Weekly Round-Up (3/24/17 – 3/31/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Periscope Post and Audio – Video/Color/VFX or Audio/Music Intern
  • Open Studio Project – Marketing & Development Internship for Course Credit (Evanston, IL)
  • Creative Coworking – Paid Internship (Evanston, IL)
  • Johnsonese Brokerage LLC – Entertainment Insurance Intern
  • The Billions Corporation – Web Intern
  • Thorton Square Productions – Documentary Development – Producer
  • Adventure Stage Chicago – Fall Performance Internship
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Summer 2017 Communication & Public Programs Internship
    • Summer 2017 Business and Civic Relations Internship
    • Summer 2017 Public Relations & Marketing Internship – Gene Siskel Film Center
    • Summer 2017 Development Internship – Gene Siskel Film Center
    • Summer 2017 Public Relations & Marketing Internship – Black Harvest Film Festival
    • Summer 2017 Photography Curatorial Internship
    • Summer 2017 Photography Collections Internship
    • Summer 2017 Design and Animation Internship
    • Summer 2017 Architecture and Design Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • AMC – International Programming Intern (Santa Monica, CA)

Full-time:

  • Neumann Family Services – Product Manager, Proud & Included (Chicago, IL)

London Calling: We’re In!

This post was written by Becca Smith, a Senior Communications Studies Major at Northwestern University attending the School of Communication’s Global Media & Communications Seminar in London.

I woke up on Monday morning, feeling a unique combination of jetlag and excitement for our first day of lectures and site visits. I grabbed a latte and headed to the London School of Economics for our first lecture. As soon as I entered the classroom, I took out my notepad and favorite pen and realized how much I would miss taking Northwestern classes. I recently finished my college career and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to spend a week in London learning about what captures my attention the most – global media. When everyone was settled in their seats, the man at the front of the classroom introduced himself as Nick Couldry and told us that we would be discussing the new normative turn in media and communications research. Suddenly, almost two hours went by and I had three pages of notes. Nick gave an incredibly captivating lecture that was so relevant to us as constantly busy and connected Northwestern students. One of the parts that was particularly fascinating was Nick’s focus on the burden of communication. He posed a question to us that I still think about as I sit at my laptop writing this, with the television on in front of me and my iPhone at my side, buzzing every so often with a notification: “Is technology offering us the lives that we want to lead?”. It’s obvious that technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, sometimes “burdening” us with having to be constantly connected. While this may seem like a positive to many people, there are undoubtedly times in which I feel the need to “unplug” and relax. After Nick’s lecture, Northwestern alumnus David Sabel talked with us about his role with the National Theatre, National Theatre Live, and his most recent work with the new Bridge Theatre, coming to London in fall of this year. David explained how he went from Northwestern to where he is now, and the varied jobs that he has held. He explained how his career path often followed his passions and the lack of fear for “shaking things up”. David truly inspired me to approach post-graduation life with a fearless and excited attitude.


We left the London School of Economics to eat a delicious lunch at Brown’s, where I had Butternut Squash soup followed by a Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich and chips (which you may know better as french fries). We ventured out into the pouring rain where I quickly began thinking again about post-graduation jobs at the one place where you will always think about jobs – LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, we were warmly greeted by another Northwestern alumna, Latia YoungFountain. She gave us an in-depth overview of LinkedIn and answered all of our questions openly and honestly. The most productive part of the site visit (besides the free snacks and coffee, of course!) was a panel of current LinkedIn employees from very diverse backgrounds. Their advice was extremely helpful in moving forward after Northwestern and they gave wonderful insight on the ups and downs of working abroad. I left LinkedIn feeling much calmer and excited about my future. However, the calmness was short-lived as Sam, another GMCS participant, and myself rushed over to get in line for The Nightly Show, a late night talk show in London. We got in and took our seats, ready for some laughs. The show was hilarious and featured two wonderful guests, Catherine Tate and Ruby Wax. The best part of the show by far was when the host, Dermot O’Leary, announced that a member of the audience would be receiving a trip to Ruby’s hometown – Evanston, Illinois! Of course, Sam and I went crazy and Ruby shouted “Go Cats!” and we enthusiastically returned the favor. Shortly after, Sam and I watched the aired episode of the show, and sadly realized that our moment of fame had been cut. Regardless, it was a wonderful experience and a part of the culture in London that I would have otherwise never experienced. Exhausted from my fun-filled day, I returned to my hotel room and chatted with my roommate before collapsing in my bed, ready for my next day of adventure in London.

London Calling: And Away We Go

This post was written by Stephanie Uriostegui, a Sophomore Communications Studies Major at Northwestern University attending the School of Communication’s Global Media & Communications Seminar in London.

It’s been a long finals week fueled by coffee and visions of London, which have helped me stay motivated in writing multiple 8-page papers. Now after almost three months of anticipation, the Global Media and Communication Seminar trip to London is finally here! It’s been a while since I’ve visited London and I am so excited to spend an entire week exploring the city and meeting alumni from the London School of Economics and global communication and media companies.

Last week, the School of Communication’s EPICS Office gave us a pre-departure orientation meeting where we discussed the logistics of the trip and were handed the long awaited itinerary. My classmates and I had a great time getting to know each other and mentally preparing ourselves for the trip in our quarter-long seminar taught by Professor Dilip Gaonkar. In this class, we’ve studied a broad range of topics including global flows, the new dynamics of production and marketing, the new geography of jobs and economic inequality, and the cultural economy. We explored and discussed the complexity of outsourcing trends in globalization and the impact of labor arbitrage. Through an in-depth analysis of successful companies like Amazon and Walmart, we were able to see shifts in the business models of the retail industry. Finally, we wrapped up the quarter by discussing the impact of the freelance or “gig” economy through emerging markets inspired by the Uber business model. Overall, it was fascinating learning about globalization models and trends applied to familiar and useful companies and services we use everyday like Uber, Amazon, and Apple.

Some of the highlights of the itinerary that I can’t wait to experience are the site visits to Google, LinkedIn, and Deloitte, scheduled visits to the Black History Walk and a showing of play Dreamgirls, as well as our lectures at the London School of Economics.

Until then, I will be spending my last night before the trip researching where I can get the best blueberry scones and afternoon tea near my hotel. Now I just hope I will be able to sleep on the plane ride there, but I probably won’t because of feelings of excitement for London and partly from of slight my fear of flying.

 

Weekly Round-Up (3/03/17 – 3/10/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • WTTW Chicago/98.7WFMT – Andrew Patner Fellowship
  • Optimus – Summer 2017 General Internship
  • Northwestern University, SONIC Lab (Evanston, IL)
    • Spring 2017 NASA Mission Data Analysis Internship
    • Spring 2017 Nebula Internship
    • Spring 2017 Dynamic Network Visualization Internship
    • Spring 2017 Network Analysis of Social Online Systems
    • Spring 2017 6Dos Network Science Internship
    • Spring 2017 Longitudinal Data Internship
    • Spring 2017 Crew Recommender for Effective Work in Space Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • Magical Elves – Summer 2017 Development Intern, Reality TV
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival
    • FringeTV Production Internship
    • Festival Volunteer Internship
    • Events Intern
    • Set Design Internship

New York, NY

  • Gigantic Pictures – Summer Independent and Documentary Film Internship
  • Signature Theatre – Summer Internships

Other Locations

  • Iraqi Christian Relief Council – PR and Communications Intern (Virtual)

Freelance:

  • Experimental Sound Studio – Marketing and Public Relations Director (Chicago, IL)

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV – Account Executive (Chicago, IL)

Weekly Round-Up (2/24-3/03)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions – Summer 2017 Video Production Internship
  • Kurtis Productions – Summer 2017 Documentary TV Production Internship
  • Area 2 Doc – Criminal Justice Documentary Internship
  • Skirt Public Relations – Summer 2017 Public Relations Intern
  • WGN-TV – Summer 2017 Promotions & Marketing Internship
  • Superfly – Summer Internship
  • Bright Pink – Marketing Intern
  • Jack Morton Worldwide
    • Account Management Intern
    • Production Intern
    • Creative Intern/Graphic Design
  • Midwest Business Group on Health – Intern
  • Schubas/Lincoln Hall – Concert Production Internship
  • WBEZ
    • Podcast Production Internship
    • Radio Reporting Internship
  • Stage 774 – General Administration Intern

Los Angeles, CA

  • Ensemble Entertainment
    • Summer 2017 Literary Management/Production Company Internship
    • Development Internship
  • OddLot Entertainment – Summer 2017 Film Development Intern
  • Howling Wolf Productions – Development Intern
  • Facebook – Research Intern: Audio 360 (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival
    • TV Production Internship
    • Volunteer Internship
    • Events Intern
    • Set Design Internship
  • FX Networks – Summer Intern, Original Programming

New York, NY

  • Jack Morton Worldwide
    • Brand Marketing Intern
    • Strategy Intern
    • Creative Intern/Graphic Design

Other Locations

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship
    • Film Production Intern to Promote Student Mental Health

Apprenticeships / Fellowships:

  • Interlochen Center of the Arts – Filmmaker-in-Residence, Postproduction/Editing (Aug-Dec) (Interlochen, Michigan)
  • Audible – Audio Production Apprentice, Audible Brazil (São Paulo, Brazil)

Freelance:

  • Mudlark Theater Organization (Evanston, IL)
    • Summer Teaching Assistant
    • Summer Assistant Teaching Artist
  • Blizzard Entertainment – Composer’s Assistant -Temp (Irvine, CA)

Full-time:

  • Southern Poverty Law Center – Communications Associate I (Montgomery, AL)
  • Steppenwolf – Multicultural Fellowship (Chicago, IL)
  • WGN-TV – Per Diem News Writer (Chicago, IL)
  • Third Coast International Audio Festival – Managing Director (Chicago, IL)
  • Facebook – UX Associate Researcher Program (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Viacom Inc. – Writing Assistant (New York, NY)