Imagineering Imaginations Fall 2015

Published: August 26th, 2015

The Disney Imagineering Imaginations is an interdisciplinary competition with the aim of creating the next generation of Disney Imagineers. Engineering, Design, Business and Communications students from universities across the country assemble teams to showcase their skills as Imagineers on a Disney-related creative project. In a way similar to how Imagineers get actual projects up and running, teams have a short time span of only a few weeks to leverage their various artistic, technical and communication skills to prepare a submission to present to a panel of judges. If our project should be selected as a finalist, the team will travel out to California to work with professional Imagineers to refine the project for the last round. At the end of it all, there will be possible internships and professional mentoring opportunities available to all finalists (even for those who don’t get first place).

Drawing from all colleges across the University, we want artists, comics, designers, writers, engineers, developers, videographers and communications wunderkind to all apply to compose our four person team for the competition this fall.

The timescale is short, and the team will be assembled in the next two weeks. We will then have eight weeks to brainstorm and create a mind-blowing and inspiring presentation.

Now this might all seem intimidating, but don’t worry! The point of this project is to get experience working on a creative team project. It’s meant to be fun! The application might be a bit daunting, but if you’re at all interested, please apply! We are most concerned about making sure that all the team members can have fun working with one another. We want to make sure that we know you the applicant as best as we can. So, take a look at the website (, and let us know if you want to join.

The competition requires that all team members:

  • Must be a full-time student with a class standing of junior, senior, or full-time graduate
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a full-time student in one of the following majors, minors or concentrations
·   Architecture

·   Fine Arts

·   Animation

·   Communications

·   Computer Science

·   Construction/ Project Management

·   Creative Writing/ Screenwriting/ Playwriting

·   Design

·   Engineering

·   English

·   Game Design and/or Development

·   Graphic / Communications Design

·   Illustration

·   Industrial Design

·   Interactive Media Design

·   Interior Design

·   Landscape Architecture

·   Media Production (Digital, TV, Film)

·   Theater Design and Production

·   Urban Planning

·   Visual Arts

To Apply:

Please send an e-mail to, as soon as possible with the following items:

  • The completed information and questionnaire form on the following page
  • Make a two to five minute video or short paper detailing any initial thoughts, sketches, ideas, musical tunes, dance number, steam-powered Rube Goldberg machines or whatever comes to mind after reviewing this year’s prompt (show us your creativity!), which can be found on the competition website:
  • A copy of your weekly schedule for this semester
  • A copy of your resume; and, if applicable, a link to your portfolio or previous work

The deadline for submitting all materials is Friday, 4 September 2015 at 11:59 PM. We will contact you shortly after to schedule an interview for the following week.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nathan DeKrey, the Project Lead, by e-mail at, or phone/text message at (407) 227-8630.

Category: General news

Immersion Experiences in the CJC

Published: August 26th, 2015

For students who are interested in interested in becoming more involved with our TV and radio stations, Bridget Dunbar is dedicated adviser in the PATH office to help students find immersion opportunities. She can be reached via email at, by phone at 352-392-1124 or in-person by visiting the PATH Office.

Student Experience Advising Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Classes to Consider: Intro to Sports and Media (RTV 4930) & Fundraising Communication Fundamentals (MMC 6936)

Published: August 21st, 2015

Intro to Sports and Media (RTV 4930)

(1 Credit hour) Tuesdays Period 6; Section 215H

Want to talk sports and learn about sports media careers? This one-hour course provides discussion, study and informative analyses of sports professions relative to opportunities, responsibilities and current issues involving sports media professionals. Topics include how to get involved in sports media and distinctions among various careers including sports production, journalism and communication. We’ll talk about values and ethics, sports and data, social media and current events in sports. Guest speakers (in class or Skype) include sports professionals from the major sports networks, news media, and sports teams, in recent semesters including Turner Sports Network, ESPN, Boston Celtics, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, San Diego Padres and Orlando Magic.

Fundraising Communication Fundamentals (MMC 6936)

(3 Credit hours) Tuesday Periods 9 to 11; Section 02EE

This graduate special topics course focuses on the planning and execution of the tactics of fundraising, ranging from interpersonal communication tactics, such as small group meetings; to controlled media tactics, such as e-mail and videos; to social media tactics, such as Facebook and Twitter. The team-taught course consists of four modules, each covering four weeks and taught by an instructor with expertise in the module content. The course is taught in a laboratory setting with hands-on training. Students work individually and in teams to produce cutting-edge tactics grounded in theory.

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CJC Involvement Day Sept. 9

Published: August 20th, 2015

Organization Fair 2015 Flyer

ChomPics Applications 2015/16

Published: August 18th, 2015

ChomPicsAnother year of ChomPics Productions is starting up soon. This year there are positions available for its web-series, entertainment news show, commercial teams and podcasting teams.

If you’re interested in any of the projects, go to ChomPics’ website to read more and apply:!applications/cgcy

Applications will close in early September.

Barbara Frye Scholarship available for aspiring journalists

Published: August 18th, 2015

The Barbara L. Frye Scholarship is available to college students from Florida or attending school in Florida who are pursuing careers in journalism, regardless of their major. Winner will receive $2,000 awards.

The scholarship deadline is Sept. 15. As students return back to school for the fall semester, we are asking journalism deans, professors and advisers to help us spread the word to potential applicants. Feel free to include details of the Barbara Frye Scholarship on any web boards, correspondence or scholarship listings that you share with students in the coming weeks.

Feel free to tag our social media accounts. We are on twitter at @FLPressCorps and our Facebook fan page is here:

For more information about the scholarship or how to apply, visit

Category: Scholarships

Undergraduate Research Program Information

Published: August 18th, 2015

This fall we have an exceptional opportunity to work with top communication scientists as an undergraduate research assistant. Those selected can fulfill from 1-3 credits of college electives. The opportunity is open to any of the college’s four majors.


  • Earn 1-3 credits of research independent study (ADV 4910, JOU 4910, PUR 4910, RTV 4910).

Current projects available for volunteers include: 

Empathy in Medicine

Are nurses good at showing empathy? Can we find ways to distinguish between nurses who have good and poor empathy skills? Can machines be taught to recognize the difference? This research opportunity is ideal for undergrads with an interest in content analysis techniques.

Cancer Treatment Decision-Making

How do people make decisions about their cancer-treatment?  Why do some patients choose to receive experimental therapies? What is the role of the family on the patient’s decision-making?  This research opportunity is ideal for 1-2 undergrads with an interest in qualitative research methods.

Developing and Evaluating Community Health Forums

Are community forums an effective way to help educate and motivate people to take advantage of new medical discoveries? Are traditional media (e.g., TV) and interactive media (e.g., Twitter) effective for encouraging engagement with complex health information? This research opportunity is ideal for 2-4 undergraduates with an interest in community-based participatory research, traditional or interactive media, health disparities, or survey research.

Text as Data

Social media can provide insights into people’s behavior, but what’s the best way to analyze online posts and conversations? By joining this research project, students will learn some methods of automated collection of tweets and Facebook posts and will learn how to mine text data for analysis.

Questions: contact Dr. Janice Krieger at

Category: General news

Graphic Design Intern Position

Published: July 23rd, 2015

Work alongside our Merchandising & Design Director, developing unique content for ourluxury, ecommerce website. Responsibilities include:

  • Craft banner advertisements
  • Design unique landing page graphics
  • Strengthen brand identity through imagery
  • Design product catalogs and look books
  • Product imagery retouching

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong understanding of UX design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Interest in fashion and style

The hours are flexible. To apply submit resume & two sample portfolio pieces to

Category: Internships

Fall Internship Opportunity at Projects for Haiti

Published: July 21st, 2015

Projects for HaitiFor the past six semesters, Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H), a local 501c(3) nonprofit, has been privileged to offer an internship experience to University of Florida and Santa Fe students. This internship has both benefited P4H and assisted in professional development and experience for students.

Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H), a local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, is accepting resumes for our internship program for the Fall 2015 semester from students with relevant past experience and education. Internship positions are available in our Finance, Marketing and Communications, Networking, Productions, and Development departments. The following document provides detailed information about each department’s intern responsibilities:

Cover Letters and resumes, both of which are necessary to be considered for this opportunity, can be e-mailed to We are accepting applications through July 22nd, 2015 with a rolling application process. Questions may be sent to Krisinda Bouton, our Volunteer Service Director, at

Category: Internships

Alpha PRoductions seek account associates and account executives

Published: July 16th, 2015

Are you looking to start your professional career? Are you creative? Alpha PRoductions is saving a spot for you. We are the largest student-run public relations firm in Florida. With over 30 years of history, Alpha stands as one of the first five student-run firms under the Public Relations Student Society of America.

We offer numerous services to local clients including branding, community relations, event planning and social networking among others. This is a great opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world. We encourage all majors in the College of Journalism and Communications to apply.

Applications for Account Executive positions have been extended and will be accepted until Friday, July 24, at 5 p.m. Applications for Account Associate positions will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis until all positions are filled.

Applications can be found at our website,, under the “Join Alpha” tab. Please feel free to email Alpha PRoductions at for any questions.

And don’t forget to follow us on and and use our hashtag #withAlpha. We can’t wait for yet another wonderful year with all of you!

Category: Internships