Part-Time Writer Position at Ambir Technology

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From John Carpuso, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at Ambir Technology, regarding a position as a part-time writer:
Ambir Technology is a 16-year-old Chicago-area technology company.  We provide document capture solutions largely for the healthcare market, such as ID card scanners that capture your insurance card when you go to the hospital or doctor’s office.  I am in search of a part-time writer to create copy in our marketing department for our products.  It is vital for us to articulate value to our customers, to differentiate us from the competition and to present a most professional presence online and in print.  I am particularly looking for a mature voice who can write in a business-to-business style. I would like to find a DePaul upperclassman or graduate student who would be available for limited hours per week to create copy in cooperation with our art director and product manager.  I am perfectly comfortable for this person to work remotely and during hours where their schedule allows.
If you are interested in this position, please contact me at the number or email address listed below.
Best regards,
John Capurso
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Direct (630) 352-3258

Professional Exploration Program

Experience firsthand the life of a professional in an industry you are curious about exploring! This job shadow, the Professional Exploration Program (PEP), is a unique opportunity that exposes you to potential career paths and work environments in a 9-5 workday. PEP introduces you to work cultures as well as careers that relate to your interests and skills. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss because it’s offered only once a year! 
Deadline to apply is Nov. 6th.   
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English Major Career Workshop

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Mark your calendars, English majors!
From Majors to Minors – Career Applications of English Majors will be held next week on

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:30-6pm
DePaul University – Lincoln Park Campus
Arts and Letters Building, Room 103

Meet six professionals who majored in English (many of whom are alumni!).  They will share their paths to their diverse careers and detail how they explored opportunities, promoted their skills, and how they gained relevant experience while in school. 
Below is a sneak peek of the guests attending and the agenda.  You will have a chance to meet all of our professionals through panel discussion, break out small groups, and a casual meet and greet at the end of the workshop. 
 
Register now on Handshake.
 
Workshop Agenda
4:15pm-4:30pm                                Check In
4:30pm-4:45pm                                Panel Discussion
4:45pm-5:30pm                                Small Topic Roundtable Discussions (Rotate every 15 minutes)
5:30pm-6pm                                     Open Q&A and open meet and greet
6pm                                                  Conclusion
 
Sneak Peek – Participating Guest Speakers
  • Public Relations Specialist, CNO Financial Group (former Business Writer for LoganSqarist)
  • Legislative Director, Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss, Office of State Senator, Daniel Biss, 9th District
  • Director, Education Pioneers
  • Research Associate, IRMA, DePaul University
  • Dean of Culture, Epic Academy
  • Canine Manager, Animal Care League

Nonprofit Organization Impact Now Accepting Applications (Deadline October 18, 2015)

Jobs with Impact

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Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future
If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.

Apply today!

Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2016! Our fall application deadline is October 18th. We also have immediate positions available.

If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

You can learn more and apply online.

Chicago Women in Publishing Mentorship Night & Career Panel: Monday, May 18th at 6pm

Undergrounders! Our resident internship and career guru, Professor Chris Green, brings to you another amazing panel aimed at showing English majors and minors the myriad career paths they might take. These panels are always illuminating and insightful in addition to being a simply outstanding resource. The time to think about life after DePaul is NOW. Don’t miss this event!cwip flyer-page-001

Spring/Summer Internship Bonanza!

We here at the Underground have been on the receiving end of a flurry of emails regarding openings at a number of Chicago and Chicago-area organizations with openings for spring and summer interns.

We know you hear this all the time, but it bears repeating: internships have gone from recommended to necessary over the last decade in terms of experience-building, resume-boosting, and network-forging.

There’s no worse feeling than crafting your first resume the day after you hand in your cap and gown and realizing you don’t have a whole lot to put on that blank page.

Finding the right career path for you can take years of trial and error, and that’s natural. However, the time to try out and explore potential jobs and roles is NOW, when you have the time and life situation to work for little or no money for short periods of time. It’s win-win!

Lecture over. On to the opportunities! NOTE: These are highlights from Professor Chris Green’s roundup of all available internships for English students! Please download the PDF of this mailing (Spring Internships 2015) if you missed it in your inbox. 

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  • Story Club Magazine, a literary journal for literary performance, is seeking a marketing and editorial intern. Applicants should have an interest in nonfiction and be willing and able to spend time at literary events in the evenings.  We accept grad or undergrad applicants.  Go here for a PDF of further details and information about applying.

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  • Kaye Publicity Internship (for Summer Quarter Internship only). Kaye Publicity is a full-service public relations agency specializing in publishing and entertainment. Let talent shine! Send resume and cover letter (we recommend looking over their website thoroughly ahead of writing your cover letter) to dana (at) kayepublicity.com.

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  • Incarcerated Voices® is an exploration into the circumstances and conditions of incarceration through the eyes, ears, and hearts of prisoners. The organization seeks to foster insight into the prisoner’s responses to broaden the general public’s understanding of the prison population today. IV is a project of the Freeform Radio Initiative. Go here for a PDF describing the opportunity and how to apply. *N.B.: Their preference is graduate students but they are willing to consider motivated undergraduate students as well.

Don’t forget to contact Professor Green, who heads the program in English Department internships, if you are chosen!

Career Panel for English Students (10/23/2014)

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Career Panel for English Students
Sponsored by Independent Writers of Chicago
Thursday, October 23, Arts & Letters Hall 314, 6:15-7:15 PM

Please come hear two members of the Independent Writers of Chicago discuss how they make a living as writers in the city. Prof. Chris Green will also discuss the English Department’s internship program. Snacks and drinks will be served!

Brandon Campbell grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and he’s earned two journalism degrees – a bachelor’s from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s from Columbia College Chicago. Brandon has worked as non-fiction freelance writer and editor for more than a decade. Covering everything from politics, music, videogames, and real estate to labor issues and protests, Brandon has worked as a print and broadcast reporter for numerous websites, magazines and radio stations.

Ellen Krupp has been freelancing as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She earned a B. A. in English from the University of Tulsa, and her first writing job was creating training programs for nurses. Over the years her experience has grown to include writing video scripts, speeches, print materials and web content primarily for corporate clients—basically, any project that pays actual money. She loves the variety that comes with freelancing and has learned to accept the challenges of what sometimes seems like fulltime job hunting.