Bit Project!


Bit Project (bitproject.org), a nationwide, open source, fully remote student initiative making developer education more accessible to prepare students to enter the competitive tech industry.  

Regardless of your major or experience level, we have opportunities for everyone in developer relations, marketing, human resources, technical writing, design and much more. We work with leading companies like MongoDB, Twitter, and Postman to develop curriculum on a broad range of topics in technology, computer science, and data science. We’d love for you to join us. We are looking for ambitious and driven students eager to gain real-world experience and to help make Bit Project’s goals a reality.

We strongly encourage you to apply to join our team; use the link below to apply!

Link: bitproject.org/join

For further information about our open positions or the organization, check out the flyer attached below and visit our website at bitproject.org.

We hope you join us on our journey to empower leaders across the country to build and strengthen technical communities everywhere.

Jobs & Internships available for U-M Department of Communication Studies Students on AfterCollege

Students,

Was your internship cancelled? Are you worried about finding a job after graduation? Employers are still looking for interns and new graduates to fill positions. Check out AfterCollege to apply.

AfterCollege has created a career network for U-M Department of Communication Studies students, and I encourage you to take a look:

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/university-of-michigan/department-of-communication-studies/

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching U-M Department of Communication Studies students and alumni.

Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

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Add group-updates@aftercollege.com to your address book to ensure that you receive AfterCollege emails to your inbox.

Science Communication: Strategies for Public Engagement

Registration is open for Summer 2020
Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Monday and Wednesday:  2:00 – 4:00 PM

This course takes a structured look at strategies for engaging diverse audiences to improve science communication to academic and non-academic communities, and to build scientific literacy and motivation for lifelong learning among members of the public.

Topics will include K-12 school programs, hands-on opportunities, visual and oral presentations, exhibits, immersive theater, podcasting, graphic elements, and online options. The course will also look at some common resources and financial support for program development associated with academic research. Curriculum will prepare students to design, produce, and showcase projects that highlight their own field of study through multiple media. U-M Museum of Natural History public engagement professionals teach this course, and student projects may be used in U-M Museum of Natural History online programming.

This course doesn’t count toward comm and media requirements.

Publicist.Co: Summer 2020 Internship

We’re looking for a talented and passionate growth marketer to join Publicist as an MBA intern. In this
role, you will be responsible for helping us to plan and execute Publicists growth strategy, including both
new market launches and customer engagement & retention.

Please send resume and paragraph of interest to Lara at: Vandenberg@publicist.co

Responsibilities
• Identify new opportunities to accelerate overall business growth via strategic Marketing
initiatives, and put a plan in place to execute and measure
• Take part in managing the marketing campaign calendar, identifying new, high-potential
campaigns and optimizing our marketing mix
• Partner with our CEO to run strategic partnerships
• Assist in the execution of marketing campaigns, including managing and developing
webcasts, plan for future in-person events and tradeshows, etc.
• Conduct testing for various performance optimization hypotheses: timing of emails,
invitations, reminders, subject line tests, landing page tests, social promotion/interaction,
etc.
• Build awareness and growth for priority clients and prospective clients via email, paid
channels and events
• Assess current and future growth areas of Publicist

Basic Qualifications
• BA/BS degree
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time, academic program at an accredited college or
university to obtain a degree by 2022

Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work autonomously – it is a
small team and thus will need to feel comfortable wearing hats including: marketing, sales,
insights, analytics, business operations and more!
• Strong copywriting skills to develop compelling emails and landing pages that entice
conversion. A/B testing and email automation experience is a plus.
• Comfort with quantitatively measuring program effectiveness and identifying
improvement opportunities
• Experience in online marketing

Job Postings in the Advertising Market

Established on December 7, 1905, Adcraft Detroit is America’s oldest and one of the largest and most respected non-profit advertising organizations in the country.

We serve 2,000+ members in the metropolitan Detroit area who come from all segments of the marketing communications industry, from college students to young professionals to seasoned industry executives.  Adcraft hosts over 50 educational, professional development, philanthropic and networking events annually so our members can learn, connect and grow.

Job Postings!

Book History!!

This course doesn’t count toward Comm and Media requirements.

ELI Conversation Circles Going Virtual for Spring 2020

The English Language Institute’s long-running Conversation Circles program is going virtual this spring in order to create connections among international students and scholars at U-M, beat the isolation, and boost morale during this difficult time. Each circle consists of up to six participants and is led by a volunteer facilitator. Participants meet via an online platform to talk about any topic of interest, play games, and share pictures and videos. 

No previous experience is necessary. All facilitators will receive an orientation to the program and training on how to facilitate conversation circles virtually.

To be a facilitator, you should:

  • Be a current U-M student, faculty, or staff member
  • Be a fluent speaker of English who is very knowledgeable about U.S. culture
  • Commit to volunteering 1 hour per week for six weeks
  • Attend a one-hour orientation session if you are a first-time facilitator

This is an opportunity to support our community and be part of the U-M family while apart. You can provide a valuable space for U-M international students and scholars to stay connected during this time of loneliness and uncertainty.

Facilitating a virtual conversation circle gives you a chance to meet new people from around the world at the time of sparse in-person communication, learn about other cultures, and share their own interests and experiences. 

Spring 2020 Conversation Circles run for six weeks:

May 11th – June 21st

Facilitator registration is open:

April 13th – April 30th

Click HERE for more information, and to sign up to facilitate.

If you know any international students (or are an international student!) who would like to join a Conversation Circle as a participant, you can learn more HERE.

– The English Language Institute

First Year Experience is hiring!

FYE Program Facilitator Job Description

Position: Program Facilitator

Length: 2020-21 School Year

Compensation: $11/hour

Hours: 5-10 hours/week

For questions, please email: aglynch@umich.edu 

Apply here

** All interested parties should submit the application by Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59pm.


The First Year Experience (FYE) Program Facilitator team is primarily involved in the planning and execution of first-year student programming focused on supporting first-year students in their transition to U-M. Program Facilitators create a welcoming and supportive environment as well as provide resources. 

Program Facilitators facilitate and execute programs in the residential spaces to support first-year students in their transition to U-M. Facilitating can range from tabling at fairs to co-facilitating hour-long programs on a variety of topics such as wellness, professional/career development, time management, financial savvy, housing options, and more. Facilitators also provide feedback on program content and work to develop strong facilitation skills. For this position, we are looking for students with facilitation experience who enjoy public speaking and bringing energy to groups, possess strong engagement skills, and have a desire to build community with first-year students.

All FYE Program Facilitators are required to attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 2-3:30pm throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. Facilitators will also meet individually with the Program Manager for First Year Experience for supervision on a bi-weekly basis.

Responsibilities 

First Year Experience Program Facilitation and Support (80% of the position)

  • Weekly, co-facilitate up to 2-3 programs that include topics such as wellness, financial savvy, time management, extracurricular involvement, second-year housing, and more.
  • Represent FYE during on-campus tabling events that engage with first-year students (e.g. Welcome Week events & activities, Festifall, Winterfest, Wellness Fairs, etc.).
  • Provide feedback to develop content for programming for first-year students focused on topics pertaining to transitioning to U-M.
  • Potentially create and administer new programming to support first-year students.
  • Collaborate with other student staff throughout Housing to coordinate and implement programs.
  • Administer assessments at the end of every program. 

Administrative Tasks (20% of the position)

  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 2-3:30pm.
  • Attend bi-weekly supervision meetings with the Program Manager.
  • Assist with and be responsible for the transportation of program materials (flyers, handouts, presentations, etc.) to and from program sites from the FYE Offices in South Quad. 
  • Submit a Post Event Form after every program facilitated to describe the co-facilitation experience and provide feedback for the programs.
  • Stay up-to-date on campus resources and events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the FYE Program Manager & Graduate Coordinator. 

Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time student, sophomore standing or above (enrolled the previous 2 semesters), in Fall 2020-Winter 2021.
    • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Holds previous facilitation & programming skills, including experience in facilitating groups of various sizes.
  • Can articulate issues regarding the transition to college and desires to provide resources and information to support first-year students.
  • Takes initiative and seeks to solve communication issues
  • Possesses strong organizational skills while managing multiple responsibilities. 
  • Displays strong leadership & interpersonal skills, creativity, a positive attitude and be self-motivated. 
  • Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic regard for U-M and campus life, academic, and extracurricular activities.
  • Availability during the day, evenings, and some weekends.

Staff Training

All FYE Program Facilitators participate in mandatory training on topics such as public speaking, group facilitation, program implementation, conflict management, teamwork development, communication skills, U-M resources, and a variety of other leadership areas. 

Dates: August 27-28, 2020, 9 am – 4:30 pm 

Time Commitment

This position is approximately a 5 – 10 hours a week commitment and will fluctuate slightly depending on the programs being offered each week. This position is for both Fall and Winter semesters.