Opportunity Roundup For SOC Students

JOURNALISM: Get networked through the Online News Association! If you’re free tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th, in the evening, take advantage of the fact that AU is  launching one of three new pilot campus ONA chapters nationwide, and hosting the local chapter’s May meetup! Join Meetup.org to get more detailed information, and/or email AU chapter advisor, Prof. David Johnson, at davidj@american.edu.  And take note: ONA will soon be opening registration for its 2010 Annual Conference, which is coming to DC in October, with SOC’s Prof. Amy Eisman as the conference co-chair! Consider joining ONA for the student rate of just $25; registering for the conference as a student member for $150; or volunteering in exchange for daily passes; and/or taking advantage of free student member admission to the conference job fair (not bad!) And that’s not all! For PUBLIC COMMUNICATION and FILM opportunities, read on….

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: PRWeek, the industry’s leading source of news and analysis, offers free industry related online newsletters, including its Careers Newsletter. (You can also opt for their introductory rate for students of $89 for an annual subscription to the magazine and full on-line access to their site, by calling l- 800-558-1708).

FILM: Summer in L.A. is happening in 2011, for all students interested in the entertainment industry (film, public communication, business, etc.). The organizers have brought the price down significantly from years past and are working out housing arrangements for the students to stay together on an L.A. college campus. Email SILA faculty advisor Russell Williams (rwill@american.edu) to get in the loop (and the Blackboard group of interested students), and watch out for more details. But start talking about this to Mom and Pop over the summer, because the first deposits will be due in mid-September!