724-887-7910 Check out our website: www.westovertonvillage.org

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 4:29 pm
Jul 012014

Job Class: This paid position is a temporary part-time hourly internship position. Individual may use this internship towards credit at a college, university or equivalent institution.

Primary Functions: The Web/New Media intern will assist the New Media Manager and Web Content Developer with day-to-day operations of the diocesan Internet and Intranet sites. This involves content creation, design, as well as some audio and video creation. These functions will include working with diocesan staff, including but not limited to the Director of Information Technologies, New Media Manager, Web Content Developer, Photographer/Multimedia Specialist, clergy, parish and school personnel.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 9:23 am
Jun 172014

A school for the performing arts and professional theatre company seeks marketing and sales interns in Greensburg. StageRightGreensburg.com.

Hi Everyone, We are looking for a Development/Marketing/Sales intern. We need one for the summer, the fall and the spring. You do not have to do each of them just one of them. Please email stagerightdod@gmail.com your resume, cover letter and availability. Thank you.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 9:28 am
May 012014

Renee Starek writes:

Fictionvale Magazine (www.fictionvale.com) is a quarterly genre fiction magazine dedicated to bringing high-quality short fiction to the electronic page. We’re currently looking for an intern to help us with the slush pile — that is, reading submissions and giving recommendations on acceptance or rejection, based on the quality of stories Fictionvale is looking for. Intern will receive a copy of a previous episode of Fictionvale in order to become familiar with the types and quality of the stories we publish.

Time frame: Beginning August 1, 2014. Submission period is August 1 – Sept 15, so internship will be at least 6 weeks, though could be 8 weeks, depending upon submission volume. Internship is UNPAID.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 12:02 pm
Apr 232014

Web Internship | Office of Information Technologies

Job Class: This paid position is a temporary part-time hourly internship position. Individual may use this internship towards credit at a college, university or equivalent institution.

Primary Functions: The Web intern will assist the New Media Manager and Web Content Developer with day-to-day operations of the diocesan Internet and Intranet sites. This involves content creation, design, as well as some audio and video creation. These functions will include working with diocesan staff, including but not limited to the Director of Information Technologies, New Media Manager, Web Content Developer, Photographer/Multimedia Specialist, clergy, parish and school personnel. Supervisor: Director of the Office of Information Technologies and New Media Manager of the Office for Information Technologies.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:53 am
Mar 172014

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship. The contest is open to both men and women who are currently juniors or seniors in college or in graduate school in Pennsylvania and who are Pennsylvania residents. The winner of the $1,500 prize is selected on the basis of proven journalistic ability, dedication to a newspaper career and general merit.
We are asking you as a journalism educator, collegiate newspaper adviser or editor, to pass on this information to your students interested in a print journalism career. We are also asking you to pass this along to any colleagues at other Pennsylvania colleges or universities who may or may not be aware of this opportunity.
More information and an online application can be found at www.pwpa.us/scholarship.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 11:23 am
Feb 032014

Once again, it is our pleasure to announce that the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, Local 38061, is offering two $1,500 undergraduate scholarships to students in print journalism and allied fields.

Since 1996, the Guild has awarded $46,000 to undergraduates who plan a career in Mass Communications. We seek your help in informing them that this money is again available to pay for tuition, for books, or for the electronic devices needed to pursue their studies. In the past, some winners have used this money to defray expenses during unpaid or low-wage internships.

The scholarships are open to students who have completed four semesters or more, or the equivalent in credits, and have at least one more semester before graduation. The scholarships are not intended for students entering or attending graduate school.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 7:29 pm
Oct 162013

We have a position open in marketing for a student with a writing/communication background.  We need someone who is reliable, a strong writer, and can work in an office with a lot going on all the time. :)

The majority of this person’s time will be devoted to writing for the SHU site, print and online marketing materials, and the occasional radio ad. They may also be pulled in to assist with marketing projects as they come up, such as photo/video shoots or social media marketing.
If you know of anyone who fits the bill and is looking for an internship for next semester, just have them email me.  Thanks!

All the best,
Becca

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Rebecca Baker
Associate Director of Marketing & Content Strategy
Seton Hill University
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 3:45 pm