MSBC 11 Case Competition presented by Turner Sports and Bleacher Report 

We are excited to share that registration for the MSBC 11 Case Competition competition will open on September 20, 2022! This competition provides undergraduate students with a platform to develop and share unique ideas with Turner Sports executives. In teams of 2-4, students will be tasked with evaluating, analyzing, and proposing solutions to a current issue facing a major sport organization. Specifically, this project will provide students with an opportunity to address issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of sports and entertainment. All finalists will be awarded their choice of Detroit Pistons or Red Wings tickets, courtesy of Turner Sports. Additionally, the first place team will be invited to an exclusive roundtable with Turner executives post-conference.  

Registration and Submission 

Teams must submit a 5 minute recorded video presentation and a slide deck via email to jongro@umich.edu by October 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Finalists will be selected on October 26, 2022 and will have 5 minutes to present during the DEI Networking Hour at MSBC (virtual finalists will have their original recording played). This will be followed by a 2 minute Q&A with Turner executives. The winning team will be announced on the main stage prior to one of MSBC’s Keynote presentations. Once again, please have one team representative click here to register.

In order to register, please have one team member fill out the registration form (see below) on behalf of the entire team. Each member must have purchased a conference ticket (virtual or in-person) to be eligible for participation.

Tickets for the 11th annual Michigan Sport Business Conference can be purchased HERE

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

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Columbia University to Offer New Master of Science in Political Analytics in Fall 2023

 As the demand for evidence-based political strategies—whether for elections, policy proposals, or for political movements—continues to grow, so has the need for trained political analysts. Whether it be for highly contested electoral races with high-stakes outcomes, or for more focused issue-driven initiatives, the hunger for sophisticated data analysis requires next-level professionals for next-level outcomes to win hearts, minds, and financial backing. In addition to analytic techniques, political professionals also need a substantive understanding of practical politics and strategy.

While many programs prepare students in either strategy or quantitative analytics, very few academic programs prepare individuals to excel in both. To meet that need, the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Columbia University Department of Political Science have developed the Master of Science in Political Analytics program to train a new generation of professional political analysts, consultants, and managers who are uniquely equipped in the substance of politics and quantitative methods to understand and communicate effectively with other professionals and laypeople about political behavior and dynamics. The Master of Science in Political Analytics is now accepting applications this fall for its inaugural class to convene in fall 2023. 

The program is designed to fill an important role in the rapidly developing field of data analytics as it is applied to politics and public policy. Drawing upon the University’s academic strength in the quantitative social sciences—particularly in political science and public policy, statistics, mathematical modeling, and applied analytics—and uses a scholar-practitioner model combined with a core academic curriculum to provide students the opportunity to build their understanding of theory and research while they acquire hands-on experience and apply their learning in a professional setting. “The Columbia University School of Professional Studies continues to be a hub for pedagogical innovation that anticipates market demand to empower industries and professionals,” said Troy J. Eggers, dean of the School of Professional Studies. “American electoral and issue promotion campaigns are at a critical turning point. There is a need for political strategists who understand data, theory, and political context, and are able to enshrine ethical practices that are consistent with democratic values and help to protect the integrity of U.S. elections,” said Eggers.

This program allows for students interested in new approaches to data analytics, such as machine learning, to integrate those interests with a politics or policy focus. Furthermore, it will provide a clearer professional trajectory into the discipline, by helping students acquire necessary skills and suitable employment after graduation. The program draws from the renowned faculty in Columbia’s Department of Political Science; SPS; the School of International and Public Affairs; and the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program. “Political analysts have traditionally come from political science, law, or quantitative backgrounds. This degree integrates them all. While analytics and data-driven decision-making are playing an ever larger role in modern politics, there are very few academic programs that prepare individuals to excel at these tasks,” said Political Science Professor Greg Wawro, the program’s founder and leader. “One of the key goals of this program is to narrow the gap between substantive political professionals and those involved on the technical analytic side. The program teaches analytics in an explicitly political context, facilitating crosswalk with nontechnical professionals and decision-makers.” 

This nonpartisan program is designed for students from diverse political and professional backgrounds. The program’s curriculum requires that students complete thirty-six credits, which include a set of core courses, selective courses, and a capstone, that all build toward a comprehensive understanding of the foundational, theoretical, analytical, and applied skills needed for professional data-oriented careers in politics. Required courses are largely in person, but a number of core courses will be offered online. The degree will be offered both full-time and part-time, to enable flexibility for working professionals to enroll. The full-time option enables completion of study within one calendar year, and full-time students are able to complete the degree in three semesters. Part-time students are able to complete the degree requirements in six semesters. Post-graduation career pathways may include—but are not limited to—campaign management, consulting, lobbying, public and governmental affairs, policy analysis, political fundraising, and media. 

Admitted students will enjoy access to Columbia University’s robust offering of courses, faculty, guest speakers, events, resources, and employment networks. Resources include more than seventy professional associations and student organizations; skills-based workshops; drop-in spaces across Columbia’s expansive campus locations; networking receptions; exclusive career training and job listings through the SPS Career Design Lab; and a vibrant calendar of co-curricular and social activities hosted by the SPS Office of Student Life. The program also offers students the unique geographical advantage of being located in New York City, a global capital for politics, business, media, and advertising.

The application for admission is now open.

Learn more about the new Columbia University M.S. in Political Analytics program. Please join us at the launch event for the new Columbia Master of Science in Political Analytics, which will feature a discussion of “Analytics and the 2022 Midterm Elections: Strategy, Prediction, and Explanation,” on October 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Low Library, cohosted by the Department of Political Science and SPS. The panel discussion features faculty members Professor Wawro; Burgess Professor of Political Science Donald P. Green; Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and International and Public Affairs Robert Y. Shapiro; as well as Columbia University Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Shailagh Murray; Aaron Strauss, program director at OpenLabs; and Doug Usher, partner at Forbes, Tate Partners. The panel will be followed by a reception celebrating the launch of the new program. RSVP for the event

Outstanding Student Award Program

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Do you have what it takes to be PRWeek‘s Outstanding Student?   
 
Test your PR and communications skills by entering our contest. You could win a cash prize, a trip to NYC for the PRWeek Awards in March of 2023 and the honor of being the PRWeek Outstanding Student!
Click here for the PRWeek Outstanding Student Entry Kit!
 
What can I win?
The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and be rewarded with a trip to the annual PRWeek Awards in New York in March 2023. One runner-up will also win a trip to the PRWeek Awards.
What do I have to do?
You must devise a plan of coverage for a client. You will need to use your creativity and ability to think strategically and analytically to create a program that ensures the client achieves its desired objective.
Who can enter?
Whether a major in media or math, communications or chemistry, anyone can enter as long as he or she was enrolled as an undergraduate student at a US college or university between December 12, 2021, and December 16, 2022.
Questions?
Please reach out to Julie Challender, Events Manager
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Social Media and Content Intern at Devonreview

We are looking for a Social Media & Content Intern to help create content and facilitate our online presence. The Social Media & Content Intern will collaborate with us to develop online outreach including on Instagram and TikTok. We are looking for a Communication and Media major or minor to help us with related content. The paid position is remote and on your own schedule.

Responsibilities include:
Facilitate our social media presence through posts, shares, favorites, likes, and comments on a regular basis.
Serve as a digital point of contact by answering basic questions.
Maintain and keep up-to-date information through social media and the wider community.
Collaborate to create campaigns and online branding strategies to maintain high levels of social media engagement with contests, hashtag generation, and student-friendly content creation.

Please email a resume to james@devonreview.com if you would be interested in working 1-2 hrs. per week. Students active in Greek life, athletics, and campus groups are encouraged to apply.

This position has competitive pay. Come join our great staff from UMich! I would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

James
Devon Review
312.780.0822
james@devonreview.com

Washington, DC TFAS Academic Internship Programs

CAPITAL SEMESTER – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS + PUBLIC POLICY

Follow this link for more information and application

Academic Internship Program Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies

Spring 2023: January 18 – April 28

Fall 2023: August 23 – November 18

Why Capital Semester on Public Policy + International Affairs?

If you are looking for a career in politics, public policy, foreign affairs, international development, diplomacy or national security, Washington, D.C. is the place for you.

This 16-week TFAS program track is ideal for students who are passionate about global and domestic issues and are looking to gain the professional experience needed to break into these competitive fields. Spending a full semester in the Nation’s Capital allows students to fully immerse themselves at their internships and feel like a real Washington insider by the end of the semester.

What Makes this Program Track Unique?
  • 14-week internship placement in the field of international affairs or public policy (embassy, NGO, policy group, federal agency, Congressional office)
  • Coursework in international economics and government designed to complement your real-world experience
  • Guest lectures featuring prominent policy and economics experts
  • Networking through career-focused panels and small group discussions led by professionals working for government agencies Congressional offices, public affairs firms, the World Bank and many more.

It’s much more than just coursework and an internship placement. The contacts you’ll make throughout the summer will be invaluable in finding that first job out of college.

Effective Altruism

UMich Effective Altruism is excited to announce our Intro Fellowship, a semester-long seminar program for students who want to make the world a better place. You’ll discuss problems like global poverty, factory farming, and risks from emerging technologies, as well as promising strategies for working on them. Along the way, you’ll consider ideas from the effective altruism movement and criticisms of these ideas, with the goal of developing your own informed opinions and beliefs about the best ways to help. Apply by Friday, September 16th!

Effective altruism is a global movement and research project about carefully using evidence and reasoning to assess how to benefit others as much as possible – more concretely, how to prioritize between different problems to identify the most pressing ones and find effective solutions for solving them. It is also about taking action to help, and our campus chapter focuses on empowering students to go have careers with a positive impact. We connect altruistically-minded students with internships, grants, and guidance for this purpose, and we also run regular discussions and social meetings.

How To Navigate Content Creation As A Career Or Side Hustle With UM’s Top Creators

More information and registration can be found here.

Event Overview

September 13, 7pm ET

From YouTube to Tik Tok, Instagram to podcasts, e-newsletters and more, creator content is everywhere and is hugely contributing to today’s entertainment environment. Whether you are interested in a career in content, are curious about how the industry is evolving, or simply want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes, this panel is for anyone who is eager to hear from some industry pros about how they are navigating their own careers in content creation. Join Michigan alums Liann Kaye, Anna Garcia, Eli Rallo, and James A. Janisse as they explain the steps they took to build their own successful brands and how it’s helping them achieve their own personal goals.  Review their bio’s here.  

You will be sent a zoom link when you register. This is a free event, but please consider donating to the LEAD scholarship, a need-based scholarship that helps support excellent yet underrepresented students attending the University of Michigan. You will receive an official receipt from U-M.

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Duncan at chris@snowday.studio.  

Great Lakes Now Intern

Read more and apply here

The Great Lakes Now Intern will support the GLN staff in all phases of our projects – which include a daily news and information site, a monthly show and regular online engagement events. 

Essential Functions: 

Interns to get practical and realistic hands-on experience in one of the following positions. Please specify in your application which position you are interested in. 

Instagram Account Management: Creating stories/photos/videos and text from segments, articles, show production, etc. for GLN’s Instagram account. Assist with developing Instagram plan for GLN and create “playbook” for Instagram needs and “best practices.” 

News Reporting: Attend weekly department meetings, listen and offer content suggestions. Work with GLN News Director to develop story ideas and hone writing skills. Research, report and write stories on a variety of topics and themes for publishing on the site. Compile biweekly headline roundups.  

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is the largest and most watched public television station serving Southeastern Michigan, the most diverse public television audience in the country. We’re also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning we operate independent of any educational, government or other institution. Our funding comes from the community we serve.