Share donuts/coffee with the College’s Top Entrepreneurs

Published: January 21st, 2015

1100x450_homebannerGalaOn February 6, the University will honor the Gator100 – some of the most successful Gator entrepreneurs. CJC alumni occupy nine slots on that list.

You can meet and chat with many of those CJC alumni from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. They will share their entrepreneurial experiences, discuss how their education here helped them prepare for their entrepreneurial ventures and answer your questions. Donuts and coffee will be served.

Please join us in Room G037 on the ground floor of Weimer Hall.

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CURBS Research Panel Discussion

Published: January 27th, 2015

Are you interested in applying for undergraduate research? Do you have questions about applying for the University Scholars Program or a Research Experience for Undergraduates Program? The panel of experienced undergraduates, graduates and professors can help!

Please RSVP for Tuesday, January 27th from 7pm-8pm

Location TBA – you will get an email with the location by the end of the day if you register.

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World Journalism Institute Summer Course

Published: January 26th, 2015

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Florida Political Review looking for writers

Published: January 26th, 2015

Get published in the University of Florida’s online student-run political magazine, the Florida Political Review.

The magazine launched last semester with the support of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and it is looking for student writers interested in politics and current political-affairs.

If you’re interested in expressing your thoughts on political and social issues facing Florida,go to the information session Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the O’Neill room (Pugh Hall, second floor) to learn more about this opportunity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or visit our website

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Check out the amazing line-up of speakers coming to UF and the College

Published: January 23rd, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 28, sportswriter and author David Epstein, “Roger vs. Tiger: Why sports science says we’re developing young athletes wrong.”

Gannett Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2, Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman

Smathers Library (East), Room 100, noon

Tuesday, Feb. 3, Associate Professor and Interim Journalism Chair Ted Spiker speaks as part of Authors@UF

Smathers Library (East), Room 100, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5 “Behind the Scenes of AMC’s The Walking Dead” with photographer Gene Page and sound man Robert “Max” Maxfield.

Gannett Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6 “Meet the College’s Top Entrepreneurs that are part of the Gator100″

Weimer G037, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Monday, March 26, Terry Anderson speaks about his captivity

Pugh Hall Ocora, 6 p.m.

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DC Internships

Published: January 22nd, 2015

USPrograms_RetinaLogo5Students will earn three to nine credits and are guaranteed an internship with a media outlet or communications firm. More information on our programs may also be found online at

Students that apply for the priority application deadline of February 10 will receive special scholarship consideration. Over 70% of students receive scholarship awards of the basis of financial need and merit.

If you have any questions, contact Joe Starrs at or 202-986-0384.

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$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Journalism and Related Communications Majors of Greek American Heritage

Published: January 22nd, 2015

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family since 1993. 
The deadline to apply is March 1.
     Criteria for candidates includes:
  • Greek American heritage
  •  U.S. citizenship
  • Current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Active participation in school, community, church organizations
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Candidates may visit the scholarships’ website on Facebook ~ The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships ~ and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council’s website at

The following items must be returned by email to or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 by no later than March 1, 2015:  1) completed application; 2) current transcript; 3) required essay and 4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.
Questions may be directed to

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Communications Position Available With UFIT

Published: January 22nd, 2015

Unknown-1The UF Information Technology (UFIT) division has an opening for a student PR Specialist. This OPS position pays $13/hour. The PR Specialist will be part of UFIT’s Communications group and share an office in Turlington Hall.

The ideal candidate will be a sophomore or junior who has completed their Reporting requirement. The work output includes writing for value to UFIT’s primary stakeholder groups, analyzing social media content impact, researching IT communications placements at peer universities, and helping to support UFIT’s photography and event support needs.

We regret that, due to the amount of time required to invest in the training and development of the PR Specialist, we cannot interview graduating seniors. This is not an internship, but a year-round position: there are funds available if the student hired is interested in staying and working in Gainesville over the summer. UFIT’s student PR Specialists stay an average of two years in the position.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience in writing for online, print, and social media.   UFIT PR Specialists also have the opportunity to develop videos and learn the event management process. Excellent attention to detail, and experience with copy editing and proofreading are required. The professionalism and comportment expected is that of someone ready for the work world! Being on time, prepared, and ready to contribute when asked are just some of the characteristics we look for.

Applicants should send a cover letter detailing why they think they’d make an excellent addition to UFIT. Include a minimum of two PDFs (or two links) of recent writing samples. (Course assignments may substitute for published writing samples.) Membership in SPJ or PRSSA is helpful but not required.

Please email your interest in the position to Tracy Gale, UFIT Communications Manager, at   Review of candidate applications will begin on February 1 and continue until filled.

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Career Resource Center Workshops

Published: January 22nd, 2015

Every month the UF CRC holds workshops that cover a variety of topics.

The workshops for the remainder of January are:

OPT/CPT/Stem Workshops International Students (Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) International Student Services will be presenting info sessions about CPT, OPT and STEM OPT. Please attend to learn about your ability to do an internship during your program of study and to work after graduation. The Career Resource Center will also be available to provide you with information about CRC services and Career Showcase

Early Connections: See your Strengths (Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.) Identify and discuss your strengths and how you can apply and utilize these as you identify major and career connections. Take Gallup StrengthsQuest Assessment for free and learn how to use your transferable skills and strengths in the workplace.

International Students Interviewing for Success (Jan. 27 at 4:00 p.m.) This workshop will address tips for success while interviewing as an International Student in the US.

Rock the Fair: Navigating Career Fairs (E2S) (Jan. 27 at 5:10 p.m.) Career fairs can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to be. Join us at Rock the Fair to learn the best tips and strategies for navigating career fairs, directly from an employer. This workshop discusses how to prepare for the career fairs, how to create a dynamic “elevator pitch”, and the things you can do to stand out in the crowd.

Ace the Interview (E2S) (Jan. 28 at 5:10 p.m.) So you were chosen for an interview…now what? If you want to ace the interview you will need to be prepared. In this workshop, you will learn methods directly from an employer that will help you answer the tough questions. We will also discuss professional dress and the importance of following up after an interview.

Search Right: Job Search Forum (E2S) (Jan. 29 at 5:10 p.m.) The job/internship search can be tedious. Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what employers look for when they are hiring? If you said yes, then Search Right is an event you don’t want to miss.

Hear from a panel of recruiters and hiring managers from diverse industries about everything from resumes and cover letters to interviewing to networking. Listen and even ask your own questions about what makes them tick and what makes them want to hire a candidate.

To see the workshops for February look at the CRC Workshops February 2015.

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RecSports Currently Hiring Marketing Videographer

Published: January 22nd, 2015

UnknownInterested in becoming a videographer at RecSports? We are now seeking candidates for a paid position within our team of videographers,photographers, graphic designers, communicators and marketing assistants.
Resume, cover letter and a demo reel or video work sample is necessary for consideration.

UF students apply here:

Deadline January 30.

Check out RecSports’ past videos on YouTube:

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Terry Anderson to speak at Graham Center on March 16

Published: January 21st, 2015

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson

In March 1985, Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson was abducted off the streets in Beirut and held at the mercy of his Hezbollah Shiite captors.

He lived for nearly seven years in chains wondering fearfully if each day would be his last, but his spirit soared beyond captivity, and he never gave up, nor did those who loved him.

Now, a free man and adjunct lecturer in the College of Journalism and Communications, Anderson will tell the harrowing and poignant story of his survival. The talk will be on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. The event and parking are free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the College and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

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