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“Think, Link & Learn”

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Computers & Society" :: FREE Lecture Series

Save these Dates

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 3:30pm
Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 3:30pm
Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, evening (time TBD)
Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 19, 3:30pm
Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 3:30pm

All talks are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New York University
Warren Weaver Hall – Room #109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY

Speaker Background

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 2008 - 3:30pm
"The First Internet Election?"

John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In this talk, he will explore the notion that the 2008 presidential election is the first true "Internet Election".
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Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 2008 - 3:30pm


Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public
Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author of ten best-selling
books, a professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and an
award-winning documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and
institutions create, share, and influence each other's values.
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Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, 2008 - time TBD
"Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy"

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder
of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the
Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge
Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin
Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology,
especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric
Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the
1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free
Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace (1999). He serves on the board of many organizations including
the Creative Commons project which he founded.
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Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 17, 2008 - 3:30pm
"Democracy, Civic Action, and Politics in a Networked World"

Andrew Rasiej is a social entrepreneur and the Founder of Personal
Democracy Forum , an annual conference and community website about the
intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-founder of
techPresident. He has served as an adviser to Senator Barack Obama,
Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Tom Daschle, Congressman Dick Gephardt,
the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee on the use of Information Technology for
campaign and policy purposes. Mr. Rasiej also maintains the position of
senior technology adviser for the Sunlight Foundation.
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Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 2008 - 3:30pm

Susan Crawford joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School
on July 1, 2008. She teaches internet law and communications law. Last
year she was a visiting professor at Michigan and at Yale Law School
(spring 2008). She is a member of the board of directors of ICANN and is
the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes
place each Sept. 22.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Important Notes for Seniors & Grad Students

>> Nov. 1 - DEADLINE to Apply for Feb. '09 Graduation
>> June ’09 Grads URGED to Obtain “Grad Check” from

BOTH Program Advisor & Dean’s Office BEFORE Spring Registration

Dean of Humanities and Arts, Fred Reynolds, reminds seniors and "almost finished" grad students that Nov. 1 is the last day to apply for February graduation.

While the Spring ‘09 schedule is on the web NOW; those planning on graduating in June should be sure to get a “grad check” from BOTH their program advisor and the dean's office before registering for spring courses.

According to Dean Reynolds, “We don't want anyone to be halfway through their last term when they find out that they're going to be one class short of graduating.”

NABSP “Sports O’Ween" Networking Mixer” Thurs., Oct. 30 @ 40/40 Club

The National Association of Black Sports Professionals (NABSP) invites working professionals and students to a “pre-Halloween mixer” where you can:

> Meet and network with sports industry professionals

> Learn about sports career opportunities

> Submit your resume to be forwarded to sports industry Human Resources executives

> Become involved with NABSP, obtain membership info & join national database

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
6:30 - 9 PM
40/40 Club :: ESPN Lounge

6 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
212.832.4040

Cost: Free for Members
$10 for Students and Non Members (Cash or Checks Only at the Door)

Attire: Wear your favorite sports team gear!

Hors’ d’oeuvres’ * Cash Bar

Friday, October 24, 2008

2009 One Show College Competion - First Meeting Thursday, Oct. 30 - 12:00 PM - Room #462, Shepard Hall


Use Your Head. Win A Pencil.

ATTENTION ALL Ad/PR & Design STUDENTS.

City College WON the Client Pitch in 2007. Had a Merit Winner in 2008.
Let's keep the winning streak going!

If you're interested in joining The One Show College Competition Support Group
filled with fiercely competitive, highly motivated and exceptionally
creative students (hey, we're in this to win)
please contact Professor Nancy Tag (ntag@ccny.cuny.edu) immediately
for the chance to enter one of the most prestigious advertising
competitions in the industry.

Get support, guidance for strategic thinking, bounce ideas around,
adhere to a timetable, and get advice on submission standards
from those in the know ...

First Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 30
12 Noon, Room #462 - Shepard Hall

Includes "tastings" of this year's client
and competition overview

For more info, visit www.oneclub.org

FREE "Flag Wars" Screening - Oct. 24, 2 - 4 PM @ CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

THE CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS

INVITE YOU TO THE SCREENING OF

FLAG WARS

“Flag Wars is a stark look inside the conflicts that surface when black working-class families are faced with an influx of white gay homebuyers to their Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. From porch conversations and family dinners to public hearings and street protests, Flag Wars provides a rare and extraordinarily intimate account of the social and human consequences of capitalism and the pursuit of the "American Dream" told through the lives of residents in a community confronted by gentrification.”

FRIDAY, October 24, 2008

2 – 4 PM

CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

ROOM 308

Followed by NABJ Member Abi Ishola’s Gentrification in Harlem

Web: http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/nabj/

Podcast
$5 Media Accessories bundle Raffle

** Refreshments **

FREE EVENT ** SPACE IS LIMITED


RSVP to cunyabj@gmail.com
or
Contact CUNY J-School ABJ President
Dana L. Oliver
803.759.0287

For more info about future CUNY Graduate School of Journalism events, contact:

Philip Kay
Journalism Program Director

City College of New York
Department of Media & Communication Arts
Shepard 463
Convent Avenue at 138th Street

New York, NY 10031

t. 212.650.5499
pkay@ccny.cuny.edu

Thursday, October 16, 2008

One Show China Exhibit on View Until Nov. 14

One Club Director of Education Maiko Shiratori invites everyone to the One Show China Exhibition.

As in past years, we will showcase amazing work created by Chinese students for the clients such as Samsung, Absolut and NRDC. Chinese students have been demonstrating a remarkable improvement in their creative skill, as well as their visual excellence. I believe it’s a good experience for your students to see pieces by foreign students and gain new perspectives and ideas. So please share this information with them.

One Show China Exhibition - Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 28
6:30pm – 8pm
One Club Gallery (21 E 26th Street, 5th Floor)
Admission: Free
RSVP: rsvp@oneclub.org

Exhibition open through November 14, 2008.

***************************************************

Maiko Shiratori | Education Director | maiko@oneclub.org

The One Club
21 East 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York NY 10010

Tel: 212 979 1900 x 21 | http://www.oneclub.org

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Free Inquiry at Risk Conference at The New School – Oct. 29, 30 & 31

Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times
A Social Research Conference at The New School
Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the University in Exile
October 29, 30 & 31, 2008


Rapid globalization, international collaborations, massification, corporate partnerships, increasing number of franchises, regime change, and other conditions of duress are reshaping universities around the world. What are the benefits and what are the risks to academic freedom and free inquiry as universities navigate these trends?

This conference will look backward at the role of academic freedom and free inquiry in research universities and forward to what the future may have in store. The discussion will reach beyond the US, to Israel and Palestine, South Africa, China, Post-Soviet States, Russia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Belarus.

At the keynote event, endangered scholars from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Belarus, and China will discuss their experiences in their home country where they faced persecution, prosecution, and imprisonment, with Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Institute.

The final session on Friday, a panel of current and former university presidents and other leaders (From MIT, the University of Chicago, Amherst, and Berkeley) will discuss the importance of free inquiry and academic freedom and how to maintain them in our universities.

Location:
John Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street, NYC

Tickets:
Free for students, for faculty who bring a group/class & New School Alumni
(everyone else: $30, $10 per session)

To Register:
socres@newschool.eduor 212-229-5776 x3121
Information: www.newschool.edu/FreeInquiry

Roberta Sutton
Social Research Conference Coordinator
The New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Ave, 501 New York, NY 10011
P: (212) 229-5776 x 3121 F: (212) 229-5476
E: SocRes@newschool.edu W: www.socres.org
Please visit our conference site at www.newschool.edu/FreeInquiry

**as of September 29, we will no longer be updated at 65 Fifth Avenue. Please update your records.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OCTOBER is "Career Month" @ CCNY

Scroll blog for complete info & remember to click "older posts" ...

> FREE “Media & Politics 2008” Seminar - Mon, Oct. 13 & Tues, Oct. 14

* Time Warner Building, 59th Street & Columbus Circle (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
* Full schedule – www.cencom.org
* RSVP to 212.484.8713 (ok to attend 1 day only or portion of event)
* FREE if you mention Center for Communication

> CCNY @ Y&R – Tues, Oct. 21 @ 7:30 AM (RSVP Needed by Mon, Oct. 13)
* Professional Development Seminar led by Belle Frank, senior exec, Young & Rubicam
* Open to 3rd and 4th year MCA students
* RSVP asap to lscottjackson@ccny.cuny.edu

> Careers in Interactive Advertising - Thurs, Oct. 16
* 12:30 - 2 PM, Shepard #290

> General Motors Summer ’09 Communications Internships-Deadline: Oct. 17
* Travel and Moving Expenses Included
* Alert Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson (a former GM Intern) @ lscottjackson@ccny.cuny.edu if you’re applying
* Click "older posts" to view complete job descriptions

> S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication – Sat, Oct. 18
* Syracuse University Graduate School NYC Info Session
* Lubin House – 2-4 PM
*
http://newhousemasters.syr.edu/news/msg.cfm?id=128

> Harold Burson, Founder, Burson-Marsteller – Oct. 23
* 12:30 – 2 PM, Shepard #250
* Come meet an INDUSTRY ICON
* Interviewed by esteemed Adjunct Prof. Alicia Evans, as part of her "Living Room" Series

> CCNY Careers in Book Publishing Seminar – Oct. 30
* 12:30 – 1:45 PM, NAC Building 0/201

> “Critics Under 30” Film & Music Review Competition – Deadline: Oct. 31
* Sponsored by The Hudson Review

> Radaronline.com Needs Interns Immediately
* Send C-V and 3 of your best clips
* CharlesKaiserNYC@gmail.com

> UPTOWN Magazine Publishing Internship – Immediate Opening
* For school credit, work NOW – Spring ‘09
* This opportunity is courtesy of CCNY-MCA student Millana Williams
* Currently employed at UPTOWN; she parlayed her Spring ’08 internship into a paid position!
* Due to the magazine’s growth, and her outstanding contributions, she’s paved the way for another CCNY-MCA student
* Mwilliams@uptown-magazine.com

> GOOD Inc. – Fall 2008 Marketing / Event Internships Available
* See blog for complete job description
* Send cover letter and resume with “Fall Intern” in the subject line
* Jason@Goodinc.com

CCNY @ Y&R Tues, Oct. 21 – Reserve your seat NOW (RSVP by Oct. 13)

Exclusive Opportunity for CCNY – MCA Students
Meet Industry Leader Belle Frank at Y & R Worldwide Headquarters
Tuesday, Oct. 21 – 7:30 - 9 AM (Immediate RSVP Required)

Belle Frank, a senior executive at Young & Rubicam, has graciously offered to host a professional development workshop for CCNY, her Dad’s alma mater. The event will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 – 9 AM (before classes) at Y&R’s worldwide headquarters; 40th Street & Madison Avenue; attire—business casual.

This is a VALUABLE opportunity you don’t want to miss! RSVP NOW – by Monday, Oct. 13 latest – and include your cell #:

> Prof. Lynne Scott Jackson lscottjackson@ccny.cuny.edu or
> Prof. Nancy Tag, ntag@ccny.cuny.edu

The session will involve ways to get an interview:  who to call, how to secure an interview and how to polish your
resume; mock exercises and critique. Additional sessions may be planned based on the number of students
who attend Session #1.

Please alert other CCNY-MCA 3rd and 4th year students.

~~ 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Up Early to Hear Belle Frank ~~

> You’re not scheduled to work, there’s nothing on your calendar that early in the morning and you understand those who are “up and out early” receive untold rewards;

> You can’t miss an opportunity for an intimate “sit-down” with a leading ad agency exec who is giving her time and talent to provide tips to help you land a coveted internship or first job;

> Communications majors from other cities pay hundreds of dollars to meet professionals like Ms. Frank at industry events, while you’re privileged to meet her for $2 – a mere Metrocard swipe;

> Professional development (PD) is part of your job as an MCA student, and will continue to be throughout your career (no … learning doesn’t stop after graduation);

> It’s an opportunity to network, grow, learn and succeed in the dynamic, yet competitive ad/pr industry.

Thanks! We look forward to CONFIRMING your attendance.

Professors Tag and Scott Jackson

UPTOWN Magazine Seeks Publishing Intern - Immediate Opening

UPTOWN, the premier African American luxury magazine is seeking a new publishing intern to assist in the circulation and distribution dept. The position is for school credit… needed ASAP through the spring semester.

Managers are looking for someone who is Excel and Word savvy, responsible, has great online research and search engine skills, their own laptop, and available 2 days a week. Duties will include:

> Data input
> Cold calling
> Online research

Please reply with your resume and a brief paragraph as to why you want to work in publishing.

Contact: Millana Williams
Mwilliams@uptown-magazine.com

Radaronline.com Needs Interns Immediately

Charles Kaiser at Radaronline.com is looking for two interns for a minimum of 3-months (starting immediately) for Full Court Press, a blog about politics and the press, to start immediately. If interested, please send your c/v and three of your best clips to CharlesKaiserNYC@gmail.com Successful applicants will spend at least six hours a week searching for examples of particularly good and particularly atrocious journalism, especially on the Web. They will also monitor Sunday chat shows, offer other kinds of story suggestions, and perform specific research tasks on deadline. These are unpaid positions, but they promise a thorough education in news judgment and hands-on experience.

Kaiser is a former reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and a former press critic for Newsweek. is also the author of "1968 In America," and "The Gay Metropolis."

To read the column, go here: www.radaronline.com/fullcourtpress. To learn more about Kaiser: www.CharlesKaiser.com


GOOD Inc. - Fall 2008 Marketing/Event Internships Available

GOOD is the integrated media company for people who want to live well and do good. Unlike other media, GOOD is an editorially-led, member-driven community that provides content and experiences that blend entertainment and relevance. Among the fastest growing media brands on the market, its portfolio currently includes GOOD Magazine, a host of live events, and an online destination updated daily with fresh editorial and short-form video features.

Launched in 2006, GOOD has received numerous awards and widespread praise for its groundbreaking aesthetic and unique voice that reflects the cultural shift among consumers who want to move the world forward and enjoy themselves while doing so. Since its inception, GOOD has achieved commercial success and catalyzed social impact. Through its innovative Choose GOOD campaign, the company already has directed over $750,000 in subscription revenue to a diverse roster of leading nonprofit organizations around the world. For more information, go to good.is.

We are currently looking for interns in the marketing/events department. Looking for students who can commit 15 to 20 hours per week, on average. Must be a current student enrolled in an accredited university.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Jason@Goodinc.com with “Fall Intern” in the subject line.


MARKETING/ EVENTS INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities:

· Coordinating event/ marketing logistics (mailings, pickups, labeling, sorting, etc)

· Researching on the computer or live at events

· Staffing events

· Coordinating event documentation

· Competitive reports (researching similar products or best practices)

· Researching/ contacting new places (indie bookstores, retail stores, etc) to sell GOOD Magazine


Background/ Skills:

· Interest/ background in marketing/ events

· Other educational concentrations may include in communications, sales, theater, or psychology.

· Word & excel savvy

· Professional phone skills


For more info, contact:

Jason Jude Chan
Operations Assistant
GOOD
100 Vandam 5th Floor

New York, NY 10013

Jason@Goodinc.com

DIRECT +1 646 356 7740
MOBILE +1 714 403 0224

The Hudson Review Announces Film & Music "Critics Under 30" Competition

The Hudson Review is holding a competition for young writers (under thirty years of age) of film or music criticism. The winner will be awarded with publication in an upcoming issue, as well as a $500 prize and the opportunity to become a regular contributor. The deadline is October 31, 2008.

Editors invite CCNY – MCA to spread the word to up-and-coming young critics, forward this email and share your ideas. To learn more:

Joanna Siegel
Assistant Editor
info@hudsonreview.com

The Hudson Review
60th ANNIVERSARY
684 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

(212) 650-0020
http://www.hudsonreview.com/

Careers in Book Publishing

David Thompson of the CCNY Center for Career Counseling and Professional Development and the Publishing Certificate Program invite all MCA students to this event, which will include careers in editorial, advertising, promotion and design.

To sign up, stop by The Career Center, NAC 1/116; refreshments will be served.

Careers in Book Publishing
Thursday, October 30, 2008
12:30 - 1:45PM
LOCATION: NAC 0/201

Panel Participants:

> Melissa Goeltsch — Human Resources Associate, Random House
> Cheryl Rozier — Advertising Director, Hachette Book Group
> Alvina Ling — Sr. Editor, Little Brown Young Readers
> Tanisha Christie — Sr. Publicist, Grand Central Publishing
> David Unger — Director, CCNY Publishing Certificate Program


For more info, contact David Thompson at dwthompson@ccny.cuny.edu.

General Motors Summer '09 Communications Internships

Please note this excellent opportunity from General Motors for Summer ’09 Internships. Years ago, I was a GM intern, working in the communications department of Delco Moraine, GM’s brake division in Dayton, Ohio. Moving allowance and housing are provided; alert me asap if you’re applying! One position even includes helping to develop communications strategy for the new GM Volt Electric car.

Prof. Scott Jackson
lscottjackson@ccny.cuny.edu

Dear NBPRS* Chapter Presidents,

GM is currently accepting resumes for the Communications Summer Internship Program. If possible and appropriate, I'd like to promote to this opportunity to the student members of NBPRS. Any assistance you can lend to helping solicit resumes for GM communications internships is most appreciated. We have a tight submission window this year. We'd like to get student materials by Friday, Oct. 17, so that we can try to set up in-person interviews with students who are attending the PRSSA national conference in Detroit (NOTE: Prof. Appelbaum will be in Detroit). For those not attending we'll try to coordinate phone interviews. I have attached internship descriptions. Lesley Hettinger will be collecting resumes this year her email is lesley.hettinger@gm.com.

FYI - Moving allowance and housing also provided.

Each internship may have a varying start date requirement but generally will run from approximately May through August for a period of 12 weeks. Applicants should have completed their sophomore year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Candidates should still be classified as active students during the internship and should have the right to work in the U.S.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Diedra

* ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY (you don’t have to be a NBPRS or PRSSA student club member)
* National Black Public Relations Society/NBPRS

_______________________

Diedra Wylie
Assistant Manager, Communications
General Motors Corporation
515 Marin Street, Suite 216
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

(805) 373-9523 (office)
(805) 208-5249 (cell)
(805) 373-9648 (fax)
diedra.wylie@gm.com

General Motors Communications Internship Program

Summer 2009

DEADLINE: Oct. 17, 2008

The following is a list of General Motors communications internships for the summer of 2009. Each internship may have a varying start date requirement but generally will run from approximately May through August for a period of 12 weeks. Applicants should have completed their sophomore year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Candidates should still be classified as active students during the internship and should have the right to work in the U.S

. Cover letter and resumes may be sent to Lesley Hettinger at lesley.hettinger@gm.com. Please include GPA and anticipated graduation date. If your background uniquely qualifies you for a specific internship please explain in the cover letter. Deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. GM will be interviewing on site at the PRSSA conference in Detroit so please indicate if you will be attending. For students not attending, interviews may be arranged by phone or on campus.

Grassroots Communications
Location: Detroit, MI

Key assignments and responsibilities

Help plan senior leader grassroots visits to key markets, and assist with speakers bureau, plant city tours and VIP influencer tours.

Assist with grassroots planning activities, including:

  • Participate in event planning from concept to execution
  • Prepare briefing books for senior leaders, including determining the appropriate content, gathering information, and proofreading
  • Write executive remarks, introductions and other documents as needed for grassroots trips
  • Organize schedules, calls and timelines
  • Ensure each event meets measurement criteria

Travel as needed to prepare for grassroots visits:

  • Site visits and preparation may be needed for event support
  • Work with regional communications teams

Specific skills preferred

  • Strong team player
  • Highly organized and ability to multi-task
  • Creativity – willingness to bring new ideas to grassroots program
  • Can adapt to changes quickly and can work well under deadline pressure
  • Strong writing ability

Benefits to the intern’s development

Working with the grassroots team will give the intern the ability to see the “big picture” at General Motors, learning both our product and business messaging as he/she helps prepare senior leaders to communicate with key constituencies across the country. The intern will be able to think creatively about how to tell GM’s story, and see firsthand how messaging is shaped. He/she will learn how to work cross-functionally, and see how messaging is received differently in various regions of the U.S.

This is an opportunity to understand GM’s overall communications strategy for its senior-most leaders and be part of a dynamic team. He/she will also be able to improve writing skills, time management ability and measurement capability.

What skills do you expect the student to develop?

  • Strategic Communication Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Communication Measurement
  • Writing skills

Other considerations such as travel for events, etc.

  • Occasional travel within the U.S. is required.

Manufacturing Communications – Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly & Orion Assembly

Location: Detroit and Orion, MI

Key assignments and responsibilities

Work with the plant communications manager to develop communication campaigns to improve plant performance around key metrics (safety, quality, responsiveness, cost and environmental).

Promote the future production home of GM’s first series electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt, and the home of some of its most popular cars, including the Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 in the local community and with local media. Work with manufacturing communications in promoting how both plants fit in to GM’s overall global manufacturing footprint.

Assist with day-to-day communication activities at the plants, including:

  • Develop a variety of communication tools (face-to-face, newsletter, video) to share information with plant team members on all shifts
  • Respond to daily changes in quality, safety, and other metrics through targeted messaging
  • Assist in developing internal and external presentations for plant managers
  • Support team leaders through targeted communication packets

Work on special projects/challenges facing Detroit-Hamtramck

  • Develop cutting-edge recommendations for accommodating public interest in Volt production (e.g., virtual tours, etc.)

Specific skills preferred

  • Solid writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, including UAW and salaried team members
  • Willingness to work a variety of shifts in support of communication initiatives
  • Website development

Benefits to the intern’s development

Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly has been identified as the plant that will build one of the most significant vehicles in the corporation’s history. The transition from products the plant builds now to the Volt will be a significant one and will require detailed communication on changes to the facility. Note: Much of the change will likely not happen until later in the year, but the transition should begin during the summer 2009 time period – and development of a communication plan for the change will be a priority.

Orion Assembly will be nearing its one-year anniversary running as a three-shift operation in the summer of 2009 and will be striving to build on its already strong quality performance.

The student will learn how to stretch the idea of multi-tasking to extremes between both facilities and their very different challenges/environments (i.e., plant in transition versus plant going at full or near full capacity and the challenges that creates in continuous improvement and motivation while avoiding burnout.

In addition, since both plants are located near our corporate headquarters, a portion of the assignment will include shadowing other IC professionals to experience the “corporate” side of internal communications. The assignment will also provide learning opportunities in the area of labor communications.

What skills do you expect the student to develop?

  • Strategic Communication Planning
  • Message Development
  • Writing
  • Event Planning
  • Communication Measurement
  • Labor/Management Relations
  • Understanding of the Global Manufacturing System

Other considerations such as travel for events, etc.

  • Travel between plants would be required.
Premium Channel Communications Intern
Location: Detroit, MI

Key Elements

Assist with planning and support execution of divisional communications projects, including summer 2009 media events:

· Support launch planning and activities associated with Saab 9-4X, Saab 9-5, Cadillac SRX and Cadillac CTS Coupe.

· Engage with media outreach to support Cadillac and Saab brand activities.

· Program support for Cadillac’s role in GM Collection events and heritage events like Pebble Beach and Saab’s role in 2009 Owner’s Convention.

· Media relations support for Cadillac CTS-V summer drive.

· Ongoing media support to maintain buzz for launched vehicles including Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade Hybrid.

Assist the divisional communications team with various activities that promote key vehicles and support events. Duties include writing news releases, assisting with the 2010 communications strategy for premium brands focused on building awareness and consideration with key audiences and desire in the youth market (18-25); some media relations reporter-interface opportunities; and actively participating in brainstorming and other meetings.

In short, the communications intern will provide events management, program launch support, media relations, internal communication and media materials management assistance and can gain experience in those same areas, including writing assignments associated with these activities.

Managers who are responsible for the related assignments will mentor the intern. Additionally, the intern will receive ongoing mentoring and guidance from the director and other team members including exposure to PRSA and corporate-wide activities.

Advanced Propulsion and Environmental Communications Intern

Location: Pontiac, MI

Objective

Strengthen GM’s technology leadership perception and reinforce GM’s Advanced Propulsion Technology strategy focused on energy diversity, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

Intern’s summer assignment will include communications activities in the following functions: Energy and the Environment Public Policy; conventional powertrains (engines and transmissions); biofuels and electrification of the vehicle (hybrids, Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cells).

Managers who are responsible for the related assignments will mentor the intern. Additionally, the intern will receive ongoing mentoring and guidance from the director and other team members.

Key Elements

· Assist with the execution of advanced propulsion and environmental communications media briefings and ride and drive events. Duties will include:

o Writing news releases, internet blogs and stories for employee web-sites/publications

o Pitching technology/biofuels news stories to print and social media

o Coordinating special photography and video packages to support press materials for events

o Actively participating in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Election Coverage 2008: Center for Communication

Wednesday, Oct. 8
6:30 - 8 PM; Free Seminar!
http://www.cencom.org

For a fresh take on the campaign, spend an evening with writers Hendrik Hertzberg and Matt Taibbi. As chief political reporter and blogger for Rolling Stone, and author of this year's The Great Derangement, Taibbi is considered one of the most off-beat and hilarious reporters to cover the political scene since Hunter Thompson.

Hertzberg is senior editor, staff writer and principal political commentator at The New Yorker where he frequently writes the opening "Comment" in the magazine's "The Talk of the Town" section. Author of several books, including Politics: Observations & Arguments, Hertzberg served as speech-writer for President Jimmy Carter and for several years was editor of The New Republic.

The discussion will be moderated by Rachel Sklar a senior contributing editor for the Huffington Post and editor of the site's "Eat the Press" page. Rachel has contributed to the New York Times, the New York Post, the Village Voice, New York Magazine and many publications in homeland of Canadian.

DATE:
Oct. 8, 2008

TIME: 6:30 - 8 PM

WHERE: New York University

Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge
Kaufman Management Center - 11th Floor
44 West 4th Street
(south side, at Greene Street)

FREE Webcast - American Management Association (AMA)

Register Now - Oct. 21 - 1 PM
Six Secrets to Gaining Competitive Advantage from Online Communities:
What Separates the Successful Communities from the Unsuccessful
Register today for this free webcast, courtesy of the American Management Association (AMA):
Many marketers start an online community with great expectations on how it can improve their organization's
standing against competitors, yet often those community initiatives fail to bring any measurable benefit to the
organization. Too often, communities are implemented as a "to-do" item for marketing, rather than a source of
transformative change. Properly managed, online communities can be a great source of insight, innovation and
customer immersion in your brand.
Join us to learn six secrets that separate successful communities from unsuccessful communities and to
discover how your organization can use communities to distance and differentiate itself from competitors.
Event Details
DATE: Oct.  21, 2008
TIME: 10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET
Presenters
> Jeffrey Henning, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder, Vovici
> Brian Koma, Vice President, Client Services, Vovici
Cost

Complimentary

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