SPJ/ONA DePaul has openings on its executive board for the 2015-16 school year for the following positions:
•Vice president •Secretary/treasurer •Events/programming coordinator •Membership/PR/social media coordinator
This is a terrific resume-building opportunity to get involved in a leadership capacity with a national SPJ chapter of the year and annual contender for DePaul’s student organization of the year.
Students must be enrolled in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters to be eligible. Journalism and other majors welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to Jason Martin, adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure what office might be the best fit, or interested in multiple ones, please indicate it in your letter. Please also email with any questions or concerns.
Hard copies of the job descriptions and application info are also available posted to the door of Dr. Martin’s office, 1126 Daley, 14 E. Jackson.
You will receive a prompt response to schedule a time to discuss the openings with the adviser and incoming chapter president, Marc Filippino. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com,
Matt Topic, BGA outside counsel, presents to the workshop attendees. (photo/Emily Brosious)
DePaul students and members of the Chicago community joined us and the Better Government Association (BGA) last Wednesday to learn about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to use it for reporting. Attorney Matt Topic explained what the FOIA covers, what it doesn’t, and how to file a request with government agencies. He also shared steps for appealing a denied request.
You’ve probably heard of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but do you know how to file a request?
“The FOIA has compelled federal agencies to yield millions of documents relating to government operations and performance,” according to SPJ’s website. “Every week, a news organization, scholar or public-interest group somewhere reports information of significance to public health or safety or good governance — based on material gleaned from FOIA requests.”
DePaul Career Specialist Michael Elias joined SPJ/ONA for a workshop on best practices for LinkedIn. Participants had the chance to work on their profiles while learning new tips and tricks for networking and ultimately getting a great internship or job. Check out these photos from the event.
The LinkedIn Workshop was presented by Michael Elias of the Career Center. (Photos/Sadé Carpenter)
The attendees all had the chance to work on their profiles during the workshop.
Student Diamaris Martino works on her LinkedIn page.
More students update their profiles with the tips provided by Elias.
Michael Elias shares LinkedIn best practices.
Elias gave tips for adding connections to build your network.
The LinkedIn Profile Checklist is a great way to make sure your profile is complete.
Graduate student Demetria Mosley updates her profile and adds new connections.
Vice President Stephanie Wade (left) and Membership Coordinator Jenna Duddleston (right) update their LinkedIn profiles.
After the LinkedIn presentation, former President Brianna Kelly took free headshots for attendees. (left to right: Demetria Mosley, Brianna Kelly, Emily Brosious)
2013-14 President Brianna Kelly sets up her photography equipment with current President Emily Brosious.
Brianna Kelly gets ready to take complimentary headshots.