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Communication Awards/Scholarships $15,000 worth of awards - Apply today! Anson E. Rowe Award The Anson H. Rowe Endowment fund is to be awarded in equal parts to the outstanding Junior and Senior majoring in Communication based on the following criteria: (1) Overall scholastic achievement; (2) Demonstrated proficiency and breadth of experience in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and/or radio and television; (3) Financial need. Applications for the Senior award are solicited from those planning to do graduate work in communication who have been or are in the process of being admitted to a graduate school for next fall. Preference will be given to those planning to specialize in the areas of interpersonal communication, public speaking, radio or television. This award has a value of $3440 for one Senior and $3440 for one Junior. Chester Freeman Award Chester H. Freeman, late Professor Emeritus of the Department of Communication at Cornell University, set standards of excellence, leadership, and commitment to Cornell University that few can surpass. The Freeman Communication Leadership Fund to be awarded to the Communication junior or juniors who best exhibit the interdisciplinary character of the Department’s program and who best reflect the spirit of Chet Freeman’s contributions to the Communication Department and the Cornell community.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH (Extended for all awards except Schwartz)

Kenneth John Bissett Award Ken Bissett of Hartsdale, NY, class of ‘90, began his education at Cornell in the School of Engineering. His strong love for creative writing and artistic talent eventually drew him to the Communication Department. Ken’s friends and professors enjoyed his piquant but gentle humor. They remembered him as a brilliant artist and excellent student, someone who cared immensely about the art he created. In the fall of 1988 Ken joined the Syracuse-in-London Program because he felt the opportunity to study abroad would be a new and broadening experience. On December 21, he and 37 other college students returning from London were killed when their plane, Pan Am flight 103, was destroyed in flight by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. This award has a value of $1030. Sheila Turner Seed Award The Seed Award for junior women communication majors commemorates Sheila Turner Seed, a dynamic young writer and photojournalist with Scholastic, Inc., a well-respected and prominent publishing company. Following her untimely death, Ms. Seed’s husband Brian, with the cooperation of Scholastic, Inc., and Cornell established the award as a memorial to her. The nature and amount of the award have varied over the years in line with the available resources. This award has a value of $2460. Schwartz Award Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are invited to submit original manuscripts for the 2012-2013 Alfred N. Schwartz Prize competition. The award promotes excellence in agricultural journalism. First Prize: $750, Second Price: $520, Third Prize: $420. DEADLINE: April 29th.

For complete criteria and applications: Department of Communication 336 Kennedy Hall 607-255-2601 CALS Student Services 140 Roberts Hall 607-255-2257 Gannett Health Center 110 Ho Plaza 607-255-5208 Empathy, Assistance, & Referral Service (EARS) 607-255-3277 DUST

Internship and/or Event Information

The following information was gathered from various postings around campus or emails from companies that may be of interest to students in the Department of Communication. If you have questions regarding a specific post, please reach out to the contact information listed.

Attention Seniors

RSVP for both the Senior Dinner and the Communication graduation at:

Looking for Communication Students for Video Interviews We are planning to put together a short video of clip of current Communication students talking about their experience in the major, internships, and advice to new students. If you are interested in being a part of this, please email Filming time will take less than a 10 minute committment for you. Filming needs to take place before May 4th.

To register your team, email Jonathan at with 1. Team Name 2. Team members’ names, class years, majors/fields, and email addresses, and 3. Student Organization Name Registration Deadline: April 24 at 5pm


(as talked about a JobCAMP) Online Brainstorming Platform Ketchum’s Mindfire is an award winning online brainstorm platform for students from global universities to work on the real challenges of Ketchum’s Fortune 500 clients. Mindfire works with 50 top universities across 10 countries, including Yale, Georgetown, Northwestern, La Sorbonne, Tsinghua, Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. In return for fresh thinking, student participants receive incentives including career coaching, jobs/internships, exclusive content and prizes. Mindfire has brought innovative ideas to Ketchum clients such as P&G, Philips, IBM, IKEA, Frito-Lay, Wendy’s, Hertz, WhiteWave Foods and more. Students participate on Mindfire by accessing a passwordprotected website and agreeing to Mindfire Terms of Service. Ketchum asks that participants maintain a regular level of participation throughout the semester, roughly four ideas per months or one hour commitment per week. To register for Mindfire and/or ask questions about the platform, send an email with your name and university affiliation to Mindfire’s manager Brian Keenan at About Ketchum Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. Named 2012 PR Agency of the Year (PRWeek) and the winner of an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., visit

Campaign Internships Available for Cornell University Students Come and intern with the Quinn for New York campaign. The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works, and help elect the next Mayor of New York City. Hours are completely flexible with a small requirement, and the Quinn Campaign team is a lot of fun. No experience necessary. You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as having met some really great friends. Additionally, if you are an applicant who is looking to take your involvement with the campaign to the next level, the campaign is also offering a fellowship program. Fellows will be required to have a greater time commitment than interns and will participate in our Field Organizer Training Program, where you will not only learn the basics of campaign field work, but will also gain in-depth knowledge of grassroots organizing so you are ready to work on, and eventually run, campaigns of your own in the future. The Quinn for New York intern and fellowship programs are designed to be an enriching educational experience, where participants will engage in daily field activities, learn from and have access to seasoned campaign staff, and hear from a variety of political guest speakers. To apply for an internship or a fellowship with the Quinn for New York campaign, visit http://miniurl. com/intern2013quinn, call us at 212-470-9154, or email us at

Internship Jobs at Pearson Education (long list of internships)

The Pearson Education Internship Program (PEIP) offers competitively compensated ten-week summer internships from June 3 - August 9, 2013 to students and recent college/university graduates (graduation date between January 2012 and June 2014). As the world’s leading learning company, we are looking for highly motivated individuals with worldclass skills who are ready to undertake rigorous and cutting-edge challenges across our organization. We invest in our interns by providing formal and informal career development experiences through the duration of the internship, which include mentorship, professional development, and performance evaluations. For more information, please visit our website

Environmental Sciences Career Panel Discussion Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Place: 102 Mann Library Join us for an open and interactive discussion on following your individual passions and exploring the journey of career building. The panel will include representatives from: • World Bank • OECD – Environment Directorate Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development • Department of Energy • United Nations Development Programme Moderator: Professor Richard Goldberg, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Our panelists will discuss topics such as: • Their own personal career experiences and journeys • How to follow your passions • How to differentiate yourself from other candidates • The importance of exploring career opportunities that match who you are to what you love to do Seating is limited. Please RSVP on CCNet by Thursday, April 25, to reserve a seat for this event! (Find this event under employer name CALS Student Services or click on “events” and select the 4/26 date, then the “Environmental Sciences Career Panel Discussion” link)

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