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General Announcements - March 4 - March 8


Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 7
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Christina Pembleton, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Advisement – Academic advisement for the fall semester will begin on March 11, 2013. All journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the fall 2013 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period. Students will not be cleared for registration until the department has the counseling form on file. Advisers' office hours are available on the table outside the Journalism Department office. The Journalism Department does not make appointments, so plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Pick up you advisement form and file in the department office (MZ 210) before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes. 

CSUN Journalism Department Career Day – For students who are serious about landing that first job in journalism, public relations and other media-related fields, this year’s Career Day has something for everyone. The panel will feature professionals ready to share their experiences and answer questions on a diverse range of professions. Panelists will include Aron Bender, news anchor, KFI AM 640, Ann Brenoff, senior writer and columnist, Huffington Post, Sara Catania, editorial director of digital media, NBC4, Cuit Gonzalez, social media and brand engagement manager for BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, Greg Hernandez, editor of GregInHollywood.com and Los Angeles correspondent for GayStarNews.com, Antonio Mejias, metro assignment editor at La Opinion, and Bob Tarlau, veteran TV News writer and producer. The event will take place March 21, 2013 in the Flintridge Room, USU. The panel discussion will take place from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. A student resume and portfolio review will take place from 10:45 a.m. to Noon. 

Office Hours - Dr. Wall will not hold office hours on March 6 or April 24.

2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship - The 2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship provides a rising college sophomore with $3,900 toward college education costs, a trip to the 2013 AAJA Convention in August in New York as part of the Voices student news project plus getting matched with a mentor keyed to the student's journalism focus. Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission and must be college freshmen going into their sophomore year. AAJA membership is not required to apply, but if the student is awarded the scholarship, he or she must become an AAJA student member. Learn more detailed information and directions on how to apply at http://www.aaja.org/anna-chennault-scholarship/.  The application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2013. 

Public Service Media Fellowship - Butler Koshland Fellowships is looking for an independent, intelligent, and highly-motivated person to serve as a fellow to Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Club of California. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Butler Koshland Fellowships is a unique program designed to pass on public service leadership skills and legacy. Our model is simple and personal—we ask extraordinary leaders to mentor an emerging leader. Each mentor and fellow pair work closely together on a project for one year, during which time we fund the fellow’s salary. The fellow is also integrated into and supported by a community of Butler Koshland fellows and mentors—past, current, and future—doing important work for the common good.   Beginning in mid-April 2013, the fellow would support the executive-level goals of The Commonwealth Club of California. The fellow will experience the array of duties and responsibilities required to successfully lead a nonprofit organization in today’s world. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to public service with at least three years of relevant work experience. The application deadline is March 20, 2013. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications and interest in this fellowship along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Please send all application materials via email to the attention of Butler Koshland Fellowships’ Executive Director, Kate Brumage, at apply@bkfellowships.org with the subject line “Duffy Fellowship.” Only those chosen to interview will be contacted.  Do not contact Dr. Duffy or The Commonwealth Club of California directly. The fellow will work from the downtown San Francisco office of The Commonwealth Club of California. Fellow compensation will be $40,000 per year plus employer provided health and other benefits. The fellow will work a standard 40-hour work-week and should be available to attend evening programs as needed. For more information, please visit www.bkfellowships.org.

Scholarships - Exceptional Women in Publishing is seeking student or entry-level candidates for five scholarships to attend their conference on women's leadership March 6 in San Francisco. This event offers terrific access to established and innovative women leaders in publishing with great panels, learning and networking. For more information, please visit http://www.ewip.org/conference/ewip-leadership-2013/. Please contact Maire Walsh of EWIP at maire@nextstepsmarketing.com.

Phillips Graduate Institute – Are you considering a career in counseling or consulting? An information session about the Phillips Graduate Institute will be held on March 26 in the career center (UH 105). Students can find out about the programs offered and meet faculty and staff. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain a $500 scholarship when they apply for admissions to Phillips on the day of the session. The event will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. Students can R.S.V.P. at https://csun-csm.symplicity.com/students. Phillips offers financial aid and scholarships including departmental scholarships for each degree program. To learn more about these and other opportunities, please contact the Admissions Office by calling (818) 386-5660 or email info@pgi.edu.