Internship Opportunities & IUPUI Career Week Panel

If you are a student seeking an internship or job opportunity, stay tuned!

You are invited to join the Department of Journalism and Public Relations for a career panel on Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of IUPUI’s Fall Career Week. We will meet from noon-1 p.m. in Campus Center Room 305. Panelists Kirsten Eamon-Shine, Kris Karol, Carrie Ritchie and Amy Wimmer Schwarb will discuss their respective fields and speak about career and internship opportunities in journalism, sports journalism and PR. Their bios are below, and more information can be found here:
Kirsten Eamon-Shine: Kirsten uses online media to spark action in the areas of culture and philanthropy in Central Indiana. She manages online communication for the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the online magazine Sky Blue Window, which is devoted to expanding the audience for local arts. “My professional goal is to provide access to compelling stories that help people live fuller lives,” Kirsten says. In addition to over a decade of nonprofit program management and public relations, she’s written for a number of online outlets, several community efforts and one mighty little food truck. She was raised by a writer-photographer-editor and an engineer, both lovers of museums and books. In her spare time, she dances to vinyl records with her husband, son and two cats.
Kristofer Karol: Kris is the manager of organizational communications and social media at IUPUI. In addition to working with executive leadership on crafting larger-scale messages, he also oversees strategy and execution of IUPUI’s social media plan. Prior to coming to IU, Kris served as a media relations representative and Twitter manager for IU Health, which included leading the state’s first live-tweeting of a surgery in 2012. He spent the early part of his career working in newspapers in the Detroit area and now resides with his wife, Caitlyn; dog, Bailey; cat, Jackson, and the occasional foster dog in a crazy-modern home in Fountain Square.
Carrie Ritchie: Carrie recently became a social business manager for IBM after spending six years working for The Indianapolis Star. Carrie took a job as a reporter with The Star after graduating from IU with highest distinction in May 2008. She spent five years covering courts, education and government; won multiple awards for her coverage of several high-profile stories; and appeared on local and national TV and radio programs to discuss a variety of topics. During her final year at The Star, she served as social media editor. In addition to working for IBM, she’s now an adjunct instructor for The Media School at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she teaches “Social Media in the Newsroom.” She also serves on several journalism boards and freelances for publications, including The Star. In her spare time, she serves as the executive director of EntouRaj for Kids, a local tennis nonprofit.
Amy Wimmer Schwarb: Amy is the editor of NCAA Champion magazine and associate director of membership communications at the NCAA. She has divided her career between newspapers and magazines, spending the first half at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and the remainder at Champion and Indianapolis Monthly, where she was formerly the executive editor. She is a former editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student and a graduate of the IU School of Journalism. Her other contribution to the journalism world is a play, Dash Thirty Dash, set in a rural Florida newsroom and staged in Indianapolis in 2010.
This event is open to all students. You do not need to be a PRSSA member to attend. This event will be beneficial for journalism and PR students alike.
Lastly, check back often. We update our “Internships” page frequently.
Have a great week!
Katherine McLear

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