CJ Student of the week

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.25487611_1501636763265418_4694550443965121113_o.jpg


Blugold Mile

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

CJ Student of the week

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!25181995_1494924920603269_974628738578724925_o

Congratulations to fellow CJ student

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!23916515_1481043931991368_2568495249781154110_o

CJ Person of the Week

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 Nutrition23737909_1474481972647564_9047447912907591510_o

CJ Person of the week

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.”


CJ Person of the Week

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!22999987_1457490507680044_7643622638444247134_o

Communications & Marketing Internship opportunity

$12.50 per hour

Company Information:
Feed My People Food Bank
Rebecca Baader

Position Description:
The team at Feed My People Food Bank is currently seeking a Communications & Marketing Intern. Feed My People Food Bank partners with over 125 hunger-relief agencies in west central Wisconsin to provide food to community members in need.

You’ll be joining a team that is passionate about making a difference locally. The organization is looking for the Communications and Marketing Intern to work with FMP through December 2017, and will expect the individual to work approximately 10 hours per week, depending on the student’s schedule, for a total of 120 hours for the semester.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with Market Segmentation Research
• Create Graphics to be used for Social Media Promotion
• Shoot and edit digital video content
• Help with database management and entry
• Provide support at upcoming events
• Assist communications and development staff with additional projects


Applicants must have more than 60 credits and should currently be enrolled in a Marketing, Communications, or related academic program.
• Community minded
• Dependable
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with great attention to detail
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Intermediate computer proficiency in Windows applications
• Comfortability and knowledge of photography and videography

Applicants must be a junior or senior in good academic standing and must demonstrate financial need.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Career Services via email to careerready@uwec.edu, Subject line: Communications & Marketing Internship, Feed My People Food Bank, include your Student ID in the email. After determining financial eligibility, all eligible candidates’ information will be forwarded for review and selection.

Wisconsin Public Radio Intern

CJ Students! The Wisconsin Public Radio is seeking a Public Relations-Event Planning Intern during spring semester of 2018. This unpaid internship at WPR’s office on West Clairemont

Avenue includes the following opportunities:

– Manage publicity for two weekly radio programs, “The West Side” and “Spectrum West,” including news releases, social media and web postings.
– Work with marketing and events staff to assist with staging of an Old Time Radio Drama special presentation at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
– Write articles for WPR’s regional newsletter to members and listeners
– Observe the variety of public relations efforts directed toward WPR as a media source

WPR is dedicated to helping the intern build portfolio materials, and we intentionally offer strong supported references for each intern who successfully completes the term.

To apply or learn more, please contact:

Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
1221 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire WI 54701
715-839-2936 (office)
715-214-8498 (cell)23032396_1455486147880480_8188497934192414062_n