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Governor's press secretary says IMC degree will assist her in new role

When Kimberly Osborne entered the Integrated Marketing Communications master’s degree program at West Virginia University she knew she was on the right path – she just didn’t know where that path would lead her.

“When I began my IMC studies I had no idea the opportunities that would come forth,” said Osborne who graduated from the program, a component of WVU’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism, in 2006.

Since then she has been the director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Revenue and recently was named press secretary for acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

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Young entrepreneur, "Intern Queen" to offer advice to SOJ students

Lauren Berger

Students who are looking for internships will get expert advice from Lauren Berger, the self-proclaimed “Intern Queen,” on Feb. 9 at the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism.

Berger, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed “Intern Queen,” will visit 205 Martin Hall at 5:00 p.m. with a presentation about searching for and landing great internship opportunities.

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Feb. 9: "Intern Queen" to offer internship advice to SOJ students

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed “Intern Queen,” will visit 205 Martin Hall on Feb. 9, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. to offer internship advice to SOJ students.

As a student who had 15 internships in her four years of undergraduate study – including such top-notch companies as MTV, FOX, BWR Public Relations, and NBC – Berger earned her degree in organizational business communications from University of Central Florida.

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Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce Internship Program

Internships at Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) are for full-time juniors and seniors in 4-year colleges and universities. Interns receive college credit and are without financial compensation. The Chamber allows one-full-semester internship per student. The minimum hours worked is 10 weeks, 12 hours per week. The length of the Internship and the number of hours awarded for the work is made in accordance with university policies. As the Chamber considers resumes, it attachs the same standards that it uses when hiring staff.

To apply, students should submit a resume and a cover letter, stating the area in which they want to intern. Internship positions are usually available in newsletter writing, design and production, electronic communications and social media. Information is also required from the student’s faculty advisor stating the length of the internship and that they will receive credit before any internship is made final.

Once the information is received from the student, it will be reviewed by MACC management. They will then decide if they need or want to set up an interview for internship. When an intern comes on board, the student’s name, school information, liability waiver, and EEO form must be signed by the intern.

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WVU Arts and Entertainment internship

The West Virginia University Arts and Entertainment is accepting internships applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. Application Deadline is Feb. 18.

WVU Arts & Entertainment offers a variety of internships designed to develop marketable skills in the area of events management. Our internships provide students with real-world, hands-on experience that will prove to be relevant to their professional endeavors upon graduation.

A&E interns welcome students to FallFest. A&E Interns are hard-working, dedicated undergraduate or graduate students who have a passion for entertainment and a willingness to learn. As a vital part of the A&E team, interns work side-by-side with professionals from one of our three management teams: event operations, marketing, and ticketing.

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Burson Marsteller, Harold Burson summer internship program

Burson Marsteller is a leading global public relations and communications consultancy. They provide clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, advertising, and web related services.

The Harold Burson Summer Internship (HBSI) Program is a paid internship at one of the U.S. Burson-Marsteller offices listed below. Each intern is assigned to a client team or practice group. During the internship, students work closely with experienced industry professionals. HBSI interns are given the opportunity to work as a team member, while gaining valuable work experience. Colleagues from different specialty areas of Burson-Marsteller conduct seminars for interns each week. Interns are also grouped into teams where they work on a special HBSI project, which they present to a senior management panel for review at the conclusion of the internship. The summer internship offers an invaluable career-development experience that can often lead to an employment opportunity with us after graduation.

BM offers internship opportunities throughout the United States in the following offices?

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WVUABJ to hold panel discussion on race relations at WVU

The West Virginia Association of Black Journalists (WVUABJ) is hosting a panel discussion tomorrow (Wednesday, January 26) to discuss the state of race relations at WVU. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room in the Mountainlair.

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Go on assignment to Istanbul with Rough Guides!

The Rough Guide to Istanbul

Kick start your travel writing career by going on assignment to Istanbul, Turkey. After touching base with your travel writing mentor, you will hit the road for 7 days reviewing and writing for The Rough Guide to Istanbul for your chance to get published. You will also have the chance to satisfy your adventure cravings on a 12 day Turkish Delight tour, biking, hiking and kayaking your way through Turkey with BikeHike Adventures.

Your assignment brief

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