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Communication Meet-Up a Success for Students and Employers

Last week, more than 160 University of Miami School of Communication students, faculty, and alumni filled the Frances L. Wolfson courtyard to mingle with industry leaders and network with specialists in film, multimedia, design, public relations, journalism, and various other communication fields.  Students met with representatives from more than 20 organizations including ESPN, Yahoo, and Fox News. Each company rep was able to speak with students one-on-one to discuss their organization’s corporate culture, the opportunities available, and how interested students could get involved. According to first year public relations student [...]

Network and Meet Recruiters at the Third Annual Communication Meet-Up

If you’re planning your next step after graduation, stop by University of Miami School of Communication’s Third Annual Communication Meet-Up on March 22. This annual recruiting and networking event connects students and alumni with professionals from a variety of communication fields. “The Communication Meet-Up brings tremendous benefits to our students. It provides a comfortable environment to practice their networking skills which is crucial to succeeding in this industry, and many advance to being interviewed, and even get hired directly through the event for great internships and jobs,” says Kebrina Maharaj, [...]

PhilADthropy is Back Helping Local Nonprofits

Beginning at 11 a.m. on February 10, students of all majors will embark on a journey most others will never experience. For 25 grueling hours, participating students will give everything they have to create brand new advertising, public relations, and marketing materials for local nonprofits during the eighth annual PhilADthropy.  School of Communication professor and founder of PhilADthropy, Meryl Blau, says the feeling students get from using their learned skill set to give back to the community is unique to the 25-hour marathon. After the long night, clients are presented [...]

FilmGate Interactive Media Festival Coming to UM

Uniting groundbreaking technology with interactive storytelling, FilmGate Interactive Media Festival is coming to University of Miami School of Communication for a three-day immersive conference. Already in its fourth year, this is the first time University of Miami is co-sponsoring and hosting FilmGate, the first festival in the United States to focus exclusively on interactive storytelling. Diliana Alexander, executive director for FilmGate, chose University of Miami School of Communication to host the festival because “not only is it the only school in Florida with an interactive department, but we have collaborated [...]

SoC Unveils Two New State-of-the-Art Centers

University of Miami School of Communication ushered in the interactive age with the dedication of two new centers on Friday, December 2. The school officially opened the Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center and the Robert & Lauren Mann Broadcast Center in a unique ceremony emphasizing interaction and technology. UM trustees, donors, guests, and friends watched the ribbon cutting on two flat screen TVs in the school’s courtyard before touring the new facilities. Gregory J. Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication, opened the ceremony by thanking the university’s Board [...]

Koenigsberg and Nadal Interactive Media Center Opening at UM School of Communication

A state-of-the-art space for innovation and creativity is opening at the University of Miami School of Communication. The Koenigsberg and Nadal Interactive Media Center (IMC) is poised to transform experiential education at the University by giving students collaborative spaces and a fully-equipped multimedia agency to create, learn, and expand their portfolios. “Students need to have access to the tools that are driving creative work across communication industries,” says Gregory J. Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication. “But I also think it is essential that we provide spaces that encourage [...]

MCHF 5K Keeps PREP Students On The Run

Students of University of Miami's Public Relations Experience Program (PREP) spent Saturday morning, Sept. 17, working the Miami Children's Health Foundation's (MCHF) 5k race at Coral Gables City Hall. School of Communication PREP students assisted with photographers and videographers and aided with content and imagery for MCHF’s social media platforms. PREP newcomers Molly Peot, Emely Amaya, and Eva Tahernia helped photographers and videographers capture crucial moments such as the race kick-off, the start, finish, and award ceremony. PREP veteran Rizelle Zabate, along with three new PREP members, Erika Price, Gines [...]

Did You Get to Know us?

On Aug. 30, the rain didn't stop University of Miami’s award-winning publications and organizations from getting together and encouraging students to get involved. Organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), club leaders and interested students gathered around free pizza and soda to listen to the benefits of joining one of the many organizations the School of Communication has to offer. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization open to all students that aims to give real-world public relations experience. Professor Heidi Carr, the faculty adviser for UM PRSSA, says [...]

12 Local ADDYs Won by SoC Students

The ADDY Awards, given annually by the American Advertising Federation, is a competition that recognizes creativity and excellence in advertising. This prestigious award attracts more than 40,000 entries every year. To win a national ADDY, students must first compete at the local and then the regional level, before qualifying for the national competition. This year, University of Miami students won a total of 12 local ADDYs – 10 silver and two gold. Three of those students were Claudia Fernandes, Hollie Pollak, and Marina Rutenberg, who were also part of the [...]

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UM Welcomes CIC Media’s Fourth Innovation for Media Content Creation Seminar

What would be the next big thing in this multiplatform entertainment landscape? How will it be created? These are part of the key questions to be discussed during the fourth annual Innovation for Media Content Creation seminar (InnovationMCC) held in partnership with University of Miami School of Communication on April 19.  The Innovation for Media Content Creation seminar is an educational initiative from the Center for Innovation and Creativity in Media (CIC Media), an organization led by global executive and international Emmy-award nominee, Marlon Quintero. The event is an exclusive opportunity for students and creative professionals to learn [...]