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SJMC Monday Memo | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018

Move your documents from Career bluePrint

Drake has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to replace our current Career bluePrint system this summer and be your one-stop-shop for job searching. Handshake offers a user friendly system, enabling you to:

  • Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
  • Browse job postings from top companies from around the country
  • Register for Career Fairs
  • Manage on-campus interviews

Your Handshake student profile will be preloaded.  For those of you who currently have Career bluePrint profiles here is what you need to do before June 15: If you currently have documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.) in your Career bluePrint profile, please log in and save them to your device. Due to the volume of students in the system, we will not be able to transition documents to Handshake.

For more information on getting started with Handshake, click here and stay tuned for an email invitation to access your new Handshake account! Should you have any questions, please contact Annette Watson (annette.watson@drake.edu).

Konfrst wins Levitt Mentor of the Year honors

Jennifer Glover Konfrst, who teaches in the public relations and strategic political communication majors, was honored at commencement with the 2018 Madelyn Levitt Mentor of the Year award. The award was established to recognize faculty and staff who are committed to student success in and out of the classroom.

Staub wins AEJMC teaching award

Catherine M. Staub, the Fisher-Stelter chair of magazine journalism, has won the inaugural VisCom Teaching Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Visual Communication Division. 

Staub was recognized for her JMC 119 Magazine Publishing curriculum, during which the students come up with the concept for a new magazine, conduct market research, meld the visual and written elements, and create a prototype. The award will be presented on Aug. 6 during the annual AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C.

SJMC alums complete leadership institute

Three SJMC alums recently completed the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, a competitive career development program. The institute's class of 2018 included Megan Bannister, JO'13; Shannon Sanders Draayer, MCL'16, and Katie Stevenson, MCL'14. Also honored was Erin Lain, Drake's associate provost for equity and inclusion. 

Minnesota ad professionals honor SJMC alums

Two Drake advertising alums were honored recently at the Ad Federation of Minnesota's "32 under 32" awards ceremony. Hanna Bartholic, JO'13, won an award, and Dominic Johnson, JO'13, was a nominee.  Both work in media planning/buying — Hanna at Compass Point Media (a division of McCann) and Dominic at Geometry Global (a WPP company).  

Have a news item for the Memo?

The SJMC Monday Memo is a weekly newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (christopher.snider@drake.edu). SJMC alums and other professionals can also contact Chris to have the Memo delivered via weekly email.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.