Alums Give Back to SOC Interns

Webster alumni find opportunities to give back in countless ways.  At the 2013 Internship Expo, several local alumni represented their respective companies and organizations.  All are currently offering credit-bearing, educational internships for SOC students.

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Back row, left to right: Mark McInnis, Senior Director of Account Services – Javelin; Chris Frome, Senior Director of Event Presentation – St. Louis Blues Hockey Club; Stefania Accardo, Strategic Planner – Rivet; Luke Arens, Head Engineer and Producer –Shock City Studios; Justin Fisher, Chief Audio Engineer – SmithLee Productions; David Callahan, Media Production Supervisor – Saint Louis Science Center. Front row: Jamye Harrison, Account Director – Javelin; Kat Touschner, Tech Supervisor – Cinema St. Louis; Scheri Cox, HR Administrator – Nine Network of Public Media; Nathan Golomski, Audio Engineer – Ironman Sound Industries LLC; Sam Maul, Engineer/Producer – Shock City Studios; Claudia Burris, VP of Scholarships – Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis

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School of Communications Community Members Play Many Roles at International Film Festival

12238568-sliff-2013From volunteer to executive director and panelist to filmmaker, community members of Webster University’s School of Communications will play many roles at the 22nd annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF).

SLIFF, one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest, will kick off tonight, Thursday, November 14, and will run until Sunday, November 24. The festival will screen 330 films—75 features, 63 documentary features, and 192 shorts—from around the world. Continue reading

St. Louis Welcomes Back TV Producer and SOC Alum

Janaye Williams, Broadcast Journalism ’10, is on her way back to St. Louis to join KSDK, where she will be a producer on weekend nights.  Prior to that, Janaye was working as a producer at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has worked at KMOV and interned at KTVI as well.

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Janaye Williams, Broadcast Journalism, BA, 2010

Janaye tells us she always knew she wanted to be a TV producer, and over the past two years she’s adopted the personal motto, “Expect the Unexpected.”

“As you can imagine, each day is filled with a new developing story,” she says.  “There’s no such thing as a ‘typical day.” Continue reading

New Mentoring Program Up and Running

In addition to our own School of Communications GURU program, you may now participate in a university-wide mentoring program, which pairs alumni mentors with current students. The six-month program provides students with a mentor’s practical career knowledge and guidance while providing mentors with the opportunity to use their expertise to help lead a student to success. During their time together, the student and mentor connect in positive one-on-one planned interactions to assure a meaningful experience for both.

For more information and to apply, go to www.webster.edu/mentor.

Applications are due September 30th.