Digital 355: Critical Data Visualization

See below for a course that may be of interest, especially to students with a declared Digital Studies minor.

Note that the course does not work towards Comm and Media major requirements.

Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights

The University Career Center is offering a NEW four-week program, Wolverine eX, designed for undergraduate students seeking to continue their skill development during Summer 2020. We recognize that many students may have had summer internship plans or recruiting processes canceled and Wolverine eX is an alternative to unanticipated changes in your plans.

Applications are being accepted for Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights — from now through Sunday, June 28th (11:59 PM). AlphaSights is a management consulting firm that connects decision-makers at major organizations to the knowledge they need to solve their business challenges. This experience will help students learn how to pinpoint business problems and identify resources and solutions. The AlphaSights case for participants will include the opportunity to interact with the AlphaSights team and work on a sample business challenge for one of their clients.

Wolverine eX focuses on professional skills, analytical/technical skills, and includes a hands-on component with the employer. Register here:

Jobs & Internships available for U-M Department of Communication Studies Students on AfterCollege


Was your internship cancelled? Are you worried about finding a job after graduation? Employers are still looking for interns and new graduates to fill positions. Check out AfterCollege to apply.

AfterCollege has created a career network for U-M Department of Communication Studies students, and I encourage you to take a look:

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching U-M Department of Communication Studies students and alumni.

Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.


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2020 Senior Prize in Literary Translation

The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to invite graduating seniors in all departments at the University of Michigan to submit entries for our annual prize in literary translation.

Submissions are due Tuesday, April 21, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature.

A prize of $500 will be awarded at the end of winter term.


1. All seniors graduating in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, and affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan, are eligible to submit a translation.

2. Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in another language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).

3. A submission should consist of your translation (no more than 10 pages), and a brief translator’s preface (no more than 5 pages) that introduces the text and author you have chosen and explains your method of translation.  If you have worked significantly with previously available translations, glosses, or commentaries, please note these in your translator’s preface. Make sure your submission references all texts and tools you have used to produce your translation (i.e. other translations you have consulted, translation software you may have used, etc).

4. Please submit your translation in the following format: an email listing your name, your graduation date, your major(s) and minor(s), and the complete title, author, and language of the original text you have translated, and an email attachment without your name that includes your translator’s preface, your translation, and a copy of the text you have translated in its original language.

5. Your submission should be emailed to no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2020

Undergraduate college students in Michigan have the opportunity to apply for two $2,000 scholarships provided by PRSA Detroit’s Education Fund, which is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM). The Donald P. Durocher Memorial Scholarship are available for undergraduate students majoring in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field. Applicants must be full-time students for the 2020 calendar year and seniors graduating in 2020 are not eligible.

The scholarship application consists of a series of questions in essay form, including questions about the applicant’s view of the PR profession, experience as a PR practitioner and an option to include writing samples or case studies. Finalists may be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview by the Scholarship Committee judges. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

In addition to the monetary value, the scholarship can also serve as a launch pad into a successful career in PR and Communications. 

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