Meet Jennifer! When she first joined the Department of Communication and Journalism as an Organizational Communication major, she said “the brilliant professors and engaging coursework proved she had found her fit.” The leadership skills, persuasive strategies and real-world applications of course content that she learned throughout her years at UWEC have assisted her in the successful completion of two internships, Oppor said.
Besides the thrill of working for a Fortune 500 company in Minneapolis last summer, she simultaneously continued a student-faculty research project with Dr. Martha Fay. She and Dr. Fay investigated stereotype threat, impression management, face negotiation theory and more. In the coming year, she said they hope to see this study published to mark the completion of an exciting adventure. As graduation draws near, she said she, “can’t help but smile knowing the friends she made and the skills she practiced.”
She said the projects she completed with the Department of Communication and Journalism will have an enduring impact on her professional career.
The Blugold Orgs Bash will help you find the student organization for you! The event is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Davies’ Ojibwe and Dakota ballrooms and provides ample opportunity for job-related experience in a CJ–related field. CJ orgs that will be present include CJO, The Spectator, PRSSA, PAL and many others including various campus media groups.
Meet Rachel! She is a CJ junior who has found a home in the CJ Department at UW-Eau Claire. She said she loves how personable the professors are and appreciates the one-on-one conversations that you get the opportunity to have at our University.
This past summer, Rachel presented at the International Environmental Communication Conference in Leicester, England in collaboration with research she did with Dr. David Tschida.
“This opportunity was such a great experience as it combined both my major and minor, as well as getting to travel ‘across the pond’,” Rachel said.
She is also the PR coordinator for the University of Activities Commission. She says this has been a phenomenal experience for her as it has helped her to grow in the skills that she can use in future careers. It has also connected her to many events that happen on our campus.
As the PR coordinator, she handles the social media’s publicizing all of the fun events that happen for Homecoming, Chancellor’s Roundtables, Late Night events, the HUGE Spring Concert, and the shows that happen in The Cabin every weekend.
Students! There is still room in CJ Winterim courses in the case a winterim 2018 class complements your academic plan. Catch up, get ahead, stay on track! Good luck on final projects and papers and exams.
Have you heard?! The Blugold Mile is officially a student organization! That means that YOU can get involved with planning and executing one of the most exciting events on campus! We will be having our first informational meeting this Wednesday at 7 pm in the Ho-Chunk Room in Davies. At the meeting we’ll be discussing what planning for the Blugold Mile will look like next semester and what you can do to help! There are opportunities for event planning, communications, journalism, graphic design, and much more. Whether you’re interested in any of those or want to be a part of supporting your fellow students and community members in any other way, we hope to see you there!
If you plan on joining us at the meeting, please click the link below to RSVP.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday!
The Blugold Mile
Meet Camille! She is a senior in the CJ Department and is the TA for Organizational Communication (CJ 250). She has implemented CJ skills for a variety of jobs and internships, currently as an Event Planning Intern for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI. This past summer, Camille worked as a Social Media and Web Intern for WAOW, a news station in Wausau, WI. She is also the Freelance Social Media Coordinator for ECMovies.com. She loves being a part of the CJ Department, and is thankful for all the great professors she has had!
Congratulations to fellow CJ student, JaCey Yonke! In December JaCey will earn her B.A. in Integrated Strategic Communications-Public Relations and Marketing. She has accepted the position as Digital Marketing Specialist at Summit Mortgage Corporation in the Twin Cities after graduation. We can’t wait to see her do great things and succeed in her career!
Meet Abby! She is a junior in the CJ Department who is majoring in ISC – Advertising with a minor in Multimedia Communication. She is a part of the campus organization PRSSA and Protégé, the PR firm. Their client is Vibe Nutrition, a new business that is located on Water Street. Abby works mainly with their social media to help promote and manage content to increase user interaction for their business through media outlets. Feel free to give a follow and check them out! VIBE Nutrition
Meet John! He’s a 5th year senior in the CJ Department and has been involved with PRSSA for three years. John believes in building connections, learning outside the classroom, and that trying new things is vital when preparing for your career. He has had internships with USA TODAY NETWORK, the Eau Claire Express, The Spectator and Blugold Dining. John learned to say “yes” to career/internship opportunities that seemed uncomfortable at first but were game changers for him. “My passion for digital marketing and storytelling via social media has been solidified after my internship with USA TODAY. Understanding consumer attention is an area of communications/marketing I am interested in.”
Introducing our first CJ Person of the Week, meet Emily! She’s a senior in the CJ Department and is currently the Firm Director with the organization Public Relations Student Society of America. Within her firm, they work with local business to help them with their advertising and public relation needs that vary from social media, graphic design and other traditional PR aspects. She believes this is a great opportunity for students to show and enhance their skills outside of the classroom!