Fall 2020 virtual Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair

CATEGORIES: News, Students
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Registration is now open for the fall 2020 Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair, which will take place in a virtual environment on two days. Tuesday, Oct. 13, is focused on opportunities in journalism and mass communication, while Wednesday, Oct. 14, is focused on advertising and public relations. All students are welcome to sign up for appointments with employers on one or both days.

When and Where

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Advertising and Public Relations

The one-on-one, 10-minute appointments will take place on WebEx. LAS Careers Services will share log-in details with registered students prior to their meetings.

How to register

To set up a time to talk to a Greenlee Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair employer, follow these simple steps:
  • Log into your CyHire account. Use your netID and password to log in.
  • On the ‘Home’ page of CyHire, you will scroll down until you see ‘Shortcuts’ on the right side of the page.
  • Under ‘Shortcuts’ select ‘Interviews I Qualify For.’
  • Within ‘Interviews I Qualify For’ you will find postings from the available employers. Select the posting for the employer(s) that you wish to schedule a one on one chat with,
  • Within the posting from your above employer of choice select ‘Apply’ in the top right corner.
  • Add your resume within the ‘Apply’ section of the posting *Please note you will need to make sure your most recent resume is uploaded in CyHire so you can add it during this step. If you do not have a resume uploaded in CyHire, it will not allow you to sign up for a chance to chat with the employer.*
  • Select the ‘Interview Time’ that fits best in your schedule and hit ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.
  • You have successfully set up your time to chat with an employer. You will get a confirmation email with details and reminders of your chat time prior to the scheduled event.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If all spots are filled by the time you go to set up your chat time with the employer, please still submit your resume through application and send your resume to lascs@iastate.edu with the employer name in the subject line so we can send your resume on to the employer. You will be placed on a wait list if all spots are filled and we will be in touch if a slot opens

If you have any questions, please email lascs@iastate.edu or call LAS Career Services at 515-294-8691.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Journalism and Mass Communication


Woodward Communications Inc.

Inside scoop: Check WCInet.com for openings in journalism and public relations.

Representatives: Patricia Dietz, HR manager; Ali Chapman, HR coordinator

Learn more: https://www.wcinet.com/

Des Moines Register

Representative: Carol Hunter, Executive Editor

Learn more: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/

Iowa PBS

Representative: Fern Kidder

Learn more: http://www.iowapbs.org/

Omaha World Herald

Inside scoop: The Omaha-World-Herald is accepting applications for three student journalists for a 12-week internship in the summer of 2020. We will hire one photographer, one general news reporter and one sports journalist. Completion of junior year in college and previous internship experience at a daily newspaper or news organization. You’ll need previous experience because you’ll be assigned the same tasks that we give our full-time reporters. We’re looking for curious, flexible, quick-thinking journalists who want to get better. Compensation is $10/hour.

Representative: Connie White, Metro Editor

Learn more: https://omaha.com/


Inside scoop: Our internships are on pause, but we’re looking for someone who wants to come and learn on a first job. We’re looking for people who have been in a newsroom environment before. We encourage journalists to look at the idea of producers. Producers are always in demand, and you can move up quickly.

Representative: Allison Smith, News Director

Learn more: https://www.kcci.com/

Wednesday, Oct. 14 — Advertising and Public Relations



Representative: Nancy Holmes

Learn more: https://ls2group.com/

The Concept Works

Inside Scoop: “Our goal for the career fair is to let students and future public relations/communications professionals know about the work that The Concept Works does in the event that we decide that we need an intern this year. Because we are a small PR shop, our goal is also to offer a different perspective to students.”

Representative: Eric Woolson

Learn more: http://theconceptworks.com/


Inside Scoop: “We’re a really big deal in financial circles.” Looking for members of the content marketing team and research and development team who like working with words. “We craft language to be as human-friendly as possible. We want to talk to students who come from an editorial background who like to dive into new areas.”

Representative: Allison Zobel

Learn more: https://www.workiva.com/


Inside Scoop: “We have an internship program and we’re always recruiting. We want to help develop the careers for those at Greenlee. We analyse our needs each year. We could be hiring for an account internship, creative, HR, or our digital team.”

Representative: Kendra Kelly

Learn more: https://www.meyocks.com/

Cocoa Creative Agency

Representative: Terrence Thames, CEO and Creative Director

Learn more: https://www.cocoacreates.com/

Flynn Wright

Inside Scoop: Flynn Wright is seeking to hire digital media interns to learn and gain hands-on experience from our growing Digital Media team. Interns will learn the ins and outs of paid digital media through training and job shadowing. Interns will get to put their skills to test in media planning, coordinating a successful campaign launch, overseeing pacing and delivery to goals and objectives, and developing reporting based on real businesses’ advertising needs. The internship will be from mid-September – mid-November with potential opportunity for full-time employment starting immediately after the commencement of the internship.

Representative: Megan Kruse

Learn more: https://www.flynnwright.com/