You will never conquer your fear of public speaking by visualizing your audience in their underwear. I imagine that this strategy would be at best distracting and at worst disturbing. There are dozens of more, or less, useful tips offered by experts to help you deal with a fear of public speaking. Most of the suggestions have the potential to help, but for me, no tactic was effective until I changed my attitude during stressful speaking situations.
The Division of Communication Studies posts internship opportunities on a daily basis through the division listserve.
As registration season is upon us for summer and fall 2014 – please check your email daily.
If you are not receiving emails from Rebecca Hewitt regarding internships, please see Mrs. Hewitt in ULEE 229.
For our political hounds…
And remember, you may not yet know of your interest in local, state or federal government…
Professor Rita Kirk of our division will be a guest speaker at this event…
Please plan to join her and others – see attached PDF and information below…
Southern Methodist University
Careers Around the Capitol: Career Panel
Wednesday, March 26, 2014; 5:00-6:30 p.m.
- The event will take place in the West Ballroom, Lower Level, in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.
- The purpose of this event is to educate our students in finding internships or full-time jobs in the hidden job market as it relates to local, state, or federal government positions.
- Michael Dorff ‘04: Manager, Burson Marsteller; former White House liaison to Departments of Veterans Affairs and Agriculture and policy assistant to White House under President George W. Bush
- Rob Johnson ’97: GOP political consultant and former gubernatorial and presidential campaign manager to Governor Rick Perry
- Garrett Landry ’10: Policy Program Coordinator at Teaching Trust and current candidate for Irving School Board (District 2); former Field Director for Texas State House of Representatives Campaign and Program Director for National Student Leadership Conference
- Liz Zornes: Chief of Staff for State Representative Rafael Anchia
We’ve got more great news from the SMU Mock Trial teams! This weekend our Red and Blue teams competed at the Regional competition hosted by our friends at UT Dallas. The Red team took second place with no losses and an impressive 7-0-1 record. The Blue team took sixth with five wins. This means that both of our teams are advancing to the Opening Round Championship in Memphis, TN March 21-23, where they will vie for a bid to Nationals! There were 21 teams competing, with some really tough competition from UT Austin, Rhodes College, and Baylor, so to have both of our SMU teams place in the top six is really outstanding.
We also got three individual awards: from the Red team, Haley High got an attorney award and Kaitlin Wetz got a witness award. From the Blue team, Catherine Montgomery got a witness award.
Special recognition should go to the fine volunteer judges that assisted the teams: Christina de la Garza, Nichol Bunn, Lauren Leahy, Russell Pharr and Kai Hecker.
The SMU Department of Communication Studies and the SMU Debate Team hosted the Varsity City Championships of the Dallas Urban Debate Association on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Eighteen schools from DISD competed, and students from Woodrow Wilson and W.T. White High Schools qualified for the National Urban Debate League Tournament held in Washington D.C.
The Dallas Urban Debate Association is a non-profit organization that provides debate training, tournaments and mentorship to area high school and middle school students.
Social Media Director/some admin (Lakewood/East Dallas)
$10 an hour; flexible hours but roughly noon to 5pm Mon-Friday, great for someone seeking flexible part-time position. Working for international nonprofit www.globeaware.org that organizes international volunteer program registrations. Requires making social media updates to twitter, facebook, etc, answering phones to explain programs, occasional data entry, emailing returned volunteers for feedback; organizing photo database as needed; weekly mail drop and check deposit runs, etc. Training provided. Paid 4 hours for any on-call time chosen on weekends, if you are willing to be on call. Requirements, good basic computer skills; active interest and experience with twitter, Facebook and possibly Pinterest and Instagram, experience with independent international travel, especially to developing countries, experience with international volunteering a strong plus; Spanish a strong plus. Skills with photoshop and or making basic marketing materials a plus, but not required, also skills editing informal videos online.
Knowledge of or sincere interest in other cultures a tremendous plus!
College degree preferred but not required.
Email to email@example.com or call 214-824-4562
QuickSilver Interactive Group, a boutique digital agency, is looking for an intern to work up to 20 hours a week assisting the Account Management team as needed.
251 O’Connor Ridge Blvd. Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75038
Primary duties include:
- writing for social media,
- updates to WordPress sites, and
- online research
- Payment is $10/hour.
Contact Jeannine Lee, APR, firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter and resume
No phone calls please.
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Division of Communication Studies Assistant Professor of Public Relations Rita Men has just been named an Arthur W. Page Center grant recipient and 2013-14 Legacy Scholar for her research project, Engaging Employees: The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Symmetrical Internal Communication.