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February 4, 2004 Edition


The COM Messenger appears ON-LINE every Wednesday!!!
It can be found on our website (duh... you're already here.)

Please take the time to scan these opportunities. For more information, browse our website or come into our office.

ALL STUDENTS: Please fill out the Registration Form on our website and submit your resume by e-mailing it to urecruit@bu.edu. The Registration Forms are used to help us contact you when appropriate opportunities become available.
Also, walk-in resume critiquing hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No appointment necessary.


Boston University Internship/Summer Job Event will be held Friday, February 6, from 11 to 3:30 p.m. at the Office of Career Services, 19 Deerfield Street, Third Floor, in the Career Resource Library. Open to all students. Registration not necessary. The following companies are scheduled to attend: BU Office of International Programs, BU Washington Internship/Washington Journalism programs, Catalina Sea Camp and Astrocamp, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Glaceau Vitaminwater, INROADS, Inc., Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Mindseye Technology, Pearson Education, Reed Business Information, RSA Security, Southwestern Complany, University Directories, U.S. Army and Vinfen.
For more information, call 617-353-3590 or go to http://www.bu.edu/careers.

Various Job Fairs - Brookline Job Fair February 9, Metro West Job Fair February 10, Career Source Career Fair February 10, Boston Job Fair February 11, Randolph Job Fair February 12, R.E.P.A. Job Expo at MIT February 14, Leominster Job Fair March 1, Foxboro Job Fair March 2, Woburn Job Fair March 3, Boston Job Fair March 4, Not-for-Profit Networking Fair April 2, Forum USA Job Fair for Jobs in France April 3 through April 5, and Boston Women for Hire Career Fair April 6. Northeastern University also offers several career fairs.
For more information, go to http://www.bu.edu/careers.

Networking Night 2004, presented by the American Marketing Association, will be held Friday, February 13, 2004 in the School of Management. Featuring Reebok, Citizens Bank, Garelick Farms, The Boston Globe, and more. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. in the SMG Atrium, panel discussions 6 to 7 p.m., and reception 7 to 9 p.m. Please do not bring your resume.

FINAL NOTICE - NBC News Associates Program is a highly competitive program that identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. It is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills. Gain real-world experience honing research skills, developing news stories working in a news bureau, participating in field and studio show production, on the nightly news, a morning news program or on a "magazine" program. Over 75 percent of the News Associates who have completed the program have gone on to various producing positions with NBC News. The program is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters.
Important Info: The program runs 12 months and consists of several long-term assignments on a news program and/or a news bureau. Most associates will be located in New York; relocation expenses are not covered. Salary is $33,600. Application deadline is February 20, 2004. First round interviews are March 13 to April 5. Final interviews in New York for students that qualify are April 15 and 16. Job begins July 12.
Qualifications: BS.
To apply: On-line application now available at http://www.nbcjobs.com/News_Associate_Program.html. NBC will only respond to students they are interested in. For more information e-mail news.associate@nbc.com.

Fairchild Publications, a subsidiary of Advance Publications, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of fashion and retail publications and seeks interns in the following fields: editorial, fashion, marketing/promotion, advertising/sales, photo research, and art/graphic design. This is an opportunity to understand how a publishing company operates. Fairchild Publications publications include: Women's Wear Daily, Beauty Biz, Children's Business, Daily News Record, Executive Technology, Footwear News, Home Furnishings News, InFurniture and Supermarket News in the business-to-business division and W, Jane, Details and Elegant Bride in the consumer area.
Editorial/Copy Editorial/Reporting Interns will investigate leads and write articles, fact-check, proofread, research, aid with photo shoots, complete administrative tasks and projects, etc.
Fashion/Fashion Editorial/Beauty Interns will view the newest collections in the industry, asses apparel, organize products, assist with photo shoots, complete administrative tasks and projects, etc.
Graphic Design Interns will design, edit and lay out magazine pages, scan images, archive artwork and prints, complete administrative tasks and projects, etc.
Marketing/Advertising/Promotions Interns will assist with proposals and presentations, prospect new business, pitch ideas, research, complete administrative tasks and projects, etc.
Photography and Photo Research Interns will manifest photographs from agencies and PR firms, index and retouch digital artwork, aid photo shoots, complete administrative tasks and projects, etc.
Important Info: Unpaid. Class credit required. Available for summer.
To apply: E-mail or fax resume and cover letter indicating the following: semester you would like to intern (fall, winter, spring or summer), availability (hours per week and/or number of days), internship department interested in (editorial, fashion, etc.) and why you'd like an internship at Fairchild Publications. Fax 212-630-4295; fairchildintern@fairchildpub.com.
More information available in the Special Opportunities folder in the COM Career Services office.

NightSociety.com, a start-up on-line publication for All About NightLife, seeks writers. Topics include fashion, club, music, gossip, offbeat, drink and beverage news and reviews. You can easily submit an article for review on-line and upload pictures at the same time.
To apply: For more information go to nightsociety.com.
Please come into our office and ask for a full description of the position in our COM Messenger folder.

Merion Publications, Inc., publisher of Advance newsmagazines with locations in many major cities including Boston, seeks a freelance photographer for the Advance for Nurses publication. The photo shoots are likely to feature nurses and other staff interacting with each other, with patients or posed individual/group portraits in hospitals or other medical facilities. A typical photo shoot consists of two to four different shots that would include the cover, table of contents page and the inside spread/layout.
Important Info: One-time flat fee of $250 (plus certain expenses) for a half day of work. The film and all rights would be owned and retained by Merion Publications. Film and all contact info provided.
To apply: For more information contact Todd Gerber, Illustration/Photography Director, 800-355-5627, ex 1231; tgerber@merion.com. Or contact Jeffrey Leeser, Senior Staff Photographer, Advance Newsmagazines, 610-278-1400, ex 1400; cell 215-432-7970; fax 610-278-1425, Attn: photo. Merion Publications, Inc., 2900 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406; www.advanceweb.com.


WHDH-TV Boston seeks a part-time desk assistant, part-time writer, assistant news director and part-time writer/cyber-journalist
PT Desk Assistant will assist editor in developing, researching and coordinating the coverage of news stories. Help coordinate field operations of reporters, photographers and technicians.
PT Writer will write for major newscasts. At least two years of major-market writing experience required.
Assistant News Director will manage day-to-day newsroom operations, with emphasis on breaking news and enterprise reporting. Major-market producing, assignment desk and/or news management experience required.
PT Writer/Cyber-Journalist for Channel 7 News to update content of news website by writing/editing copy, images and video from a number of sources. At least two years of major-market experience required.
To apply: Send resume to WHDH-TV, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 7 Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114; fax 617-248-0653; human_resources@whdh.com.
Please see full descriptions on our on-line Job Database, COMjobs.

Viacom Boston seeks a junior account executive and executive producer.
Junior Account Executive will work for WBZ-TV in sales. A minimum of one year sales experience required. Send resume to Andrea Naper, WBZ, 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134.
Executive Producer will be responsible for all aspects of Red Sox related programming within Viacom Boston's television stations. Sports production and direction experience and budget and management skills required. Send resume to Joelle Stone, WBZ/WSBK, 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134.
To apply: Please see full description on our on-line Job Database, COMjobs.

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The Ad Club seeks minority students for its 2004 Summer Internship Program. The application deadline is Friday, February 13, 2004. The Ad Club reviews the submitted applications, schedules interviews and places the accepted students at the varied work-sites. Students are placed in advertising agencies or marketing departments of client companies, media outlets or non-profit organizations in Boston and surrounding areas.
Important Info: Full-time, paid, a period of ten weeks. Students will work 40 hours per week plus attend Friday Forum sessions and meet with program mentors, who are industry professionals in the Boston area.
Qualifications: For Juniors and Seniors interested in Advertising/Communications.
To apply: Applications must be filled out on the web site, http://www.adclub.org. Additional materials should be mailed or hand delivered to The Ad Club offices. Those materials are: a current resume, two letters of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor, counselor, or employer, an official transcript, an answer to the essay question listed on the application, and creative samples (only necessary if applying for art or copy positions). Send all materials to: Lisa Miller, Program coordinator, The Ad Club, 38 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02116. Any questions should be directed to Lisa Miller at: lmiller@adclub.org; phone: 617-262-1100 x20; Fax: 617-262-0739; website: www.adclub.org

The Ad Club is awarding scholarships to minority students majoring in Advertising/Marketing/Communications or a related field. The funds will go towards tuition of the 2004-2005 academic year. The amount is $5,000 per recipient and checks will be made out to the university to be used for either the Fall semester or split between the Fall and Spring. Once all applications are received a committee of industry professionals will select students who show a high potential, demonstrate a commitment to the field and have a strong academic record. Financial need will be considered as well. The recipients of the scholarships will be honored at the Arnold Z. Rosoff Awards on March 24, 2004.
To Apply: The application is due by Friday, February 13, 2004. It's available for download at, http://www.adclub.org. Additional materials need to be mailed or hand delivered to The Ad Club offices. These materials are: a current resume, two letters of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor, counselor, or employer, an official transcript, and an answer to essay questions listed on the application.
*If a student is applying to both the internship program and scholarship they may use the same resume, transcript and recommendations. The applicant must fill out each application and respond to both sets of essay questions.
Send all application materials and questions to: Lisa Miller, Program Coordinator, The Ad Club, 38 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Phone: 617-262-1100 x20; Fax: 617-262-0739; e-mail: lmiller@adclub.org; website: www.adclub.org

WBUR, in Boston, seeks three interns. They will organize and maintain of files for the entire organization, write memos to senior officers at the university and grant proposals to foundations, answer telephones and assist with mass mailings, and assist in marketing.
Important Info: One intern will work Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The other two interns will work either all day Monday and Friday or Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Qualifications: Interest in journalism, international affairs, marketing, fundraising and running a major growth oriented non-profit.
To apply: Contact Robert Ayles at 617-353-0107 to arrange for an interview.

Pegasystems, in Boston, seeks an intern to research projects, support roadshows and investor meetings, etc.
Important Info: Pay is $12 an hour. Position available immediately through June. Intern will work 15 hours per week for 25 weeks.
To apply: E-mail resume to Mike Lewis, Pegazystems, Simply Smart BPM, 617-374-9600, ex 6209; Mike.Lewis@pega.com. Visit www.pega.com for more information.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Design New England, located in Cambridge, MA, is launching in September 2004 and seeks an editorial intern. Editorial meetings are held in the Cambridge office, but the majority of the intern's work can be done virtually. Editor Claire McCarthy earned her MS from the College of Communication and welcomes the opportunity to mentor current BU students.
Important Info: Position available immediately. Hours are flexible.
Qualifications: Graduate and undergraduate students.
To apply: E-mail a resume, cover letter and questions to Claire McCarthy, Editor, Design New England, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA; cm@designnewengland.com.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

New England Cable News, in Boston, seeks an interns for television, newsroom, assignment desk, reporting, special projects, phantom gourmet, sports, website publishing, graphics and marketing. NECN can be reached on the D-line.
Important Info: Unpaid.
To apply: Fax or e-mail resume and cover letter to Jenner Barrington-Ward, Assistant to the news director/intern coordinator, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459; 617-630-5036; fax 617-630-5055. More information available in the COM Career Services Center.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Boston University - African Presidential Archives and Research Center, a research center studying democratization and free market reform in Africa, seeks a webmaster.
Important Info: Unpaid. Hours are flexible.
Qualifications: Interest in African Studies preferred.
To apply: Contact Obenewa Amponsah, Center Administrator, 141 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-5452; amponsah@bu.edu.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Lois Paul & Partner, a Fleishman Hillard Company located in Woburn, MA, seeks a PR intern in the high technology industry. Intern will edit and proofread press releases, maintain editorial contact lists, assist with trade show research and coordination, etc.
Important Info: Pay is $8 an hour. Full-time, around 40 hours per week but can be less if necessary.
Qualifications: Junior, senior or graduate student.
To apply: Send resume to Lois Paul & Partners, Human Resources, 150 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801; fax 781-782-5997; careers@lpp.com. For more information visit www.loispaul.com.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Woonteiler Ink, located in Waltham, MA, seeks a PR intern. Woonteiler Ink is a PR/marketing communications firm with many healthcare, real estate, technology, and business-to-business accounts.
Important Info: Paid.
Qualifications: Transportation.
To apply: Gary Woonteiler, President, 2 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02154; 781-891-1232; fax 781-891-1022;
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in North Hollywood, CA, seeks interns. The internship program is designed to provide qualified full-time college students (graduate and undergraduate) with in-depth exposure to professional television production facilities, techniques and practices. Administrative and/or production duties will be assigned to all interns, however, collective bargaining agreements within the industry preclude some internships from "hands-on" experience in certain areas. Internships are offered in 29 areas of the television industry. Go to http://www.emmys.tv/foundation/internshipcategories.php/ for a complete list.
Important Info: Application due March 15, 2004. Unpaid. Intern will work 40 hours per week.
Qualifications: Students who have completed college or graduate school prior to January 1, 2003 are not eligible.
To apply: You may choose only one category and submit a complete application. Instructions for the application, where to send the application and a full description can be found on our on-line Internship Database.

Outdoor Life Network, a 24-hour cable television network located in Stamford, CT, seeks a programming intern. The position includes working with scheduling and development of programming.
Important Info: Pay is $10 an hour. Intern will work up to 30 hours a week.
Qualifications: Excel Experience.
To apply: Fax or e-mail resume to the attention of Madeline Namin, Senior Programming Coordinator, Two Stamford Plaza -9th Floor, 281 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901; fax 203-406-2534; madeline_namin@olntv.com.
Please see full description on our on-line Internship Database.

Luxury Lifestyle Magazines, part of CurtCo Robb Media located in Malibu, CA, seeks an editorial intern to work on editorial projects, research articles and other assigned duties.
Important Info: Pay is $7.50 an hour. College credit also available. Intern will work around 20 hours per week.
To apply: Send resume to Annette Echon, Human Resources Manager, 29160 Heathercliff Road, Suite 200, Malibu, CA 90265; 310-589-7746; fax 310-589-7701, subject: Editorial Intern; jobs@curtco.com.

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