Murrow Symposium

Murrow Symposium is Monday, Mar. 26 and Tuesday, Mar. 27.

The Murrow Symposium offers a mixture of industry experts, speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for conversation. It explores the communication industry, our challenges and accomplishments and opportunities for development and growth.

The Symposium is an essential event for juniors and seniors seeking to enter the field of professional communication. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from and network with some of most successful Murrow alumni and industry professionals.

Check out the Schedule of Events to find the ideal mix of workshops, discussions, and other events. Students need to register in advance for Master Classes, Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and the Hall of Achievement Luncheon. Space is limited for many events, so register today!


smartphone-623722_1920Master Class: Professional Content Creation on a College Student Budget

Monday, Mar. 26, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the CUB Junior Ballroom

A fun workshop on using free software and low-cost accessories to create high-quality content. The first 50 registered participants will receive a free mobile phone lens kit from Adobe!

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Register on the Schedule of Events page!

Internship: Voiland College (WSU)

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture is currently recruiting communications interns for the upcoming school year.

Positions can start either summer 2018 (part- and full-time) of fall 2018 (10-15 hours per week) and run through the school year.

Typical duties include:

  • Writing press releases and stories
  • Creating web and social media content
  • Video and photography

Examples of work products can be found at https://vcea.wsu.edu/news/

Internship pay: $12 an hour

Previous work or upper-level communications course experience preferred.

If you know of anyone, please have them send their resume and cover letter to VCEA.News@wsu.edu no later than Friday, April 6.

Adobe Design Awards

The ADAA is a global digital media competition for student creators. Connected to industry professionals, academic leaders, and top brands, the ADAA is launching the next generation of student careers. It is free to submit, and ADAA entrants at all levels have access to an outstanding array of prizes and benefits designed to launch their careers, from detailed feedback on their work to free Adobe products to VIP attendance at the AdobeMAX creative conference.

Learn more about the ADAA competition and how to submit your work:
https://www.adobeawards.com/

Get ready to Jam!

Want to be part of a fun creative experience at a state-of-the-art innovation and technology hub? Looking for insights on the creative process, career advice, and learning the latest digital tools? The WSU Creative Jam is a unique opportunity for students to engage with industry professionals in virtual technology, interface design, digital storytelling, and media design during a three-hour educational and social event.

Sign up!

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to the Adobe Creative Jam scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 27 in The SPARK on the WSU Pullman campus. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register at http://bit.ly/wsu-2018.


 

Adobe Creative Jam is an international event series featuring an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity! To-date, Adobe has hosted 107 tournaments with more than 19,000 participants worldwide.

Portfolio Reviews

Students also have an opportunity have their work assessed in 15-minute 1-on-1 Portfolio Review and Professional Advising meet-ups with creative coaches. Students are encouraged to submit a portfolio before the event, but can also meet with coaches to discuss how to create a one or to get advice on preparing for a professional career.  Those interested in having their work assessed should sign up for a time slot at http://bit.ly/cje-portfolio.

Activities

cj_coloringThe main event features fun hands-on activities, professional coaching and portfolio reviews, technology demonstrations, talks by creative thought leaders, giveaways, and free food for all registered attendees.  Students can enjoy a fun and inspiring event while enjoying free food and soft drinks and taking part in hands-on activities, including the Virtual Reality (VR) “Escape Room Experience” developed by graduate students from the University of Idaho Department of Virtual Technology and Design, a photo booth featuring original art from WSU Fine Arts student Gracie Brown, and large coloring sheets from Doodlers Anonymous.

Speakers

Featured speakers include:

  • Rayce Bird, a special effects artist and expert in virtual technology and design who is also a Virtual Technology and Design (VTD) instructor at University of Idaho.
  • Jake Sirianni, Washington State University (WSU) senior and Murrow College student who is also an award-winning videographer, President and General Manager of Cable 8 Production, and former intern for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and post-production intern for Tiny Hero for Disney, Lionsgate, ABC, and Nickelodeon.
  • Jessica Bellamy, Adobe Creative Resident, an expert in information graphics and motion graphics who also facilitates Graphic Ally Hackathons around the country.

Creative Jam Tournament

01Meanwhile, pre-selected student teams compete in a creative tournament to collaboratively develop a unique design solution using Adobe applications. The event concludes with student team presenting their final designs followed by an awards ceremony, which includes an audience-choice award.

The event is free, so sign up today at http://bit.ly/wsu-2018.

Be Creative

Week 6: From concept to creation

I hope our visit to The SPARK last week gave you a better idea of what is possible in the space and inspired some new ideas for your campaign. This week, we will wrap up Assignment 2: Advertisement Design. Based on our review on Friday, you should now have a clear direction for your creative strategy. Your focus on Monday and Wednesday should be on developing your concepts, settling on one to implement, then creating original text, photos, and graphics to produce your final deliverables using Adobe InDesign. On Friday, teams will present their final concepts in The SPARK. Review the Presentation 2 assignment requirements before developing your creative pitch.


Photo source: Pixabay, Creative Commons